“Free Fall In Scarlet” or “You Will Believe A Flash Can Fall!”
So a couple weeks back I went skydiving for my 30th birthday. Being a huge fan of The Flash (as you all know) and also being a huge fan of the William Messner-Loebs penned The Flash v2 #54, “Nobody Dies” (aka “Free Fall in Scarlet!”) I decided to rock my brand new, CW Flash suit 2.0, with my favorite
Flashy footwear, my Adidas Wings 2.0. I figured they were more than appropriate for what I was doing and I didn’t want to ruin my slick new Flash boots.
The issue features Wally West early on in his career as The Flash, foiling skyjackers but failing to prevent a nice flight attendant he met earlier from flying out of a breach in the pressurized cabin. Despite not being able to fly at all (in fact the aura that surrounds him and protects him from environmental damage actually works against him), Wally dives out of the plane after her. After a couple of misses Wally manages to catch the flight attendant and then proceeds to break their fall by pumping his legs as fast as super-humanly possible to create a cushion of air in a successful attempt to slow their descent.
This issue was what really made me stand up and take notice, and ever since I’ve wanted to jump out of a plane in a frackin’ Flash costume.
To that end I present to you my skydiving adventure while wearing my brand new CW Flash suit. Falling at over 120 mph is about the closest I’m going to get to feeling like the Flash without rocket boots and absolutely NOTHING compares to the experience. Well at least nothing I’ve done so far…
Why anyone would go skydiving without a super suit I will never know
but after seeing this you will believe a Flash can fall…mostly
Awesomeness is present throughout the entire video
(Hey Awesomeness, glad you could make it) but hilarity interjects from
2:26 to around 2:39. I’m expecting gifs galore!
The song is one of my favorites, “The Ballad of Barry Allen” by Jim’s Big Ego.
Flash Fact: Jim Infantino, the lead singer, is the son of legendary Flash co-creator, Carmine Infantino.
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Stay Flashy, y’all