The Flash #171
(June 1967)

DC, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of Jan., July, & Oct.
On-sale Date
1967-04-18
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.

Why? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Here Lies The Flash -- Dead and Unburied (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / comic story / 21.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light; Green Ghost] (villain); Iris Allen; Dexter Miles; Charley Perkins; Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Atom [Ray Palmer]] (flashback cameo); police laboratory assistants; Elizabeth Perkins; Mrs. Perkins
Synopsis
Dr. Light has mastered a method of using light as disguise, which allows him to battle Flash disguised as the Green Ghost, a spider, Dexter Miles, and even a pile of jewels.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Justice League of America #12, The Atom #8, and Green Lantern #33.

Story across 23 pages in three parts of 5.5, 9.5, and 6.5 pages.

It's a Comedy of Terrors (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Scooter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Dive Into an Underwater World of Action With the GI Joe Frogman and Sea Sled (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: L. L. Simpson; Charles Prudence; Robert Jennings; Mark Evanier; David Swift, with no replies.
Appears between pages 6-7 of story sequence.

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

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

Presenting the Man of the Hour - Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Superman [Clark Kent] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fight Global Air Battles With Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters regarding Flash #167, from: Bruce Powers; Rick Conley; Don Markstein; Joseph Arul; Cary Bates; Kenneth Price; Robert Jennings; Bill Ray, with no replies.
Appears between pages 16-17 of story sequence.

The Battle That Rocks the Universe! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Spectre; The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Job Number
6510
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want to dust all my models on display.
Synopsis
One boy shows another how to safely dust his models using a small paintbrush.

Indexer Notes

Idea is from Keith O'Camb.
Appears between pages 16-17 of story sequence.

Catalog Offer of the Year! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Men, Build, Develop Mighty Muscles (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Mighty Muscles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Tank Trap (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! (Table of Contents: 15)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Why?
    The Flash
  2. 1. Here Lies The Flash -- Dead and Unburied
    The Flash
  3. 2. It's a Comedy of Terrors
    Scooter
  4. 3. Dive Into an Underwater World of Action With the GI Joe Frogman and Sea Sled
    G. I. Joe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams -- Extra
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. Presenting the Man of the Hour - Clark Kent!
    Superman [Clark Kent]
  8. 7. Fight Global Air Battles With Planes of All Nations
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  10. 9. The Battle That Rocks the Universe!
    The Spectre; The Flash
  11. 10. ["I want to dust all my models on display."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  12. 11. Catalog Offer of the Year!
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
  13. 12. Boys, Men, Build, Develop Mighty Muscles
    Mighty Muscles
  14. 13. Be My Guest at America's Greatest Amusement Park
    Superman; Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. Tank Trap
    Helen of Toy Co.
  16. 15. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase!
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