(May-June 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-03-05
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

Issue Notes

Second Flash appearance.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Empty Box! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Synopsis
Under cover of fog, a giant mystery box appears in Central City. While the police have their attention on opening the box, a trio of burglars commits robberies around town.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In days to come, when earthmen will travel...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (first appearance, origin, villain)
Synopsis
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain Cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
Reprints

The Race of Wheel and Keel (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Harry Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
John Butterfield; Harrison
Synopsis
A race between a stagecoach and a clipper ship. The stagecoach leaves from Saint Louis for California and the clipper leaves from New York for California.
Reprints
Keywords
California; clipper ship; stagecoach

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

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

A Date with Effie (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Secret of the Empty Box!
    The Flash
  4. 3. ["Here are some of the winners..."]
  5. 4. ["In days to come, when earthmen will travel..."]
    Wonders of Speed!
  6. 5. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    The Flash
  7. 6. The Race of Wheel and Keel
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  9. 8. A Date with Effie
  10. 9. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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