([August] 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
1996-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-268-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941207650 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Bob Kahan (credited) (editor - collected edition); Brian Augustyn (credited) (editor - original series); Ruben Diaz (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Mike Carlin (credited) (executive editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Colors
Rick Taylor (credited); Electric Pickle (credited) (separations)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]
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Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover to Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert, the first appearance of the Barry Allen Flash.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited) (illustration)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited) (illustration)
Colors
?

Characters
Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]

Indexer Notes

Title page illustrated with a detail from the story from Flash (DC, 1987 series) #75 (April 1993).

Flashback: The Secrets behind "The Return of Barry Allen" (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited); Brian Augustyn (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited) (illustrations)

Characters
Max Mercury; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Wally West]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with three images from a single double-page spread from Flash (DC, 1987 series) #77 (June 1993), though split on to different pages.

[Prologue] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Sal Velluto (credited) (first page); Greg LaRocque (credited) (second page)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Dr. Alchemy; Linda Park; Jay Garrick [Flash]; Joan Garrick
Synopsis
During a battle with Dr. Alchemy, a figure appears out of a lightning storm. Two weeks later, Wally, Linda, Jay, and Joan are surprised by a visitor at the door.
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Indexer Notes

This is two separate pages from issues prior to the main storyline which contain elements setting it up. There is no attempt made to contextualize them, other than "last week" above the first page, or make them part of the main narrative.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)

Characters
Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the story from Flash (DC, 1987 series) #77 (June 1993).

Trust (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wally West [Flash, also as Kid Flash]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Psycho Pirate [Roger Hayden] (cameo); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Lady Quark (cameo); Captain Atom (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Alchemy (cameo); Dexter Miles; Joan Garrick; Pied Piper; Jack Giacomo
Synopsis
Wally and the seemingly returned-from-the-dead Barry Allen protect a mob boss at a carnival. But it's not Barry's super-speed mastery that proves his identity to Wally.
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Running Behind (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Linda Park; Chief Hotchkiss
Synopsis
When all three Flashes take on hijackers of a high-speed train, Wally hears Barry scream something very disturbing.
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Indexer Notes

A copy of the Life Story of the Flash by Iris West Allen can be seen in the alleyway where "Barry" materialized.

Identity Crisis (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold (cameo); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Captain Atom (cameo); Lady Quark (cameo); Psycho Pirate [Roger Hayden] (cameo); Jay Garrick [Flash]; Joan Garrick; Linda Park; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Johnny Chambers [Johnny Quick]; Max Mercury
Synopsis
While Jay Garrick recruits Johnny Chambers and Max Mercury to confront a mysterious threat, Wally and Barry are lured into a trap atop the Broome building. But after Barry escapes the trap he refuses to help Wally and leaves him to die.
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Indexer Notes

The Broome building is an homage to classic Silver Age Flash writer John Broome. Jay and Johnny mention other names Max Mercury has worked under: Lightning, Blue Streak, and Quicksilver. Jay also mentions a case he worked on with Max in 1949 involving "The Screaming Skull."

Suicide Run (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Max Mercury
Synopsis
While Jay Garrick, Johnny Quick, and Max Mercury attempt to deal with the now out of control "Barry Allen," Wally stumbles across the book which holds the answers to Barry's behavior.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in part in Green Lantern (DC, 1990 series) #40 (not included in this volume).

Blitzkrieg (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Johnny Quick; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Max Mercury; Professor Zoom [also as Flash [Barry Allen]]
Synopsis
The elder speedsters encourage Wally, then take on the renegade "Barry Allen," while Wally prepares for a final confrontation with Professor Zoom at the Flash Museum.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in part from Green Lantern (DC, 1990 series) #40 (not included in this volume).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)

Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the story from Flash (DC, 1987 series) #75 (April 1993).

The Once and Future Flash (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / comic story / 55 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited)
Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
Gina Going (credited)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Professor Zoom [also as Flash [Barry Allen]]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Garrick; Linda Park; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Max Mercury; Johnny Quick; Harold Lampert
Synopsis
While fighting Wally West in the Flash Museum, Professor Zoom reveals how he came to the 20th century to meet his hero Barry Allen, but arrived at the wrong point in time. He discovered that he was destined to die at the hands of Barry Allen later on in his own personal timeline as a villain, and his mind snapped. When Wally's cohorts arrive, Zoom flees, but later draws Wally out for a final fight at the Flash Museum, where Wally tricks him into returning to his proper time.
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Indexer Notes

Page 39 is split and printed over two pages in order to print the two-page spreads properly. Mayor Lampert is named after the original Golden Age Flash artist, Harry Lampert.

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)

Characters
Flash [Wally West]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the story from Flash (DC, 1987 series) #77 (June 1993).

Too Many Speedsters! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Roy Richardson (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

[Barry Allen Is Back...] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

[You Are About to Experience...] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]
Reprints

The Final Blow! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

[To Save the City...] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited) (signed as Templeton)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Wally West]; Max Mercury; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Flash [seemingly Barry Allen, but actually Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

[Flash #79 Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Ty Templeton (credited)
Inks
Ty Templeton (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Zoom; Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]
Reprints

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 19) (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. [Title Page]
  3. 2. Flashback: The Secrets behind "The Return of Barry Allen"
  4. 3. [Prologue]
    The Flash
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Trust
    The Flash
  7. 6. Running Behind
    The Flash
  8. 7. Identity Crisis
    The Flash
  9. 8. Suicide Run
    The Flash
  10. 9. Blitzkrieg
    The Flash
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Once and Future Flash
    The Flash
  13. 12. Cover Gallery
  14. 13. Too Many Speedsters!
    The Flash
  15. 14. [Barry Allen Is Back...]
    The Flash
  16. 15. [You Are About to Experience...]
    The Flash
  17. 16. The Final Blow!
    The Flash
  18. 17. [To Save the City...]
    The Flash
  19. 18. [Flash #79 Cover]
    The Flash
  20. 19. [Back Cover]
    The Flash
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