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Comic Book Legends Revealed #522

COMIC LEGEND: Flash was called Flush Man in Argentina during the 1990s because of a tabloid magazine named Flash.

STATUS: True

Reader Nicolás suggested this one a while back.

In the early 1990s, Perfil began to distribute DC Comics in Argentina.

The problem was that there was a magazine in Argentina called Flash...

So when it came time to do Flash, they were worried about being sued over the name similarity. Their head translator suggested names like Relampago (lightning) and Flashman, but they instead decided to go with....Flushman...

Although inside the comic they tried to refer to him as Flash as much as they could.

Luckily, Flash the magazine is no longer published, so the Flash name is okay to use in Argentina for the fastest man alive!

Thanks for the suggestion, Nicolás!

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