(May-June 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

2nd Flash appearance.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Greg Fischer, July 2008).

The Secret of the Empty Box! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Synopsis:
Under cover of fog, a giant mystery box appears in Central City. While the police have their attention on opening the box, a trio of burglars commits robberies around town.
Reprints:

The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart](first appearance; origin; villain)
Synopsis:
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain Cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
Reprints:

The Race of Wheel and Keel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
John Butterfield; Harrison
Synopsis:
A race between a stagecoach and a clipper ship. The stagecoach leaves from Saint Louis for California and the clipper leaves from New York for California.
Reprints:
Keywords:
California; clipper ship; stagecoach
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash
  2. 1. The Secret of the Empty Box!
    Flash
  3. 2. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    Flash
  4. 3. The Race of Wheel and Keel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner