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The city center.

Central City, Missouri[nb 1] is the hometown of Flash and Kid Flash.

Known locations[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Early history[edit | edit source]

In 2000,[5] Barry Allen recreated the chemical accident that turned Jay Garrick into the Flash under laboratory conditions. Nine years later, his nephew Wally West discovers his uncle's secret and recreates the experiment with his chemistry set. He becomes Kid Flash.[6]

2010[edit | edit source]

Central City
July 4, 11:03 CDT

Captain Cold robbed a jewelry store. Flash and Kid Flash stopped him.[7]

Central City
July 5, 05:17:16 CDT

After freeing Superboy later in the day with Robin and Aqualad, Kid Flash invited Superboy over to stay with him.[2]

Central City, Missouri on a map.

Central City
July 7, 10:09:16 CDT

After having done little in two days, Mary West kicked her son and Superboy out of the house to go clothes shopping. They stopped a robbery by the Terror Twins at the Central City Mall.[2]

Central City
July 9, 13:28 CDT

Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad tried to work as a team again in order to save Selena Gonzalez from assassination by the League of Shadows.[8] Though Hook and Black Spider were captured, additional League of Shadow agents succeeded in killing her after she escaped the corporate headquarters.[9]

Central City
August 8, 09:00 EDT

Wally West's new school year started. He had to sit through an agonizing day of boredom at Keystone High School while his friends still had summer holiday.[4]

Central City
August 27, 20:05 CDT

Three generations of Flashes celebrated Jay Garrick's birthday at the West family house.[10]

Central City
September 7, 16:39 CDT

In order to mask the theft of a sample of cobra venom, Mammoth released a large amount, if not all, of the animals from their pens and cages. Flash and Kid Flash had to round them all up and herd them together, before containing them with a speedily dug trench. With the animals in their pens and the visitors safe, they investigated the herpetology lab. There, they discovered the theft of the vial of venom.[3]

Central City
November 11, 07:16 CST

Heavy artificial snow storms brought the nation to a halt; Central City was hit too. Many schools declared a snow day, including Wally's, who did not mind as it was his birthday.[1]

2016[edit | edit source]

Central City
February 28, 12:03 CST

Just as the Allens and the Garricks were celebrating Jay and Joan's seventieth wedding anniversary, Neutron attacked the city. Iris was expected at GBS, while Flash and Impulse went after the new villain. Kid Flash and Jay Garrick also helped. They defeated him, but an explosion of Neutron's energy did considerable structural damage to a large part of the city center.[11]

Central City
June 20, 22:16 CDT

After Wally died saving the world, Artemis visited the Wests. She didn't say a word, but started crying as soon as they opened the door. Mary and Rudy hugged her, and comforted her on the porch.[12]

2018[edit | edit source]

Central City
September 29, 10:00 CDT

In her home, Iris was watching a GBS broadcast about the new Meta-Human Youth Center when Mera and Artur arrived for the playdate. More guests arrived one by one, the last ones being Lois Lane and Jonathan. Across the street, Ocean-Master prepared to attack the house, but was stopped by Lady Shiva.[13]

Central City
December 07, 21:51 CST

In a hospital, Jay Garrick watched the Outsiders' first battle on TV as he sat by his wife's hospital bed.[14]

Sightings[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The map on the Computer in "Infiltrator" places Central City in western Missouri, on the Kansas border.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Weisman, Jon (writer) & Cook, Victor (director) (March 10, 2012). "Coldhearted". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hopps, Kevin, Greg Weisman (w). Norton, Mike (a). Sinclair, Alex (col). Lanham, Travis (let). McCalister, Michael, Scott Peterson (ed). "Stopover" Young Justice 0 (January 19, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  3. 3.0 3.1 Weisman, Greg, Kevin Hopps (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Common Denominators" Young Justice 16 (May 30, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weisman, Jon (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (February 11, 2011). "Infiltrator". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 6. Cartoon Network.
  5. Weisman, Greg (2011-10-04). Question #13537. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. Aureliani, Franco, Art Baltazar (w). Jones, Christopher (p). Davis, Dan (i). Atkinson, Zac (col). Mangual, Carlos M. (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "What's the Story?" Young Justice 5 (June 22, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  7. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 26, 2010). "Independence Day". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  8. Aureliani, Franco, Art Baltazar (w). Norton, Mike (a). Sinclair, Alex (col). Mangual, Carlos M. (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Hack and You Shall Find" Young Justice 3 (April 20, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  9. Aureliani, Franco, Art Baltazar (w). Norton, Mike (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Mangual, Carlos M. (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "By Hook or by Web" Young Justice 4 (May 16, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  10. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
  11. David, Peter (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (June 2, 2012). "Bloodlines". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 6. Cartoon Network.
  12. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  13. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (January 18, 2019). "Home Fires". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 9. DC Universe.
  14. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (July 9, 2019). "First Impression". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 17. DC Universe.
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