The CW has released the first image of "The Flash" guest star Teddy Sears in costume as Jay Garrick, DC Comics' original Flash. The image is a tribute to the iconic Silver Age cover of 1961's "The Flash" #123, illustrated by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, the famous "Flash of Two Worlds" story written by Gardner Fox that introduced Earth-2 -- something "The Flash" TV series looks to mine in its second season.
Jay Garrick was created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert and first introduced in 1940's "Flash Comics" #1. The character was replaced as the main Flash by Barry Allen (who star Grant Gustin portrays on the current TV show) in 1956, before returning in the "Flash of Two Worlds" story. In the 1990s, Garrick played a central role in the comics as the mentor to that era's Flash, Wally West.
Teddy Sears was first announced as playing Jay Garrick last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "The Flash" season two is scheduled to debut Oct. 6 on The CW.