(September-October 1956)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1956
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Presenting The Flash! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino; Bob Kanigher (cover design)
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Cover penciler and inker credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics. Kanigher has stated in various articles and interviews, including Robin Snyder's The Comics, that he provided the cover design for Carmine Infantino.

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen] (introduction, scientist, origin); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (image only); Iris West (introduction); The Turtle Man [aka later as The Turtle] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
By a freak accident involving lab chemicals and lightning, Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive and originates a costume based on the comic adventures of the Flash from the 1940's. And it's a good thing too: for he must now face the Turtle Man, termed "The Slowest Man Alive".
Reprints:
Keywords:
comic book; lightning

Here Are the Prizes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

The Big Dance (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Fastest Creatures on Earth! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["The faster an object travels..."] (Table of Contents)

Wonders of Speed! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
Synopsis:
The criminal Mazdan was tried for his crimes and sentenced to be sent to a future time period where he could harm nobody but was accidentally sent backwards to the 20th century, where he is captured by the Flash.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel

100-Yard Dash (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 5 of the previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nutty Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Presenting The Flash!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Here Are the Prizes
  5. 4. The Big Dance
  6. 5. Fastest Creatures on Earth!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. ["The faster an object travels..."]
    Wonders of Speed!
  9. 8. The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!
    The Flash
  10. 9. 100-Yard Dash
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Cheerful Card Company
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nutty Putty
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