Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Flash Who?

There's a theory that there are only 7 stories in the world, and that every tale told is a variation or combination of one of those seven. Y'know, boy meets girl, boy loses girl etc. etc.
Not sure if they have one for 'Superhero completely loses his memory' however.
Here's a tale where The Scarlet Speedster forgets who he really is, and even if writer Cary Bates doesn't quite make enough of the set-up, well, you do get that iconic cover, probably one of the best of the Bronze Age, certainly one of the best of this character.
Also, Barry gets to be appallingly sexist to wife Iris, and then blame it on his amnesia.
I didn't know what I was saying, honey! I didn't know it was you!


  1. Certainly a great cover! My personal fave is 210 the assassination of Lincoln as news in the 21st Century.

  2. That was fun. And Barry slept on the couch for a week after.

  3. Very nice. I miss those first issues of Wally trying to fill Barry’s shoes. Those were some good stories too. At least up until the “Zero Hour” crossover and a change in artist.

  4. eh, they lost me before then to be honest.

  5. Irv Novick-era Flash is where I first discovered the character. Always made sure to grab Flash off the spinner rack if I could. Read the magazine all the way to #350 even though it had gotten pretty awful with the badly-written and worse-conceived "trial of the Flash" storyline that dragged on forever and only managed to show that the writer had zero clue how the criminal justice system works or what self-defense laws are. Anyway, here's to Irv! He drew a great Batman, too!