(Summer 1963)

DC, 1963 Series
 
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1963-08-15
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 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)

["Green Lantern's amazing power ring..."] (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:
Bob 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!
Reprints:

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

["There's danger in the air..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

["Wheet! Wheet!"] (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
Reprints:

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

["Now that you've read this Flash Annual..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."] (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.

["Best wishes from Barry Allen (The Flash)"] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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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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