The Flash #286
(June 1980)

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Volume
32
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-03-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893048506
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)
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

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #177.


Who Is the Rainbow Raider? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-338
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Rainbow Raider [Roy G. Bivolo] (silhouette)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin. Klein lettering per his blog: http://kleinletters.com/1980Covers.html.

The Color Schemes of the Rainbow Raider! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6464
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Rainbow Raider [Roy G. Bivolo] (introduction and origin); Fiona Webb; Captain Darryl Frye; Officer Charlie; Officer Fred; Mable Bivolo (Roy's mom, in flashback); Mr. Bivolo (Roy's dad, in flashback, death)
Synopsis
Barry adjusts to his new life without Iris and faces a new villain, the Rainbow Raider, who can manipulate emotions with his prism glasses, and even drains the color out of the Flash.
Reprints

Catman on the Prowl (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Flash-Grams / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-510

Volume 80 Issue 9 - Week of March 10, 1980 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Is the Rainbow Raider?
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Color Schemes of the Rainbow Raider!
    The Flash
  3. 2. Catman on the Prowl
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Flash-Grams
  5. 4. Volume 80 Issue 9 - Week of March 10, 1980
    Daily Planet
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