([November] 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
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Volume
1
Price
14.99 USD; 18.99 CAD
Pages
?
On-sale Date
2009-09-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-2471-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401224714 51499
Editing
? (editor - collected edition); Julius Schwartz (editor - original series)

Issue Notes

Reprints Showcase #4, 8, 13, 14 and The Flash #105-106.

Second printing available November 27, 2013 (per comiclist.com).
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen] (introduction, scientist, origin); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (image only); Iris West (introduction); The Turtle Man [aka later as The Turtle] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
By a freak accident involving lab chemicals and lightning, Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive and originates a costume based on the comic adventures of the Flash from the 1940's. And it's a good thing too: for he must now face the Turtle Man, termed "The Slowest Man Alive".
Reprints
Keywords
comic book; lightning

The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Mazdan (villain)
Synopsis
The criminal Mazdan was tried for his crimes and sentenced to be sent to a future time period where he could harm nobody but was accidentally sent backwards to the 20th century, where he is captured by the Flash.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

The Secret of the Empty Box! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tight-wire's been cut!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Synopsis
Under cover of fog, a giant mystery box appears in Central City. While the police have their attention on opening the box, a trio of burglars commits robberies around town.
Reprints

The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! Flash's speed can't help him on that coating of slick ice I've laid down with my cold-gun!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (first appearance, origin, villain)
Synopsis
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain Cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
Reprints
Keywords
Central City; cyclotron

Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can I answer all these calls for help from all parts of the world--and still keep my...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
Synopsis
Flash must stop crimes around the globe and still return to Central City in time to make his lunch date with Iris.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Eiffel Tower; Mount Everest; Paris France; pyramid; submarine; torpedo

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Farewell, Flash!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond] (first appearance, origin, villain, later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints
Keywords
Palladium (jewelry store)

Giants of the Time-World! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West
Synopsis
Iris is kidnapped by a UFO and Flash follows her into the fourth dimension where he stops an attack on the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth dimension; hourglass; sound barrier; time barrier; UFO

The Man Who Changed the Earth! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Dr. Alchemy [Albert Desmond] (villain, origin, formerly Mr. Element); Ben Sniper
Synopsis
Mr. Element breaks out of prison and locates the Philosophers Stone, which allows him to transform any element into another.
Reprints
Keywords
Philosophers Stone

Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen] (origin recap); Iris West; Katmos (villain); John Haines
Synopsis
John Haines frees Katmos from his suspended animation and he begins his plans to take over the world.
Reprints

The Master of Mirrors! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]
Synopsis
Introducing the Mirror Master.
Reprints

Menace of the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Gorilla Grodd (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Barry Allen's friend Fred Pearson, star of the Central City Theatre's "The Great Gorilla," has been having blackouts at the same time that a mysterious gorilla has been seen roaming the city. Flash must solve this mystery and that of a super-sonic vehicle that passes him like he's standing still. Its pilot, Gorilla Grodd, has come to find Solovar, who is being held at the Central City Zoo. Grodd steals Solovar's "force of mind," and begins his plan to take over Gorilla City. But Solovar finds Barry Allen, explains the situation, and the two of them head to Gorilla City to confront Grodd.
Reprints

The Pied Piper of Peril! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Barry is on time for a dinner date with Iris for the first time, but he has to run out to deal with the Piper, the self-acclaimed Master of Sound.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
    The Flash
  3. 2. The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!
    The Flash
  4. 3. The Secret of the Empty Box!
    The Flash
  5. 4. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    The Flash
  6. 5. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  7. 6. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  8. 7. Giants of the Time-World!
    The Flash
  9. 8. The Man Who Changed the Earth!
    The Flash
  10. 9. Conqueror from 8 Million B.C.!
    The Flash
  11. 10. The Master of Mirrors!
    The Flash
  12. 11. Menace of the Super-Gorilla!
    The Flash
  13. 12. The Pied Piper of Peril!
    The Flash
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