(October 1980)

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Volume:
32
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1980-07-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893048510
Editing:
Len Wein (credited)
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

This issue has variants.

On sale date from 'Len's Line Up' listing on the letters page of Justice League of America #183.


["It can't be!"] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Heck [as Heck] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Fiona Webb [Beverly Lewis]; Saber-Tooth [as Barry Allen]; Firestorm
Synopsis:
Barry Allen is apparently about to kill Fiona, as Flash charges through a wall to save her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin. Klein credits per his blog: http://kleinletters.com/1980Covers.html

Previous indexer credited Milt Snappin.

Firestorm appears in a small panel at bottom.

Snap Tite!? You Bet. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Will You Believe Me When I'm Dead?" (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (credited)
Pencils:
Don Heck (credited)
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte [as F. Chiaramonte] (credited)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters:
Milt Snapinn (credited)
Job Number:
J-6604

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Dr. Alchemy [Alvin Desmond] (cameo); Fiona Webb [Beverly Lewis]; Saber-Tooth; Sgt. Foley; Morty; Troy Nathan; Mack Nathan; King Faraday; Ross Malverk
Synopsis:
Several attempts have been made to kill Fiona Webb because of knowledge she has of a gangster. The Flash stops two attempts but hired hitman Saber-Tooth tries again, disguised as Barry Allen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in The Flash #290.
References The Flash #234.

Get the Newest Number Yum! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

She's No Angel (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hawkman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Father Knows Best (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit; Richie Rich / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super Gifts & Gimmicks (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret History of the Nuclear Man (Table of Contents)

Firestorm / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils:
George Perez (breakdowns, credited); Bob Smith (finished art)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters:
Shelly Leferman (credited)
Editing:
Len Wein (credited)

Characters:
Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein]; Multiplex; Killer Frost; Hyena (villains cameo); Justice League of America [Zatanna; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman, Superman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman] (JLofA cameo to Firestorm joining)
Synopsis:
Ronnie recounts their origin and history to Martin, and convinces Martin that they are Firestorm (who is only aware of their identity when the two are combined).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Quick review of Firestorm #1-5, DC Comics Presents #17 and Justice League of America #179.

Strong Arms Make All the Difference! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Write Right Now!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis [as Ted P. Skimmer] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-585

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Al Schroeder III, John Murphy, Kevin Grskovich, and Karen Wu.
Includes Len's Line-Up, listing some DC Comics on sale July 10th.

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Power! Accuracy! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It can't be!"]
    Flash
  2. 1. Snap Tite!? You Bet.
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  3. 2. "Will You Believe Me When I'm Dead?"
    Flash
  4. 3. Get the Newest Number Yum!
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  6. 5. She's No Angel
    Hawkman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. Father Knows Best
    Grit; Richie Rich
  8. 7. Super Gifts & Gimmicks
    Fun Factory
  9. 8. The Secret History of the Nuclear Man
    Firestorm
  10. 9. Strong Arms Make All the Difference!
    Mike Marvel
  11. 10. [Write Right Now!]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  13. 12. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  14. 13. Power! Accuracy!
    Daisy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Marchand
  • Steve Jenner
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • David Southwood
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ed Boner