The Flash #274 [Whitman Variant]
(June 1979)

DC, 1959 Series
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Volume:
31
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Whitman
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Ross Andru
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #160, 169, 178, 187, 196, 214, 229, 232)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #274.


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-972

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Frank Curtis
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Mark of the Beast! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5930

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Clive Yorkin; Dr. Nephron; prison guards; Frank Curtis; police chief; common criminals; Iris Allen; unnamed psychic girl
Synopsis:
Clive Yorkin escapes from prison after overusing the Nephron Machine and seriously injuring its inventor, and wanders to Barry Allen's house. Meanwhile, Barry is on a drug raid with Frank Curtis and is compelled to detour while returning home, by a psychic's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Clive Yorkin as a superpowered madman. Continued from The Flash #273; continued in The Flash #275. References The Flash #271-273.

Here They Are! Batman & Robin With Magnetic Hands And Feet (Table of Contents)

Batman & Robin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Ad for magnetic toy by Mego Corp. Ad appears between pages 4 and 5 of sequence 1.

Someone Is Kidnapping the Great Chefs of Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Mr. Foxx; unnamed chefs
Synopsis:
Mr. Foxx has kidnapped the great chefs of Gotham City to enjoy their masterpieces, but on his next ransom collection Batman substitutes Hostess Cup Cakes, and follows Mr. Foxx home to capture him.

Indexer Notes

Hostess Cup Cakes ad.

Flash-Grams (Table of Contents)

Flash-Grams / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-267

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Letters regarding Flash #269-270 from: Robert A. Buethe; Tad Roy Christiansen; Tony Edwards; and Roger Schoolcraft, with an illustration.

Daily Planet Volume 79 Issue 9 (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents; Ask The Answer Man!; Hembeck / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
?; ?; Fred Hembeck
Inks:
?; ?; Fred Hembeck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Fred Hembeck
Editing:
Bob Rozakis; Anthony Tollin (production)
Job Number:
P-309

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Thorn; Bob Rozakis; Batman; Red Tornado
Synopsis:
Information on upcoming DC Comics, with a question and answer column and a cartoon.

Indexer Notes

Volume 79, Issue 9, week of March 5, 1979.

Street Ball (Table of Contents)

Spalding basketballs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Rick Barry; Julius "Dr. J" Erving; children
Synopsis:
NBA stars Rick Barry and Julius "Dr. J" Erving demonstrate their skills at a playground basketball game with some kids and discuss the quality of Spalding autograph basketballs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; ad for Spalding basketballs in comic strip form.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Flash
  2. 1. The Mark of the Beast!
    Flash
  3. 2. Here They Are! Batman & Robin With Magnetic Hands And Feet
    Batman & Robin
  4. 3. Someone Is Kidnapping the Great Chefs of Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Flash-Grams
    Flash-Grams
  6. 5. Daily Planet Volume 79 Issue 9
    Direct Currents; Ask The Answer Man!; Hembeck
  7. 6. Street Ball
    Spalding basketballs
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