DC Special Series #24 - The Flash and His Friends! [Direct]
(February 1981)

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Volume
5
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Elongated Man; Dr. Mid-Nite; Dr. Fate

The Flash and His Friends! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Pied Piper; Tower City police officers; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Iris West
Synopsis
The Pied Piper uses his musical control to force both The Flash and The Elongated Man to commmit robberies and forget they did so, but the heroes meet while trying to solve each others' crimes and realize the Pied Piper is behind the scheme, and defeat him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Flash is able to temporarily stretch using one drink of Gingold.

The See-Nothing Spells of Abra Kadabra! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Justice Society of America [Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate; Dr. Mid-Nite]; Abra Kadabra; Iris Allen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. John Broome mistakenly listed as writer on splash page; Gardner Fox properly credited in Table of Contents.

Trail of the False Green Lanterns! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; T. O. Morrow; Iris West (cameo); Carol Ferris (cameo)
Reprints

The Call Went Out -- And You Answered!! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Dial H for Hero / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

This Is Your Invitation to an Instant Classic! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

More Whirlwind Adventures of the Flash (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

3 Powerful Puzzlers! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Border is comprised of many small drawings of the Flash in flip book-style action.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Flash and His Friends!
  3. 2. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    The Flash
  4. 3. The See-Nothing Spells of Abra Kadabra!
    The Flash
  5. 4. Trail of the False Green Lanterns!
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Call Went Out -- And You Answered!!
    Dial H for Hero
  7. 6. This Is Your Invitation to an Instant Classic!
    Detective Comics
  8. 7. More Whirlwind Adventures of the Flash
    The Flash
  9. 8. 3 Powerful Puzzlers!
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer