Episode 2: The Flash (Pre-Crisis)

Welcome to Journey Into Misery, where I explain complicated comics characters, continuity and concepts to the patient and perpetually perplexed Helena Hart.

This week, we’re tackling the character that started it all, The Flash, and going from Jay Garrick in the forties all the way through to the death of Barry Allen at Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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The Trial of Barry Allen

I’m not particularly happy with how vague I was around this important storyline, so I’m planning to buy the Showcase and do a bonus episode to make sure it gets covered correctly.

Reading List

Golden Age Flash Archives Volume 1 by Gardner Fox, Harry Lampert, E.E. Hibbard, et al.
Golden Age Flash Archives Volume 2 by Gardner Fox, Hal Sharp, E.E. Hibbard, et al.
Showcase Presents The Flash Volume 1 by John Broome, Gardner Fox, Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino
Showcase Presents The Flash Volume 2 by John Broome, Gardner Fox,  and Carmine Infantino
Showcase Presents The Flash Volume 3 by John Broome, Gardner Fox, Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino
Showcase Presents The Flash Volume 4 by Cary Bates, E. Nelson Bridwell, John Broome, Gardner Fox, Frank Robbins, Ross Andru and Carmine Infantino,
Showcase Presents The Flash Volume 5 by John Broome, Mike Friedrich, Robert Kanigher, Frank Robbins, Steve Skeates, Murphy Anderson, Ross Andru, Dan Dillin Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and Irv Novick
Showcase Presents The Trial of The Flash by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino
Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Perez

 

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