Tina McGee

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Tina McGee
Tina McGee in Flash vol. 2 -3.jpg
Tina McGee from The Flash (vol. 2) #3, art by Jackson Guice
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance The Flash (vol. 2) #3
August (1987)
Created by Mike Baron (writer)
Jackson Guice (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoTina McGee
Team affiliations S.T.A.R. Labs
Supporting character ofFlash

Tina McGee is a fictional character appearing in The Flash comic book series published by DC Comics. She first appeared in The Flash (vol. 2) #3. Tina McGee is a nutritionist and researcher for STAR Labs.


Tina McGee made her live action debut in the 1990 television series The Flash as part of the main cast portrayed by Amanda Pays. Pays returned to portray a different version of Tina McGee as a recurring character in The CW television series The Flash .

Fictional character biography

She originally received a grant from Harvard to study Wally West's metabolism. [1] Her husband Jerry McGee did his own speed experiments and turned into the homicidal "Speed Demon". This resulted in a coma. Tina and Flash grew into a romantic relationship despite their age differences and Tina was legally still married at the time; she moves in with him. Various stresses, including Wally's domineering mother, break apart their bond.

Tina McGee and Wally West realize their feelings for each other in The Flash (vol. 2) #4. Artist: Jackson Guice Tina McGee and Wally West.jpg
Tina McGee and Wally West realize their feelings for each other in The Flash (vol. 2) #4. Artist: Jackson Guice

The Flash loses his speed due to alien influence. Tina leads a research project, based at the Pacific Institute, into restoring it. This causes Wally's speed to drastically increase, leaving a trail of destruction across the country. [2] Tina teams up with her now recovered ex and Flash's older detective friend Mason. While the trio quest to find the addled Wally, Tina and Jerry get back together. [3]

Later, Tina and Jerry unwittingly unleash the robotic intelligence Kilg%re among their own university colleagues. At this point, the entity is non-violent; despite taking over many of the people at the facility, all it wanted was to deeply experience life. [4]

Jerry and Tina become employees at Central City's STAR Labs. [5] They assist Flash multiple times, such as taking care of his injured ally, Cyborg. [6]

Tina later becomes head of the facility. She heads a project to discover what had happened to the speedster-empowering 'Speed Force' with Bart Allen, who was seemingly the only surviving speedster at the time. [7]

Other versions

In a possible future timeline observed by the time traveler Waverider, a super-powered crime lord threatens Tina McGee's life to force her husband Jerry to make anti-Flash weaponry in an attempt to draw a retired Wally West out of the Witness Protection Program. In this alternate future, Tina is still working at S.T.A.R. Labs; her colleague, Chunk, is murdered to force her cooperation. [8]

In other media

Tina McGee as she appears in The Flash (1990). Tina McGee (Amanda Pays).jpg
Tina McGee as she appears in The Flash (1990).

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  1. The Flash (vol. 2) #3–4 (August–September 1987)
  2. Invasion! #1–3 (January–March 1989)
  3. The Flash (vol. 2) #24–28 (March–July 1989)
  4. The Flash (vol. 2) #36–43 (March–October 1990)
  5. The Flash (vol. 2) #50 (May 1991)
  6. The Flash (vol. 2) #183–188 (April–September 2002)
  7. The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1–6 (August 2006 – January 2007)
  8. The Flash (vol. 2) Annual #4 (1991)
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