The Flash Archives #1 [First Printing]
([August] 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
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Volume
1
Price
49.95 USD; 70.95 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale Date
1996-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-139-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941205052 00111
Editing
Bob Kahan (collected edition); Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Issue Notes

Series design by Alex Jay / Studio J. Publication design by Eddie Ortiz. Black and white reconstruction on some interior pages by Rick Keene. Color reconstruction by Rick Taylor and Tom McCraw.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Illustration of the Flash reprinted from the first page of Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4.

The Flash Archives, Volume 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with a detail from "The Secret of the Empty Box!" from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #8 (May-June 1957).

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from "The Secret of the Empty Box!" from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #8 (May-June 1957).

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from "Giants of the Time-World!" from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #14 (May-June 1958) [flipped and modified].

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Frank Giacoia with the inking, however Craig Delich and Bob Bailey of the GCD believe Bernard Sachs did the inking.
The original text leading into the title on page one (introducing the villain) has been removed.

[Cover - Showcase #4] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino; Robert Kanigher (cover design)
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen] (first appearance, origin); Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a comic book cover); Iris West (first appearance); The Turtle Man (villain, later The Turtle)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash.

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
Reprints

[Cover - Showcase #8] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

The Secret of the Empty Box! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Reprints

The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (first appearance, origin, villain)
Synopsis
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
Reprints

[Cover - Showcase #13] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
Reprints

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond] (first appearance, origin, villain, later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints

[Cover - Showcase #14] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archive credits Joe Giella with the inking credits for this cover. However, according to Julius Schwartz's records listed in the index in FLASH ANNUAL #1, the inker is Frank Giacoia.

Giants of the Time-World! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Reprints

The Man Who Changed the Earth! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Dr. Alchemy [Albert Desmond] (villain, origin, formerly Mr. Element)
Synopsis
The origin of Dr. Alchemy.
Reprints

[Cover - The Flash #105] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp (and logo design)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]
Reprints

Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen] (origin recap); Iris West; Katmos (villain); John Haines
Synopsis
John Haines frees Katmos from his suspended animation and he begins his plans to take over the world.
Reprints

The Master of Mirrors! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder](first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
Introducing the Mirror Master.
Reprints

[Cover - The Flash #106] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; The Pied Piper
Reprints

Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance; villain); Fred Pearson; Solovar; Gorilla City
Synopsis
Grodd tavels to Central City to steal Solovar's mind control power.
Reprints

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (first appearance, villain)
Reprints

[Cover - The Flash #107] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Return of the Super Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Solovar; Gorilla Grodd (villain)
Reprints

The Amazing Race Against Time! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kyri
Reprints

[Cover - The Flash #108] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

The Speed of Doom! (Table of Contents: 27)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kee Feleg (villain)
Reprints

The Super Gorilla's Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction); Tom McCraw (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (villain)
Reprints

Biographies (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies for John Broome, Frank Giacoia, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino, Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert and Julius Schwartz.

[Backcover] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Flash Archives, Volume 1
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. The Rival Flash!
    The Flash
  6. 5. [Cover - Showcase #4]
    The Flash
  7. 6. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
    The Flash
  8. 7. The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!
    The Flash
  9. 8. [Cover - Showcase #8]
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Secret of the Empty Box!
    The Flash
  11. 10. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    The Flash
  12. 11. [Cover - Showcase #13]
    The Flash
  13. 12. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  14. 13. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  15. 14. [Cover - Showcase #14]
    The Flash
  16. 15. Giants of the Time-World!
    The Flash
  17. 16. The Man Who Changed the Earth!
    The Flash
  18. 17. [Cover - The Flash #105]
    The Flash
  19. 18. Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.!
    The Flash
  20. 19. The Master of Mirrors!
    The Flash
  21. 20. [Cover - The Flash #106]
    The Flash
  22. 21. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    The Flash
  23. 22. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    The Flash
  24. 23. [Cover - The Flash #107]
    The Flash
  25. 24. Return of the Super Gorilla!
    The Flash
  26. 25. The Amazing Race Against Time!
    The Flash
  27. 26. [Cover - The Flash #108]
    The Flash
  28. 27. The Speed of Doom!
    The Flash
  29. 28. The Super Gorilla's Secret Identity!
    The Flash
  30. 29. Biographies
  31. 30. [Backcover]
    The Flash
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