We’ve known since The Flash’s first season finale that Golden Age speedster Jay Garrick would put in an appearance alongside Barry Allen, cemented at Comic-Con 2015 with the casting of Teddy Sears, and now the CW drama pays homage to its DC roots in a major way. Check out our first look at Flash Season 2's Jay Garrick, recreating a classic comic cover!

Along with the excellent news of an Arrow / Constantine crossover, The CW revealed our first look at Sears’ Jay Garrick, recreating the original Flash issue #123 comic that first teamed the speedsters of two parallel Earths. We don’t yet know what became of Barry Allen after disappearing into a wormhole at the end of the CW series’ first finale, though we’d bet it has something to do with Garrick’s appearance.

 

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Elsewhere, we know of The Flash Season 2 that The Messengers alum Shantel VanSanten will guest as DC character and Barry’s new love interest Patty Spivot, joining Insurgent alum Keiynan Lonsdale as fellow Flash speedster Wally West, former WWE wrestler Edge’s Atom Smasher, and Season 2 big bad Zoom. We’ll also see the returns of Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold and Golden Glider (including their father), and likely others, while Barry himself has some spiffy new duds.

What other secrets and castings of The Flash Season 2 will emerge before its October 6 premiere? Will Barry celebrate becoming “The Man Who Saved Central City” alongside Jay Garrick, or is something deeper at play here? Keep it here to find out!

 

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