A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but just where did this amazing new friend come from? FLASH FACT: 2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming The Flash, and its a privilege to be a part of it, says writer Joshua Williamson. The Return of Barry Allen in FLASH #79  is one of my favorite comics of all time. Its where I became a Flash fan for life.