The Flash #290 [Newsstand]
(October 1980)

DC, 1959 Series
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Volume:
32
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:
?
Editing:
Len Wein
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 is a variant of The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #290.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Fiona Webb; Saber-Tooth (as Barry Allen)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Dr. Alchemy [Alvin Desmond]; Fiona Webb [Beverly Lewis]; Saber-tooth; Sgt. Foley; Morty; Troy Nathan; Mack Nathan; King Faraday; Ross Malverk
Reprints:

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

Firestorm / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash
  2. 1. "Will You Believe Me When I'm Dead?"
    Flash
  3. 2. The Secret History of the Nuclear Man
    Firestorm
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
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