The Flash #153
(June 1965)

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
1965-04-15
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, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #160, 169, 178, 187, 196, 214, 229, 232)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1965 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

On-sale date from ad in Green Lantern #27 and copyright registration. Copy of issue also seen with a date stamp of April 15, 1965.


The Mightiest Punch of All Time! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mr. Element [Al Desmond]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Frank
Synopsis
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly
previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1952

The Mightiest Punch of All Time! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mr. Element [Al Desmond]; Rita; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne] (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story across 25 pages in three parts of 9.67 pages, 8.67 pages, and 5.67 pages.

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

G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Johnny Gets His Own Monster Koach! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Monogram / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

80 Page Giant Magazine; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Detective Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Flashgrams / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Doug Potter, Jack Gergotz, and John Talbot.

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

Lucky Charms / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 Issues of Flash for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Fighting Ships / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mightiest Punch of All Time!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Mightiest Punch of All Time!
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  6. 5. Johnny Gets His Own Monster Koach!
    AMT
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  9. 8. ["Greetings, Earth people!"]
    Monogram
  10. 9. ["For the very best..."]
    Justice League of America; Hawkman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant Magazine; Superman
  12. 11. ["Follow the adventures of Batman and Robin..."]
    Detective Comics; Batman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Flashgrams
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Charms
  15. 14. 10 Issues of Flash for Only $1.00
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fighting Ships
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