Classic Cover: Flash of Two Worlds

Flash #123

The classic Flash #123 brought Golden-Age Flash Jay Garrick back from obscurity and established the DC multiverse, setting in motion JLA/JSA team-ups, villains of Earth-3, Crisis on Infinite Earths and more. It’s fitting that the story lends its title to tonight’s episode of the Flash TV Show, which properly introduces Jay Garrick and the multiverse to TV audiences.

Carmine Infantino’s cover has been referenced many times over the years, by professionals and fans alike — including the TV show’s posters! It’s popular enough that I once toyed with the idea of running a weekly “Flash of Two Worlds” homage feature on the blog, but never quite got started. Still, you can see a small selection by looking at our posts tagged Flash of Two Worlds.


7 thoughts on “Classic Cover: Flash of Two Worlds

  1. scott timms

    This is the treasure of my collection. If I had to save one comic, it would be that one. My #123 has only been owned by two people.

  2. David

    Yeah, defenitly a great issue. Course I only have the Millennium Edition, But I have no doubt I will get the regular at some point. But now I really want a poster of CW’s tribute to that issue. 🙂

  3. Golddragon71

    I can’t wait till we meet the TV Version of Mr. element/Dr Alchemy!
    and what about Mirror Master?!? He was one of Barry’s earliest Rogues and we haven’t seen hide nor hair of him!

  4. Kelson Post author

    I’ve always had a soft spot for this cover.

    My favorite piece of Flash memorabilia is a Flash of Two Worlds statue. The figures of the two Flashes are actually above the base, with their hands attached to the wall between them to keep their feet free.

    And my favorite convention T-shirt is a San Diego Comic-Con shirt from around 2000 with the cover on the front.


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