Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Fast Talk: Speed Breathing

Speed Breathing: Just to prove that scientific fast talk isn't the exclusive privilege of Modern and Silver Age adventures, here's Jay Garrick attempting to explain away the fact that he has miraculously survived a gas attack launched by a gang of crooks who are attempting to rob the Carson Bank for the villain known only as the Monocle. See if you can spot the flaw in the Flash's logic as he inhales and exhales the dangerous gases at an increased rate thanks to his accelerated biology. Upon entering the bank, he observes that his speed "is so great I exhaled that gas before it could take effect!" Honestly, I'd expect more of Jay, a trained scientist!

Issue: All-Flash #1 (Summer 1941)

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