The Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick, had the dumbest origin story ever

Seriously, this is how he got his super speed:

(via cosmicteams.com)
I know smoking can be hazardous to ones health, but this is a bit ridiculous. DC must have thought the same because they retconned the source of his powers later on to come from the Speed Force, like all the other Flashes. I think his current 52 incarnation gets his powers from the blessings of the Roman god Mercury or something like that.

But still, let's point and laugh at Jay getting his powers because he had to have a smoke.

(via imgur)

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