May 28, 2009

Flash: Celebrating #500

Category: Fun, Site News — By @ 10:48 pm

Flash v.2 #150

Or rather, what would have been Flash #500 if the series had never been renumbered. Flash Comics starring Jay Garrick ran 104 issues, and The Flash starring Barry Allen picked up that same numbering with #105 in 1959 and ran through #350. The relaunch in 1987 with Wally West started over with Flash #1. If DC had started Wally’s series with #351, instead of Flash vol.2 #150 this book would have been Flash #500.*

So why post this cover?

Because this is my 500th post on Speed Force!

To celebrate, and inspired by Major Spoilers’ Ten Superhero Party Drinks, my wonderful wife came up with a Flash drink — two versions, one alcoholic and one not.

Flash drink

Recipe: Flash Drink

  • 4 oz Izze Pomegranate soda (or other red soda that goes well with cranberry)
  • 2 oz cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 oz vodka (for non-alcoholic version, replace this with more cranberry juice)
  • 1 Lemon
  1. Peel zest from entire lemon in one long spiral with vegetable peeler.
  2. Cut jagged bits into lemon peel to give it a zig-zag or lightning bolt look.
  3. Cut lemon peel strip in half crosswise (use one half for each of two drinks).
  4. Mix all liquid ingredients cold and pour into glass.
  5. Place lemon peel decoratively in glass.

Ideally, you should have something else you can use the rest of the lemon for.


*Yes, there was a Flash v.2 #0 in between issues #94 and #95, but all DC books that month were numbered #0, so it doesn’t figure into the sequence any more than annuals do.

13 responses to “Flash: Celebrating #500”

  1. Will says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful post, wonderful occasion.

  2. Flash Drank

    1/2 Cup Fruit Punch Powerade

    1/2 Cup Pinnacle Cherry Vodka (2 and a half double shots)

    1 Cup/8.3 fl oz Red Bull.

    Mix in a 20oz Powerade bottle. If not shaken vigorously it will not mix well.

    Enjoy that Flash Drank. Ay yerp.

  3. Congrats to the Mighty Kelson!

    btw, I’d drink that cocktail very s-l-o-w-l-y.

    .-= Richard Pachter’s latest blog post: New Brian Azzaello promo comic =-.

  4. Bobby says:

    That drink sounds wicked.

  5. Mr. New Dilemma says:

    I will make 5 of those drinks. Each representing 100. I will drink them as fast as possible, in honor of flash. I will let you know how it went when I wake up!

  6. Lia says:

    Heh, cool drink! And happy anniversary!

  7. West says:

    To be blunt, you’ve been posting your ass off, man. Well done.

    And, good info. You’re going to make me dig out my Flash run, yet.

    .-= West’s latest blog post: Gays & the Military… Again =-.

  8. Wally East says:

    Congratulations and thank you!

    .-= Wally East’s latest blog post: Ice Cream Party 2009 =-.

  9. Chris says:

    Congratulations! That drink looks awesome.

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