Originally posted by Galan007
Tbf, it did look like Clark was expending a lot more effort than Flash(who was being mind-controlled at the time)... And Flash's comment at the end of the issue kind of substantiates that:
"I LET you catch me today."
Again, contradictions/inconsistencies run rampant on this topic.
Honestly, I believe in an all-out race, Flash would beat Clark every time. Speed is just what he does. That definitely doesn't diminish Clark, however--like you said: where heroes are concerned it has been made pretty clear that he is Flash's closest rival in terms of raw speed... Which says a lot about Clark's speed as well.
Eh, that's just Barry poking around.
The rest I agree with
Being the second fastest hero in his Universe is no joke. Either way, even Flash Rebirth emphasized the speed difference between Barry/Supes and the rest:
Also, what's important to remember is that after Infinite Crisis, Superman became faster, to the point that he made Jay Garrick look like he was standing still:
And Jay also admitted that he wasn't the fastest in the group containing Superman:
In the same instance Superman boasts femto-second reaction time:
Also, post Infinite Crisis we have Reverse Flash saying Superman rivals him in speed:
I'd put it like:
Barry/Wally>Superman(post Infinite Crisis)>>>Supes>=Jay>>any hero that is a non-speedster.