The Reverse-Flash

Reverse Flash

Real Name
Eobard Thawne
First Appearance
The Flash (vol. 1) #139 (September 1963)
John Broome, Carmine Infantino
Team Affiliations
Secret Society of Super Villains, Injustice League, Black Lantern Corps, The Rogues, The Acolytes of Zoom
Zoom, Professor Zoom
Base of Operations
Central City
Super Speed and powers of the Negative Speed Force
Skills and Abilities
Genius Level Intellect, Fighting Experience

The Reverse-Flash (AKA Zoom and Professor Zoom) is the name of several villains in the DC Universe and are enemies of the Flash.


A criminal from the future, Eobard Thawne found the Flash's costume in a time capsule and used feature science to use it to reproduce the Flash's speed, becoming the arch-criminal Reverse-Flash.


Born in the 25th century, Eobard Thawne was born to unnamed parents who genetically engineered with certain physical qualities (mostly his appearance) and high intelligence.  However, his parents worried about his daydreaming and lack of social skills as he grew up, which made him something of an outsider in their highly regimented society.  His parents believed that a sibling would help him and eventually Eobard had a little brother named Robern.

Instead, Eobard struggled to manage his brother and occassionally had outbursts that his parents reprimanded, much to his chagrin.