DC Special Series #11 - The Flash Spectacular
([May] 1978)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
12 times a year
On-sale date
1978-02-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893169005
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-Sale date from Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #185 and Comic Reader #153.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2855
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Gorilla Grodd; Johnny Quick

Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Gorilla Grodd; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Turtle Man; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick

Indexer Notes

Snapinn letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda. Snapinn and Oda are credited as letterers on the contents page.

Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier! Prologue (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Turtle Man; Grodd; Solovar; Gorilla City; Flash [Barry Allen] (Cameo); Secret Society of Super-Villains [Copperhead; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]; Wizard] (Cameo); Trickster [James Jesse] (Cameo)
Synopsis
Solovar and the other gorillas execute Grodd for his crimes against Gorilla City.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Snapinn letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda. Snapinn and Oda are credited as letterers on the contents page.

Part One (Table of Contents: 3)

Kid Flash / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
José Luis García-López [as José L. G. Lopez]
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Mary West (Wally's mother); Leslie; Lightning (Wally's dog); Bob West (Wally's father)
Synopsis
Wally and his date Leslie are secretly attacked by a gorilla with a gun that causes Leslie to move at super-speed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kid Flash reveals his secret identity to his parents, Bob and Mary West. Snapinn letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda. Snapinn and Oda are credited as letterers on the contents page.

Part Two (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Trydd (Gorilla); Solovar; Gorilla City; Patty; Turtle Man; Iris West
Synopsis
Turtle Man tries to rob a bank but is defeated by the Flash, even though he is secretly helped by a strange Gorilla with a super-speed gun.
Reprints

Dilemma (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part Three (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick [John Chambers]; Tubby; Joan Garrick
Synopsis
A strange gorilla with a super-speed gun causes Johnny Quick to accidentally prevent Jay Garrick from stopping several calamities.
Reprints

Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Iris West; Mary West; Bob West; Jroyy; Grodd; Solovar; Gorilla City
Synopsis
Grodd's displaced mind combined with actions by the three Flashes caused his body to come back to life. After being defeated, Grodd was sentenced to life in prison in Gorilla City.
Reprints

Epilogue (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2832
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Bob West; Mary West; Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Professor Ira West; Edgar Rhodes (Wally's uncle); Mrs. Rhodes (Wally's aunt); Inez Rhodes; Stacy Conwell; Dexter Myles; Harlequin [Duela Dent]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Aqualad; Mal Duncan; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny
Synopsis
Kid Flash gratuates from High School.
Reprints

Who's Who in the Flash's Rogues Gallery (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Irv Novick; Nick Cardy; Carmine Infantino; ?
Inks
Joe Giella; Nick Cardy; ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Text piece detailing various of Flash's rogues.

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations of villains taken from earlier Flash comics.

[Jackie Cooper & Valerie Perrine] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Superman Movie Report / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier!
    The Flash
  3. 2. Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier! Prologue
    The Flash
  4. 3. Part One
    Kid Flash
  5. 4. Part Two
    The Flash
  6. 5. Dilemma
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  7. 6. Part Three
    The Golden Age Flash
  8. 7. Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier!
    The Flash
  9. 8. Epilogue
    The Flash
  10. 9. Who's Who in the Flash's Rogues Gallery
    The Flash
  11. 10. [Jackie Cooper & Valerie Perrine]
    Superman Movie Report
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