Monday, 16 September 2019

The Flash Times Five Is Fatal!



Somebody in one of the letters pages once said that the joy of The Flash was that it was complete nonsense played with a straight face, and that to complain about The Scarlet Speedster running on the crystal molecules of clouds was missing the point.
This utterly cherishable issue proves that point succintly, and you can only read it with a huge grin on your face.
By the way, I guess Stuart wasn't fully in the show when they did this skit, else he'd've been there.
Mind you, he'd probably have turned up as Jay Garrick...















8 comments:

  1. That story is completely nuts! But it does serve to remind us all of Irv Novick's artwork which I always really enjoyed, even if he could never quite step ( run? ) out of Carmine's shadow.

    And what a great cover - really highlighting how the Silver Age Flash costume is one of THE best designed super hero costumes ever - simple, elegant, striking.

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  2. Completely nuts? Check.
    Love Irv Novick? Check. My Flash artist of choice, OVER Carmine.
    And one of the best costumes ever? Check, check & triple check. Cheers C!

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  3. I've owned this for years, but never read the lead story...only the GL/GA backup.

    Regards,

    Chris A.

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  4. I get where Chris is coming from. When I was a kid I always wondered who actually read the Flash - his comic was numbered in the two hundreds back then so somebody had to be buying it, right?

    So you've solved a bit of a mystery for me there Pete, by accounting for at least reader.

    -sean

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    1. *at least one reader.
      Duh.

      -sean

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    2. I own Flash 198, written by Bob Kanigher & drawn by Gil Kane, & did read that one.

      Regards,
      Chris A.

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    3. Never mind Chris, these things happen (hey, I read "Flash Times Five is Fatal" earlier).

      Were you inspired to read a second one though, not counting the above?

      -sean

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    4. No, just the GL/GA backup stories.

      Regards,
      Chris A.

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