The Flash #138
(August 1963)

DC, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale Date
1963-06-13
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 copyright registration.

The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]
Reprints

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 13.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Tower City police officers; Sue Dibny; Iris West; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (villain)
Synopsis
The Pied Piper uses his musical control to force both The Flash and The Elongated Man to commit robberies and forget they did so, but the heroes meet while trying to solve each others' crimes and realize the Pied Piper is behind the scheme, and defeat him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Refers to Flash #106 and #113. Flash is able to temporarily stretch using one drink of Gingold. DC Special Series reprint credits the script to John Broome.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

How Not to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the two Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)
Synopsis
Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence. Credits from a list by Lionel English.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter from Jerry Bails regarding the relative merits of the current Flash stories vs. the stories from the 1940's. For his comments, Jerry is awarded the original artwork for Part 1 of "Secret of The Three Super-Weapons." Also includes letters from Paul Moslander, Ronald E. Haerle, and Richard West.

Mystery of the Matinee Idol! (Table of Contents: 10)

Kid Flash / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Dexter Myles (first appearance); Blue Valley Summer Festival Commissioner; Mayor of Blue Valley; Sheriff of Blue Valley; Rudolph West; Mary West; Charley (villain); two unnamed common crooks (villains)
Synopsis
Two crooks try to use Dexter Myles as a diversion to stage a jail break of their comrade, but are foiled by Kid Flash, and Dexter is awarded a spot in the summer festival Playhouse production.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A new feature of Kid Flash's new costume appears for the first time; the hair spray used to change his hair from red to brown when appearing as Kid Flash. Intro Dexter Myles, who later becomes curator of the Flash Museum.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Blast Off / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  3. 2. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual
  6. 5. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  11. 10. Mystery of the Matinee Idol!
    Kid Flash
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Lois Lane Annual
  14. 13. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
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