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[Speed Demon - Flash 5]
Alias: Speed McGee
Real Name: Dr. Jerry McGee
Known Relatives: Dr. Tina McGee (wife)
Base of Operations: Central City, Missouri
First Appearance: Flash v.2 #5, October 1987
Origin: About 5 years ago
See Also: Jerry McGee, Speed Demon (Amalgam), Speed Demon (Inferior 5)

Dr. Jerry McGee became obsessed with his research into hyper-physiology, driving away his colleagues and finally his wife. When she began an affair with Wally West, he experimented on himself. Through steroids and electrode implants, he imbued himself with speed rivaling Flash’s then-top speed of 700 mph. At this point completely psychotic and bent on killing Flash and punishing his wife, he attempted to track them down across New York. Having failed to find that, he went after his former boss—during this attack, the damage done to his body by the experiments caused him to collapse with massive organ failure. After multiple transplants, he slowly recovered, regaining his sanity, his wife’s love, and his scientific career.

Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.

Top of Page Primary Sources

  • “Speed McGee” - Flash (second series) #5 (October 1987), Mike Baron


  • Flash (second series) #5 (October 1987) - Jackson Guice and Jack Torrance


  • Who’s Who Update ’88 #3 (October 1988)

Significant Appearances (as Speed Demon)

  • Flash #5–6 (October–November 1987): “Speed McGee,” Mike Baron
  • Flash Annual #11 (1998): “Haunts,” Brian Augustyn

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