[Editor's Note: March kicks off a season of big-time showdowns, grudge matches and maybe a few team-ups. Infamous as the month when Brutus betrayed Caesar, March will get even more epic because Batman will take on Superman on the big screen, Daredevil will get company in Hell's Kitchen in the form of The Punisher on Netflix, and The Flash shall race on over to CBS to meet Supergirl. And, of course, just a few weeks after this kickoff, we'll see a breakdown in the friendship between Captain America and Iron Man in Marvel's Civil War movie. Because we love seeing a good battle between titans, we've dedicated March to versus. Over the next four weeks, check this space for stories on title fights in superhero stories, horror, science and more!]
During Blastr’s Vs. Month we’ve been spotlighting superhero throwdowns of all kinds, but not all great battles are done through feats of strength. Many of the greatest superheroes of the Marvel and DC Universes possess the ability to move faster than a normal human, and some characters possess speed that boggles the mind and rends time and space asunder.
Races between these speedsters have been started off by circumstances both friendly and dire, but often with legendary results. The tradition of sense-shattering super-speed races is best known in the form of the friendly rivalry between the Flash and Superman, which dates back to 1967, and which is about to dash into live action when the Flash crosses over with Supergirl in an episode whose first promo poster is an homage to the cover of the issue.
The Flash/Superman rivalry is only the first heat, however, as there have been many other fleet-footed heroes from the comics that have taken their marks at the starting line and challenged each other’s limits in meta-human marathons. Just try to keep up with these nine super-speed races from comic-book history!