(October-November 1976)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume
5
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1976-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Barcode
070989321618
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #132.


Superman vs. the Flash (Table of Contents)

Superman; The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (layout); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1618
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Flash; Batman; Robin; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Atom; Green Arrow; Aquaman
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Indexer Notes

Cover art credits based on a GCD discussion in March 2009 and confirmed by Kevin Nowlan. Comic Reader #132 credits the cover to Infantino and Garcia-Lopez. Cover art is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #199. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman; The Flash / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (layout); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1619
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Flash

Indexer Notes

Superman and Flash figures taken from the front cover, but in black and white. Located on the inside front cover.

Superman's Race with the Flash! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-1606
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Perry White; Iris Allen; Batman; Robin; Jimmy Olsen; Green Lantern; Martian Manuhunter; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Atom
Synopsis
The United Nations Secretary General approaches Superman and the Flash to have a race for various UN charities to determine who is the fastest man on earth. The heroes agree and the race around the world is on.
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Indexer Notes

This is part one.

Part II: "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Flash; Cameos: Hawkman; Martian Manhunter; Green Lantern; Batman; Wonder Woman
Synopsis
Both heroes are captured by two opposing syndicates who are hoping their hero wins the race. The heroes work together to get free and the race ends in a tie.
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Superman's Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
N-1621
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A 6-page tour through Superman's Fortress of Solitude.

Flash Puzzle (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A crossword puzzle.

How to Draw the Flash! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1623
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Carmine explains how he draws the Flash with examples. The original title from the Flash Annual is "How I Draw The Flash."

The Race to the End of the Universe! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-1607
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Weather Wizard; Iris Allen; "Big Angie"; Justice League of America [Batman; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter; Atom; Aquaman; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Snapper Carr; Hawkman]; Rokk; Sorbon; Professor Zoom; Abra Kadabra; Cameos: Images in Flash's head [Professor West; Dexter Myles; Al Desmond]; Images in Superman's head [Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang]
Synopsis
Two gambling aliens capture the Justice League and blackmail Superman and the Flash into racing against each other across the universe to determine who is faster.
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Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, but pages 11 and 23 are half-pages.

Answer to Flash Puzzle (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Galactic Speeds! (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1626
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Job Number
N-1624
First Line of Dialogue or Text
While running the 100 yard dash...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Located on the inside back cover.

Superman vs. the Flash (Table of Contents: 11)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (layout); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
V-1625
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Flash; Batman; Robin; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Atom; Green Arrow; Aquaman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Located on the back cover. This is same image as the front cover. By cutting the image where indicated, the reader can make a 3-D diorama.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman vs. the Flash
    Superman; The Flash
  2. 1. Contents
    Superman; The Flash
  3. 2. Superman's Race with the Flash!
    Superman
  4. 3. Part II: "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman's Fortress of Solitude
    Superman
  6. 5. Flash Puzzle
  7. 6. How to Draw the Flash!
    The Flash
  8. 7. The Race to the End of the Universe!
    The Flash
  9. 8. Answer to Flash Puzzle
  10. 9. Galactic Speeds!
  11. 10. ["While running the 100 yard dash..."]
    Flash Facts
  12. 11. Superman vs. the Flash
    Table-Top Diorama
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