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A Month of Comic Book Sites – Speed Force/Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning

All throughout June, I’ll spotlight a different web site about comic books.. Like with the month of independent comics, the month of LGBT comics and last month’s month of webcomics, I figure I will let you comic book site/blog owners out there suggest your comic book web site (or blog) for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic book site, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we have a two-for-one, as we look at Kelson Vibber’s two Flash-related websites, Speed Force.org and Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning!

Kelson’s two sites are THE top web sites for Flash fans. Basically, the idea is that Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning is a library about information about the many different Flashes (and related speed characters, like Max Mercury and Jessie Quick). SpeedForce.org, meanwhile, is a near-daily blog containing Flash-related news, notes as well as brand-new Flash-related content by Kelson, including interviews and commentary.

Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning is by far the most in-depth resource for information about Flash and his friends and foes. Kelson has encyclopedia entries on everybody, basically.

SpeedForce, meanwhile, has tons of great content. Kelson rightly points out that while it is his site, he has a bunch of notable contributors. Here is Kelson describing the others:

Devin “The Flash” Johnson (The Fastest Fan Alive) has done a fantastic job of covering the Flash collectibles scene. The annotations and most of the interviews (including that amazing one with Cary Bates) are by Greg Elias. Lia from The Rogues Kick Ass has recently started contributing commentary and additional Rogues coverage.

There was a recent two-part interview with longtime Flash writer, Cary Bates, that was quite good. Kelson also does Flash annotations and he runs Flash-related contests.

Basically, if you have any interest in the character of Flash at all, these sites are right for you.

Here is the link to Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning.

Here is the link to SpeedForce.org (you could also just type in “speedforce.org” and I think you’d do okay, too).

5 Comments

Thanks for the spotlight!

It’s not all me, though: I’d like to give credit to my other contributors at Speed Force: Devin “The Flash” Johnson (The Fastest Fan Alive) has done a fantastic job of covering the Flash collectibles scene. The annotations and most of the interviews (including that amazing one with Cary Bates) are by Greg Elias. Lia from The Rogues Kick Ass has recently started contributing commentary and additional Rogues coverage.

Hurray! One of the best fan sites on the ‘net. Thanks, Kelson.

xBarryxAllenx

June 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’ve followed both websites for a long time, and they have been consistently excellent. Thanks Kelson!

What a thrill and a honor. Or should I say “thronor”? Thanks for the spotlight and kind words. I was elated when Kelson invited me to join the team last year and throughout all the quirky changes with The Flash and the series that excitement has yet to wear off. Thank you again, Kelson for the awesome opportunity you’ve given me and the awesome Flash resources you have given the community. Every Flash fan remembers when they first popped onto your site and if they were anything like me they read it from page to page over and over again. You helped me get back into comics and you were a key component for me getting back into The Flash.

-Devin “Flash” Johnson

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