(Summer 1963)

DC, 1963 Series
 
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1963-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
squarebound

Famous Flash Firsts (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert (on main figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Katmos; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond]; Gorilla Grodd; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Star Sapphire
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen] (origin recap); Iris West; Katmos (villain); John Haines
Synopsis:
John Haines frees Katmos from his suspended animation and he begins his plans to take over the world.
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Master of the Elements! (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]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond](first appearance; origin; villain; later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
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Indexer Notes

1st appearance Mr. Element

Mystery of the Elongated Man! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (first appearance; origin); Iris West; Perry Veto (villain)
Synopsis:
Elongated Man comes to Central City and Flash suspects him of commiting a string of robberies.
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Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appear Elongated Man

How I Draw the Flash (Table of Contents)

Flash / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]
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The Amazing Star Sapphire! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Moe Worthman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Maria Flura; Star Sapphire (1st appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
The Flash and Dr. Flura are seeming found dead in the streets, but later are discovered to be in a state of suspended animation. Suddenly, Star Sapphire appears to challenge the Flash [in a dream state] to a battle royale, with the preservation of the Earth as the stakes. Unfortunately for the Fastest Man Alive, he has only two minutes to beat her before he dies!
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Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance; villain); Fred Pearson; Solovar; Gorilla City
Synopsis:
Grodd travels to Central City to steal Solovar's mind control power.
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Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appear of Gorilla Grodd

[Flash Comics #1] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset)
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[All-Flash #1] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
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[Showcase #4] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]
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[The Flash #105] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Mirror Master
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Meet Kid Flash (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (first appearance; origin); Iris West
Synopsis:
Wally West visits his aunt Iris and meets the Flash. During the meeting a freak accident gives Wally super speed and he becomes the Kid Flash.
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Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appear of Kid Flash

["Get these favorite, exciting, and entertaining comics..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
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(various)
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?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); The Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Metal Men (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Supergirl [Kara] (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to DC comics. "Only 10ยข per issue for a two-year subscription" for Superboy, Jimmy Olsen, The Flash, Green Lantern, Metal Men, and Action Comics.

[Index to Flash issues of Showcase and Flash #105-140] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis:
Contains story titles and art credits for each issue.
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Flash and Barry Allen (Table of Contents)

Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Famous Flash Firsts
    Flash
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.!
    Flash
  4. 3. Master of the Elements!
    Flash
  5. 4. Mystery of the Elongated Man!
    Flash
  6. 5. How I Draw the Flash
    Flash
  7. 6. The Amazing Star Sapphire!
    Flash
  8. 7. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    Flash
  9. 8. [Flash Comics #1]
    Flash
  10. 9. [All-Flash #1]
    Flash
  11. 10. [Showcase #4]
    Flash
  12. 11. [The Flash #105]
    Flash
  13. 12. Meet Kid Flash
    Flash
  14. 13. ["Get these favorite, exciting, and entertaining comics..."]
    DC Comics
  15. 14. [Index to Flash issues of Showcase and Flash #105-140]
  16. 15. Flash and Barry Allen
    Flash
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