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BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Flash Comic courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Flash, Vol. 1: Move Forward (The New 52) (2013)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadStruck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but he has seemingly met his match when he faces DC Comic’ hottest new Super Villain, Mob Rule, who really can be everywhere at once!As Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, including an electromagnetic blast that plunges the city into darkness, The Flash learns the the only…
Author(s): Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

2. Flashpoint (2012)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadNot a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war—but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, Shazam!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yetaltered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the…
Author(s): Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert

3. The Flash: Rebirth (2011)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadThe epic story of Barry Allen’s return from the dead to reclaim his title as The Fastest Man Alive is collected in hardcover.Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the writer/artist team behind the blockbuster Green Lantern: Rebirth and The Sinestro Corps War, create an explosive, jaw-dropping epic that reintroduces Barry Allen, the modern–age Flash. But how will Barry Allen find his place in the twenty-first century?…
Author(s): Geoff Johns, Van Sciver, Ethan

4. The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Rebirth) (2017)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadAs Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash, learns more about the source that fuels his incredible powers, this same Speed Force that flows through him is unleashed all over Central City, striking cops, criminals and ordinary civilians alike, it’s up to the Flash to train this new wave of speedsters to use their amazing abilities wisely!But while some may become his partners in crime-fighting—forming a true “Speed Force”—others will use their godlike powers for a more sinister purpose. And the Flash is about to learn that there’s some evil…
Author(s): Joshua Williamson, Di GIandomenico, Carmine

5. The Flash: The Silver Age Vol. 1 (2016)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadThe earliest adventures of the Flash—police scientist Barry Allen and star of the hit TV series The Flash on the CW! These classic stories from the 1950s tell the origin of the Flash, his discovery of his incredible super-speed, and the introductions of the first of his “Rogues Gallery” of super-villains—including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, the Pied Piper, Mirror Master and Mr. Element. Also in this volume, witness the debut appearances of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man! Collects SHOWCASE #4, #8 and #14, and THE FLASH #105-112….
Author(s): Robert Kanigher

6. The Flash: Season Zero (2015)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadYou’ve seen the hit TV show on The CW, but those episodes are only part of the story! Barry’s adventures continue in The Flash: Season Zero, chronicling even more of the early adventures of the Flash and the crew at S.T.A.R. Labs.As Barry, Cisco, Caitlin and Dr. Wells study the scope of the Flash’s power, Barry must balance his regular life with his new role as Central City’s newest hero! With stories by The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and fellow writers behind the TV show, plus art from Phil Hester (Green Arrow), Marcus To (Red Robin) and others, these stories take you even deeper into…
Author(s): Andrew Kreisberg , Phil Hester, et al.

7. The Flash Vol. 8: Flash War (2018)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadOne of the biggest Flash adventures starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who’s conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive–and he’ll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally’s old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City, where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world. It’s a major turning point for the Flash family!Join Wally West, Barry Allen and other DC Universe characters as they join together for the ultimate race against…
Author(s): Joshua Williamson , Howard Porter, et al.

8. The Flash Rogues: Reverse Flash (2019)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadJump on the Cosmic Treadmill and discover the untold origin of Reverse-Flash! Who is he, and what is his relationship to Barry Allen? Secrets are revealed and questions answered as DC Comics races through the history of Reverse-Flash. Starting with the very first appearance of Reverse-Flash that happened in 1963! Then stretching forward to the present day for the storyline “The Button,” in which a bloodstained smiley button is embedded in the Batcave wall.What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to none other than…
Author(s): Various

9. The Flash Vol. 2: Rogues Revolution (The New 52) (2014)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadA New York Times Bestseller!Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive.  Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!The Flash’s Rogue’s Gallery are back—but they are more powerful than ever and they’re each looking to take down the Fastest Man Alive! Who is behind their sudden organization and why are they also after their former leader,…
Author(s): Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

10. The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52) (Flash (DC Comics Numbered)) (2016)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadBACKTRACK!   Now that the Crime Syndicate’s reign of terror is finally at an end, the Fastest Man Alive is more determined than ever to catch the countless criminals they released from Iron Heights—and stop the killer who’s using weapons stolen from the Flash’s rogues gallery to commit his crimes. In between, he’s even trying to guide a troubled kid named Wally West back to the right path. But with each daring rescue and bullet-dodging battle, it feels like the time is slipping through his fingers….   …and years from now, his time has run…
Author(s): Robert Venditti , Van Jensen , et al.

11. The Flash Vol. 4: Reverse (The New 52) (2015)

 BEST Flash Comic Books Everyone Should ReadThe fourth volume of Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul’s New 52 breakout hit – The Flash!A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahea Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with the Flash’s most deadly foe, The Reverse Flash!This final volume of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato’s mammoth run on the Scarlet Speedster is here in The Flash Vol. 4: Reverse….
Author(s): Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

Best Flash Comic Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some flash comic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Flash #6, Jan 2011

Author(s): Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul
ID: 542120, Publisher: DC Comics, Year: 2011, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

The Flash #7 Feb 2011

Author(s): Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins
ID: 499403, Publisher: DC Comics, Year: , Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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