The Flash #138

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1963
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17808

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

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Show/hide Cover The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Flash) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 1. The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Flash) Comic story, 13.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Tower City police officers; Sue Dibny; Iris West; Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway] (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #93 ([July 1964?])
The Pied Piper's Double Doom
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #24 (February 1981)
The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #Vol. One ([July] 2006)
The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
 
United States
The Flash Archives (DC, 1994 series) #Volume 5 ([March] 2009)
The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #138
 
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #138 (August 1963)

Synopsis

The Pied Piper uses his musical control to force both The Flash and The Elongated Man to commit robberies and forget they did so, but the heroes meet while trying to solve each others' crimes and realize the Pied Piper is behind the scheme, and defeat him.

Notes

Refers to Flash #106 and #113. Flash is able to temporarily stretch using one drink of Gingold. The reprint issue credits the script to John Broome.

Show/hide 2. How NOT To Enjoy A Vacation! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Characters
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the 2 Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira

Synopsis

Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Notes

Sequence is between Part 1 and part 2 of sequence 1. Credits from a list by Lionel English.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Flash-Grams) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash-Grams

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letter from Jerry Bails regarding the relative merits of the current Flash stories vs. the stories from the 1940's. For his comments, Jerry is awarded the original artwork for Part 1 of "Secret of The Three Super-Weapons."

Show/hide 4. Mystery of the Matinee Idol! (Kid Flash) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Dexter Myles (first appearance); Blue Valley Summer Festival Commissioner; Mayor of Blue Valley; Sheriff of Blue Valley; Rudolph West; Mary West; Charley (villain); two unnamed common crooks (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Synopsis

Two crooks try to use Dexter Myles as a diversion to stage a jail break of their comrade, but are foiled by Kid Flash, and Dexter is awarded a spot in the summer festival Playhouse production.

Notes

A new feature of Kid Flash's new costume appears for the first time; the hair spray used to change his hair from red to brown when appearing as Kid Flash. Intro Dexter Myles, who later becomes curator of the Flash Museum.


Notes

Additional sequences and character appearances from Donald Dale Milne, 1/7/2006.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33273

Entry created

  • 25/08/2007

Index completed

  • 12/10/2014

Last updated

  • 12/10/2014