(May-June 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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.


[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:

["Here are some of the winners..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

["In days to come, when earthmen will travel..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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)

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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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