The Flash #229
(September-October 1974)

DC, 1959 Series
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Volume
25
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1974-06-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (uncredited)
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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #107.


The Astonishing Rag Doll Runs Wild! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Inks
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1783
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Rag Doll [Pete Merkel]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Johnny Quick

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Credits for colors and letters from Carl Gafford, provided via the Error List.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
N-1064
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Indexer Notes

Contents of the issue. Uses part of the cover of The Flash #178 as background.

The Rag Doll Runs Wild! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1765
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Rag Doll [Pete Merkel]; Thinker [Clifford DeVoe]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Iris Allen; Matt (Police Officer); Walton Gang; Joan Garrick
Synopsis
Barry Allen travels to Earth-2 when Joan Garrick contacts him and tells him that Jay is acting strangely. The two Flashes stop The Thinker and Rag Doll who are on a crime spree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Revival of Golden Age villain Rag Doll.

Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13.34 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-994
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Joe Hand (first appearance); David Hand (first appearance); Peter Hand (first appearance); Black Hand [William Hand] (first appearance, villain, origin); Gil Kane (cameo)
Synopsis
Black Hand has created a device to store Green Lantern's ring energy and tries to use that energy to imprison Green Lantern in another dimension.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gil Kane makes an appearance, breaking the fourth wall and informing the reader about the origin of Black Hand.

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 5.67 pages.

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

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1084
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've done a lot of research on this planet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis
Doctor Rocket's assistant sends his dirty laundry back to Earth.
Reprints

[Best Wishes] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1066
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pinup including all three Flashes.

Flash Puzzle (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P-31
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]; The Top [Roscoe Dillon]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; Heat Wave [Mick Rory]

Indexer Notes

Find-a-word puzzle. Flash Rogues illustrations at the top of the puzzle taken from the cover of The Flash #174.

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

Flash-Grams / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
S-1789

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Fred Schneider, Karla Jarrett, T. E. Pouncey, Keith Griffin, Greg Coben, "Unsigned", Steve Clement and Greg Potter, with replies from Rozakis.

Secret of the Handicapped Boys! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
N-992
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Mary West (Wally's Mom); Tommy; Jerry; Harry Watkins; Andy; Freddy Garson; Dave Dent
Synopsis
Three handicapped boys accidentally discover that Wally West is Kid Flash.
Reprints

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

Amazing Speeds / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1085
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Avalanches in the Swiss Alps...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Information on the speed of an avalanche.
Reprints

The Flash Trivia Quiz (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Mr. Element/Dr. Alchemy [Albert Desmond]; Iris West

Indexer Notes

Trivia questions on Flash history and foes.

The Man Who Wore Ten Hats! (Table of Contents: 11)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-993
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Mayor Claney; Daniel Moody; Tubby Watts
Synopsis
Johnny Quick has to perform the jobs of 10 people at once to stop crooked Mayor Claney from giving the jobs to his lazy relatives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writing and inking credits from index of original. Inking originally credited here to Mort Meskin, as credited on this reprint.

The Secret City (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dale Thomas; Dr. Maria Flura; Graves (Press Man); Jim Ronson; Mr. Browne (Sailor)
Synopsis
Flash takes Dale Thomas and Dr. Flura to the Amazon to help find Jim Ronson and uncovers a secret city.
Reprints

The Girl from the Super-Fast Dimension! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-991
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Doralla Kon; Iris West
Synopsis
Doralla Kon has travelled to Earth from the planet Alkomar. She has super-speed on Earth but she also emits a radiation that causes explosions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Doralla also appeared in The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #157.

Answers to Flash Trivia Quiz (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Astonishing Rag Doll Runs Wild!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Contents
    The Flash
  3. 2. The Rag Doll Runs Wild!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Half a Green Lantern Is Better Than None!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. ["We've done a lot of research on this planet!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  6. 5. [Best Wishes]
    The Flash
  7. 6. Flash Puzzle
    The Flash
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  9. 8. Secret of the Handicapped Boys!
    Kid Flash
  10. 9. ["Avalanches in the Swiss Alps..."]
    Amazing Speeds
  11. 10. The Flash Trivia Quiz
    The Flash
  12. 11. The Man Who Wore Ten Hats!
    Johnny Quick
  13. 12. The Secret City
    The Flash
  14. 13. The Girl from the Super-Fast Dimension!
    The Flash
  15. 14. Answers to Flash Trivia Quiz
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