A major Flash villain makes his DCEU debut in a preview of The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1, a new prequel series that follows up on the upcoming film.
Girder makes his DC Extended Universe (DCEU) debut in The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1, a new prequel series that ties into the upcoming one flash Movie.
The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1 is by writer Kenny Porter, artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr., and letterer Steve Wands. In a preview for the issue provided by DC, Barry Allen/Flash interrupts an arms deal in Central City. While arriving in time to prevent the deal from falling through, one of the criminals calls for assistance from Girder, who emerges from a nearby semi.
Girder and Flash quickly start exchanging punches; However, Girder is noticeably larger and packs a far more powerful punch than his foe. Barry is still trying to take down his enemy with a few quick moves, but Girder leaves the scene after the rest of the criminals escape. Girder is later told that while his payment for helping with the mission is on hold for the time being, if he succeeds in killing the Flash he will get triple what he was previously offered.
Who is Girder?
Developed by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, Girder first debuted in 2001 Blitz: Iron Heights. Originally an average construction worker named Tony Woodward, Girder was created after being thrown into a pool of liquid steel, which then transformed Woodward’s body into a complex metallic substance. Empowering superhuman powers, Girder previously appeared in the CWs flash Live-action series in which he is played by Greg Finley. While he has also appeared in a number of DC animated projects, his presence in The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1 marks Girder’s first outing in DCEU continuity.
The summary for The Flash: Fastest Man Alive Number 1 reads: “Race the streets of Central City in this build-up to the highly anticipated blockbuster The Flash! After Barry’s adventures with the Justice League, he is determined to become a truly seasoned and inspirational hero. When a new threat emerges, Barry, trading as Girder in Central City, turns to Batman for advice on how to train his powers. Can the Dark Knight help show the Scarlet Speedster a way to defeat this metallic menace, or will Girder’s strength crush the lightning bolt?
The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1 includes cover art by Max Fiumara and variant cover art by Juan Ferreyra, Jorge Corona, and Sarah Stern. The issue will be released by DC on September 13th.