Secret Origins #41 [Direct]
(June 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-04-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid

Issue Notes

The Rogues Gallery of the Flash (Table of Contents)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash; Weather Wizard; Heat Wave; Trickster; Pied Piper; Captain Cold; Captain Boomerang
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover is based on the classic Nov. 1967 cover from The Flash (DC, 1959 Series) #174 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Tim Dzon
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Janice Chiang

Job Number
G-4595
Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Gambi; Gorilla Grodd (in human form)
Synopsis
A man with no memories enters the shop of Paul Gambi, a Central City tailor to the super-villains, who decides to help the man try to remember by recounting the origins of some of the Flash's Rogues.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 2: The Trickster (Table of Contents: 2)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Grant Miehm
Inks
Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Gambi; Gorilla Grodd (in human form); Trickster [James Jesse]; Booster Gold
Synopsis
Paul Gambi tells the origin of circus performer turned villain, the Trickster.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 3: The Pied Piper (Table of Contents: 3)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Howard Simpson
Inks
Anthony Van Bruggen
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Gambi; Gorilla Grodd (in human form); Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]; Trickster
Synopsis
Paul Gambi tells the origin of the spoiled rich Pied Piper. Trickster calls on the Piper for help.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 4: Captain Cold and Heat Wave (Table of Contents: 4)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Ian Carr
Inks
Kevin Branch
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Gambi; Gorilla Grodd (in human form); Captain Cold [Len Snart]; Heat Wave [Mick Rory]; Trickster; Pied Piper
Synopsis
Paul Gambi tells the origins of petty thief Captain Cold and pyromaniac Heat Wave. After Heat Wave performs a heroic act, he and Captain Cold join up with Trickster and Piper.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 5: Captain Boomerang and the Weather Wizard (Table of Contents: 5)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Trevor Von Eeden
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Gambi; Gorilla Grodd (in human form); Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon] (flashback)
Synopsis
Paul Gambi tells the origins of criminal inventor Captain Boomerang and two-bit burglar Weather Wizard. Upon hearing of the super-hero, Flash, the mysterious stranger finally remembers who he is.

A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 6: Rally Round the Rogues! (Table of Contents: 6)

Flash's Rogues' Gallery / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Don Simpson
Inks
Don Simpson
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Don Simpson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Trickster; Captain Boomerang; Captain Cold; Heat Wave; Weather Wizard; Pied Piper; Gorilla Grodd; Paul Gambi; Solovar
Synopsis
The Rogues, having received a telepathic message from Solovar, arrive at Paul Gambi's shop to stop Gorilla Grodd.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Rogues Gallery of the Flash
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  2. 1. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 1
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  3. 2. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 2: The Trickster
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  4. 3. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 3: The Pied Piper
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  5. 4. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 4: Captain Cold and Heat Wave
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  6. 5. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 5: Captain Boomerang and the Weather Wizard
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
  7. 6. A Rogue by Any Other Name, Chapter 6: Rally Round the Rogues!
    Flash's Rogues' Gallery
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