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Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 05:13:19 am BST
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Where do the following specials fit into continuity with the main Flash series?

Flash Annual #1-13
Speed Force #1
Secret Files #1-2
80-Page Giant #1-2
Flash Plus Nightwing #1

Or failing that, between which issues of the main series were they released?

In the case of flashback stories I'm more interested in where the framing sequences (when there are any) take place. Flash Annual #8 for example is comprised mostly of Wally's early days as the Flash, but what I'm interested in is where the "present day" segments fit into continuity.

Also, are there any other spinoffs or major guest appearances from around 1992-2001? Thanks!

Thanks!

> Where do the following specials fit into continuity with the main Flash series?

Hmm, let's see if I can have a go at this:

> Flash Annual #1-13

Annual 1 is tricky, because Wally's seeing Connie, not Tina, but living in his mansion. I put it between #4 and #5, figuring that he's met Tina, but they're not dating yet.

Annual 2 I put between #19 and #20 -- it's clearly after the long Vandal Savage story that ends in #18, but before the Invasion!-through Porcupine Man story that starts in #20.

Annual 3 is easy: between #28 and #29. #28 wraps up the Porcupine Man story. The annual features Wally's Justice League transporter being delivered. He uses the transporter in #29.

Annual 4 is unclear, since there's nothing to really anchor it, but I set it around the time of #55, the War of the Gods crossover, because Armageddon 2001 and War of the Gods ran more or less concurrently.

Annual 5 is another slightly vague one, but I place it around #66, early in Waid's run and right after the framing sequence of "Born to Run," because it's the last time you'll see Chunk for a long, long time.

Annual 6 is explicitly set during "The Return of Barry Allen," between #77 and #78

Annual 7 is out of continuity

Annual 8 is a bit vague, but I'd place it just before "Dead Heat" because Wally and Linda have worked through the worst of their post-"Terminal Velocity" relationship issues.

Annual 9 is either out of continuity or so far in the future it doesn't matter.

Annual 10 is sometime after "Hell to Pay," so shortly after #129.

Annual 11 is unclear, but sometime before "The Black Flash" starts in #139. I've put it between #134 and #135, which doesn't *quite* fit.

Annual 12 is early in the Dark Flash saga, probably not long after #152, because no one knows who he is yet.

Annual 13 is shortly after Wally's and Linda's wedding and honeymoon -- I've put it right before the start of "Wonderland," between #163-164

> Speed Force #1
> Secret Files #1-2
> 80-Page Giant #1-2
> Flash Plus Nightwing #1

The rest of these are trickier to place, especially since they range all over. I'll let someone else give them a try.

> Also, are there any other spinoffs or major guest appearances from around 1992-2001? Thanks!

Well, there's Impulse, of course. There's Flash: Iron Heights, which fits nearly into Geoff Johns' run right after "Birth Right" and Flash: Our Worlds at War which brings Cyborg to Keystone City.

Green Lantern #66-67: "Fast Friends"
Green Lantern/The Flash: Faster Friends (2 parts, the comic book seen in season one of Lost)
Robin #62-64
Flashpoint (a 3-part Elseworlds mini)
Amalgam Comics: Speed Demon
Legionnaires Annual 3 has XS meeting Barry on a trip through time.
New Year's Evil: The Rogues
Silver Age: The Flash
The Kingdom: Kid Flash
Wonder Woman Plus Jesse Quick

More listed here.




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