([June] 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)
Color
Color
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

While working in his lab, police scientist Barry Allen was struck by lightning at the exact same time that he became doused in chemicals. But instead of scarring him or taking his life, this freak accident gave him a new one, as the Flash, the fastest man alive. This hardcover epic reprints the original 1950s tales that first introduced the Flash and his colorful assortment of villains. Relive the scarlet speedster's earliest adventures and learn the origins of one of DC's classic heroes. 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Paul Kupperberg

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

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

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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: 27)

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: 28)

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: 29) (Expand) /

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

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