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'The Flash': First Look at Jay Garrick Revealed

As the old saying goes, don't fix what ain't broke - clearly advice never heard by the minds behind The Flash. After delivering The CW's biggest ratings in its first season, the writers have decided to accelerate things considerably. Not only is Barry Allen set to receive an updated costume, but his journey into the unknown at the end of the season finale is already producing results sure to excite the DC Comics fan base.

With one speeder no longer enough to satisfy the showrunners, Keiynan Lonsdale has been cast as Wally West, and Teddy Sears called upon to play Jay Garrick; the Golden Age Flash and the one-time mentor of Barry Allen in the ways of super-speedster heroics. Now the first look at Sears in costume has been revealed, recreating an iconic comic book cover that spells big things for The CW series going forward.

Before we get into the specifics, fans should take a gander at the image itself, released through the show's official Twitter account. The image recreates the cover of "The Flash" #123 (1961), in which Barry Allen breached the line between his own Earth and the parallel reality of Earth-2, where his beloved comic book hero Jay Garrick turned out to be more than just a myth:

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