The age old question of who is faster, Superman or the Flash, has been answered.

It is a question that has bothered comic book fans for years and has inspired various races between the Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster. But what is the answer? Who is faster?

Well, before I reveal all, do you want to place your bets?

*Drum roll*

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Who would win in a race between Superman and the Flash?

The answer: The Flash

Or at least according to DC Comics’ writer, Josh Williamson.

In the latest edition of DC Nation (issue #2), Williamson ranks ten DC characters in order of their speed. According to Williamson’s list, The Flash ranks higher than Superman.

Here’s the Top Ten in full:

  • 10) Kid Flash
  • 9) Shazam
  • 8) God Speed
  • 7) Wonder Woman
  • 6) Cheetah
  • 5) Black Racer
  • 4) Superman
  • 3) Reverse-Flash
  • 2) Barry Allen
  • 1) Wally West

As you can see, Superman doesn’t even rank 2nd – he’s fourth on this list. Ahead of Superman is the Reverse-Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West.

So, at least for now, if someone asks you who is faster, Superman or the Flash, you can give them an answer.