(September-October 1974)

DC, 1959 Series
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Volume:
25
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell
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

The Astonishing Rag Doll Runs Wild! (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
S-1783

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Rag Doll [Pete Merkel]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Johnny Quick

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [August 2007]. Credits for colors and letters from Carl Gafford, provided via the Error List [June 2010].

Contents (Table of Contents)

Flash / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1064

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Indexer Notes

Contents of the issue.

The Rag Doll Runs Wild! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1765

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Rag Doll [Pete Merkel]; Thinker; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Iris West; Matt (Police Officer); Walton Gang; Joan Garrick
Synopsis:
Barry Allen travels to Earth-2 when Joan Garrick contacts him and tells him that Jay is acting strangely. The two Flashes stop The Thinker and Rag Doll who are on a crime spree.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revival of Golden Age villain Rag Doll. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13.6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-994

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Joe Hand (first appearance); David Hand (first appearance); Peter Hand (first appearance); Black Hand [William Hand] (first appearance, villain, origin); Gil Kane (cameo)
Synopsis:
Black Hand has created a device to store Green Lantern's ring energy and tries to use that energy to imprison Green Lantern in another dimension.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gil Kane makes an appearance, breaking the fourth wall and informing the reader about the origin of Black Hand.

["We've Done a Lot of Research on This Planet!"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / filler / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis:
Doctor Rocket's assistant sends his dirty laundry back to Earth.

Best Wishes from (Table of Contents)

Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]

Indexer Notes

Pinup including all three Flashes.

Flash Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Flash / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]; The Top [Roscoe Dillon]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; Heat Wave [Mick Rory]

Indexer Notes

Find-a-Word puzzle. Flash Rogues illustration at the top of the puzzle.

Flash-Grams (Table of Contents)

Flash-Grams / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
S-1789

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Fred Schneider, Karla Jarrett, T. E. Pouncey, Keith Griffin, Greg Coben, "Unsigned", Steve Clement and Greg Potter, with replies from Rozakis.

Secret of the Handicapped Boys! (Table of Contents)

Kid Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-992

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Mary West (Wally's Mom); Tommy; Jerry; Harry Watkins; Andy; Freddy Garson; Dave Dent
Synopsis:
Three handicapped boys accidentally discover that Wally West is Kid Flash.
Reprints:

Amazing Speeds (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1085

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information on the speed of an avalanche.

Trivia Quiz (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Mr. Element/Dr. Alchemy [Albert Desmond]; Iris West

Indexer Notes

Trivia questions on Flash history and foes.

The Man Who Wore Ten Hats! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-993

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Mayor Claney; Daniel Moody; Tubby Watts
Synopsis:
Johnny Quick has to perform the jobs of 10 people at once to stop crooked Mayor Claney from giving the jobs to his lazy relatives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing and inking credits from index of original. Inking originally credited here to Mort Meskin (as listed here).

The Secret City (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-995

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dale Thomas; Dr. Maria Flura; Graves (Press Man); Jim Ronson; Mr. Browne (Sailor)
Synopsis:
Flash takes Dale Thomas and Dr. Flura to the Amazon to help find Jim Ronson and uncovers a secret city.
Reprints:

Girl From the Super-Fast Dimension! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-991

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Doralla Kon; Iris West
Synopsis:
Doralla Kon has travelled to Earth from the planet Alkomar. She has super-speed on Earth but she also emits a radiation that causes explosions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Doralla also appeared in Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #157.

Answers to Flash Trivia Quiz: (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Astonishing Rag Doll Runs Wild!
    Flash
  2. 1. Contents
    Flash
  3. 2. The Rag Doll Runs Wild!
    Flash
  4. 3. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. ["We've Done a Lot of Research on This Planet!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  6. 5. Best Wishes from
    Flash
  7. 6. Flash Puzzle
    Flash
  8. 7. Flash-Grams
    Flash-Grams
  9. 8. Secret of the Handicapped Boys!
    Kid Flash
  10. 9. Amazing Speeds
  11. 10. Trivia Quiz
    Flash
  12. 11. The Man Who Wore Ten Hats!
    Johnny Quick
  13. 12. The Secret City
    Flash
  14. 13. Girl From the Super-Fast Dimension!
    Flash
  15. 14. Answers to Flash Trivia Quiz:
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