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.


"To save this man's life -- I'm forced to give up the secret of my Barry Allen identity!" (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Frank Curtis
Synopsis:
Barry changes to The Flash out in the open.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Super Gifts & Gimmicks (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mark of the Beast! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (credited)
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk (credited)
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte [as F. Chiaramonte] (credited)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters:
Ben Oda (credited)
Job Number:
J-5930

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Clive Yorkin; Dr. Gilbert Nephron; prison guards; Detective Frank Curtis; Chief Matthew Paulson; common criminals; Iris Allen; Melanie
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) (Expand) /

Mego Corp. toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pick Up Sticks. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Our Two Wild Westerns...Are Wilder than the West Ever Was! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Hey kids, have as much fun in Fruit Stripe Land as you do chewing Fruit Stripe Gum."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fruit Stripe Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["How would you like to come to New York City..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Come with Us to the Startling World of Krypton] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Now it Can Be Told! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Be a Draftsman (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Detective Comics Continues its 40th Anniversary Celebration! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Kryptonite Rocks!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fan Club Corporation of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike W. Barr (signed)
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 Extra Volume 79, Issue 9, week of March 5, 1979 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Street Ball (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Spalding basketballs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "To save this man's life -- I'm forced to give up the secret of my Barry Allen identity!"
    Flash
  2. 1. Super Gifts & Gimmicks
    Fun Factory
  3. 2. The Mark of the Beast!
    Flash
  4. 3. Here They Are! Batman & Robin With Magnetic Hands And Feet
    Mego Corp. toys
  5. 4. Pick Up Sticks.
    Slim Jim
  6. 5. Remember How Many Times You Felt Left Out Because You Were Broke!
    Grit
  7. 6. Someone Is Kidnapping the Great Chefs of Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  8. 7. Our Two Wild Westerns...Are Wilder than the West Ever Was!
    DC Comics
  9. 8. ["Hey kids, have as much fun in Fruit Stripe Land as you do chewing Fruit Stripe Gum."]
    Fruit Stripe Gum
  10. 9. ["How would you like to come to New York City..."]
  11. 10. [Come with Us to the Startling World of Krypton]
    DC Comics
  12. 11. Now it Can Be Told!
    DC Comics
  13. 12. Be a Draftsman
    North American School of Drafting
  14. 13. Detective Comics Continues its 40th Anniversary Celebration!
    DC Comics
  15. 14. Write Right Now!
  16. 15. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  17. 16. Kryptonite Rocks!!
    Fan Club Corporation of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  19. 18. Daily Planet Extra Volume 79, Issue 9, week of March 5, 1979
    Direct Currents; Ask The Answer Man!; Hembeck
  20. 19. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  21. 20. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  22. 21. Street Ball
    Spalding basketballs
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