Real Name: Eobard Thawne
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Inhabitant of Central City in the 25th century who had spent a lifetime studying the Flash and the Speed Force. When a time-capsule containing one of the Flash's costumes materialised near him, Thawne was able to extract the Speed Force energy it contained and utilise it to give himself super-speed. He travelled to the twentieth century on numerous occasions but was always defeated by the Flash and sent back to his own era.
Zoom was in love with Iris Allen (even attempting to take Barry's place on their wedding day) and made several attempts to steal her away. Ultimately he realised that he could not have her, and murdered her by scrambling the molecules of her brain with super-speed vibrations. When the Flash discovered he was responsible, he abandoned Zoom in a malfunctioning time machine heading back to the origin of the Universe. Zoom managed to escape and crashed Barry's second wedding, trying to murder his bride Fiona Webb in the same way. The Flash was forced to break Zoom's neck to stop him, which led to him being charged with the villain's murder.
Called by some "The Reverse Flash"
First Appearance: The Flash (1959) #139
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Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
HC Batman und Superman präsentieren (2005)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
Blackest Night (2009)
HC Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps (2010)
- 'Blackest Night'TPB
- 'Blackest Night'#8
HC vol. 02 Blackest Night: JSA (2010)
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume Two'TPB vol. 02
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume Two'
Blackest Night: The Flash (2010)
Booster Gold (2007)
#45 Brightest Day (2010)
- 'Turbulence, Part Two'
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
#1 DC Comics Presents: Impulse (2011)
- 'Chase To The End Of Time!'#2
- 'Race To The End Of Time!'
#1 DC Comics Presents: The Flash (2011)
- 'DC Comics Present: Impulse'
DC First: Flash/Superman (2002)
DC Retroactive: Flash - The '70s (2011)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DC Universe Special: Justice League of America (2008)
DCU Halloween Special '09 (2009)
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (2008)
HC Flash Companion (2008)
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds'TPB
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds'#3
- 'Book Three'
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006)
TPB vol. 01 Flashpoint (2011)
- 'Lightning In A Bottle'#1
- 'Lightning In a Bottle, Part 1: Flashback'
HC Flashpoint (2012)
- 'Flashpoint'TPB (4th Printing)
- 'Flashpoint, Chapter One of Five'#4
- 'Flashpoint, Part Four of Five'#5
- 'Flashpoint, Part Five of Five'
Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern (2011)
Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost (2011)
#2 Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash (2011)
- 'Kid Flash Lost, Part Two'#3
- 'Kid Flash Lost, Part Three'
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint (2011)
#3 Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Green Lantern (2012)
- 'This is the World We Hope For'
TPB Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman (2012)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Green Lantern'
TPB Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring The Flash (2012)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman'
TPB Green Lantern (1960)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring The Flash'
Green Lantern (1990)
#38 Green Lantern (2005)
- 'Life Decisions'#40
- 'A Flash Of Evil'
#54 Identity Crisis (2004)
- 'The New Guardians, Chapter Two'
#3 Impulse (1995)
- 'Chapter Three: Serial Killer'
#46 JLA: Incarnations (2001)
- 'When Barry Met Bart'#53
- 'Dark Tomorrow, Part 3'
Justice League of America (1960)
#166 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'The Long Way Home'#167
- 'The League that Defeated Itself'#168
- 'The Last Great Switcheroo'
Annual 02 Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
- 'Starring Flash'TPB
- 'Secret Origins of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes'#23
- 'Starring Floronic Man & Guardians of the Universe'
#12 Speed Force (1997)
- 'The Plunder Plan!'#13
- 'One Earth Too Many'#14
- 'Crisis on Earth-3 (Reprise)!'#15
- 'The Wizard's War of the Worlds!'
Steve Ditko Omnibus (2011)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
HC vol. 01 The Flash (1959)
- 'The Lords Of Luck'TPB vol. 01
- 'The Lords of Luck'#6
- 'The Lords of Luck, Chapter Six: The Girl Who Knew Too Much'
#139 The Flash (1987)
- 'Menace of the Reverse Flash'#147
- 'Our Enemy, The Flash!'#153
- 'The Mightiest Punch of All Time!'#165
- 'One Bridegroom Too Many!'#175
- 'The Race to the End of the Universe!'#186
- 'Three Times Three Equals--?'#225
- 'Green Lantern... Master Criminal of the 25th Century'#233
- 'The Deadly Secret Of The Flash'#237
- 'The Thousand-Year Separation!'#275
- 'The Last Dance'#281
- 'Deadly Games'#282
- 'Run Flash...Run for your Life!'#300
- '1981 -- A Flash Odyssey'#321
- 'Hell In The Fast Lane'#322
- 'Burning a Speedster at Both Ends!'#323
- 'Run, Flash--Run for Your Wife!'#324
- 'The Slayer and the Slain!'#325
- 'Dead Reckoning'#330
- 'Beware the Land of Grodd!'#332
- 'Defend The Flash... And Die?'#339
- 'Trial and Tribulation!'#345
- 'The Secret Face of the Flash!'#347
- 'Back From the Dead!'#348
- 'The Final Verdict!'
Omnibus HC vol. 01 The Flash (2010)
- 'The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns'Omnibus HC vol. 02
- 'The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns'Omnibus HC vol. 03
- 'The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns'TPB
- 'The Flash by Geoff Johns Book One'TPB
- 'Volume 02 - The Return Of Barry Allen'TPB
- 'vol. 01 - Wonderland'TPB
- 'vol. 08 - Rogue War'TPB
- 'Vol. 05 - Blitz'#72
- 'One Perfect Gift'#74
- 'Running Behind'#76
- 'Identity Crisis'#77
- 'Suicide Run'#78
- 'The Once and Future Flash'#146
- 'Chain Lightning, Chapter Two: Time Like a River...'#147
- 'Chain Lightning, Chapter Three: Shooting the Rapids'#148
- 'Chain Lightning, Chapter Four: Undertow'#164
- 'Wonderland, Chapter One: Lightning in a Bottle'#196
- 'Rogue War (4 of 6)'#224
- 'Rogue War (5 of 6)'#225
- 'Rogue War (6 of 6)'
HC vol. 01 The Flash Secret Files (1997)
- 'The Dastardly Death of the Rogues'HC vol. 02
- 'The Road to Flashpoint'TPB vol. 01
- 'The Dastardly Death of the Rogues'TPB vol. 02
- 'The Road to Flashpoint'#7
- 'What Goes Around, Comes Around'#8
- 'Reverse-Flash: Rebirth'#11
- 'Case Two: The Road to Flashpoint, Part Three'#12
- 'Case Two: The Road to Flashpoint, Part Four'
The Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010 (2010)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
HC The Flash: Rebirth (2009)
- 'The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years'
HC The Flash: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2007)
- 'The Flash: Rebirth'TPB
- 'The Flash: Rebirth'#1
- 'Lightning Strikes Twice'#2
- 'Dead Run'#3
- 'Rearview Mirrors'#4
- 'Flash Facts'#5
- 'Mother, May I'#6
- 'Fastest Man Alive'
TPB vol. 01 The Life Story of the Flash (1997)
- 'The Flash: The Greatest Stories Ever Told'
OGN HC The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
- 'The Life Story of the Flash'
Time Masters: Vanishing Point (2010)
#5 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Passageway: Part Five'#6
- 'Passageway Part Six'
#13 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Arkham Asylum To Star Sapphire'
- 'Puzzler to Roy Raymond'#20
- 'Rubberduck to Shining Knight'
Black Lantern Corps
Secret Society of Super-Villains (01-Original)
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