The Flash was one of several DC Comics based superhero segments that formed part of the 60-minute compilation series, The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. Being an ancillary segment, Filmation produced only three, 7-minute episodes of The Flash.
As his name implies, The Flash was the world’s fastest human. When evil threatened, Central City police scientist Barry Allen—otherwise known as The Flash—and his teen sidekick Wally West—a.k.a. Kid Flash—triggered secret switches on their Flash rings to release their crimson costumes. Once disguised, the two used their incredible speed to perform amazing feats, like scaling the sides of sheer cliffs, broad jumping hundreds of yards, skimming the surface of lakes or vibrating through solid walls.
In addition to his own segment, The Flash participated with other superheroes in the show’s team-based segment, Justice League of America. Although his initial foray into the animated landscape was short lived, The Flash later joined Hanna-Barbera’s 1973 version of the JLA as a member of the Super Friends.