This blog started out as a companion piece to the website, Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning, and is run by that site’s maintainer, Kelson Vibber. The focus is news and discussion about DC’s super-hero the Flash, sometimes branching out to cover other speedsters and other comics.
- Upcoming Flash Comics from DC’s advance solicitations
- Flash news
- Other speedster news
- News about former Flash writers and artists
- Flash Collector Showcase
You can just visit the site (we typically update at least 5 times a week, usually on weekdays), or you can subscribe to notifications whenever it’s updated:
We’re also on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, and link to new posts on all three social networks.
The Speed Force Team
Editor & Author: Kelson Vibber
Kelson is a web developer living in Southern California with his wife and son. He has been reading comics since the age of eight, starting at DC and gradually moving out toward indies. He first started reading The Flash with the launch of Wally West’s series in 1987, and has since tracked down all of Barry Allen’s run and a significant part of Jay Garrick’s.
Kelson launched Speed Force in June 2008 as a companion to his Flash fan reference site, Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning.
Author: Devin “The Flash” Johnson
Author: Greg Elias
Greg is a lifelong Flash collector and DC Comics fan who began contributing to Speed Force in 2010. A 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he currently lives and works in South Carolina, with his wife Ellen.
Author: Lia Brown
Lia is a Canadian fan of the Flashes and the Rogues. She’s particularly interested in memorabilia of the Rogues and Reverse Flashes, collecting art, and memorizing a whole lot of pointless trivia. She may be the world’s only diehard fan of the Top due to a love of hopeless causes, and she runs a fan blog on Tumblr, known as gorogues or The Rogues Kick Ass.
Author: Ed Garrett
Ed Garrett is a long time Flash fan, having collected The Flash and other comics since the 1960’s (when they were only 12 cents). He is a fan of Jay, Barry, Wally, Bart, and all the other speedsters who have graced the pages of DC Comics over the years. Ed uses the handle xBarryxAllenx as the administrator of The Fastest Forum Alive, a Flash fan forum.
Contact Speed Force
We’ve got a contact form on the site. Alternatively, you can send an email or DM on Twitter.
Legal Notes & Sources
The Flash and related characters are owned by DC Comics. This is just a fan page, and is not affiliated with DC.
The lightning image used for the masthead was adapted from “Lightning Crashes” by ~Prescott under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic license, and can be re-used and/or modified under the same terms.
Cover images are generally either from the solicitations released by DC, or from the Grand Comic Book Database (GCD). Occasionally I’ll scan them myself.