The original Flash, Jay Garrick, operated out of Chicago until about 1952, when he disappeared. He reappeared in 1962, rescued from some kind of limbo by his successor. He officially retired at that point, approving the use of his name by his successor. He makes occasional appearances to this day but keeps his current whereabouts and, one assumes, identity secret after two different attempts to assassinate him when he was living in open retirement. The "New" Flash died in 1985, Kid Flash was already known as Flash III. That Flash, known to be Wally West, still operates in the Midwest. He is frequently accompanied by a woman who calls herself Jesse Quick and seems to be the daughter of 40s crime fighter Johnny Quick.