The word relaunch is included in a shameless attempt to get people to read this blog. Think of this as my version of the Flash. Any version of the DC Universe that I created would have the elements of racial diversity, prominent female characters, and the normal passage of time.
For my versions of female characters I usually have them keep their maiden name when married and pass on their maiden name to their daughters. For example, Elizabeth Lawrence would still be Elizabeth Lawrence after marrying Jonathan Chambers and their daughter would have the name Jessica Lawrence.
Jonathan Chambers would be a Kansa Native American scientist from Keystone City. While working for Checkmate as a chemist he would develop a drug that gives the person who takes it super speed abilities. He would use his super speed abilities to become the Flash. His costume would consist of bright red boots, yellow pants, a bright red shirt with black thunderbolt, and a silver helmet with gold wings. He would be active from 1940-1952. The Rogues Gallery would begin its activities during Jonathan Chambers’ career but would not be finally eliminated until the late in the second Flash’s career.
Tanaka Rei would succeed Jonathan Chambers as the Flash in 1956. His costume would consist of black boots, black pants, a dark red shirt with white thunderbolt, and a silver helmet with silver wings. He would be married to Linda Park. He would retire in 1974.
Jessica Lawrence (Flash III) would be the daughter of Jonathan Chambers (Flash I) and Elizabeth Lawrence (Liberty Belle). She would succeed Tanaka Rei as the Flash in 1974. Her costume would be almost identical to her dad’s. She would primarily devote herself to scientific pursuits. She would be married to Richard “Rex” Tyler (Hourman II). Rex Tyler would use improvements to his father, Warrick “Rick” Tyler’s, time travel technology both to fight crime and as a scientist in his own right. Jessica Lawrence and Rick Tyler would retire in 1986.
Iris Park (Flash IV) would be the daughter of Tanaka Rei and Linda Park. She would succeed Jessica Lawrence as Flash in 1986. Her costume would be almost identical to the one used by Tanaka Rei. She would be married to Jeven Ognats and would be the mother of Jennifer Park (Trajectory). Iris Park’s brother Jason Rei (Impulse) would be married to Meloni Thawne and would be the father of Thaddeus Rei (Inertia). Thaddues Rei would be married to Valerie Perez. Iris Park and Jason Rei would be active from 1986-2006. Jennifer Park and Thaddeus Rei would be active starting in 2025.
Elizabeth Lawrence Jr. (Flash V) would be the daughter of Jessica Lawrence and Rick Tyler. She would be the Flash in the present and would use her mother’s costume.
In the 30th Century Henry Allen and Charlene Thawne would be the parents of Bartholomew Allen (Hot Pursuit) and Malcolm Allen (Cobalt Blue). As adults Hot Pursuit and Cobalt Blue would be members of the Legion of Superheroes. Bartholomew Allen would be married to Iris Russell and would be the father of Carrie Russell. Malcolm Allen would be married to Christina McGee and would be the father of Eobard Allen (Cobalt Blue II). Walter West (Hot Pursuit II) would be married to Angela Margolin and would be the father of Bartholomew West (Hot Pursuit III).