Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Flash Ring Wardrobe

According to Ash, the Flash keeps his costume inside of his ring as opposed to wearing his costume under his clothes. Apparently the Flash suit is folded very small, and then it grows to normal size like a raft filling with air, which is the analogy given in the comics. However, this explanation isn’t very good. Even when a rubber raft is deflated, it takes up quite a bit of space. Additionally, the material of the raft doesn’t stretch; it just gets inflated. If the Flash suit is a raft, then the Flash himself is the air. His suit would take up the same amount of space as a shirt and pair of pants, which would not fit in a ring. Additionally, where does the Flash store his normal clothes? Are all of his clothes made out of the special-raft-spandex? When I complained about this, Ash’s clever retort was, “It’s only a comic.” I then asked why everything has to be ret-conned and line up with continuity if “it’s only a comic” is a valid explanation. Ash has yet to answer me.


  1. Yeah, it's quite a contradiction. We always try to retcon the most minuscule things, but we can't give explanations for wardrobe failure.

  2. Hahaha! In his RING? That's mental.

    And it's only a comic? He must have developed a twitch when he said that. :D

    Dude its flash, he runs his clothes back home really fast, they just don't show that in the comic.

    ME: LMFAO!! XD
    its funny I was reading this out loud and before I finished, he has screamed to me "GOSH ITS ONLY A COMIC" and then I followed on to reading exactly what he had just said!! that was WAY TOO FUNNY!!

  4. IIRC, the ring performed an electrical process against the costume which removed all of the nitrogen from it. It could then be condensed down to its size. When removed from the ring, the natural absorption process reversed and it grew back to memo size. My guess is that the process can also be applied to street clothes, which are then stored in the ring while wearing the costume.