(August 1963)

DC, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of January, April, July and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

Additional sequences and character appearances from Donald Dale Milne, 1/7/2006.


The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Flash Archives, The (DC, 1996 series) #5 (March 2009)
  • in Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #1

The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Tower City police officers; Sue Dibny; Iris West; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Pied Piper uses his musical control to force both The Flash and The Elongated Man to commit robberies and forget they did so, but the heroes meet while trying to solve each others' crimes and realize the Pied Piper is behind the scheme, and defeat him.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #24 (February 1981)
  • in Flash Archives, The (DC, 1996 series) #5 (March 2009)
  • in Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Refers to Flash #106 and #113. Flash is able to temporarily stretch using one drink of Gingold. The reprint issue credits the script to John Broome.

How NOT To Enjoy A Vacation! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the 2 Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)
Synopsis:
Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Indexer Notes

Sequence is between Part 1 and part 2 of sequence 1. Credits from a list by Lionel English.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter from Jerry Bails regarding the relative merits of the current Flash stories vs. the stories from the 1940's. For his comments, Jerry is awarded the original artwork for Part 1 of "Secret of The Three Super-Weapons."

Mystery of the Matinee Idol! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Dexter Myles (first appearance); Blue Valley Summer Festival Commissioner; Mayor of Blue Valley; Sheriff of Blue Valley; Rudolph West; Mary West; Charley (villain); two unnamed common crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Two crooks try to use Dexter Myles as a diversion to stage a jail break of their comrade, but are foiled by Kid Flash, and Dexter is awarded a spot in the summer festival Playhouse production.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in The Flash Archives (DC, 1996 series) #5 (March 2009)

Indexer Notes

A new feature of Kid Flash's new costume appears for the first time; the hair spray used to change his hair from red to brown when appearing as Kid Flash. Intro Dexter Myles, who later becomes curator of the Flash Museum.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    Flash
  2. 1. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    Flash
  3. 2. How NOT To Enjoy A Vacation!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  5. 4. Mystery of the Matinee Idol!
    Kid Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • David Southwood
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ed Boner