([June] 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
49.95 USD; 70.95 CAD
Pages:
232
On-sale date:
1996
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
1563891395 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194120505200111
Editing:
Bob Kahan (collected edition); Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket

Issue Notes

While working in his lab, police scientist Barry Allen was struck by lightning at the exact same time that he became doused in chemicals. But instead of scarring him or taking his life, this freak accident gave him a new one, as the Flash, the fastest man alive. This hardcover epic reprints the original 1950s tales that first introduced the Flash and his colorful assortment of villains. Relive the scarlet speedster's earliest adventures and learn the origins of one of DC's classic heroes. Series design by Alex Jay / Studio J. Publication design by Eddie Ortiz. Black and white reconstruction on some interior pages by Rick Keene. Color reconstruction by Rick Taylor and Tom McCraw.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
?
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

Flash / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
?
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Paul Kupperberg

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Frank Giacoia with the inking, however Craig Delich and Bob Bailey of the GCD believe Bernard Sachs did the inking.

[Cover - Showcase #4] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen] (first appearance; origin); Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a comic book cover); Iris West (first appearance); The Turtle Man (villain; later The Turtle)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash.

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
Reprints:

[Cover - Showcase #8] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

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:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
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:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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:

[Cover - Showcase #13] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
Reprints:

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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.
Reprints:

[Cover - Showcase #14] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

Giants of the Time-World! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Reprints:

The Man Who Changed the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Dr. Alchemy [Albert Desmond](villain; origin; formerly Mr. Element)
Synopsis:
The origin of Dr. Alchemy.
Reprints:

[Cover - The Flash #105] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Mirror Master
Reprints:

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:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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.
Reprints:

The Master of Mirrors! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder](first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Introducing the Mirror Master.
Reprints:

[Cover - The Flash #106] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Pied Piper
Reprints:

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:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway](first appearance; villain)
Reprints:

[Cover - The Flash #107] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

Return of the Super Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Solovar; Gorilla Grodd (villain)
Reprints:

The Amazing Race Against Time! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kyri
Reprints:

[Cover - The Flash #108] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

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

The Speed of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kee Feleg (villain)
Reprints:

The Super Gorilla's Secret Identity! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (villain)
Reprints:

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies for John Broome, Frank Giacoia, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino, Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert and Julius Schwartz.

[Backcover] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert; Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella
Colors:
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mirror Master
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints covers from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #4 & 14 and THE FLASH (DC, 1959 series) #105 & 107.