If you are not a big ol’ comic book geek like myself, you may not realize there are actually four Flashes: The Golden Age and original Flash, Jay Garrick; The Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen; and two Modern Age Flashes, Wally West and Bart Allen. Normally, I’m a Golden-Age-girl. But in this, and a few other select cases, I love one of the new heroes more. So this week, the Geek-A-Long honors Barry Allen, my favorite Flash and forensic scientist.
The Flash is one of my absolute favorite comics, and the Flash of Two Worlds is a crown jewel in my collection, second only to my copy of Supergirl’s introduction.
Coupled with the iconic Flash Logo, this week’s square depicts Barry’s origin story of being struck by lightening in his lab. One of the things I really like about Barry’s story-line is that he was a fan of the Golden Age Comics featuring Jay Garrick as The Flash, and after the accident that left him with super-speed he named himself after the original Flash.
This was one of the first squares we designed for this year, and I feel like it’s a really strong representative of GAL 2015. Oh, and have you guys been watching The Flash on the CW? If you’re not, give it a try. It has the quirkiness and humor of something based on a Golden/Silver Age hero, and I love Barry’s relationship with Oliver Queen (The Arrow). Plus, let’s face it, Grant Gustin is just crazy adorable.
Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the The Flash pattern here. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama or Jac @jac_attacking with the hashtag #geekalong, so we can all oooh and ah at it together.
If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here, and if you would like to learn to crochet, Jac has a fabulous tutorial here. You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.
I have GOT to get one of those STAR Labs shirts.
P.S. Happy Birthday Jac!!!