(Summer 1963)

DC, 1963 Series
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1963-08-29
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
squarebound

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of August 15 in ad in The Adventures of Bob Hope #83.


Famous Flash Firsts (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert (on main figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Katmos; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond]; Gorilla Grodd; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Star Sapphire
Reprints

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen] (origin recap); Iris West; Katmos (villain); John Haines
Synopsis
John Haines frees Katmos from his suspended animation and he begins his plans to take over the world.
Reprints

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Master of the Elements! (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
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond] (first appearance, origin, villain, later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Mr. Element

The Mystery of the Elongated Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (first appearance, origin); Iris West; Perry Veto (villain)
Synopsis
Elongated Man comes to Central City and Flash suspects him of committing a string of robberies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appearance of Elongated Man

How I Draw the Flash (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

The Amazing Star Sapphire! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Moe Worthman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Maria Flura; Star Sapphire (1st appearance, villain)
Synopsis
The Flash and Dr. Flura are seeming found dead in the streets, but later are discovered to be in a state of suspended animation. Suddenly, Star Sapphire appears to challenge the Flash [in a dream state] to a battle royale, with the preservation of the Earth as the stakes. Unfortunately for the Fastest Man Alive, he has only two minutes to beat her before he dies!
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Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance, villain); Fred Pearson; Solovar
Synopsis
Grodd travels to Central City to steal Solovar's mind control power.
Reprints
Keywords
Gorilla City

Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appearance of Gorilla Grodd

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

The Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Mystery in Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Famous Flash-Cover Firsts! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Everett E. Hibbard; Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Everett E. Hibbard; Joe Kubert; Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset); The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Mirror Master
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Meet Kid Flash! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (first appearance, origin); Iris West
Synopsis
Wally West visits his aunt Iris and meets the Flash. During the meeting a freak accident gives Wally super speed and he becomes Kid Flash.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

origin & 1st appearance of Kid Flash

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

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Complete Index of All The Flash Stories Published to Date (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Contains story titles and art credits for each issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Best wishes from Barry Allen (The Flash)
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Famous Flash Firsts
    The Flash
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. ["Green Lantern's amazing power ring..."]
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
    The Flash
  8. 7. How I Draw the Flash
    The Flash
  9. 8. The Amazing Star Sapphire!
    The Flash
  10. 9. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    The Flash
  11. 10. ["There's danger in the air..."]
    The Atom
  12. 11. ["Wheet! Wheet!"]
    Mystery in Space
  13. 12. Famous Flash-Cover Firsts!
    The Flash
  14. 13. Meet Kid Flash!
    The Flash
  15. 14. ["Now that you've read this Flash Annual..."]
    The Flash
  16. 15. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
    DC Comics
  17. 16. A Complete Index of All The Flash Stories Published to Date
  18. 17. ["Best wishes from Barry Allen (The Flash)"]
    The Flash
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