The time Flash and Superman raced across Colombia

It is normal to see that in the world of superheroes the typical American cities of great impact are mentioned, such as New York, Washington, San Francisco, among other large cities, to introduce the reader and the viewer into a chaotic environment in which the great skyscrapers and historical monuments are the protagonists.

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But did you know that two iconic superheroes once passed through Colombia? It turns out that on June 10, 1967, DC Comics launched the race of the century, one of the first competitions between Superman and Flash, which captured all eyes in the 199th edition of the franchise.

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The challenge was to determine who was the fastest character in the entire Justice League. For this they decided to test themselves by going around the world with their superpowers. Both put the rules of the game on the table, so the countries chosen for this purpose were: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Thailand, China, Mexico and Colombia, where they passed through the department of Tolima, as highlighted in the text. .

Immediately after crossing ‘pijao’ territory, they had to surround a ‘Kryptonite’ volcano, the historical weakness of the ‘man of steel’, for which it generated a great feeling of weakening in this section of the journey; however, he was able to overcome and take the race forward.

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A fair competition

The competition was of such magnitude that the world found out and began to emit headlines that caused rivalry between the fans of both characters.. The comic book mafia, for example, moved its chips and the bets skyrocketed, Therefore, false news became frequent on the front pages in order to favor the interests of ‘xo y’ criminal group.

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Despite what was happening in the big cities, only Flash and Superman knew how they were carrying out their strategies in the race, because although it was a very demanding competition, They were never noticed acting in bad faith using their qualities to take advantage.

At one point in the race, Flash fell into a deep pit and Superman came back to help him and continue the fight.

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Finally, so that neither side of the mafia won the bets, the members of the Justice League: Green Lantern, Batman, Falcon and Martian Manhunter, decide to make a technical tie.

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The time Flash and Superman raced across Colombia

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