(March 1981)

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Volume:
33
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893048503
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

["I've triumphed at last!"] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Solivar; Gorilla Grodd
Synopsis:
Solovar attacks Flash as an image of Gorilla Grodd looks on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Truckin' (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

In Grodd We Trust! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates (credited)
Pencils:
Don Heck (credited)
Inks:
Don Heck (credited)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters:
Ben Oda (credited)
Job Number:
J-7030

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Solovar; Gorilla Grodd; Officer Frick; Fiona Webb
Synopsis:
Gorilla Grodd uses the Worldwash broadcasts, which erased human memories of Gorilla City, to also bring Flash and Solovar together with the intent of killing each other.
Reprints:

For a World of Fun...Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Saves the Weather Satellites! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meet the Funniest, Craziest, Most Gruesome Family of Creatures to Arrive from Outer Space! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Creature Creations / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fun Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

By the Sea, By the Sea, By The Dangerous Sea! (Table of Contents)

Firestorm / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (credited)
Inks:
Bob Wiacek (credited)
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters:
Ben Oda (credited)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein]; Typhoon [David Drake] (origin); Captain Hammer; Professor Martin Stein
Synopsis:
During the test of a nuclear-powered bathysphere piloted by David Drake, the Professor witnesses the ship's captain cut the cable, becoming angry enough to summon Firestorm. Firestorm saves David Drake, only to witness him turned into Typhoon during a reaction of the nuclear pile and seawater.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Martin Stein appears both as himself and as part of Firestorm.

We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Join the Official Star Wars Fan Club (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Star Wars Fan Club / 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-690

Indexer Notes

Letters from: The DC Fanatic, The Ramblin' Jersey, Barry Allen Reed, Steve Brunton, and Kent Phenis. Includes Len's Line-up, with information on DC Comics currently on sale.

Free 1981 Catalog 1600 Novelties (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For the Closest Thing to Real Racing! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I've triumphed at last!"]
    Flash
  2. 1. Truckin'
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  3. 2. In Grodd We Trust!
    Flash
  4. 3. For a World of Fun...Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  5. 4. Write Right Now!
  6. 5. Superman Saves the Weather Satellites!
    Superman; Hostess Twinkies
  7. 6. Meet the Funniest, Craziest, Most Gruesome Family of Creatures to Arrive from Outer Space!
    Creature Creations
  8. 7. Super Gifts & Gimmicks
    Fun Factory
  9. 8. By the Sea, By the Sea, By The Dangerous Sea!
    Firestorm
  10. 9. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  11. 10. Join the Official Star Wars Fan Club
    Star Wars Fan Club
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  13. 12. Free 1981 Catalog 1600 Novelties
    Johnson Smith Co.
  14. 13. For the Closest Thing to Real Racing!
    Aurora Products Corp.
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