The Flash Archives #Volume 2

DC Comics

United States

Published
[March] 2000
Page count
232
Cover price
$49.99; 76.00 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/297582

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (collected edition)
Michael Wright (assistant editor - collected edition)
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Flash) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Art
Carmine Infantino
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Dale Crain (collected edition)
Michael Wright (assistant editor - collected edition)
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Notes

When police scientist Barry Allen was struck by lighting while working with chemicals in his lab, he suddenly became the fastest man alive. Reprinting the amazing adventures of the Scarlet Speedster, THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 2 is a wonderful history of the Sultan of Speed. Featuring the first appearance and origin of Kid Flash and the Elongated Man, this gorgeous edition includes some of the Flash's most classic battles against the Mirror Master, the Weather Wizard, the Trickster, Captain Cold, and Gorilla Grodd. Series design by Alex Jay / Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black and white reconstruction on some interior pages by Rick Keene. Color reconstruction by Digital Chameleon.

Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Credits, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Foreword (Flash) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduction by Bob Rozakis

Show/hide 3. Cover - The Flash #109 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mirror Master

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #109 (October-November 1959)
Show/hide 4. Return of the Mirror Master! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder](villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #109 (October-November 1959)
Show/hide 5. Secret of the Sunken Satellite! (Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Fred Jensen; Saremites (The Pale People); Maugites (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #109 (October-November 1959)

Synopsis

Flash encounters undersea world of the Pale People.

Notes

The Pale People are later encountered in Justice League of America #90.

Show/hide 6. Cover - The Flash #110 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960)
Show/hide 7. Challenge of the Weather Wizard! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon](first appearance; villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960)
The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #4 (October 1964)
Challenge of the Weather Wizard
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([January 1965?])
The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960)

Synopsis

The origin of the Weather Wizard.

Show/hide 8. Meet Kid Flash! (Flash; Kid Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash; Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (first appearance; origin); Iris West

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960)
Meet Kid Flash!
 
United States
Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1 (Summer 1963)
Meet Kid Flash
Printed in
Australia
Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([1965?])
Meet Kid Flash!
Also printed
United States
Even More Secret Origins (DC, 2003 series) (June 2003)
Meet Kid Flash
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
Meet Kid Flash!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960)

Synopsis

Wally West visits his aunt Iris and meets the Flash. During the meeting a freak accident gives Wally super speed and he becomes the Kid Flash.

Notes

The origin of Kid Flash.

Show/hide 9. Cover - The Flash #111 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Cloud Creatures

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #111 (February-March 1960)
Show/hide 10. The Invasion of the Cloud Creatures! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Dr. Wiley Summers; Cloud Creatures (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #111 (February-March 1960)
Invasion of the Cloud Creatures!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #44 ([April 1960?])
The Invasion of the Cloud Creatures
 
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #210 (November 1971)
Invasion of the Cloud Creatures!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #89 ([September 1972?])
The Invasion of the Cloud Creatures!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
The Invasion of the Cloud Creatures!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #111 (February-March 1960)

Synopsis

Dr. Wiley Summers discovers Cloud Creatures who want to take over the Earth.

Show/hide 11. The Challenge of the Crimson Crows! (Kid Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Barry Allen]; The Crimson Crows (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1960?])
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #111 (February-March 1960)

Synopsis

In Kid Flash's first solo adventure, he must stop a gang of kids before they get into trouble.

Show/hide 12. Cover - The Flash #112 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)
Show/hide 13. The Mystery of the Elongated Man! (Flash; Elongated Man) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash; Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (first appearance; origin); Iris West; Perry Veto (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1 (Summer 1963)
Mystery of the Elongated Man!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #47 ([July 1960?])
 
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #47 ([July 1960?])
Mystery of the Elongated Man
Printed in
Australia
Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([1965?])
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
Also printed
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #Vol. One ([July] 2006)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)

Synopsis

Elongated Man comes to Central City and Flash suspects him of commiting a string of robberies.

Notes

Origin and introduction of Elongated Man.

Show/hide 14. Danger on Wheels! (Kid Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Miss Grant; Ralph Parker; The Big Ace Company (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)
Show/hide 15. Cover - The Flash #113 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Trickster

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #113 (June-July 1960)
Show/hide 16. Danger in the Air! (Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Trickster [James Jesse] (first appearance; origin; villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #49 ([September 1960?])
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #113 (June-July 1960)

Synopsis

The first appearance and origin of the Trickster.

Show/hide 17. The Man Who Claimed the Earth! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Dr. Wiley Summers; Zus; Boryas; Po-Siden (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #113 (June-July 1960)
Show/hide 18. Cover - The Flash #114 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #114 (August 1960)
Show/hide 19. The Big Freeze! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart](villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #114 (August 1960)

Synopsis

Flash versus Captain Cold

Show/hide 20. King of the Beatniks! (Kid Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Mr. Mason; Miss Grant; Jimmy King; Beatnik Gang (villains)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #114 (August 1960)
Show/hide 21. Cover - The Flash #115 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #115 (September 1960)
Show/hide 22. The Day Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Petrie; Gorilla Grodd [disguised as William Dawson](villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #115 (September 1960)
The Day Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #53 ([January 1961?])
The Day Flash Weighed 1000 Pounds
 
United States
80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #4 (October 1964)
The Day Flash Weighed 1000 Pounds
 
Australia
Giant Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([January 1965?])
The Day Flash Weighed 1000 Pounds!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
The Day Flash Weighed 1000 Pounds!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #115 (September 1960)

Synopsis

Gorilla Grodd, disguised as William Dawson, uses a special gun that causes Flash to gain 1,000 pounds.

Show/hide 23. The Elongated Man's Secret Weapon! (Flash; Elongated Man) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash; Elongated Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Barik (villain); Kunar (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #115 (September 1960)
Show/hide 24. Cover - The Flash #116 (Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #116 (November 1960)
Show/hide 25. The Man Who Stole Central City! (Flash) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Pgrie; Elider; Modrie (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #116 (November 1960)
Show/hide 26. The Race to Thunder Hill! (Kid Flash) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Jimmy King; Kitty Clark; Bob West; Mike (villain); Boomer (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #116 (November 1960)
Show/hide 27. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Biographies for Murphy Anderson, John Broome, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino and Julius Schwartz.

Show/hide 28. Backcover (Flash) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Mirror Master; Elongated Man; Captain Cold

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Digital Chameleon (color reconstruction)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #109
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #112
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #114
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #115

Notes

Reprints covers from THE FLASH (DC, 1959 series) #109, 112, 114 & 115.


Notes

When police scientist Barry Allen was struck by lighting while working with chemicals in his lab, he suddenly became the fastest man alive. Reprinting the amazing adventures of the Scarlet Speedster, THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 2 is a wonderful history of the Sultan of Speed. Featuring the first appearance and origin of Kid Flash and the Elongated Man, this gorgeous edition includes some of the Flash's most classic battles against the Mirror Master, the Weather Wizard, the Trickster, Captain Cold, and Gorilla Grodd. Series design by Alex Jay / Studio J. Publication design by Louis Prandi. Black and white reconstruction on some interior pages by Rick Keene. Color reconstruction by Digital Chameleon.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33973

Entry created

  • 19/09/2007

Cover added

  • 20/02/2010

Index completed

  • 20/02/2010

Last updated

  • 06/10/2008