'The Flash' season 6: Here's how the speedster's iconic logo has evolved since 2014
Just like the comics, 'The Flash' logo has gone through a gradual shift and has evolved quite a bit since 2014 when the series first premiered on The CW.
The sixth season of 'The Flash' is all set to woo superhero buffs with a thundering bolt of lightning. The trailer of the new season packs a solid punch and teased the upcoming ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ event. "In the end, there’s only one battle. One thing to fight against. An eternal enemy who must be eliminated forever," the new villain Bloodwork says in the teaser. "And that’s death itself."
There's more to be excited about! Barry Allen gets a new crimson suit inspired by DC's The New 52 comics this season and the logo has also gone through a slight shift. Fans just can't stop talking about it on Twitter. "The Flash's new logo is sexy #TheFlash," one user wrote on the microblogging site, and another one said: "I love the new #TheFlash's logo."
Just like the comics, 'The Flash' logo has gone through a gradual shift and has evolved quite a bit since 2014 when the series first premiered on The CW. In its first season, the logo had a bright crimson red background with a golden thunderstorm and the words 'The Flash' written in bold on top of it. It drew much inspiration from the Silver Age Flash. The small thunderstorm on the 'A' has been a signature mark of the logo ever since it came into being.
For the second season, the makers tweaked it a bit. With a dark touch, the words 'The Flash' appeared in silver-grey colors with an inverted golden thunderstorm on top and a lightning bolt at the back. The triple spiked golden bolt of lightning was placed in a white background.
The third season saw a shift again. It went back to match its season one counterpart with the colors red and gold dominating the scene. The words 'The Flash' appeared in bold red. But, the logo also had one exception from the second season. The inverted thunderstorm on the 'A' was here to stay but the lightning bolt at the background vanished out of sight to be replaced by an electrical firestorm.
Blood red hue monopolized the logo of the fourth season as well! However, the words 'The Flash' appeared in the same font but with a silver streak and a golden inverted thunderstorm. Overall, the look brought a resplendent royal touch to the trailer.
Behold the flare and flicker flying across the logo of the fifth season. With a darker shade in the background, the words 'The Flash' appeared in red and while the 'A' had an inverted thunderstorm embedded, surprisingly, it was in the same color instead of the signature gold shade. By then, the larger thunderstorm at the backdrop had been forgotten altogether and in the TV spot at the end of the trailer, sparks flew out of the logo!
And finally, in the sixth season, the logo gets the maroon shade with the words 'The Flash' first appearing in red and gradually turning into golden towards its edges. However, the logo brings back the old tradition of the inverted thunderstorm in golden on 'A'.
Not just the logo, but the motion blur and visual animation also differ in each case and have always brought something unique to the table. No matter how it is restyled, each logo inhibits the flashy movement first conceptualized for the DC comics!
Wondering what will happen in the new season? Here's the official synopsis of the premiere: "While Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) deal with the heartbreaking loss of their daughter, Nora, the team faces their greatest threat yet — one that threatens to destroy all of Central City. Meanwhile, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) has a brush with death that results in an unexpected new dynamic that will change her relationship with Caitlin forever. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Kelly Wheeler."
The series returns to TV screens on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, on The CW in the US and Sky One in the UK.