(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
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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
Reprints:

[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.

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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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