The Flash #136
(May 1963)

DC, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale Date
1963-03-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from an ad in The Brave and the Bold #47 and copyright registration.

The Mirror Master's Invincible Bodyguards! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you found me--unarmed--in my hide-out, Flash, but it'll do you no good!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]
Reprints

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You were supposed to clean up the garage, Jerry, but you didn't do a very good job!
Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style.

The Mirror Master's Invincible Bodyguards! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My only chance to deal with those incredible mirror guardians of the Mirror Master...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Professor Dobill; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; 2 Mirror Bodyguards
Synopsis
Mirror Master plans some spectacular crimes after he busts out of prison so he can rise up the prison newspaper's "Most Successful Criminal Poll."
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Tootsie Roll Pop (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Flash-Grams / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A waterspout is a tornado-storm...
Feature Logo
Flash Facts
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Barry Allen-- You're the Flash! --And I Can Prove It! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To begin with, the "mind-reading act" worked by Barry Allen and his newshen girl...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Rod Pagin (first appearance, villain); Masked Bandit
Synopsis
A criminal uses a post-hypnotic suggestion on the Flash, resulting in him almost revealing his secret identity.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Missile Attack! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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, the more its mass increases--
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mirror Master's Invincible Bodyguards!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. The Mirror Master's Invincible Bodyguards!
    The Flash
  4. 3. ["Tootsie Roll makes history!"]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Strange Sports Stories is the most exciting spectacular astonishing magazine every published!"]
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  6. 5. ["204 revolutionary war soldiers only $1.98"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  7. 6. ["Brillant quadruple collection your for just 25ยข"]
    Zenith Stamps
  8. 7. Tootsie Roll Pop
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  10. 9. ["Now! In their own spectacular book!"]
    Metal Men
  11. 10. ["A waterspout is a tornado-storm..."]
    Flash Facts
  12. 11. Barry Allen-- You're the Flash! --And I Can Prove It!
    The Flash
  13. 12. ["Kids!! Blast off in your own space capsule with this exciting, plastic action toy"]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. ["Make all out war in your own home..."]
    Missile Attack!
  15. 14. ["The faster an object travels, the more its mass increases--"]
    Wonders of Speed!
  16. 15. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. ["Comes packed in this special garage box in which to store your models!"]
    147 Famous Automobiles
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