'The Flash': What to Read Over the Holiday Hiatus

Five ways to get your Central City fix
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Speedsters who can't wait until The Flash returns Jan. 20, fear not. The Hollywood Reporter has assembled some homework (the fun kind!) to complete during the show's hiatus, with five must-read comic book arcs for Flash fanatics.

We also have guides for other show as well. Check out recommended reading for Gotham and Arrow.

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The Flash Vol 1: Move Forward

The first volume of the current Flash series, this collection features a host of characters from the CW show, including villains Captain Cold, Heatwave and Grodd, the much-teased super ape.

Available in digital and print format.

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This run examines who really killed Barry's mother, and Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says this is one of his favorites. "It really set the template for the modern version of The Flash that we're doing," he tells THR of writer Geoff Johns' work with the character. "I would definitely say it's a great."

Available in digital and print format.

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Crisis on Infinite Earths

If this badass cover isn't enough to pique your interest, know that it also ties in with future newspaper front page that Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) keeps looking at, both in terms of the Flash disappearing and the “red skies” headline.

Available in digital and print format.

Firestorm: The Nuclear Man

This arc has strong ties to the show. It examines who Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) boyfriend Ronnie (Robbie Amell) — aka one-half of Firestorm — has become. It also gives us the first appearance of two of the show's villains, Plastique and Multiplex, and is also the origin story of Killer Frost, the supervillain who started life as Caitlin Snow in the comics.

Available in digital and print format.

The Flash: Season Zero

This has not been collected into a single edition, but is available in individual comic book issues. The comic book prologue to the TV show offers hints of things to come including who and what Harrison Wells is.

Available in digital and print format.

What do you think of our selections, and what are your favorite Flash storylines? Let us know in the comments.

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