Real Name: Jay Garrick
Base of Operation: Keystone City, Kansas
Marital Status: Married
Wt: 179 lbs.
Family:Joan Garrick (wife)
Group Affiliation: JSA
As a boy, Jay Garrick used to read pulp magazine stories of the turn-of-the-century super-hero, Whip Whirlwind. Little did he know that he would be granted the same powers of super speed.
Jay went to Midwestern University in Keystone City and graduated with a double-major in chemistry and physics. In an experiment during his junior year, Jay was working on a way to purify heavy water without any residual radiation in a cyclotron. When a test tube of the deuteron accidentally spilled, the Jay unwittingly inhaled the fumes and passed out. His friend, Elliot Shapiro, discovered him the next morning and rushed him to the hospital. After a week of unconsciousness, during which Jay's metabolism increased and his body rejected nutrients, he discovered that he had been given superhuman speed by the accident, and he used this speed as the superhero, Flash.
Jay was an active member of the Justice Society of America. Like the rest of his comrades, certain spells kept him from ageing much as the years went by. Since then, all the members of the JSA were aged to their normal ages by the villain Extant, including Jay. After resuming his real age, Jay stripped himself of his Flash symbol, giving up. Soon, however, he was back in action with Wally West. Jay quit the hero business one last time, only to find himself a member to the JSA once again.