(September 1961)

DC, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale date:
1961-07-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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

On-sale date based on stamped date on copy originally purchased by comic book fan Jerry Bails.

Winner of the 1961 "Best Cover", "Best Single Issue," and "Best Story" Alley Awards.


Flash of Two Worlds! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #48 August 1959. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Complete 4 Piece Matched Set Of Luggage (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Honor House Products Corp luggage ad. Inside front cover. Black & White.

Record Your Voice At Home (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Honor House Products Corp ad for record voice recorder.

Flash of Two Worlds! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen] (origin re-cap); Flash [Jay Garrick] (origin re-cap) (Earth-2); Iris West; Joan Garrick (Earth-2)
Synopsis:
Barry Allen appears at the Community Center in Central City to perform for kids and during one of his amazing tricks is mysteriously transported to Keystone City...a place that he recalls that the original Flash once lived. The two meet and Barry surmises that Jay lives on a parallel Earth...one that evidently Earth-1 writer Gardner Fox tuned in on when he wrote the adventures of the Flash in the 1940's. Jay tells Barry that a crime wave has hit Keystone City and asks Barry for his help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flash of Two Worlds classic story. Revival of the original Flash from Earth 2. Vs. Fiddler, Thinker and the Shade, revivals. Golden Age Flash also in 129, 137, 151, 170, 173, 215, 229. Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Napoleon Bonaparte

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll candy.

Fastest Trips Around The World! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Nellie Bly; Wiley Post
Synopsis:
Modern speed records by people for circling the earth.

See The Many Fantastic Faces Of Superman... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (Superman, Superman Annual 3); Dick Sprang (Secret Origins 1, Batman; Robin; Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown); Gil Kane (Adam Strange; Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Carmine Infantino (Flash); Ross Andru (Wonder Woman)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Superman, Superman Annual 3); Stan Kaye (Secret Origins 1, Batman; Robin; Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown); Gil Kane (Adam Strange); Joe Giella (Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Joe Kubert (Flash); Mike Esposito (Wonder Woman)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis]; Adam Strange; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow; Speedy

Indexer Notes

Promo for Superman Annual #3 and Secret Origins #1 from Summer 1961.

Flash Of Two Worlds! [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick] (Earth-2); Edward Jarvis (millionaire); un-named butler of Jarvis; The Fiddler [Isaac Bowin] (Earth-2 villain); The Thinker [Clifford Devoe] (Earth-2 villain); The Shade [Richard Swift] (Earth-2 villain)
Synopsis:
Unknown to either Flash, three master criminals from the past of Jay Garrick are responsible for the crime wave in Keystone City: the Thinker, who vows to steal the Neptune Cup, the Fiddler, who seeks to steal the crown jewels on display at a museum, and the Thinker wants to gain control of a collection of historical curios. However, both Flashes fall flat on their vase in their attempts to nab the Thinker and Shade.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

There's More Than Meets The Eye..... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Pop candy.

The Inside Story Of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets In This Giant Special (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Promo for Batman Annual #1 (Summer 1961).

["Be My Guest At Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Ad for Palisades Amusement Park.

150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Josely Co. plastic Civil War soliders.

Free! World-Wide Stamps... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Garcelon Stamp Company.

["Dear Editor: I'd like to ask you..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz (editorial replies)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters to the editor from Joe Garrett, James E. Brown, Jeffrey Strum (awarded the pages of original art from Chapter 1), Ernest Rosenberg (awarded the pages of original art from Chapter 2), and Franklin Hillpot (awarded the pages of original art from Chapter 3).

Flash Of Two Worlds! [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick] (Earth-2); Iris West; The Fiddler [Isaac Bowin] (Earth-2 villain); The Thinker [Clifford Devoe] (Earth-2 villain); The Shade [Richard Swift] (Earth-2 villain)
Synopsis:
After comparing notes, Jay and Barry decide to work together to tackle the Fiddler. But the Shade and Thinker are comparing notes, too, and discover that their partner in crime is up against two Flashes, not one.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fiddle Car

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Guaranteed To Make You Smile... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar.

Frontier Cabin (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Frontier Cabin.

If You Know Just 20 People... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Wallace Brown, Inc. Christmas card sales.

Zodiac Ring (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Wilson Chemical Co. Zodiac Ring. Inside back cover.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for plastic Revolutionary War Soldiers' toys. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Flash of Two Worlds!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Complete 4 Piece Matched Set Of Luggage
  3. 2. Record Your Voice At Home
  4. 3. Flash of Two Worlds! [Chapter 1]
    The Flash
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
  6. 5. Fastest Trips Around The World!
  7. 6. See The Many Fantastic Faces Of Superman...
  8. 7. Flash Of Two Worlds! [Chapter 2]
    The Flash
  9. 8. There's More Than Meets The Eye.....
  10. 9. The Inside Story Of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets In This Giant Special
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. ["Be My Guest At Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
  12. 11. 150 Civil War Soldiers!
  13. 12. Free! World-Wide Stamps...
  14. 13. ["Dear Editor: I'd like to ask you..."]
    Flash-Grams
  15. 14. Flash Of Two Worlds! [Chapter 3]
    The Flash
  16. 15. Guaranteed To Make You Smile...
  17. 16. Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. If You Know Just 20 People...
  19. 18. Zodiac Ring
  20. 19. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
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