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Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 -- Death of The Flash (1985) | by Paxton Holley
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Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 -- Death of The Flash (1985)

1985. More people know the iconic image of issue #7, the death of Supergirl, but it was this issue that did it for me. My favorite character, the Barry Allen Flash, dies saving the universe by destroying the Anti-Monitor's weapon.


He would actually pop up one more time in Crisis #12 (his death shoots him through time), but this is it for Barry.


It's funny because DC will kill off and bring back EVERY single other hero/villain that dies, but they have gone on record as saying that Barry Allen is dead and will not return. I guess that makes the greatness of his death that much more solid.


UPDATE -- Spoke too soon. The Flash: Rebirth series is bringing Barry back.


UPDATE -- 06/2010 -- Updated photo to a much higher res.

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Taken on March 25, 2008