Sunday, September 29, 2013

Flashes Of The Past!


This Flash 80-page giant featuring a dramatic symbolic cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito is one of the very first comics I ever got hold of for my own. The glory of such a package to a young kid over forty years ago is hard to fathom these days, but this was a trove of imaginationand adventure. I was whisked away into volatile capers with The Flash and his partners and friends. 


The Golden Age Flash was on hand, and I was never more a moment confused by the existence of two Earths, despite what the apologists for the Crisis would claim many years later. The "Double Danger on Earth!" was averted.
 

The Green Lantern was here, his comradeship with the Fastest Man Alive was palpable and compelling as they saved the planet yet again despite becoming "Captives of the Cosmic Ray!".


And then there was Kid Flash, at this point still a mirror image of his mentor as they worked in tandem to visit the mysterious "Land of the Golden Giants". Kid Flash looking on in his outstanding newer costume on the cover.

In one lush comic book I was introduced to most of the classic Flash tropes and some elegant Carmine Infantino artwork. 

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  2. 40 years ago, eh, Rip? Gone by in a 'Flash'!

    Crackin' covers.

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    1. Ain't that the truth! Time flies, and then flies some more.

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