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S.T.A.R. Labs
Redirects: STAR Labs [1]
Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Labs [2]
Swann Technology And Research [3]
Category: Laboratory
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: California
Kansas
Missouri
New York
City: Central City [4]
1st appearance: Superman: The Hunter

S.T.A.R. Labs, or STAR Labs is a fictional scientific research firm featured in various media relating to comic book titles published by DC Comics. It is considered the preeminent scientific analysis laboratory of the DC Universe and has been featured in many of DC's licensed works. It has appeared in the DC Animated Universe projects such as Superman: The Animated Series as well as Justice League Unlimited as well as some of their live-action programming like the 1990 version of The Flash, the 2014 version of The Flash and Arrow.

On the original The Flash series, the administrator of S.T.A.R. Labs was Tina McGee. Initially, McGee was the only one who knew the truth about the laboratory accident at the Central City Police Station that gave forensics scientist Barry Allen super-speed. McGee designed a special body-suit that was used to study and regulate Barry's ever-increasing metabolism. She frequently had Barry visit the laboratory so she could various tests on him.

Personnel Edit

The Flash (1990) Edit

The Flash (2014) Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • S.T.A.R. Labs first appeared in Superman, Volume 1 #246 in December, 1971.
  • The full acronym for S.T.A.R. Labs used in the comics is Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Labs.
  • On Smallville, the acronym stands for Swann Technology And Research, named after late scientist Virgil Swann.

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References Edit

  1. Used as a non-acronym in The Flash (1990)
  2. Full acronym used in DC Comics comic books.
  3. Altered acronym used on Smallville.
  4. Flash (1990) and Flash (2014)


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