The Flash #214
(April 1972)

DC, 1959 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
23
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (with the exception of Jan., July and Oct.)
On-sale date
1972-02-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

DC 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-11.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #81.


The Gantlet of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

The Flash; Quicksilver; Kid Flash; Johnny Quick; Metal Men / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-477
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Captain Cold; Captain Boomerang; Pied Piper; The Top; Heat Wave; Mirror Master; Doc Magnus; Metal Men [Platinum; Mercury; Iron; Tin; Lead; Gold]; Quicksilver; Johnny Quick; The Wasp; Trickster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover image.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-476
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Quicksilver; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Gantlet of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-468
Genre
superhero
Characters
Gorilla Grodd; The Top; Captain Boomerang; Heat Wave; Pied Piper; Captain Cold; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Flash [Barry Allen]; J. M. Leach (tailor); Solovar; Pola
Synopsis
Gorilla Grodd uses his powers to switch bodies with a gorilla in the Central City zoo and from there he uses Flash's greatest foes to battle Flash until he can take control of Barry Allen's mind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 24 pages in three parts of 10.67 pages, 5.67 pages, and 6.67 pages.

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

Flash Facts! / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When meteors -- falling toward Earth -- meet our planet head-on...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Facts about meteors.
Reprints

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

Flash Facts! / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The counterclockwise winds of a tornado revolve...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the speeds of the winds in a tornado and the flying speed of ducks.
Reprints

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

Flash Facts! / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tidal Waves (more accurately called seismic sea waves, since the are waves set up by submarine earthquakes) sometimes travel...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Information about tidal waves.
Reprints

[The Wasp] (Table of Contents: 6)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush
Inks
Bill Quackenbush
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-465
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; The Wasp (first appearance, villain, death); Mr. Shaw; Mr. Lane
Synopsis
When two greedy business owners cut the Wasp out of his rightful share of his invention he decides to kill them.
Reprints

The Face Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents: 7)

Kid Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-467
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Silver Mask [Eddie Farrell]; Mrs. Carter Wright; Harry (villain)
Synopsis
Silver Mask, a boy singer, is being blackmailed by Harry who knows that he used to be part of a gang.
Reprints

The Modern Paul Bunyan! (Table of Contents: 8)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-471
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts; Paul Bunyan (statue)
Synopsis
Johnny Quick and Tubby visit a Paul Bunyan festival. When crooks rob the gate Johnny uses stunts similar to what Paul Bunyan would have done to capture them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from index of original. Reprint lists art by Ralf Mayo which is believed to be incorrect.

The Tale of the Three Tokens! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-466; FL113
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Lane; Joan Williams; The Thinker; Earl Hoffrith
Synopsis
The Thinker steal a time machine and plans to use it to rob banks but is stopped by the Flash and the inventor of the time machine.

Indexer Notes

Unpublished Golden Age story.

The Flaming Doom! (Table of Contents: 10)

Metal Men / comic story / 24.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-469
Genre
superhero
Characters
Colonel Henry Caspar; Dr. Will Magnus; Metal Men [Platinum; Gold; Lead; Iron; Mercury; Tin]
Synopsis
The newly created Metal Men battle a pre-historic monster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of the Metal Men.

The Weather Wizard Blows Up a Storm! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / comic story / 12.34 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-470
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Weather Wizard [Mark Marden]; Iris West; Jimmy Harlow; Tommy Davis; Billy Trent
Synopsis
A student's science fair project can predict the moves of the Weather Wizard and gives Flash an assist in stopping his latest crime spree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 5.67 and 6.67 pages.

Famous Flash Covers (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert; Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp; ?

Job Number
N-478
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Displays two famous Flash covers, Showcase #4 and The Flash #155.

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Gantlet of Super-Villains!
    The Flash; Quicksilver; Kid Flash; Johnny Quick; Metal Men
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Gantlet of Super-Villains!
    The Flash
  4. 3. ["When meteors -- falling toward Earth -- meet our planet head-on..."]
    Flash Facts!
  5. 4. ["The counterclockwise winds of a tornado revolve..."]
    Flash Facts!
  6. 5. ["Tidal Waves (more accurately called seismic sea waves, since the are waves set up by submarine earthquakes) sometimes travel..."]
    Flash Facts!
  7. 6. [The Wasp]
    Quicksilver
  8. 7. The Face Behind the Mask!
    Kid Flash
  9. 8. The Modern Paul Bunyan!
    Johnny Quick
  10. 9. The Tale of the Three Tokens!
    The Flash
  11. 10. The Flaming Doom!
    Metal Men
  12. 11. The Weather Wizard Blows Up a Storm!
    The Flash
  13. 12. Famous Flash Covers
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • David Southwood
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ed Boner