From 1992: Three strange accidents transformed police scientist Barry Allen, college student Jay Garrick and young Wally West into super-speedsters -- but it was no accident that made them heroes!
This fast-paced volume finds The Flashes locked in battle against their greatest foes, including Gorilla Grodd, The Reverse Flash and many others. These titanic stories also feature the Flash's allies against evil, including Johnny Quick. Includes Comic Cavalcade 24; DC Special Series 1; Flash Comics 1, 66, 86; Showcase 4; The Flash 107, 113, 119, 124-125; 137; 143; 148; 179; The Flash (1987) 2!
Brand: DC Comics
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Much beter than the Greatest Stories collection from the 2000's, this book is full of golden age stories (with Jay Garrick as the Flash) and silver age/modern age stories (featuring Barry Allen and 1 Wally West story. The golden age stuff is of its time and you breeze through the stories rather quickly, but you know these stories are good when the campy-ness of the silver age doesn't really apply to the Flash. Nearly all the stories in this book are Barry Allen stories, including his origin. The sci-fi/over the top stuff is featured and includes many of the Flash's rogues gallery, but the writers managed to keep the Flash grounded in some respects. There is very little cheesy dialogue and the more over the top plots are actually readable and enjoyable. Barry Allen was a far less campier character than Batman in the silver age. The single Wally West story is very well done and shows you just why Wally is a perfect choice for the mantle of the Scarlett Speedster. Good for Barry Allen...
This book from the early 1990s takes a look at the best Flash stories ever told. The introductory materials are solid. The stories themselves are a bit of mixed bag and not quite as good as either the Golden Age, Superman, or Team Up greatest stories book from this era.
The book features four stories from Jay Garrick's Flash including the widely reprinted origin story from Flash Comics #1. One of the nicer ones was, "The Slow Motion Crimes" which showed the golden age version of the Silver Age Flash's first villain, "The Turtle."
The Silver Age version of Barry Allen defines the book, with pages 68-243 being stories from the Silver Age of comics. While I usually think these books tend to stack the books with too many modern stories this one almost has too few. Still, it has fun with the Silver Age concept with stories featuring top flash villains like Gorilla Grodd, the Mirror Master, and Captain Boomerang (who joins a truce and teams up with the...
As a Brooklyn boy in the 1950s, I voraciously read every Flash comic I could get my hands on. For awhile, I even collected them, but my mother one day decided (in a flash perhaps) to throw them all away. Still, I remember fondly the adventures of this comic-book hero and highly recommend The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told by Mike Gold to all who seek nostalgic reads!
Salvatore Buttaci, author of Flashing My Shorts
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