(September-October 1956)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-07-03
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); Julius 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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Presenting The Flash! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino; Robert 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: 1) (Expand) /

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

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Big Dance (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Fastest Creatures on Earth! (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The faster an object travels...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Nutty Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
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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