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Has an injured Flash ever used super-speed to walk on his hands?

In The Flash (v1) #146 (1964), the story "The Mirror Master's Master Stroke" (auth: John Broome, art: Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella) has the titular villain switch legs with the Flash (yes, switch ...
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Has an injured Flash ever used super-speed to walk on his hands?

Yes, in Flash (vol. 1) #190, published Aug. 1969, the Flash suffers a broken leg: Within the story Barry Allen goes to a rather elaborate, Silver Agey ruse to prevent people from learning that he is ...
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Can the Flash run or walk on water?

I'm not sure if he's ever been depicted as doing so in the current series. [EDIT: Yes he has, thanks to Gallifreyan] However, he was shown doing so in Ep1 of the 1990 series. Regardless of whether he ...
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Is the Flash always fast?

The Flash can turn his speed on and off. As shown in The Flash Vol 2 #30, the Wally West Flash could sit down in a movie theatre with his girlfriend, and perceive a movie running at the same speed as ...
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In which comic is The Flash sent flying into space after slipping on an atomic banana peel?

According to Comicvine, this is Justice League of America #154 from May 1978, subtitled "I'll Kill You In Your Dreams!". You can read it here. In the story, Doctor Destiny sent the Justice League ...
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Can the Flash run or walk on water?

Yes, the Flash can run on water, much like the common basilisk. I can't speak for the comics, but in the TV series it first happened in S1E5:
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Has an injured Flash ever used super-speed to walk on his hands?

There was also a silver age Justice League story where the villain (Brain Storm, a personal favorite) gave physical handicaps to the heroes - Superman was blinded, Green Arrow lost his arms, and the ...
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Can the Flash run backwards?

I can only reinforce Laurel's offering. The panels below are taken from Brave & Bold #67 (1966), with a recuperating Flash showing the villain what speed is really all about!
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Can the Flash run backwards?

He does in the comics: (Presumably, it’s the same as anyone else running backwards: it’s not as fast as running forwards, but it’s much more showy.) I believe this image is from the JLA/Avengers ...
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Is Green Lantern faster than Flash and Superman?

In comics, all speed is relative. So you have to be more specific when you say "faster than" when you refer to comic heroes. Is Green Lantern faster than the Flash when it comes to crossing ...
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Does the Flash have use for a computer/programming and if so how does he deal with their slowness?

In most incarnations of the character, Barry Allen, is a forensic scientist. He uses a computer for the same reason most forensic scientists would. To collect and organize data for the later use of ...
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Can the Flash run backwards?

Not only can he run backwards, he can still outrun Superman while doing so. We see this in the race scene from Smallville.
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Can speedsters phase through Kryptonians?

Yes...and No. The Flash has phased to avoid/reduce an assault/attack by Supergirl but Superman/people can vibrate themselves so that might complicate things. Source
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

Spoilers from DC Rebirth! TL;DR: No; while he thinks so, there were much more powerful players on the board. In DC Rebirth #1 we see Wally West (3rd Flash) floating stranded in Speed Force. He seems ...
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Does the Flash have use for a computer/programming and if so how does he deal with their slowness?

I don't exactly understand what you're asking, but in one scene of Injustice: Gods Among Us (Year 1, Chapter 26), Flash asks the Watchtower computer to display its knowledge on chess at Flash speed: ...
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How does the Flash move through space?

The Flash cannot move through interstellar or intergalactic space. In the instance mentioned by the original post, the "track" is provided by the alien extraterrestrials sponsoring the race. ...
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Why is The Flash not deaf, given the sonic booms created by his speed should have hurt his hearing?

The Flash has super-healing. If his hearing was damaged, he'd heal from it. He also has the Speed Force, which protects him from various side effects of his speed. Quoting from the above link: ...
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Who are these Multiverse Flashes?

Overview First, let's look at an overview image of the two comic strip pages, with labels, just to appreciate how much there is to identify. Then we'll go through each section of the images in ...
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Do the different versions of the Flash suggest that both universes will coexist in DCEU?

From a production standpoint, the movie and multiple television universes are entirely separate. You can see a graphical depiction of the current DC/WB landscape in this objectively excellent blog ...
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Why did Captain Cold decide to call out Flash in public in "Revenge of the Rogues"?

A lesser revenge I've thought about this, and can only think of the following explanation: Cold wanted to lure and kill Flash (as is made plain in the episode), but failed miserably. It seems to me ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Wally West Travel?

Wally West did it one time by running 13 trillion times the speed of light In JLA (1997): Issue # 89, Wally West saves half a million people from an exploding nuclear warhead. Below is the image: ...
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Can the Flash run fast enough to escape a black hole?

Yes? In the Arrowverse Flash. A black hole forms over Central City and the Flash is able to run in the opposite direction to collapse it (with the assistance of FireStorm). ...
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Looking for a comic with a Race to the End of Time?

DC Comics Presents Vol 1 #1 and #2 (1978) The title of these comics are Superman and The Flash, with the first one having a bubble saying The Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster embark on a deadly ...
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What does Gideon say Barry Allen is the founding member of?

Most probably the Justice League. From the preview comic for Episode 20 of Season 1 of the Flash, The Trap on the CW's twitter, they reveal that Gideon was cut-off after she said he was the" Founding ...
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Does the Flash have super strength?

The Flash does not have super-strength - his only power is his super-speed, and the many (MANY) implementations that ability has. He's been able to use his speed in ways that could be said to ...
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Can a speedster move fast enough in a room to be unnoticed by people in it?

It depends on whether you are watching the televised Flash or the comic Flash to determine the special effects of the Flash's Speed Force-derived abilities. Each has different requirements based on ...
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How does Barry keep from accidentally running through time?

To be fair, it is never stated that the ONLY thing needed to jump through time is speed but that ONE of the things needed is speed. So far, as far as I'm aware we've seen several ways that Barry has ...
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What makes The Flash the fastest man alive?

Typically any foes who are faster than the Flash end up with a nasty case of "Deceased, temporally displaced, or otherwise no longer currently alive." When Flash says he's the fastest man alive, you ...
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Where did Captain Cold get his freezing power from, when he stopped using his gun in the new 52

Captain Cold alongside a few other rogues were fused with their weapons so that their powers were written into their DNA He had these powers until the gun was stripped from his DNA by Deathstorm in ...
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Can the Flash run or walk on water?

Yes, on Superman Vol. 1 199 The Flash races around the globe against Superman, as you can see he is able to run over water
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