01/07/2006: A bit early, but I approve....
I've just heard that in honor of the 50th anniversary of the character, Warner Brothers Home Video is releasing the complete run of the TV series The Flash on DVD.
"A bit early" because the DVDs will be released this coming Tuesday, while the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen (who is the Flash portrayed in the series) first debuted in the September/October 1956 issue (which likely appeared on newstands in late July or in August) of Showcase, which was DC's "test bed" comic, in which new ideas were rolled out for test runs prior to their appearance in their own magazines.
Unfortunately, a quick web search doesn't fill me with much hope that the proposed Flash movie, once scheduled for release this year, is likely to come to fruition. The latest news squibs I can find on the project suggest that it's mired in development hell right now.
Len on 01.07.06 @ 08:21 AM CST