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[Sela Allen - Flash #146]
Real Name: Sela Allen
Known Relatives: unnamed father and mother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Central City, Earth
First Appearance: Flash v.2 #146 (March 1999)
Created by: Mark Waid & Brian Augustyn, Steve Lightle (see note)
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Cobalt Blue’s Vengeance Sela’s father was the Flash before her. When a Cobalt Blue became active, he captured the whole Allen family, forcing the Flash to watch as Cobalt Blue killed his wife and crippled his daughter, shattering her spine and stealing the energy from her brain’s electrical impulses to the point where she was as slow to the world as the world would be to a Flash. In desperation, her father took her into the Speed Force, hoping it would restore her system to normal or even trigger her latent speed.

When her father was killed by a new Cobalt Blue, Sela appeared as a conscious manifestation of the Speed Force, projecting a humanoid appearance and able to lend speed to other objects but unable to physically interact with the world.

Like her father, Sela had known a future Max Mercury prior to Cobalt Blue’s attack.

Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.

Top of Page Primary Sources

  • “Chain Lightning Part 2: Time Like a River...” - Flash (second series) #146 (March 1999), Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
  • “Chain Lightning Part 3: Shooting the Rapids...” - Flash (second series) #147 (April 1999), Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn


  • Sela: The Flash (second series) #146 (March 1999) - Steve Lightle
  • Cobalt Blue’s Vengeance: The Flash (second series) #147 (April 1999) - Paul Pelletier and Vince Russell


  • Flash Secret Files #2 (November 1999)
  • The DC Comics Encyclopedia sidebar under Flash (2004)

Significant Appearances

  • Flash #146–147 (March–April 1999): “Chain Lightning Parts 2–3,” Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn


(Creator Credits): Steve Lightle was asked to design two new speedsters for the cover of Flash #146, one of whom became Sela Allen.

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