‘The Flash’ Zips Through Town in New Official Poster

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The CW has unveiled the official poster for The Flash.

Unveiled Tuesday, the new key art for The CW's Arrow spinoff features Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in his red suit zipping through a darkened Starling City street with a lightning streak behind him with several Easter Eggs. (Can you spot them all?) The new tagline, "Discover what makes a hero," hints at Barry's journey to becoming a superhero.

Why is The Flash running through Starling City and not Central City? Consider these possible reasons: Stephen Amell will be making an appearance as Oliver Queen in The Flash's first episode and there are planned crossovers between the two DC Comics shows.

In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Gustin said that Barry Allen/The Flash "will probably forever be my favorite character that I'll ever get to play." And Gustin may not be wrong. The Flash pilot dazzled in its first public screenings at San Diego's Comic-Con, where the Hall H crowd was enthused by its ambitious special effects.

The Flash centers on a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of superspeed, which transforms him into the fastest man alive.

Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Rick Cosnett and John Wesley Shipp also star. Key DC characters heading to The Flash include Robbie Amell as half of Firestorm, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and Clancy Brown as The General.

The Flash premieres Oct. 7 on The CW.

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