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 The Earth-One Index

 The Flash

NOTE: Entries for SHOWCASE #4 through THE FLASH #116 are adapted from an index by Murray Ward.

Showcase No. 4
September-October 1956
Cover: Flash running out of a frame of film //Carmine Infantino / Joe Kubert
Story: “Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Kubert
Intro and origin: The Flash (Barry Allen; appears in second story in THE FLASH #128 between panels 3 / 4 of page 7; earlier chronological appearances in flashbacks in THE FLASH #126 (2) and 195 (2))
Supporting Character: Iris West (first appearance; next appears in issue #8)
Cameo appearance: The Flash of Earth-Two (Jay Garrick; as a comic book character)
Villain: The Turtle Man (first appearance; next appears in THE FLASH #220)
Comment: This is the first story of the Flash of Earth-One.
Prior appearances of Barry Allen and his cast members are chronologized as follows:
Barry Allen is born (THE FLASH #284, pg. 13, panels 2-6)
Barry Allen plays the Flash (Jay Garrick-style) with Daphne Dean (THE FLASH #308, pg. 2, panels 1-7; pg. 4, panels 3-4; pg. 10, panel 4-pg. 11, panel 5)
Barry Allen undergoes a traumatic experience on a roller coaster (THE FLASH #195 (2), pg. 1)
In an alternate 30th Century, Eric and Fran Russell send their daughter Iris back to the 20th Century, where she is found by Prof. and Mrs. Ira West (THE FLASH #203, pg. 10, panel 2-pg. 12, panel 2)
The chronology of this story and other flashback stories are as follows:
 Barry Allen gains super-speed through a bath of electrically-charged chemicals (pg. 2, panel 1-pg. 7, panel 3).
 THE FLASH #267 (2), pg. 1, panel 1-pg. 2, panel 3
 THE FLASH #309, pg. 11, panel 4-pg. 12, panel 1
 Barry throws away his drenched lab clothes (THE FLASH #309, pg. 12, panels 3-4)
 Barry decides to become the Flash, considers operating without a mask, and decides to use a mask after all (THE FLASH #128 (2))
 Barry reveals his secret to Prof. Ira West, and has him create the Flash’s uniform (THE FLASH #267 (2), pg. 2, panel 4-pg. 5, panel 6)
 The Flash fights the Turtle (pg. 7, panel 4-pg. 12, panel 5)
 The Flash rescues Prof. West from two burglars, but a blow to the head causes West to forget his knowledge of the Flash’s secret identity (THE FLASH #267 (2), pg. 6, panel 1-pg. 8, panel 6)
According to THE FLASH #309, the Flash’s origin takes place on April 23 at 6:14 P.M.
Synopsis: Police scientist Barry Allen is bathed in chemicals which have been struck and knocked over onto him by a lightning bolt.  He subsequently gains the power of super-speed, and is inspired by a comic book featuring his old hero, the Flash, to create a costume and become the Flash of his Earth.  Afterwards, he tackles his first opponent, the Turtle Man.

Story: AThe Man Who Broke the Time Barrier” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Kubert
Feature Character: The Flash (last chronological appearance in THE FLASH #267 (2); next appears in issue #8)
Intro: Henry Brown (only appearance)
Villain: Mazdan (first appearance; next appears in THE FLASH #254)
Synopsis: Future criminal Mazdan is sent by accident into the 20th Century, where he commits crimes with his super-scientific gimmicks before encountering the Flash.

Showcase No. 8
May-June 1957
Cover: Flash blasted by giant hand //Carmine Infantino / Frank Giacoia
Story: AThe Secret of the Empty Box” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Kubert
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in issue #4)
Supporting character: Iris West (between issues #4 / 13)
Villains: Three criminal brothers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash takes on three criminal triplets who use the spectacle of a giant box appearing in Central City square to distract the police while they pull their robberies.

Story: AThe Coldest Man on Earth” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in issue #13)
Villain: Captain Cold (Len Snart; first appearance and origin; next appears in THE FLASH #114)
Synopsis: The Flash encounters a new nemesis, Captain Cold, who uses his freeze-ray gun to create cold and ice to facilitate his robberies.

Showcase No. 13
March-April 1958
Cover: Flash pursued by a torpedo
Story: AAround the World In Eighty Minutes” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in issue #8)
Supporting Character: Iris West (last appearance in issue #8)
Villains: The Black Cat of Paris, El Claw, various pirates (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: With eighty minutes before he has a date with Iris West, Barry Allen becomes the Flash and takes care of various criminals and emergencies around the world.

Story: AMaster of the Elements” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: Mr. Element (Al Desmond; first appearance and origin; last chronological appearance in flashback in THE FLASH #288; next appears, as Dr. Alchemy, in next issue) and his gang (including Argon, Xenon, Krypton, and Radon; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A new super-villain, Mr. Element, who uses the powers of various chemical elements in his crimes, arrives in Central City to challenge the Flash.

Showcase No. 14
May-June 1958
Cover: Flash trapped in hourglass //Carmine Infantino / Frank Giacoia
Story: AGiants of the Time-World” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: Fourth dimensional aliens (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash breaks the time barrier to try to find a UFO which has kidnapped Iris West, and finds himself a prisoner in the fourth dimension of aliens who grow to giants within an hour.

Story: AThe Man Who Changed the Earth” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in THE FLASH #105)
Supporting Character: Iris West (next appears in THE FLASH #105)
Villains: Dr. Alchemy (Al Desmond; formerly Mr. Element; first appearance as Dr. Alchemy; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21), Ben Sniper (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Al Desmond, in jail, discovers that the Alucky stone” of his cellmate is actually the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, with the power to transmute matter.  He steals the stone and uses it to break out of prison and then to commit crimes as Dr. Alchemy, in which identity he once again battles the Flash.

The Flash No. 105
February-March 1959
Cover: Flash vs. Mirror Master (in mirror reflections) //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AConqueror From 8 Million B.C.”  (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SHOWCASE #14; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Character: Iris West (last appearance in SHOWCASE #14)
Intro: John Haines (only appearance)
Villain: Katmos (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the first issue of THE FLASH.  Its numbering continues from FLASH COMICS, whose last previous issue was cover-dated February 1949.
Synopsis: The Flash encounters Katmos, a metallic-based being who is the sole survivor of a civilization destroyed ages ago by a comet, and who intends to rule the modern world by mind control.

Story: AThe Master of Mirrors” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next chronological appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Villain: The Mirror Master (Samuel Joseph Scudder; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #109)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the heroes of Earth battle Commander Blanx and his White Martians in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144.
Synopsis: The Flash encounters a new villain, the Mirror Master, who uses the power of mirrors in his crimes.

The Flash No. 106
April-May 1959
Cover: Flash vs. Pied Piper //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AMenace of the Super-Gorilla” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last chronological appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Solovar (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in DC SUPER-STARS #14)
Intro: Fred Pearson (only appearance), gorillas of Gorilla-City (last chronological appearance in flashback in DC SUPER-STARS #14)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (also known simply as Grodd; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in DC SUPER-STARS #14)
Comment: Though Solovar gives the Flash a false history of Gorilla-City having existed for ages on Earth, it is revealed in DC SUPER-STARS #14 that he, Grodd, and the inhabitants of Gorilla-City are really emigrants from the planet Calor.  They are also revealed to have encountered Green Lantern during an untold portion of the story in GREEN LANTERN #1 (1). This means that the first story in GREEN LANTERN #1 takes place before this story.
Synopsis: Grodd, an intelligent gorilla criminal escaped from a secret city populated by such gorillas in Africa, comes to America and learns the secret of Aforce of mind” power from Solovar, the captive and exiled Gorilla-City leader.  With this power, Grodd returns to Gorilla-City to conquer it, and Solovar seeks out the Flash to help him overcome Grodd.

Story: AThe Pied Piper of Peril” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: The Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway, AKA Thomas Peterson, AKA Henry Darrow; first appearance and origin; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #307; true name and Darrow alias revealed in issue #307; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA #14), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash is challenged by the Pied Piper, a new super-villain whose pipe harnesses the powers of sound in his crimes.

The Flash No. 107
June-July 1959
Cover: Flash running a race with Kyri //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AReturn of the Super-Gorilla” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Solovar
Intro: Bird-people (only appearance)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd
Synopsis: Grodd escapes prison in Gorilla-City and conquers a race of subterranean bird-people, and the Flash must capture him again.

Story: AThe Amazing Race Against Time” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Intro: Kyri (an android), the Rulers of the Galaxy (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A mysterious man appears in Central City who appears to be faster than the Flash, and who runs a race against the Scarlet Speedster--backwards.

The Flash No. 108
August-September 1959
Cover: The Flash on a treadmill //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Speed of Doom” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Mohruians (only appearance)
Villains: Kee Feleg (aka Dr. Hirach), Mohruian criminals (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash takes a scientist up on his offer to scientificially measure his speed, only to learn that his host is a criminal from another dimension and he is trapped on an ever-accelerating treadmill.

Story: AThe Super-Gorilla’s Secret Identity” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next chronological appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 and 97)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Solovar (next appears in issue #115)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (next appears in issue #115)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash joins several other heroes to form the Justice League of America and battle the Appelaxians in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 and 97.
Synopsis: Grodd escapes from Gorilla-City again, transforms himself by an evolution ray into a human named Drew Drowden, manufactures a pill that can give him mind-over-matter powers, and attacks the Flash.

The Flash No. 109
October-November 1959
Cover: Mirror Master shrinking Flash //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AReturn of the Mirror Master” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last chronological appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA #9 and 97)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: The Mirror Master (between issues #105 / 119)
Synopsis: The Mirror Master escapes jail via a mirror which allows him to shrink at will, and uses the weapon against the Flash.

Story: ASecret of the Sunken Satellite” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Intro: Fred Jansen (only appearance), the Saremites (the Pale People; next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #90)
Villains: The Maugites (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An astronaut’s dreams lead the Flash to an undersea civilization which he must aid against its fishlike enemies.

The Flash No. 110
December 1959 / January 1960
Cover: Flash stopping a flood //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Challenge of the Weather Wizard” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Clyde Mardon (first appearance; dies before this story opens)
Villain: The Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #130)
Synopsis: The Flash battles the Weather Wizard, a villain whose weather wand gives him power over the elements.

Story: AMeet Kid Flash” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Intro and origin: Kid Flash (Wally West, the future Flash II)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Synopsis: Iris West sets up a meeting between the Flash and her nephew Wally, the president of his town’s Flash Fan Club.  While the Flash is explaining his origin to Wally, a bolt of lightning spills chemicals over the boy and gives him super-speed.  Subsequently, the Flash gives Wally a cut-down version of his own uniform and dubs him Kid Flash.

The Flash No. 111
February-March 1960
Cover: Flash pursued by cloud creatures //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Invasion of the Cloud Creatures” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Dr. Wiley Summers (next appears in issue #113)
Villain: The cloud-creatures (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Starro in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28.
Synopsis: The Flash hears the lecture of Dr. Wiley Summers asserting that Earth is menaced by cloud creatures who live in volcanoes.  Summers is labelled a crackpot until the creatures attack.

Story: AThe Challenge of the Crimson Crows” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash
Villains: The Crimson Crows, the Golden Eagles (only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first Kid Flash solo story.
Synopsis: Kid Flash tries to stop a rumble between two rival gangs in his hometown and ends up saving them both from a fire.

The Flash No. 112
April-May 1960
Cover: Flash vs. Elongated Man //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Mystery of the Elongated Man” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 / 29)
Intro and origin: The Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny; next appears in issue #115)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Dibny (Elongated Man’s older brother; first and only appearance)
Villains: The Perry Veto gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Weapons Master in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29.
Synopsis: A new super-hero, the Elongated Man, appears on the scene in Central City and steals the Flash’s thunder with his stretching powers.

Story: ADanger On Wheels” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (next appears in issue #114)
Intro: Linda Grant (next appears in issue #114), Ralph Parker (only appearance)
Villains: The Big Ace Construction Company (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Kid Flash takes on a crooked construction company trying to knock a rival out of the running to build a new school by gangster methods.

The Flash No. 113
June-July 1960
Cover: Flash pursuing Trickster //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: ADanger In the Air” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: The Flying Jesses (the Trickster’s parents)
Villain: The Trickster (James Jesse; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #121)
Synopsis: The Flash meets with the Trickster, a villain who employs jet-shoes and gimmick weapons based on children’s toys and practical joke novelty items.

Story: AThe Man Who Claimed the Earth” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Zus, Boryas (only appearance for both)
Other Character: Dr. Wiley Summers (last appearance in issue #111; last appearance)
Villain: Po-Siden (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Amazo and Prof. Ivo in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30.
Synopsis: Beings from the world of Olimpus believe Earth to be one of their ancient colonies, and send their representative Po-Siden to take charge of it, which puts him at odds with the Flash.

The Flash No. 114
August 1960
Cover: Captain Cold vs. Flash //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Big Freeze” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: Captain Cold (last appearance in SHOWCASE #8; next appears in issue #129)
Comment: With this issue, the Flash increases its publication frequency to eight times a year.
Synopsis: Captain Cold breaks jail and declares himself in love with Iris West, whom he abducts, bringing him into conflict with the Flash.

Story: AKing of the Beatniks” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #112 / 116)
Other Character: Linda Grant (last appearance in issue #112; last appearance)
Intro: Mr. Mason, Jimmy King (only appearance for both)
Villains: Paul King and the Beatnik Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Kid Flash tracks down a Blue Valley runaway who has gone to live with his cousin, who is a member of a gang who pose as beatniks.

The Flash No. 115
September 1960
Cover: The Flash becoming fat //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Day Flash Weighed 1000 Pounds” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Solovar (between issues #108 / 127)
Intro: William Dawson (body taken over by Grodd; next appears in issue #127; mind appears next in issue #313, as Psykon)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (between issues #108 / 127)
Synopsis: Grodd lets his body die in a Gorilla-City cell, while projecting his mind into the body of William Dawson, an animal trainer.  As Dawson, he trains a moisturizing weapon on the Flash, and causes him to become fat and weigh 1000 pounds.

Story: AThe Elongated Man’s Secret Weapon” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1)
GS: Elongated Man (between issues #112 / 119)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: Alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1.
Synopsis: The Elongated Man summons the Flash to help him fight alien invaders who have reduced every living thing in a 100-mile sweep of Yucatan to tiny size.

The Flash No. 116
November 1960
Cover: Flash pursuing Teacher Elider //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Man Who Stole Central City” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Teacher Elider and his students (next appear in issue #132)
Villain: Modrie (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A future group of Flash fans and their teacher come to the 20th Century, but so does a criminal named Modrie, whom they foresee shooting the Flash in an hour’s time.

Story: AThe Race To Thunder Hill” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #114 / 118)
Supporting Character: Robert West (Kid Flash’s father; next appears in issue #122)
Intro: Kitty Clark, Gardner, Cooper (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of bank robbers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: During an auto rally in which Wally West and his father are participants, Kid Flash must fight bank robbers who have stolen their car.

The Flash No. 117
December 1960
Cover: Captain Boomerang vs. the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AHere Comes Captain Boomerang” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Willard W. “W. W.” Wiggins (next appears in issue #304)
Villains: Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #124), Sadie and her partner (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: In this story, Iris West first suspects that Barry Allen is the Flash.
Synopsis: Digger Harkness, an Australian crook, responds to a toy company’s search for a ACaptain Boomerang” to promote their new line of toy boomerangs.  Unknown to the company, he begins using the boomerangs to pull heists, which brings the Flash into the picture.

Story: AThe Madcap Inventors of Central City” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Winky Moylan, Blinky Boylan, Noddy Toylan (of Earth-One; first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Toughy Boraz and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: The Three Dimwits introduced in this story are the Earth-One versions of the Three Dimwits that shared various adventures with the Golden Age Flash of Earth-Two.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle Simon Magus and other sorcerors in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2.
Synopsis: When Winky Moylan, Blinky Boylan, and Noddy Toylan lose their jobs on the same day, all put their heads together--literally--for money-making schemes, which draws the attention of a couple of crooks, which in turn draws the attention of the Flash.

The Flash No. 118
February 1961
Cover: Flash trying to stop crooks’ bullet from hitting a scarecrow //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Doomed Scarecrow” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 / 3)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Edward G. Robinson (of Earth-One), Brandon, Hank Walters (only appearance for all)
Villains: Steve Palmer and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75.
Synopsis: The Flash, on the set of a movie based on his exploits, seeks to discover who is behind the mysterious attempts on the life of the actor playing him.

Story: AThe Midnight Peril” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #116 / 120)
Supporting Characters: Eta Pi Fraternity (first appearance; next appear in issue #127)
Intro: Pete Willard (only appearance)
Villains: Cal and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Kid Flash takes over when Wally West and his friend Pete Willard spend a night in a Ahaunted house” and find out the Aghosts” are really crooks in hiding.

The Flash No. 119
March 1961
Cover: Mirror Master bringing down Flash by shooting his mirror reflection //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Mirror Master’s Magic Bullet” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #75)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: The Duke of Ferrand, Bettina (only appearance for both)
Villain: Mirror Master (last appearance in issue #109; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6)
Synopsis: By shooting a bullet into the hero’s mirror image, the Mirror Master gains control of the Flash.

Story: AThe Elongated Man’s Undersea Trap” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4)
GS: Elongated Man (between issues #115 / 124)
Supporting Character: Sue Dearborn Dibny (first appearance; marries the Elongated Man in this story; next appears in issue #?)
Villains: Grstad and other Bredans (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League induct Green Arrow and deal with Cardan in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4.
Synopsis: Both the Flash and the Elongated Man are caught while skin-diving by Afishermen” from a sub-sea city who make slaves of the surface people they catch.

The Flash No. 120
May 1961
Cover: The Flash and Kid Flash binding golden giant //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: ALand of Golden Giants” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4)
GS: Kid Flash (between issues #118 / 122)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Dr. Robert Manners, Gail Manners (both next appear in issue #269)
Villains: The Grodans (golden giants; first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: Kid Flash learns the Flash’s secret identity in this story.
Synopsis: The Flash and Kid Flash accompany a scientist on an expedition to learn if Earth’s continents were one land mass ages ago, and get thrown into the past, where they encounter cavemen and strange golden-skinned giants.

The Flash No. 121
June 1961
Cover: The Flash pursuing the Trickster over power cables //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Trickster Strikes Back” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris West, editor of Picture News (first appearance?; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #13)
Villains: The Trickster (between issues #113 / 129), Marty and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Trickster tries a new tack, robbing crooks the Flash has just caught before the Scarlet Speedster can turn over their loot to the police.

Story: ASecret of the Stolen Blueprint” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Pete Forrester, Doris Hunt, Bill ABeefy” Lawson (only appearance for all)
Villains: Enemy agents (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5.
Synopsis: The Flash lends a hand to an old classmate in showing up an obnoxious rival, winning the hand of a girl, and keeping enemy agents from making off with a secret government project of his devising.

The Flash No. 122
August 1961
Cover: The Flash running around giant grenade //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ABeware the Atomic Grenade” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 / 6)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Anton Previn (only appearance)
Villain: The Top (Roscoe Nayle Dillon; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #141)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash fights the Mirror Master and helps the Justice League battle Prof. Amos Fortune in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6.
Synopsis: The Flash encounters a new enemy, the Top, who has the power to spin at high speeds and uses specially-gimmicked toy tops in his crimes.

Story: AThe Face Behind the Mask” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #120 / 125)
Supporting Characters: Robert West (between issues #116 / 138), Marion West (first appearance; Kid Flash’s mother; next appears in issue #133)
Intro: Silver Mask (Eddie Farrell), Mrs. Wright (only appearance for both)
Villains: Harry and the Zulu Kings (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Kid Flash must learn the strange hold a crooked manager has over Silver Mask, a teenage singing idol.

The Flash No. 123
September 1961
Cover: The Flash and Flash of Earth-Two running to save construction worker from falling steel beam //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AFlash of Two Worlds” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker:
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 / 7; origin retold in this story)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (Jay Garrick; origin retold in this story; last chronological appearance in flash-forward in ALL-STAR COMICS #48; next appears in issue #129)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7), Joan Williams Garrick (last appearance in ?; next appears in issue #129; marriage to the Flash of Earth-Two revealed in this story)
Cameo appearance: Professor Hughes (in flashback)
Villains: The Thinker (last chronological appearance in issue #214; next appears in THE ATOM #29), the Fiddler (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #41; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21), the Shade (last appearance in FLASH COMICS #33; next appears in issue #151)
Comments: This is the first Earth-One / Earth-Two story, though the meeting of Superboy of Earth-One and Clark Kent of Earth-Two in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #15-16 takes place at an earlier time.  It establishes the heroes of DC’s Golden Age from 1935-55 as living in a different Earth from the heroes of DC’s Silver Age (1955-86).  The Earths are not designated as AEarth-One” and AEarth-Two” until JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Angellaxians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.
Synopsis: By hitting a certain vibrational rate during a performance for orphans, the Flash accidentally crosses over from his Earth to a parallel Earth occupying the same space as his world, but in another universe.  There he discovers that the Flash of the 1940's, Jay Garrick, whom he read of in comic books, is actually alive, and that he must help him against three foes who have also come out of retirement.

The Flash No. 124
November 1961
Cover: Captain Boomerang sending Flash aloft on giant boomerang which Elongated Man tries to reach //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: ASpace-Boomerang Trap” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7)
GS: Elongated Man (between issues #119 / 130)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7), Sue Dibny (between issues #119 / 138)
Villains: Captain Boomerang (between issues #117 / 148), alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Captain Boomerang’s time-travelling boomerangs attract the attention of aliens who invade Earth, the villain allies himself with the Flash and the Elongated Man to help drive them off the planet.

Story: AVengeance Via Television” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (also appears in flashback to indeterminate time)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Edgar Barnard (only appearance)
Villain: James Lawton (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A crook sent to jail by the Flash discovers a way to control the minds of persons on television, and uses it to get revenge on the people who sentenced him to prison.

The Flash No. 125
December 1961
Cover: The Flash and Kid Flash moving into Earth’s past and future //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Conquerors of Time” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8)
GS: Kid Flash (between issues #122 / 127)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: The time-treadmill
Villains: Mynher, the Dokris (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This is the first 12-cent issue of THE FLASH.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Pete Ricketts and the Top Ten in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8.
Synopsis: The Flash creates a treadmill which, when he runs on it at super-speed, can send him to a different time-period as long as he maintains the proper internal vibration.  With it, he sends himself to the future and Kid Flash to the past in order to foil an alien invasion in the 23rd Century.

The Flash No. 126
February 1962
Cover: Mirror Master firing bazooka at mirror-Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Doom of the Mirror Flash” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Annamara and other Orinocas (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Mirror Master (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6; next appears in issue #130)
Synopsis: The Mirror Master uses a mirror to transport himself into a dimension populated by Amazons who bring him anything he wants, without him having to steal it.  This proves so boring that he finds a way to bring the Flash into that dimension, to give him a challenge to overcome.

Story: ASnare of the Headline Huntress” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9; some origin details revealed in flashbacks, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in SHOWCASE #4)
Supporting Characters: Daphne Dean (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #308; next appears in issue #132), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (the Flash’s parents; first appearance for both; last chronological appearancei in flashback in issue #284; both next appear in issue #165)
Intro: Will Fowler (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League celebrate its anniversary in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9.
Synopsis: A publicity agent for Daphne Dean, Barry Allen’s childhood sweetheart who is now an actress, arranges for her to visit her hometown of Fallville as a publicity stunt, knowing Barry will be there and expecting that both of them will become engaged and nail him a new set of headlines.

The Flash No. 127
March 1962
Cover: Grodd shocking the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Reign of the Super-Gorilla” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9)
Supporting Characters: Boka (first appearance; next appears in issue #?), Solovar (between issues #115 / 155)
Intro: Boka’s mother, Denby and his boss, the Grodd Admiration Society (only appearance for all)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (between issues #115 / 155)
Synopsis: William Dawson is released from prison, makes his way back to Gorilla-City, and is converted into his Gorilla Grodd form again.  As such, Grodd falls head-over-heels for a female gorilla named Boka, and bathes himself in neo-magnetic radiation that causes everyone within a 100-mile radius of him to fall in love with him or become his friend--including the Flash.

Story: AMystery of the Troubled Boy” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #125 / 130)
Supporting Characters: The Eta Pi Fraternity (last appearance in issue #118; last appearance)
Intro: Charles Elkin, Tommy Elkin (only appearance for both), James Moon (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villain: A gang of spies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Kid Flash sets out to discover why an adopted Indian boy has taken to dressing in tribal clothes and breaking into houses, only to learn that he is stalking a nest of enemy spies.

The Flash No. 128
May 1962
Cover: Abra Kadabra’s hand causing Flash to vanish out of his uniform //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Case of the Real-Gone Flash” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #133)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Felix Faust, the Lord of Time, and Abnegazar, Rath, and Ghast in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10-11.
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra, a 63rd Century wannabe stage magician whose skills of legerdemain are unappreciated in his own time, comes to the 20th Century to gain fame and applause.  When he learns that the Flash draws more attention than anyone else, he resolves to become a criminal and defeat him.

Story: AThe Origin of Flash’s Masked Identity” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between panels 3 / 4 of page 7 of first story in SHOWCASE #4; origin details revealed)
Cameo appearance: Flash of Earth-Two (in a comic book), Dr. Bailey, a gang of crooks (in Barry Allen’s daydream)
Synopsis: While creating his Flash identity, Barry Allen considers what his life might be like if he went without a mask and made a public announcement that Barry Allen was the Flash.

The Flash No. 129
June 1962
Cover: Flash and Flash of Earth-Two vs. Captain Cold and the Trickster //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ADouble Danger on Earth” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #13)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (between issues #123 / 137; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Joan Garrick (between issues #123 / 137), Iris West (next appears in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #13)
Cameo appearances: Wonder Woman, Atom, Hawkman, and Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Black Canary, Dr. Mid-Nite (the Justice Society of America), the Key, the Turtleneck Gang (all in flashback), Mirror Master, the Top (as costumes)
Villains: Captain Cold (between issues #114 / 134), the Trickster (last appearance in issue #121)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams up with Green Lantern to fight the Spectarns in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #13, then helps the Justice League fight Dr. Light in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12.
Synopsis: The Flash of Earth-Two comes to Earth-One in search of a meteorite that may save his world, but finds he has to team up with his fellow Flash to defeat the team of Captain Cold and the Trickster.

The Flash No. 130
August 1962
Cover: Fallen Flash and vignettes of Trickster, Captain Cold, Top, Captain Boomerang, and Mirror Master //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AWho Doomed the Flash?”  (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12)
Intro: Paul Barrett (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Top
Villains: Mirror Master (between issues #126 / 136), the Trickster (next appears in issue #142)
Synopsis: The Flash attempts to learn which of his five old enemies apparently committing crimes around Central City is real, since all of them are still in jail, and finds himself in a deathtrap.

Story: AKid Flash Meets the Elongated Man” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #127 / 133)
GS: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13), Elongated Man (between issues #124 / 134)
Villains: The Weather Wizard (between issues #110 / 145)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle the Robot Justice League in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13.
Synopsis: Kid Flash substitutes for his mentor when the Elongated Man calls for aid to find out why a town is still iced over in springtime, and they find it is an extortion plot of the Weather Wizard’s.

The Flash No. 131
September 1962
Cover: Green Lantern trying to stop Flash from being drawn into flying saucer //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: ACaptives of the Cosmic Ray” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13 / 14)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #15)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #13), Thomas APieface” Kalmuku (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (second series) #15), Carol Ferris (between GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #14 / 15), Terga Kalmuku (between GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #13 / 15)
Villains: The Myrmitons (first appearance; next appear in issue #232)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League induct the Atom and fight Mr. Memory and his minions (including the Pied Piper) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14.
Synopsis: The Flash and Green Lantern find themselves powerless to stop an alien invasion with the invaders already in control of Earth, and insistent that the two heroes have their super-powers removed.

The Flash No. 132
November 1962
Cover: The Flash becoming super-heavy and sinking through pavement //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Heaviest Man Alive” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14)
Other Characters: Teacher Elider and his class (last appearance in issue #116; last appearance for all)
Villains: Dro Dorno and his two cohorts (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to make new exciting situations to film for his entertainment show, Thrills of Earth, Gobdorian executive Dro Dorno causes disasters to happen on Earth by applications of invisible energy.  Later, to his chagrin, he learns that the Flash is visiting Gobdor, and that he himself has been chosen as the Scarlet Speedster’s guide.

Story: AThe Farewell Appearance of Daphne Dean” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Daphne Dean (between issues #126 / 248)
Villains: Cranky and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League deal with untouchable aliens in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15.
Synopsis: The Flash learns that Daphne Dean, Barry Allen’s childhood sweetheart, has fallen in love with him, and tries to convince her that his feats of super-speed are in reality publicity stunts.

The Flash No. 133
December 1962
Cover: Abra Kadabra figure on poster turning Flash into a puppet //Carmine Infantino / Murphya Anderson
Story: APlight of the Puppet-Flash” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15 / 16)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: The governor of Central City’s state (only appearance)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (between issues #126 / 149), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League solve the problem of the Maestro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16.
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra hypnotically induces the governor into pardoning him from prison and, once freed, uses his super-science to turn the Flash into a puppet.

Story: ASecret of the Handicapped Boys” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #130 / 135)
Supporting Character: Marion West (between issues #122 / 135)
Intro: Jerry, Harry Watkins, Andy, Freddy Garson, and other children and the camp director at Sunfield Camp (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Kid Flash puts on a performance for a summer camp for handicapped boys, and inadvertently reveals his secret identity to three of them.

The Flash No. 134
February 1963
Cover: Elongated Man keeping the Flash from catching Captain Cold //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Man Who Mastered Absolute Zero” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16)
GS: Elongated Man (between issues #130 / 138)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Dr. Hutson (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Miss Twist (on a poster; first and only appearance)
Villains: Captain Cold (between issues #129 / 140), various convicts (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash and Elongated Man try to learn the source of a radiation that is scrambling a computer brain, and discover that Captain Cold is on the loose again...and that the Elongated Man turns against the Flash when they encounter him.

Story: AThe Threat of the Absent-Minded Professor” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #20), Prof. Ira West (first appearance; last chronological appearance in issue #267 (2); next appears in issue #141)
Villains: Frank Enwood, Chub, their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Tornado Tyrant in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17.
Synopsis: Barry Allen is summoned to meet Prof. Ira West, Iris’s father, who insists on knowing his intentions towards Iris, just before a criminal scientist puts the snatch on the professor to get him to fix a vault-opening ray-gun.

The Flash No. 135
March 1963
Cover: The Flash changing Kid Flash’s uniform with bolt from his insignia //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ASecret of the Three Super-Weapons” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17 / 18)
GS: Kid Flash (between issues #133 / 138; gets new costume in this story)
Supporting Character: Marion West (between issues #133 / 138)
Intro: Ryla, Committee For Peace, the Korydonians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Commander Kordi, the Makryds (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle Dr. Destiny and the Super-Justice League in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18, then teams with Green Lantern to fight the Mikrids in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #20.
Synopsis: The Flash and Kid Flash must locate three super-weapons sent by people from another dimension to Earth and use them to fight off aliens who are intent on conquering Earth.

The Flash No. 136
May 1963
Cover: The Flash vs. Mirror Master and his two mirror-selves //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Mirror Master’s Invincible Bodyguards” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #20)
Supporting Character: Iris West (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #20)
Villain: The Mirror Master (between issues #136 / 146)
Synopsis: The Mirror Master perfects a way of making two of his mirror reflections obey his commands, and uses them to defeat the Flash.

Story: ABarry Allen--You’re the Flash!--and I Can Prove It!”  (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: Rod Pagin, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight the protectors of Starzl in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19.
Synopsis: Against his conscious will, Barry Allen goes up to a recently released ex-con whom the Flash had jailed, and reveals his secret identity.

The Flash No. 137
June 1963
Cover: The Flash fighting the Flash of Earth-Two while Vandal Savage escapes //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AVengeance of the Immortal Villain” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19 / 20)
GS: The Flash (last appearance in issue #129; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21), the Atom, Hawkman, Green Lantern (last chronological appearance for both in flash-forward in ALL-STAR COMICS #48; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21), Wonder Woman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #77; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55; all characters are the Earth-Two heroes), Dr. Mid-Nite (last chronological appearance in flash-forward in ALL-STAR COMICS #48; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29), Johnny Thunder (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37; all appear as the Justice Society of America; last chronological appearance as a team in flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #466; next team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Joan Garrick (between issues #129 / 151)
Other Characters: Napoleon Bonaparte, Otto von Bismarck (of Earth-Two; in flashback)
Cameo appearances: The Brain Wave, the Gambler, the Wizard, Per Degaton, the Thinker (the Injustice Gang of the World; on the cover of ALL-STAR COMICS #37)
Villain: Vandal Savage (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #37; next appears in ?; origin retold in this story)
Comments: This is the first appearance of the Justice Society of America since the cancellation of ALL-STAR COMICS in 1951.
Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight Spaceman X in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20.
Synopsis: When mysterious lights appear over several American cities which, on Earth-Two, are home cities of several Justice Society heroes, the Flash goes to Earth-Two to investigate and learns, with the Flash of Earth-Two, that several JSA members have been kidnapped by their old enemy, Vandal Savage.

The Flash No. 138
August 1963
Cover: Pied Piper controlling Elongated Man and Flash with double-pipes //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Pied Piper’s Double Doom” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20)
GS: The Elongated Man (last appearance in issue #134; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #327)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Sue Dibny (last appearance in issue #124; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #327)
Villain: The Pied Piper (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14 / 35)
Comment: This is the Elongated Man’s last appearance before receiving his own series in DETECTIVE COMICS #327.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper uses his pipes to mentally control the Elongated Man and make him pull robberies on the Piper’s behalf.  When the Stretchable Sleuth summons the Flash to help out, both heroes find themselves controlled by the Piper’s music.

Story: AMystery of the Matinee Idol” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between issues #135 / 144)
Supporting Characters: Robert West (between issues #122 / 149), Marion West (between issues #135 / 149), Dexter Myles (first appearance; next appears in issue #154)
Villains: Charley, Dolman, and another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Has-been Shakespearean actor Dexter Myles is paid by two crooks, posing as showmen, to put on a one-man performance in Blue Valley’s town square and distract attention from their attempt to spring a confederate from jail, but Kid Flash takes a hand in matters.

The Flash No. 139
September 1963
Cover: The Flash and Professor Zoom //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AMenace of the Reverse-Flash” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Dr. Walter Drake, Bord Balsamo (only appearance for both)
Villain: Professor Zoom (the Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #147)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the Crime Champions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22.
Synopsis: A Atime satellite” sent into the 25th Century contains a Flash uniform which a criminal uses to give himself super-speed, and an atomic clock which has become an atomic bomb, necessitating the Flash’s intervention and a battle against his evil counterpart, the Reverse-Flash.

The Flash No. 140
November 1963
Cover: Flash attacked by Captain Cold and Heat Wave //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Heat Is On--For Captain Cold” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Henry Willens, Priscilla Varner (Dream Girl; not to be confused with the member of the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Villains: Captain Cold (between issues #134 / 150), Heat Wave (Mick Rory; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #266;  next appears in issue #155)
Synopsis: Captain Cold breaks jail, finds himself aided by Heat-Wave, a villain who wields heat as he does cold, against the Flash, and both decide to compete against each other in a crime-spree to see who will be worthy to woo a TV hostess called Dream Girl.

Story: AThe Metal-Eater From the Stars” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 / THE ATOM #8)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: A gas-being (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 / THE ATOM #8.
Synopsis: The Flash traps a gaseous metal-eating being in his ring, but it revives due to an emotional spark between Barry Allen and Iris West and begins consuming metal on Earth.

The Flash No. 141
December 1963
Cover: Barry Allen changing into Flash and then into third identity; Top vignettes //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Mystery of Flash’s Third Identity” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 / THE ATOM #8)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Jimmy Darrel (only appearance)
Villains: The Top (last appearance in issue #122; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28), Paul Gambi (first appearance; next appears in issue #222)
Comment: The space mission with the Justice League the Flash mentions in this story was the fight against the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23.
Synopsis: The Flash, on the trail of the Top, comes across a tailor who makes costumes for super-heroes and is lured into a trap.

Story: ASlowdown In Time” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Prof. Ira West (between issues #134 / 152)
Villains: The Harry Bates Gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24.
Synopsis: Prof. Ira West suspects Barry Allen of being the Flash, and intends to use Barry’s wristwatch to prove it.

The Flash No. 142
February 1964
Cover: The Flash trying to pursue Trickster over bubbles in sky //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: APerilous Pursuit of the Trickster” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Bobby (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Flash of Earth-Two, Captain Cold (in flashback)
Villain: The Trickster (between issues #129 / 152)
Synopsis: The Trickster is on the loose again, out to stymie Flash with crimes committed using modified childrens’ toys.

Story: APuzzle of the Phantom Plunderers” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25)
Intro: The Federal Defense Council, Kilorians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Ak-Zaka and his cohorts (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Kraad the Conqueror in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25.
Synopsis: Criminal spies from another dimension tap into the Flash’s energy emanations to cross into Earth’s dimension and commit security thefts.  When the Flash enters the spies’ dimension to capture them, he is judged responsible for their thefts and jailed himself.

The Flash No. 143
March 1964
Cover: Flash and two phony Green Lanterns //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ATrail of the False Green Lanterns” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broomer
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25 / 26)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #27)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53), Carol Ferris (between GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #26 / 27)
Villains: Thomas Oscar (T. O.) Morrow (first appearance; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65), three duplicate Green Lanterns (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26, then teams up with the Atom to fight Attila-5 in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53.
Synopsis: The Flash and Green Lantern are challenged by three evil duplicates of Green Lantern to stop them from pulling three fabulous thefts on behalf of their creator.

The Flash No. 144
May 1964
Cover: The Flash running in a circle to keep Aman-missle” from striking the ground //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AMenace of the Man-Missle” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53; next appears in  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27)
Supporting Character: Iris West (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #53)
Villain: Luke Elrod (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight AI” in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27, then briefly appears with Kid Flash in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54.
Synopsis: The Flash must deal with an escaped convict who has gained the power to transform his body into any form he chooses--including that of Barry Allen, or a nuclear missle.

Story: ALesson For a Star Athlete” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (last appearance in issue #138; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54)
Intro: Peter Barnett, Captain Owens (only appearance for both)
Villain: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Kid Flash helps Robin and Aqualad battle Mr. Twister in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54, in which story the Flash also briefly appears.
Synopsis: After a high school athlete helps save Kid Flash from a flood when the latter twists his ankle, both are captured by crooks.  The Junior Scarlet Speedster gives him an object lesson on the importance of scientific knowledge when he uses it to facilitate their escape.

The Flash No. 145
June 1964
Cover: The Flash trapped in column of hard rain by Weather Wizard //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Weather Wizard Blows Up a Storm” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Jimmy Harlow (only appearance), Tommy Davis (next appears in issue #164)
Villain: The Weather Wizard (last appearance in issue #130; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41)
Synopsis: The Flash finds that a young boy’s weather forecasting experiment can predict the latest escapades of the Weather Wizard.

Story: AThe Girl From the Super-Fast Dimension” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #29)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Doralla Kon (next appears in issue #157)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League monitor Green Lantern’s battle with the Protonic Force in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #29, then helps them fight Headmaster Mind in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28, and then helps them explore the alternative origins of Superman in ACTION COMICS #314.
Synopsis: A girl from a super-fast dimension comes to Earth and meets and befriends the Flash, who is convinced she is connected to mysterious explosions that happen in her presence.

The Flash No. 146
August 1964
Cover: The Flash (with Mirror Master’s legs) chasing the Mirror Master (with the Flash’s legs) //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Mirror Master’s Master Stroke” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #314)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Prof. Dobill (only appearance)
Villain: The Mirror Master (between issues #136 / 155)
Synopsis: The Mirror Master is enrolled in the same motivational class as Barry Allen, and uses the life-lessons learned in it in the commission of his crimes.

Story: AFatal Fingers of the Flash” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: During a time-trip to the far future of Earth, the Flash handles a liquid metallic substance which, when he returns to the present, gives his hands the touch of age.

The Flash No. 147
September 1964
Cover: The Flash and Professor Zoom chasing Mr. Element //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AOur Enemy, the Flash” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29)
Supporting Character: Iris West (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #56)
Intro: Rita [Desmond] (Al Desmond’s future wife; next appears in issue #?)
Cameo appearance: Dr. Alchemy (in flashback)
Villains: Professor Zoom (between issues #139 / 153), Mr. Element (last appearance (as Dr. Alchemy) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22; next appears in issue #153), Foxy (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the Crime Syndicate of America in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29-30.
Synopsis: Al Desmond, formerly the criminal Mr. Element / Dr. Alchemy, has reformed and hopes to marry.  But Professor Zoom arrives from the future and needs his help, so he hypnotizes him into becoming a crook again, and only the Flash can stop them both.

The Flash No. 148
November 1964
Cover: The Flash and Captain Boomerang //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Day Flash Went Into Orbit” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30)
Villains: Captain Boomerang (between issues #124 / 155), the Crooked Four (including Fanning; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash steps into the middle of a conflict between his old foe, Captain Boomerang, and the Crooked Four, a gang who can anticipate the Boomerang Bandit’s heists and beat him to them.

Story: AThe Doorway To the Unknown” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31)
Intro: Fred Dallman (a ghost), David Dean, Jack Dean (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League induct Hawkman and fight Joe Parry and Super-Duper in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31, then attends the wedding of Aquaman and Mera with them in AQUAMAN #18, then helps J’onn J’onzz and Hawkgirl fight an alien mutant in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #56.
Synopsis: The Flash gets a visit from a repentant crook named Fred Dallman, who puts him on the trail to save the life of a man he framed for his crime, and who, in turn, gets him to save his brother from a life of crime.  But when the speedster mentions Dallman’s name to the police, he learns that Dallman died last night at midnight--precisely the time he appeared to the Flash.

The Flash No. 149
December 1964
Cover: Wally West and Mr and Mrs. Robert West watching Flash unmask on television //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Flash’s Sensational Risk” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #56; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54; next appears in flashback in TEEN TITANS #53)
Supporting Characters: Robert West, Marion West (both between issues #138 / 165)
Intro: The Ikorans (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: A Grodan (in flashback)
Villains: The K-10 Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Kid Flash, in a case in another dimension, sustains a blow that gives him amnesia when he gets back home, and the Flash must capture his foes and restore his memory.

Story: ARobberies By Magic” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (between issues #133 / 163) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Brain Storm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32.
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra claims he will commit a crime a day with his new gang, and defies the Flash to stop him.  His ace in the hole: he has transferred his Amagic” to the Flash, who cannot cope with it.
The Flash No. 150
February 1965
Cover: Flash vs. Captain Cold //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ACaptain Cold’s Polar Perils” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32)
Supporting Character: Iris West (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #56)
Intro: Ayesha (Maharanee of Jodapur; only appearance)
Villain: Captain Cold (between issues #140 / 155)
Synopsis: Captain Cold falls for a beautiful Asian maharanee visiting Central City, and hopes to woo her by defeating the Flash.

Story: AThe Touch-and-Steal Bandits” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #33)
Villains: Danny and Joey Ralston (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story establishes that the Flash’s top speed is at least 10 times the speed of light.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Alien-Ator in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #33, then helps the Elongated Man fight the Mirror Master in DETECTIVE COMICS #336.
Synopsis: After reaching a velocity ten times the speed of light, the Flash finds he has telepathic powers. Unfortunately, he has also given (as a side effect) two crooked brothers the ability to move with their minds anything they have touched.

The Flash No. 151
March 1965
Cover: The Flash trying to reach the Shade and the Earth-Two Flash through a force-field //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AInvader From the Dark Dimension” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #336; next chronological appearance in flashback in TEEN TITANS #53)
GS: Flash of Earth-Two (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29 / 37)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Joan Garrick (between issues #137 / 173)
Villains: The Shade (last appearance in issue #123; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #136)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash, the Justice League, Kid Flash, and several other teenage heroes battle the Antithesis, which case also serves as the origin of the Teen Titans, as shown in flashback in TEEN TITANS #53.
Synopsis: The Shade robs in Earth-One to give himself a law-abiding Afront” on Earth-Two, and two Flashes may not be able to stop his powers, augmented by a dark dimension.

The Flash No. 152
May 1965
Cover: The Flash hurling thumtacks to stop Trickster escaping on a tricycle //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Trickster’s Toy Thefts” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last chronological appearance in TEEN TITANS #53)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Inez and her mother (Iris’s niece and sister; only appearance for both)
Villain: The Trickster (between issues #142 / 177)
Synopsis: The Trickster plans three toy-powered crimes, on land, sea, and air, and the Flash must attempt to stop him.

Story: ACase of the Explosive Vegetables” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #35)
Supporting Characters: Ira West (between issues #141 / 159), Iris West
Villains: Dmitri and other Communist spies (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Abnegazar, Rath, and Ghast in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #35.  Then Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight the Separated Man in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #60, in which adventure the Flash also briefly appears.
Synopsis: The absent-minded Professor Ira West stumbles into a nest of spies, thinks that they are the group of scientists he is to address, and shows them his vegetable-growing ray that inadvertently turns veggies into explosives.  The Flash has to sort things out.

The Flash No. 153
June 1965
Cover: The Flash knocking Professor Zoom into the 25th Century; Mr. Element vignette //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Mightiest Punch of All Time” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #60; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36)
Supporting Character: Rita [Desmond] (between issues #147 / 165)
Villains: Professor Zoom (between issues #147 / 165), Mr. Element (between issues #147 / 165)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League of America fight Brain Storm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36.
Synopsis: Professor Zoom engineers his release from prison by tampering with an examination machine, then comes to the 20th Century to expose Mr. Element to a ray that will turn him evil, and cause the mayor of Central City to outlaw super-speed.

The Flash No. 154
August 1965
Cover: The Flash flying away from crooks in car //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Day Flash Ran Away With Himself” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villains: Gunner Blaine and various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash must cope with his super-speed gone haywire and find an antidote.

Story: AGangster Masquerade” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Dexter Myles (between issues #138 / 157)
Villains: Slick, Pee-Wee, Miff, another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash lends a hand to down-and-out actor Dexter Myles and runs across a plot to smuggle three gangsters to safety.

The Flash No. 155
September 1965
Cover: Flash vs. Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Top, Captain Boomerang, and Heat Wave //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Gauntlet of Super-Villains” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37)
Supporting Character: Solovar (between issues #127 / 172)
Intro: Freddy, Pola (two gorillas; only appearance)
Villains: Mirror Master (last appearance in issue #146; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40), Captain Cold (last appearance in issue #150; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40), Captain Boomerang (between issues #148 / 174), Pied Piper (between issues #138 / 174), Heat Wave (between issues #140 / 166), Top (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28; next appears in issue #157), Gorilla Grodd (between issues #127 / 172; all appear as the Rogue’s Gallery; first team appearance), J. M. Leach (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37-38.
Synopsis: Six of the Flash’s old foes escape jail at the same time and go on a crime-spree, but their liberation has been engineered by Gorilla Grodd, who hopes to use their weapons to drain the Flash of his speed.

The Flash No. 156
November 1965
Cover: Iris West and Kid Flash before wanted poster of Barry Allen and the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Super-Hero Who Betrayed the World” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38 / 40)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #60; next appears in SHOWCASE #59)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Gyrians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Klkan, Mrmol, Drdons (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League deal with the machinations of Andrew Helm (and helps fight the Mirror Master and Captain Cold) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40, after which Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight the Flips’ impersonators in SHOWCASE #59, an adventure in which the Flash also briefly appears.  (Later, Kid Flash also helps the Teen Titans fight the Beast-God of Xochatan in TEEN TITANS #1.)
Synopsis: An alien tyrant comes to Earth, reveals the Flash’s secret identity, and demands that the speedster be turned over to him or he will destroy the world within 48 hours.
The Flash No. 157
December 1965
Cover: The Top aging the Flash (three vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AWho Stole Flash’s Super-Speed?”  (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SHOWCASE #59)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Other Character: Doralla Kon (last appearance in issue #145; last appearance)
Intro: Alkomarians (only appearance)
Villain: Korakar Lok and his henchmen (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Barry Allen is astonished by the appearance of a Flash imitator who also possesses super-speed.  But Doralla Kon of Alkomar holds the key to the mystery, and takes the Flash back to her world to set things right.

Story: AThe Day Flash Aged 100 Years” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41)
Supporting Character: Dexter Myles (between issues #154 / 161)
Villain: The Top (between issues #155 / 174)
Synopsis: The Top steals an aging serum and intends to use it to make the Flash into a doddering old man.

The Flash No. 158
February 1966
Cover: The Flash vs. the Breakaway Bandit //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: ABattle Against the Breakaway Bandit” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: Zedabon Zarr (the Breakaway Bandit; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Flash encounters a weapons-running alien villain who can separate his body into its component parts without harm.

Story: AThe One-Man Justice League” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42)
GA: Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), Carter Hall (Hawkman), Aquaman, Ray Palmer (the Atom)
Cameo: Green Lantern, Hawkman, Atom, Superman (as costumes and statues)
Villains: The Land-Sea-Air Gang (first and only appearance), Professor Ivo (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30; next appears in ACTION COMICS #480)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Metamorpho fight the Unimaginable in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42.
Synopsis: Professor Ivo finds a way to infuse the powers of various Justice Leaguers into his body, and to give himself their appearances, by using a duplicate of the Flash’s aura energy.  But whenever he does it, the Flash also changes into a different member of the JLA.

The Flash No. 159
March 1966
Cover: Barry Allen walking away from Flash costume and farewell note hung on tree //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AThe Flash’s Final Fling” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42)
GS: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #1 / 2), Dr. Charles McNider (Dr. Mid-Nite; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30 / 46)
Intro: Petar Thrant (only appearance)
Villain: Frand Mattar (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans deal with Garn in TEEN TITANS #2.
Synopsis: When Barry Allen gives up his Flash identity in apparent disgust, Kid Flash vibrates them both into Earth-Two, where Dr. Charles McNider (aka Dr. Mid-Nite of the Justice Society) hypnotically reveals why Barry was manipulated into doing so.

Story: ABig Blast In Rocket City” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #43)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #43), Prof. Ira West (between issues #152 / 161)
Villains: Duke, Stick-Pin Pete, Slats (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams with Green Lantern to fight Major Disaster in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #43, then helps the Justice League fight the Royal Flush Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #43, then teams with the Doom Patrol to fight the Brotherhood of Evil in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #65.
Synopsis: In Rocket City, the Flash encounters a gang of thieves equipped with scientific gimmicks which the absent-minded Prof. Ira West has given them, thinking they are rocket scientists.
 

The Flash No. 161
May 1966
Cover: Flash vs. Mirror Master and mirror-reflection of Flash vs. Mirror Master; cover vignette of issue #159 //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Case of the Curious Costume” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #65)
GS: Wally West (Kid Flash; between TEEN TITANS #2 / 3)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #43), Prof. Ira West (between issues #159 / 165), Dexter Myles (between issues #157 / 165)
Intro: Ramona, Dickie (a bear) and his trainer (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight Ding-Dong Daddy Dowd in TEEN TITANS #3.
Synopsis: When a journey to another dimension makes the Flash late for Barry Allen’s planned wedding with Iris West, she breaks off the engagement.  Barry decides to hang up his costume and quit being the Flash.

Story: AThe Mirror With 20-20 Vision” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Villain: Mirror Master (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40; next appears in issue #174)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Unimaginable in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44.
Synopsis: The Mirror Master acquires a mirror which shows a reflection from 20 seconds in the future, and, in one instance, it shows him shooting the Flash.

The Flash No. 162
June 1966
Cover: Flash being shoved towards Tunnel of Terror by two cops //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: AWho Haunts the Corridor of Chills?”  (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44; next appears in DOOM PATROL #104)

Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Walt Dempsey
Villain: Vardar Varr, an Ornitho-Man (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash, the Justice League, Kid Flash, and the Teen Titans attend the wedding of Mento and Elasti-Girl in DOOM PATROL #104, then the Flash helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45.  Then Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight DIABLO in TEEN TITANS #4.  Then Flash teams with Batman to fight the Speed Boys in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #67.
Synopsis: The Flash must discover what strange component of a Tunnel of Terrors in an amusement park causes unreasoning fear to the people who enter it, including himself.

The Flash No. 163
August 1966
Cover: Flash holding his hand up to halt reader //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: AThe Flash Stakes His Life On You” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #67)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Mrs. Prentiss, Alice (only appearance for both)
Villains: Ben Haddon and his gang, David Gulch (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A criminal causes everyone to forget about the Flash, causing him to fade from existence, unless he can somehow manage to get people to believe in him again.

Story: AThe Day Magic Exposed Flash’s Secret Identity” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in METAL MEN #21)
Intro: Slor Disi
Villain: Abra Kadabra (between issues #149 / 170)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears in METAL MEN #21.
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra escapes from jail and intends to unmask the Flash on a stage at a magicians’ convention.

The Flash No. 164
September 1966
Cover: Police taking away handcuffed Flash before hostile crowd //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: AFlash--Vandal of Central City” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in METAL MEN #21; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46)
Villain: Pied Piper (between issues #155 / 174), three crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Anti-Matter Man, Blockbuster, and Solomon Grundy in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46-47.
Synopsis: The Flash becomes a public menace when the Pied Piper’s piping causes him to lose control of his speed.

Story: AThe Boy Who Lost Touch With the World” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #4 / 5)
Other Character: Tommy Davis (last appearance in issue #145; last appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans deal with the Ant in TEEN TITANS #5.
Synopsis: Kid Flash helps a boy named Tommy Davis discover why he periodically becomes invisible and / or intangible.

The Flash No. 165
November 1966
Cover: The Flash interrupting the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West // Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: AOne Bridegroom Too Many” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47; next appears in BLACKHAWK #228; marries Iris West in this story)
GS: Wally West (Kid Flash; between TEEN TITANS #5 / 6)
Supporting Characters: Iris West (marries the Flash in this story; known as Iris Allen after this story), Robert and Marion West (last appearance for both in issue #149; both next appear in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Prof. Ira West (between issues #161 / 172), Rita Desmond (marriage to Al (Mr. Element) Desmond revealed; between issues #153 / 216), Al Desmond (Mr. Element; between issues #153 / 216), Dexter Myles (between issues #161 / 171), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (both between issues #126 / 221)
Villains: Professor Zoom (between issues #153 / 175), Pee Wee, Longo, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story (and after his honeymoon, we trust), the Flash helps the Justice League monitor the Blackhawks in BLACKHAWK #228-230, fight Felix Faust in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #49, and attend the mock funeral of Aquaman in AQUAMAN #30 while Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans deal with the Ant in TEEN TITANS #5 and fight Baltzer in TEEN TITANS #6 and the Mad Mod in TEEN TITANS #7.
Issue #174 reveals that the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West takes place at 11 A.M.
Synopsis: Professor Zoom changes places and identities with the Flash on the eve of Barry Allen’s wedding to Iris West.

The Flash No. 166
December 1966
Cover: Captain Cold and Heat Wave confronting the Flash on crutches //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: AThe Last Stand of the Three-Time Losers” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in AQUAMAN #30)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Chomper, Doc, Profile, Mole, Ek-Ek (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story confirms that a month has gone by since the Flash’s wedding.
Synopsis: While battling a gang of three-time losers, the Flash finds he must repeatedly break off the fight, change to Barry Allen, go to Iris, and try to tell her he is the Flash.

Story: ATempting Target For the Temperature Twins” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Captain Cold, Heat Wave (both between issues #155 / 174)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Robin in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50.
This story takes place exactly one month after the Flash’s wedding.
Synopsis: The Flash sprains his ankle badly during a rescue attempt and is placed on crutches, after which he encounters Captain Cold and Heat Wave.

The Flash No. 167
February 1967
Cover: The Flash’s photo in want ads section of Picture News //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: AThe Real Origin of the Flash” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50; next appears in BLACKHAWK #228; origin retold in this story)
Intro: Mopee, the Heavenly Help-Mates (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Iris Allen, Flash of Earth-Two, Vandal Savage (in flashback)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Mopee’s assertion that he caused the lightning bolt to strike the chemicals that turned Barry Allen into the Flash does not have to be accepted at face value.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League monitor the Blackhawks in BLACKHAWK #228-230.
Synopsis: Mopee, a Ahelpmate” with magical powers from another dimension, claims to be responsible for the Flash’s origin.  However, the fact that Barry Allen was drenched in chemicals he did not own is a technical foul.  So, in order for the Flash to legally retain his powers, he must earn enough money to buy the chemicals, and do so as the Flash.

Story: AThe Hypnotic Super-Speedster” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #7 / 8)
Intro: Dr. Erik Darren, Charley Coe, Jimmy Crow, Chubby Jones, Oddjobs (only appearance for all)
Villains: Eddy, Chuck, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight Honeybun in TEEN TITANS #8, Captain Tiger in TEEN TITANS #9, and the Scorcher in TEEN TITANS #10.
Synopsis: During a hypnotist’s act in Blue Valley High School, Kid Flash helps a fat boy achieve his dream of moving at super-speed and also captures a gang of fur thieves.

The Flash No. 168
March 1967
Cover: Green Lantern running away as the Flash faces Ace, Stubble, and Fixer //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: AOne of Our Green Lanterns Is Missing” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BLACKHAWK #230)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in BLACKHAWK #230; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #51)
GA: Guardian of the Universe (between GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #46 / 52)
Supporting Character: Iris West
Intro: Hjalmar Helms, Stelo Pantagolis (only appearance for both)
Villains: Ace, Stubble, Fixer, Doubler (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A Guardian of the Universe asks Flash to find Green Lantern, who has been missing for a month, while four crooks gain super-scientific weapons from a scientist who can bring back artifacts from the future.

The Flash No. 170
May 1967
Cover: Flash running by crime in the streets //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: AThe See-Nothing Spells of Abra Kadabra” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74)
GS: Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38; next appears in issue #173), Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite (both between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47 / 64)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Margot Tyler, Artemus Jackson, a robot guard (only appearance for all)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (between issues #163 / 175), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash appears briefly with the Justice League in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74, then helps the Justice League fight the AMaster Thief” in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53, then teams with the Spectre to fight the Ghost Pilot in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #72.
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra escapes jail and returns to the 20th Century with a gimmick that makes Flash deaf, dumb, and blind to evil. But the Flash of Earth-Two, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Dr. Fate come to Earth-One to lend him a hand.

The Flash No. 171
June 1967
Cover: Flash lying in street with people taking no notice of him //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: AHere Lies the Flash--Dead and Unburied” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #72; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Dexter Myles (between issues #165 / 190)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Charley Perkins, Elizabeth Perkins (only appearance for all)
Villain: Dr. Light (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #33; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Royal Flush Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54.
Synopsis: Dr. Light defeats Flash with an electric blast, uses a gimmick to make him look like a piece of sidewalk, and lays him out for people to walk over.

The Flash No. 172
August 1967
Cover: Gorilla Grodd holding up Flash’s empty uniform //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: AGrodd Puts the Squeeze On Flash” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (next appears in SUPERMAN #199), Solovar (last appearance in issue #155; next appears in ACTION COMICS #424)
Intro: Dr. Torrence (only appearance)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (between issues #127 / 209)
Synopsis: Everyone in Central City is sped up to hypervelocity, and Gorilla Grodd tells the Flash that he will restore the populance to normal if Flash breaks him out of prison.

Story: AThe Machine-Made Robbery” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in SUPERMAN #199)
Supporting Character: Prof. Ira West (between issues #165 / 176)
Villaing: Hard Hat and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash races Superman with the Justice League in the audience in SUPERMAN #199.
Synopsis: The Flash catches some crooks who have been using Prof. Ira West’s computer as a robbery tool.

The Flash No. 173
September 1967
Cover: The Flash, Kid Flash, and the Flash of Earth-Two (three vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: ADoomward Flight of the Flashes” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SUPERMAN #199; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in issue #170; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #64), Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #10 / 11)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #199), Joan Garrick (between issues #151 / 201)
Villains: Golden Man, the Domino Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the black-sphered villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55-56 and then helps the Justice League teach a lesson in brotherhood to three boys in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57, while Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans deal with D. J. Deejay in TEEN TITANS #11, have an adventure in Spaceville in TEEN TITANS #12, defeat Mr. Scrounge and Mr. Big in TEEN TITANS #13, fight the Gargoyle in TEEN TITANS #14, Captain Rumble in TEEN TITANS #15, aliens from Dimension X in TEEN TITANS #16, the Mad Mod in TEEN TITANS #17, Andre LeBlanc in TEEN TITANS #18, and Punch in TEEN TITANS #19, meet Joshua in TEEN TITANS #20, and team with Batman to deal with Lance Bruner in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83 before he reappears in issue #189.
Synopsis: A mutant named Golden Man transports the Flash, Kid Flash, and the Flash of Earth-Two to his planet Vorvan so that he may hunt them down for sport.

The Flash No. 174
November 1967
Cover: Mirror Master, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang, Top, Pied Piper, and Captain Cold looking down on fallen Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: AStupendous Triumph of the Six Super-Villains” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (reveals that she knows the Flash’s secret identity in this story)
Intro: The Mirror Master of a parallel Earth (only appearance)
Villains: Mirror Master (between issues #161 / 206), Captain Cold, Heat Wave (both between issues #166 / 193), Captain Boomerang (between issues #155 / 209), the Top (between issues #157 / 219), Pied Piper (between issues #164 / 218; all appear as the Rogue’s Gallery), the Flash of a parallel Earth (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on the Flash’s first wedding anniversary.
The evil Flash of this story reappears in SUPER FRIENDS #?, in a story outside of normal DC continuity.
Synopsis: The Mirror Master discovers a parallel world in which the Flash is a villain and the Mirror Master of that world is a hero.  When the rest of the Rogues’ Gallery break out of jail, he vows to turn that to their advantage in their duel with the Flash.

The Flash No. 175
December 1967
Cover: The Flash and Superman racing //Al Plastino
Story: AThe Race To the End of the Universe” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #171; next appears in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #107), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #197; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59), Green Lantern (between GREEN LANTERN #56 / 57), Green Arrow, Snapper Carr, Wonder Woman (all between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57 / 59), Hawkman, Aquaman (between AQUAMAN #35 / 36), Atom (last appearance in THE ATOM #34; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59; all appear as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57 / 59)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Cameo appearances: Rokk, Sorban (as disguises), Prof. Ira West, Dexter Myles, Al Desmond, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lana Lang
Villains: Professor Zoom (between issues #165 / 186), Abra Kadabra (between issues #170 / 182), the Weather Wizard (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #353; next appears in issue #222), the Southside Mob, Big Angie (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Two villains who appear to be the interplanetary gamblers Rokk and Sorban hold the Justice League hostage and force Superman and Flash to run a race, with the loser’s home city to be destroyed.

The Flash No. 176
February 1968
Cover: Death calling the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ADeath Stalks the Flash” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Dan Bolton (first and only appearance), ADeath” (first appearance; Adies” in this story)
Synopsis: The Flash must enter the dream of his ailing wife to save her from a dream of Death.

Story: AProfessor West--Lost, Strayed, or Stolen?”  (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Prof. Ira West (last appearance in  issue #172; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122)
Intro: Dr. Binzo (only appearance)
Villains: Robbie, Mooch, and their confederate (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League and Batgirl fight the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60.
Synopsis: Prof. Ira West remembers where a forgetful crook has stashed his loot, which helps the thief considerably, but necessitates the Flash having to save the professor.

The Flash No. 177
March 1968
Cover: Crowd looking at swell-headed Flash //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Swell-Headed Super-Hero” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60 / 61)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: The Trickster (between issues #152 / 209), a murderer (first appearance; dies in this story), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny and company in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61.
Synopsis: The Trickster secretly exposes Flash to a camera whose radiations will make his head swell up and burst.

The Flash No. 179
May 1968
Cover: Flash vs. Nok; Bobby reading issue of The Flash //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Flash--Fact Or Fiction?”  (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61 / 62)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Julius Schwartz of Earth-Prime (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123), Bobby and his mother, Ginny, an alien hunter (only appearance for all), Earth-Prime
Cameo appearance: Gorilla Grodd
Villains: The Nok, a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Earth-Prime, which is introduced in this story, is an Earth in which super-heroes only exist in comic books until the coming of Ultraa in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #?.  It is not our Earth, and is destroyed in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11.
Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Pyrotekniks and the Bulleteers in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62, the Key in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63, and Dr. Anomaly in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240.
Synopsis: An alien beast which feeds on Flash’s aura knocks him out of his own Earth and into another in which super-heroes are only found in comic books, and in which he meets Julius Schwartz, editor of The Flash.

The Flash No. 180
June 1968
Cover: Flash vs. Samuroid //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Flying Samurai” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Captain Hashi, Tushi, Hideki Toshira
Villains: Baron Katana, Daisho, the Samuroids (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
In this story, we learn that Barry Allen went to the University of California at Los Angeles.
Synopsis: On a trip to Japan, Barry Allen must become the Flash to deal with Baron Katana and his android Samuroids.

The Flash No. 181
August 1968
Cover: The Flash and Samuroid //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Attack of the Samuroids” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in ACTION COMICS #365)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Other Characters: Tushi, Captain Hashi, Hideki Toshira (last appearance for all)
Intro: Sgt. Yuhari, Black Berets (only appearance for all)
Villains: Baron Katana, Daisho (last appearance for both), the Samuroids (destroyed in this story)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
Tushi learns the Flash’s secret identity in this story
After this story, the Flash helps the Justice League and Supergirl substitute for Superman in ACTION COMICS #365-366.
Synopsis: With the Flash a captive of Baron Katana’s Samuroids, Capt. Hashi has the Black Berets make a raid on Black Heron Castle.

The Flash No. 182
September 1968
Cover: The Flash throwing his boots in garbage can  //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Thief Who Stole All the Money in Central City” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #366)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: The Great Gurston, Mardonus, Heathstone (only appearance)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (between issues #175 / 212)
Synopsis: A magician’s convention votes not to admit Abra Kadabra.  In revenge, he causes the conjurers to commit crimes, and attempts to humiliate the Flash in the process.

Story: AThe Flash’s Super-Speed Phobia” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65)
Intro: Dr. Norris (only appearance)
Villains: Sneaker Sneed and his Sneaks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and the Red Tornado fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65.
Synopsis: After crashing into a wall headfirst, the Flash develops a phobia about running at super-speed.

The Flash No. 183
November 1968
Cover: Tips in front of Flash poster, waiting to assassinate Barry Allen //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito (signed)
Story: AThe Flash’s Dead Ringer” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #81)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65)
Intro: Chief Anders, Jim, Max (only appearance for all)
Villains: Frog, Tips, Li’l Moe, Slice (first and only appearance for all), an assassin (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams with Batman to fight Carl Bork in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #81.
Synopsis: A team of hitmen is out to liquidate the Flash to prevent him from stopping a robbery of precious metal.

The Flash No. 184
December 1968
Cover: The Flash //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AExecutioner of Central City” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #81)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Dr. Clark, Dick, Zoral, Central City police commissioner (only appearance for all)
Villain: Dr. Yom (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: By saving the Earth from a destructive force, the Flash appears to have destroyed Central City.
 

The Flash No. 185
February 1969
Cover: The Flash attacked by demonstrators  //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThreat of the High-Rise Building” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Frank Robbins
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Inspector Pierre Martell, Prof. Jordain, Yamair, Konar, Xamay, Zindor, Titanians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Le Loup and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Headmaster Mind in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69.
The Titanians in this story are not the same race as Kral (in ADVENTURE COMICS #205) and Saturn Girl (of the Legion of Super-Heroes).  Therefore, their homeworld of Titan is not the same as Saturn’s moon.
Synopsis: After the Eiffel Tower is yanked into space, Barry Allen, vacationing in Paris, goes into action as the Flash to stave off an alien invasion.

The Flash No. 186
March 1969
Cover: Dave and another kid viewing Flash’s bones //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: ATime Times Three Equals--?” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69 / 70)
GS: Sargon the Sorceror (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN (1st series) #38; next appears in issue #207)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Dave and other kids (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Humphrey Bogart (in a gangster film)
Villains: Professor Zoom (between issues #175 / 225), Sargon
Comments: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and the Creeper fight some aliens and crooks in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70.
The Flash’s skeleton is taken from between panels in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #8, probably just before it disintegrates.
It is revealed in this story that Barry Allen played high school football.
Synopsis: Sargon the Sorceror, having turned to evil, seeks to learn how to travel to the future.  Doing this involves bringing Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash, back to the 20th Century, and snatching the Flash’s skeleton from the time of his death.

The Flash No. 188
May 1969
Cover: The Flash looking at all-green Central City  //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: AThe Most Colorful Villain of All” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70 / 71)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Horace, Sibyl, Dr. Maybrook, Mako (only appearance for all)
Villain: Mirror Master (between issues #174 / 207 (Elongated Man story)) and his doppleganger (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Baker and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Commander Blanx in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71.
Synopsis: A freak explosion from the Flash’s ring, as he prepares to go after the Mirror Master, leaves him unable to see any color but green.

The Flash No. 189
June 1969
Cover: Barry Allen handing Flash uniform to Kid Flash //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: AThe Death-Touch of the Blue Ghost” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83; next appears in TEEN TITANS #21)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Ke Byk, Azurians (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans (and the Hawk and Dove) fight aliens in TEEN TITANS #21-22, help Sammy Soul in TEEN TITANS #23, fight Anson Larson in TEEN TITANS #24, have an adventure with Mr. Jupiter in TEEN TITANS #25-27, fight the Ocean Master and aliens in TEEN TITANS #28-29, and fight Kevin Murphy and Hargood P. Tout in TEEN TITANS #30, after which he fights an unnamed super-villain in a text story in TEEN TITANS #30, all before he reappears in issue #202.
Synopsis: The Flash is irradiated by blue aliens and causes Iris Allen to age rapidly when he runs through her at hyper-speed.   As a result, Kid Flash must find a way of preventing his mentor from giving in to despair and of getting the antidote from the aliens.

The Flash No. 190
August 1969
Cover: The Flash examined by doctor as Iris Allen looks on //Joe Kubert
Story: ASuper-Speed Agent of the Flash” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: The Muscle Men (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An injury to his foot sustained while fighting a tornado causes a doctor to proclaim that the Flash will never run again.

Story: ATen Years To Live, One Second To Die” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Dexter Myles (between issues #171 / 197), Iris Allen
Intro: Joel Travis (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Flash of Earth-2
Villains: The Far-Outers (including Muggy and Pampas), Blue-Chip Chipman (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash is imprisoned by an old enemy who warns him that any attempts to escape his cell will cause ten bombs to explode in Central City.

The Flash No. 191
September 1969
Cover: Hal Jordan’s hands reaching for the Flash’s costume  //Joe Kubert
Story: AHow To Invade Earth Without Really Trying” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #189)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #71; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #189)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in SUPERMAN #220)
Other Character: Olivia Reynolds (between GREEN LANTERN #71 / 75)
Intro: Glabr, Lenglyns (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mogrians (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Red Tornado fight Cthonic demons in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #72, then helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Aquarius in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #74, then helps the Justice League fight Dr. Light and learns his fellow members’ identities in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122, then joins Superman to defeat a plant menace in SUPERMAN #220.
Synopsis: The Flash and Green Lantern team up to fight alien robots who are out to possess the AU-Mind” of Olivia Reynolds.

The Flash No. 192
November 1969
Cover: Woman slapping the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Day the Flash Failed” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SUPERMAN #220)
GA: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #216; next appears in TEEN TITANS #25), Robin (between TEEN TITANS #24 / 25)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #220)
Intro: Phil and Phyllis Anderson (both die in this story)
Villain: Captain Vulcan and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash becomes a pariah when he apparently fails to rescue the 99-man crew of a nuclear submarine.

The Flash No. 193
December 1969
Cover: Captain Cold displaying Acensored” photo of the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: ACaptain Cold Blows His Cool” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Laura Lamont (only appearance)
Villains: Captain Cold, Heat Wave (both between issues #174 / 226), Pretty Boy Lloyd, Pop Handley, Fargo Jones, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Joker in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77 and reprimand the Teen Titans (including Kid Flash) in TEEN TITANS #25.
Synopsis: Captain Cold discovers that his cold-gun can be used to rejuvenate old people--and to freeze the Flash in dissected parts.

The Flash No. 194
February 1970
Cover: The Flash at wedding of Aheadless” bride, with the devil as Aminister” //Neal Adams
Story: AThe Bride Cast Two Shadows” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #25)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Daniel Porter, Elfriede Talman (both ghosts), Joan Boardman (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Owl Gang, demons of the Realm of Shades (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash must exorcise from a young woman’s body the spirit of a bride dead for a hundred years, who was engaged to a double for Barry Allen.

The Flash No. 195
March 1970
Cover: The Flash keeping crowd away from dog //Neal Adams
Story: AFugitive From Blind Justice” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Lightning (a dog), a blind man, Mark Evanier, Peter Sanderson, Irene Vartanoff (all of Earth-One; only appearance for all)
Cameo: Philip Bentley (first appearance; dies before this story opens)
Villains: Lee Bentley, Vic Torrance and his gang, Angela Adams, Ken Tracy (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After being saved by a dog from a mobster’s bullets, the Flash must prevent the dog from being executed for murder.

Story: AI Open My Mouth, But I Can’t Scream” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash (next chronological appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #206 and 130; also appears in flashback; see Comment under SHOWCASE #4 for chronology)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League move its equipment from the Secret Sanctuary to its new satellite headquarters, as shown in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #206 and in #130, in the latter of which he helps them deal with the Dharlu.
Synopsis: The Flash must overcome his long-held fear of roller coasters to save riders of such a ride from a sprung track.

The Flash No. 197
May 1970
Cover: Charlie Conwell catching Barry Allen releasing Flash costume from ring  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: AFour-Star Super-Hero” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash (chronologically between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #130 / 80)
Supporting Characters: Charlie Conwell (first appearance; next appears in issue #224), Iris West, Dexter Myles (between issues #190 / 199)
Villains: AIce” King and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Norch Lor in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #80.
Synopsis: The Flash plays all the parts of Shakespeare’s AHamlet” on stage, but finds that his exertions have left him almost too weak to deal with a gang of crooks afterwards.

Story: ATo the Nth Degree” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #80)
Supporting Characters: Iris West, Prof. Ira West (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122; next appears in TEEN TITANS #31)
Intro: Gaseous aliens (only appearance)
Synopsis: An nth-power telescope that Ira West invents alerts the Flash to disaster facing natives of a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse.

The Flash No. 198
June 1970
Cover: The Flash in prayer before Rod Haines, Frankie Smith, and Betty Foster //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: ANo Sad Songs For a Scarlet Speedster” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Rod Haines, Frankie Smith, Betty Foster, Mr. Cooper (only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in part from the second story in the last issue.
Synopsis: The Flash’s head is grazed by a bullet while he is performing for three orphans, regressing him mentally to an eight-year-old.

Story: ACall It Magic” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81)
GS: Zatanna (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51 / 87)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Namba (only appearance)
Villain: Xarkon (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Jest-Master in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81.
Synopsis: Zatanna is summoned by a magician to defeat a demon who has taken over his body.  When she fails to safely exorcise the demon, she brings the Flash in to lend a hand.

The Flash No. 199
August 1970
Cover: The Flash lying on a park bench underneath a newspaper with a headline reporting his death  //Gil Kane
Story: AFlash?--Death Calling” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Dexter Myles (between issues #197 / 221)
GA: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #390; next appears in SUPERMAN #228), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #224; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #402), Hawkman, Green Lantern (between GREEN LANTERN #77 / 78), Black Canary (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #78; all appear as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #81 / 82)
Intro: Steve, Henry, Dr. Hollister, Davis Goodkind (only appearance for both)
Villains: Keech and his gang, an unnamed crook (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An experimental suspended animation drug appears to slow down, then kill, the Flash.

Story: AThe Explosive Heart of America” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Flash
Intro: Colonel K (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Mao Tse-Tung
Villains: The Chinese Communists
Synopsis: A mysterious secret agent appears to Barry Allen, and gives him an assignment: become the Flash and destroy a deadly Chinese missle, or see the United States perish.

The Flash No. 200
September 1970
Cover: The Flash running away from troops around White House with smoking pistol //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “Count 200 And Die” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #82)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Pablo Gomez (only appearance)
Other Character: Richard M. Nixon (of Earth-One)
Cameo appearances: Top, Pied Piper, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Mirror Master (as dummies)
Villains: Dr. Lu and her employers (first appearance for all; all probably die in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Creator2 in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #82-83, then helps the Justice League fight Dr. Viktor Willard in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #84.
This story features the numeral 200 as a continuing motif as part of the 200th issue celebration.
Synopsis: A foreign spy, Dr. Lu, brainwashes the Flash into thinking he is bringing hairspray to his wife when he is really attempting to assassinate the president of the United States.

The Flash No. 201
November 1970
Cover: Pablo Hernandez in wheelchair on basketball court, throwing uniform at Flash; Earth-Two Flash vignette //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: AMillion-Dollar Dream” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #84)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Pablo Hernandez and his family (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Branson Brothers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash is stricken by guilt when he feels responsible for the paralysis of a young basketball star’s legs.

The Flash No. 202
December 1970
Cover: The Flash seeing woman face down in swimming pool; Kid Flash vignette //Dick Giordano
Story: AThe Satan Circle” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (next appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #86)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Lucifer, the Harpy, Ora, other members of the Satan Circle, Hell’s Imps (a motorcycle gang; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Theo Zappa in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #86, then races Superman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #198-199.
Synopsis: The Flash must save Iris Allen from being sacrificed by a demonic cult.

Story: AThe Accusation” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #30 / 31)
Intro: Warren Savin (possibly dies in this story; only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Carson (first appearance; dies in this story), a car-stripping gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight Dr. Pauling in TEEN TITANS #31.
Synopsis: A man is plagued by a recurring dream in which Kid Flash accuses him of killing a boy in a hit-and-run accident.

The Flash No. 203
February 1971
Cover: Flash trying to hold Iris Allen back from the future //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano and photomontage
Story: AThe Flash’s Wife Is a Two-Timer” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #199)
GA: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #199; next appears in ACTION COMICS #396)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (origin details revealed in this story; also appears in flashback, her earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in SHOWCASE #4), Prof. Ira West (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #31; next appears in issue #217; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in issue #267 (2)), Eric and Fran Russell (Iris Allen’s real parents; first appearance; next appear in issue #210), Mrs. Ira West (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Villains: Sirik the Supreme and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The 30th Century which Iris Allen comes from is an alternate to the timeline in which the Legion of Super-Heroes exists.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Cam-Nam-Laotians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87.
Synopsis: The Flash finds out that Iris is really a native of the 30th Century, to which she has been drawn back by strange forces.  Following her there, he discovers that her parents and all the people of that time are threatened by Sirik, an Asian invader.

The Flash No. 204
March 1971
Cover: Iris Allen revealing Flash’s secret identity to crowd; vignettes of Superman, Batman, Black Canary, Green Lantern, and Hawkman //Neal Adams; vignettes by Murphy Anderson
Story: AThe Great Secret Identity Expose” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87 / 88)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #141; next appears in ACTION COMICS #398), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #230; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88), Green Arrow, Black Canary (last appearance for both in GREEN LANTERN #82; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88), Hawkman (the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87 / 88)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Cameo appearances: Prof. and Mrs. Ira West, Sirik (in flashbacks)
Villains: Forrest Acker impersonator, Trigger Tess, Stomp Stacey, the Graveyard Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Green Lantern does not appear in this story; the cover should have featured Green Arrow instead.
Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the people of Mu in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88.
Synopsis: After her trip back from the future, Iris Allen is seized by uncontrollable impulses to shout out the true identities of impostors or masqueraders--including that of her own husband, the Flash.

Story: AThe Mind-Trap” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Kid Flash (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #31)
Villain: Rama-Skeet (a pharaoh’s ghost; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Kid Flash must find a way to foil the ghost of a long-dead Egyptian pharaoh who can possess anyone with a touch.

The Flash No. 206
May 1971
Cover: Flash seeing Susan Logan fall unharmed from airplane to ground //Neal Adams
Story: A24 Hours of Immortality” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #88 / 89)
Intro: Susan Logan, Timmy Logan, William Kandell, Sylvia Kandell, Mal, Prof. Lewis
Villains: Duus, Unuus, a gang of convicts (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears with the Justice League in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89.
Synopsis: Two aliens allow two accident victims to live, provided the mother of one and husband of another sacrifice their lives for them, which they will claim in 24 hours.  The two accept the bargain, and are told that nothing may harm them until the aliens return to claim their lives.  But the Flash takes a hand to keep them from having to fulfill the last part of the bargain.

The Flash No. 207
June 1971
Cover: Flash, demon, and Iris Allen //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: AThe Evil Sound of Music” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89 / 90)
GS: Sargon the Sorceror (last appearance in issue #186; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #97)
GA: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #232; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #412)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in issue #209)
Intro: Gracie (Sargon’s niece), Paul, and other members of Washington Starship (a rock group based on the Jefferson Airplane; first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Sargon the Sorceror
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the people of Sareme in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #90.
Synopsis: Sargon finds a way to regain his Ruby of Life by opening a door to a world of demons at a rock concert, but the Flash appears to oppose him.

Story: APhantom of the Cafeteria” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Kid Flash
Intro: Dana, an alien (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Kid Flash encounters an alien who steals food at super-speed from a high school cafeteria.

The Flash No. 208
August 1971
Cover: Sister Anne praying before St. Jude statue as Flash enters church //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: AA Kind of Miracle In Central City” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #90)
Intro: Mother Theresa, Sister Anne, Vic, Rita (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Chief, the Top Man, Grey, Blue, and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash seeks to help a youth who formerly worked for a drug dealer, and now wants to help find the dealer’s hidden loot, with the help of his sister, who is a nun and prays for St. Jude to assist them.

The Flash No. 209
September 1971
Cover: Captain Boomerang and Trickster gloating over Flash’s body, with Flash’s ghost hovering overhead //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: ABeyond the Speed of Life” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (last appearance in issue #207)
Intro: The Sentinel (only appearance)
Villains: Gorilla Grodd (last appearance in issue #172; next appears in ACTION COMICS #424), the Trickster (between issues #178 / 228), Captain Boomerang (between issues #174 / 227), the Devourer (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Trickster and Captain Boomerang think they have killed the Flash, but his spirit lives on and is busy trying to save the universe from the Devourer.

Story: ACoincidence Can Kill” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Kid Flash (next appears in TEEN TITANS #32)
Intro: Genius George Simpson, Mrs. Simpson (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Big Boss and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans save Mal from an alternate Earth and capture a crooked councilman in TEEN TITANS #32-33, teams with Batman and the other Titans to fight STOPP in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94, and teams with Superman and the other Titans to fight a computer in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #205, then helps the Teen Titans fight Calibano in TEEN TITANS #35-36.
Synopsis: Kid Flash has to save a classmate from a mob of crooks after the boy accidentally exchanges his gas-ring for Wally West’s costume-ring.

The Flash No. 210
November 1971
Cover: Flash, Iris Allen, Adam Strange, people of 2971, and robot showing video of John Wilkes Booth assassinating Abraham Lincoln //Murphy Anderson
Story: AAn Earth Divided” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #99)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (origin retold in flashback), Eric and Fran Russell (between issues #203 / 237)
Intro: An Abraham Lincoln android (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Prof. and Mrs. Ira West (in flashback)
Villains: Master Bekor (first and only appearance), a John Wilkes Booth android (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash helps Batman battle Manuel in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #99.
Synopsis: In the future era of Eric and Fran Russell, the android duplicate of President Lincoln is apparently destroyed by an android John Wilkes Booth.  But the Flash appears to help restore him to Alife”.

The Flash No. 211
December 1971
Cover: Flash chasing Kolossal Kate Krasher around skating track //Irv Novick / Dick Giordano
Story: AFlashing Wheels” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in issue #217)
Intro: Ed (only appearance)
Villain: Kate Krasher (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After Iris takes part in a roller derby to research a story and sees an opponent as an alien for an instant, the Flash investigates and finds a plot to destroy the Earth.

Story: AIs This Poison Legal?”  (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Kid Flash (between TEEN TITANS #36 / 37)
Intro: Jeremy, his niece and nephew, State Inspector Golby (only appearance for all), Jeremy’s sister (dies in this story)
Villain: Alex Sampson (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in TEEN TITANS #37, then helps Robin reunite Lilith with her cousin in BATMAN #341, then helps the Teen Titans fight Chief Taxha in TEEN TITANS #38, then teams with the Teen Titans and Batman to fight Sonny Trask in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #102.
Synopsis: A poor woman dies from eating a chemically-poisoned chicken, and Kid Flash decides to help her brother bring the poultry producer to justice.

The Flash No. 212
February 1972
Cover: Dustin Barton watching Flash get sucked into television set //Dick Giordano
Story: AThe Flash in Cartoon-Land” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in issue #215)
Intro: Mrs. Barton, Dustin Barton (only appearance for both)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (between issues #182 / 246)
Synopsis: Abra Kadabra sucks the Flash inside a TV set and makes him a prisoner in a world of cartoon characters, and only a boy Barry Allen was babysitting can save him.

The Flash No. 215
May 1972
Cover: Flash, Flash of Earth-Two, and leg of Vandal Savage //Neal Adams / Dick Giordano
Story: ADeath of an Immortal” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #91)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in issue #201; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #91)
Supporting Character: Joan Garrick (between issues #201 / 229)
Intro: Tempus (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Wonder Woman and Hawkman of Earth-Two, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bismarck (all in flashback)
Villain: Vandal Savage (origin retold in flashback; between issues #137 / 235)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams with the Justice League and Justice Society (including the Flash of Earth-Two) to fight Solomon Grundy in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #91-92, then helps the Justice League and Deadman fight Merlyn the Archer, the Sensei, and the League of Assassins in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #94, then briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #95, then helps the Justice League and Sargon the Sorceror defeat Starbreaker in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #96-98.
Synopsis: Vandal Savage tricks both Flashes into bringing back a meteor from Limbo so that he may expose himself to its radiations and become immortal again.

The Flash No. 216
June 1972
Cover: Mr. Element turning the Flash into a gas //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Curse of the Dragon’s Eye” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin, Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #98 / 99)
Supporting Character: Rita Desmond (between issues #165 / 221)
Intro: Prof. and Mrs. Peter Desmond (Mr. Element’s parents; in flashback; next appear in issue #288 (flashback), isochronally with this appearance)
Villain: Mr. Element (Al Desmond; between issues #165 / 221; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, isochronally with flashback in issue #288 (pg. 10, panel 4); next chronological appearance after flashback in issue #288 (pg. 10, panel 5); origin details revealed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Bur Sed and Ker Sed in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #99.
Synopsis: The Flash learns that his reformed foe, Mr. Element, has become a villain again thanks to the star-linked evil influence of a ring he wears, and that he may soon turn into a human nova and incinerate the Earth.

Story: A2D?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Steve Skeates
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Kid Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #102; next appears in TEEN TITANS #40)
Intro: Hildy (only appearance)
Villains: Aliens (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans fight Black Moray in TEEN TITANS #40, Lord Beetle in TEEN TITANS #42, and the Moonlings in TEEN TITANS #43, before reappearing in issue #220.
Synopsis: While visiting a college, Kid Flash finds that the students and faculty there have been kidnapped by aliens who use a painting as a dimensional portal.

The Flash No. 217
August-September 1972
Cover: Five Flashes //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Flash Times Five Is Fatal” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #99; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #423)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Ira West (between issues #203 / 221), Iris Allen (last appearance in issue #211)
Villain: FRED (Functional Recorder of Encyclopedic Data; a computer), the Dreadnought robbers (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Supergirl fight Gur in ADVENTURE COMICS #423.
Synopsis: A computer of Prof. Ira West’s goes haywire and, in order to cover up a mistake, splits the Flash into five Flashes.

The Flash No. 218
October-November 1972
Cover: The Flash unmasking before crowd //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Flash of 1,000 Faces” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #423; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in issue #220)
Villain: The Pied Piper (between issues #174 / 231)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League, Justice Society, and Seven Soldiers of Victory fight the Iron Hand in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100-102, then helps the Justice League and the Phantom Stranger fight Felix Faust in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #103.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper finds a way of implanting mental blocks in the Flash’s brain by his music.

The Flash No. 219
December 1972 / January 1973
Cover: Top paying off Mirror Master as Flash stands in jail cell //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Million Dollar Deathtrap” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #103 / 104)
Villains: Mirror Master (last appearance in issue #207 (Elongated Man story); next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111), the Top (between issues #174 / 231)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #104.
Synopsis: The Top makes a million-dollar bet with Mirror Master that he cannot escape prison and destroy the Flash with top-weapons hidden in the outer world, and the Mirror Master takes him up on it.

The Flash No. 220
February-March 1973
Cover: Flash and Kid Flash sharing the same body //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: AThe Slowest Man on Earth” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #104)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #43)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (last appearance in issue #218)
Villain: The Turtle (last appearance in SHOWCASE #4; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11)
Synopsis: The Turtle, in danger of dying unless the Earth stops slowing down, finds a way to speed the globe up using the Flash and Kid Flash as his pawns--and merging them.

The Flash No. 221
April-May 1973
Cover: Flash wiping out Central City with super-speed //Nick Cardy
Story: ATime-Schedule For Disaster” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: J. David Warner, Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash
GA: Wally West (Kid Flash; next appears in issue #232), Ralph Dibny (the Elongated Man; last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #430; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Sue Dibny (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #430; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105), Al Desmond (Mr. Element), Rita Dessmond (both between issues #216 / 230), Dexter Myles (between issues #199 / 234), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (both between issues #165 / 257), Prof. Ira West (between issues #217 / 235)
Intro: Fred (only appearance)
Villains: Cypher, Maxie, another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Barry Allen celebrates his birthday in this story.  The date is not given, nor is his age.
Synopsis: The Flash finds his super-speed malfunctioning while three crooks strike with a vibratory weapon.

The Flash No. 222
July-August 1973
Cover: Green Lantern holding back Flash with power beam //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Heart That Attacked the World” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin, Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in Green Lantern story of last issue; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105)
Supporting Characters: Guardians of the Universe (last appearance in SUPERMAN #247, except for one who appeared in the Green Lantern story in last issue), Iris Allen (next appears in issue #224)
Villains: Weather Wizard (between issues #175 / 231), Sinestro (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #82; next appears in ACTION COMICS #443), Paul Gambi (between issues #141 / 239)
Comment: Barry and Iris Allen celebrate their wedding anniversary in this story.
Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League initiate the Elongated Man and the Red Tornado and fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #105-106.
Synopsis: Sinestro makes a deal with the Weather Wizard to provide a cloud cover to hide him from the Guardians’ monitors, while he helps the Wizard kill the Flash, and then goes after Green Lantern himself.

The Flash No. 223
September-October 1973
Cover: Flash racing car, boat, and jet plane (three vignettes) //Nick Cardy
Story: AMake Way For the Speed-Demons” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #106)
Intro: Don Blake (not to be confused with the secret identity of Marvel Comics’s Thor), Frank Hobbs, Capt. John Quint (only appearance for all)
Villain: Dr. Light (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #207; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #136)
Synopsis: The Flash must race three speed champions on land and sea, and in the air to save their lives, not knowing Dr. Light is behind their challenges.

The Flash No. 224
November-December 1973
Cover: Flash and ghost of Charlie Conwell trying to catch bullet headed for speaker //Nick Cardy
Story: AThe Fastest Man Dead” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #107)
Supporting Characters: Charlie Conwell (last appearance in issue #197; dies and becomes a ghost; last appearance), Iris Allen (last appearance in issue #222)
Villains: Bork (first appearance; dies in this story), the Maxel Mob (including Maxel and Barbie; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #107.
Synopsis: After his best friend Charlie Conwell is murdered by a hired killer while campaigning for district attorney, the Flash imitates a ghost to spook the mobsters behind the hit--but he doesn’t know that Charlie’s ghost is lending a spectral helping hand.

The Flash No. 225
January-February 1974
Cover:  Flash and Reverse-Flash shaking hands in front of Green Lantern chained by future policeman //Nick Cardy
Story:  “Green Lantern, Master Criminal of the 25th Century”  (20 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Irv Novick
Inker:  Dick Giordano
Feature Character:  The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #107 / 109)
GS:  Green Lantern (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #8; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109)
Supporting Character:  Iris Allen
Intro: Green Lantern of 2473 (only appearance)
Villain:  Professor Zoom (between issues #187 / 233)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash and Green Lantern help the Justice League fight Eclipso in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109.
Synopsis:  To stop a rampaging “syntho-steed” from the 25th Century, the Flash and Green Lantern go to that era to ask the aid of the animal’s creator—Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash.

The Flash No. 226
March-April 1974
Cover:  Barry Allen holding Flash and Captain Cold costumes //Nick Cardy
Story:  “The Hot-Cold War In Central City”  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller:  Irv Novick
Inkers:  Frank McLaughlin, Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109 / 110)
Intro:  Officer O’Neil, Ed (as a voice only), warden of State Penitentiary (only appearance for all)
Villains: Captain Cold (last appearance in issue #193; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #1), Heat Wave (between issues #193 / 231)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears (as Barry Allen) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #110.
Synopsis:  Heat Wave is released from the penitentiary, but Captain Cold hypnotizes the Flash into fighting him—in a Captain Cold costume.

The Flash No. 227
May-June 1974
Cover:  Flash weeping as he reads a book entitled “Flash—This Is Your Death!”  //Nick Cardy
Story:  “Flash—This Is Your Death”  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Irv Novick
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #110)
Villains: Captain Boomerang (between issues #209 / 242), Aussie Green (Captain Boomerang’s father; first and only appearance)
Comment:  Why Aussie Green has a different last name than Captain Boomerang’s (Digger Harkness) has never been revealed.  Possibly the name “Aussie Green” is an alias.
Synopsis:  Captain Boomerang escapes jail with the help of his father, who also helps in putting Flash into a deathtrap.

The Flash No. 228
July-August 1974
Cover:  Cary Bates’s hand holding back Flash from pursuing Trickster //Nick Cardy
Story:  “The Day I Saved the Life of the Flash”  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111)
Supporting Character:  Iris Allen
Intro: Cary Bates of Earth-Prime (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #124)
Villain: The Trickster (between issues #209 / 239)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Injustice Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111 and Amazo in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #112.
Synopsis: Flash writer Cary Bates passes through a fog into Earth-One, where he helps the Flash combat the Trickster.

The Flash No. 229
September-October 1974
Cover: Flash tripping Flash of Earth-Two as Rag Doll flees with loot; Black Hand making half of Green Lantern vanish; Doralla Kon and Flash; vignettes of Kid Flash, Flash of Earth-Two, and Johnny Quick //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Rag Doll Runs Wild” (20 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #112)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #113; next appears in issue #235)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Joan Garrick (between issues #215 / 236)
Villains: The Rag Doll (last appearance in FLASH COMICS #36; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195), the Thinker (last appearance in THE ATOM #29; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #63), the Walton Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash helps the Earth-Two Flash apprehend the Rag Doll after a series of mishaps convince Jay Garrick that he may be getting too old to be a super-hero. But the “accidents” turn out to be machinations of the Thinker.

The Flash No. 230
November-December 1974
Cover: Flash and Rita Desmond vs. Dr. Alchemy //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Fury of the Fire-Demon” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Rita Desmond (between issues #221 / 288 (flashback))
Intro: Roddy Mitchel (only appearance)
Villains: Dr. Alchemy (Al Desmond; beween issues #221 / 287), Vadtara (a demon; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Anakronus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114.
Synopsis: Al Desmond becomes influenced by a demon named Vadtara and is forced to resume his Dr. Alchemy persona, but the Flash appears to put his normal personality back in control.

The Flash No. 231
January-February 1975
Cover: Flash’s hand (as the Dude) crossing out Flash poster with sword cane as Pied Piper, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Heat Wave, and Top look on //Nick Cardy
Story: “The Only Crook Flash Could Never Catch” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114 / 115)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: Pied Piper (between issues #218 / 239), Weather Wizard (between issues #222 / 242), Heat Wave (between issues #226 / 242), the Top (between issues #219 / 239), Mirror Master (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111; next appears in issue #239)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle Korge in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #115.
Synopsis: Five Flash villains hold a convention to see which of them wins the award for best crimes that year, until a newcomer crashes the party and says that he has defeated the Flash time and again already.

The Flash No. 232
March-April 1975
Cover: Flash and Kid Flash chasing Bio-X; Green Lantern distorting Flash’s body (two vignettes)  //Nick Cardy
Story: “Death-Rattle of the 12-Hour Man” (20 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #115 / 116)
GS: Kid Flash (between issues #221 / 239)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell (first appearance)
Cameo appearance: Charlie Conwell (in flashback)
Intro: Peter and his girlfriend, Mr. Daley (only appearance for all)
Villains: Bio-X (an android; destroyed in this story), the Myrmitons (last appearance in issue #131; last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Matter Master in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #116 and the Equalizer in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #117.
Synopsis: Kid Flash brings the Flash news that his old foes, the Myrmitons, have left an android that will age from birth to decrepitude within 12 hours--and unless they can destroy him within that time, he will destroy the Earth.

The Flash No. 233
May 1975
Cover: Iris Allen, Professor Zoom with Flash’s uniform from ring, and Flash’s fallen body //Dick Giordano
Story: “The Deadly Secret of the Flash” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #117)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell
Villain: Professor Zoom (between issues #225 / 237)
Synopsis: Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash, comes back from the 25th Century to attempt to murder the Flash, assume his identity, and have his way with Iris Allen.

The Flash No. 234
June 1975
Cover: Dexter Myles, fallen Flash, and statues of Captain Cold, Pied Piper, Captain Boomerang, and Heat Wave //Ernie Chua
Story: “I’m Going To Kill You, Flash--But Not Until I’m Good and Ready” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #218)
Supporting Characters: Dexter Myles (between issues #221 / 241), Stacy Conwell, Iris Allen
Cameo appearances: Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Pied Piper (as statues)
Villains: Saber-Tooth (first appearance; next appears in issue #290), two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League monitor Wonder Woman’s battle with Felix Faust in WONDER WOMAN #218 and fight the Adaptoids in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #118-119, then helps the Justice League, Batgirl, and Supergirl fight Lilibet Windsor in SUPERMAN FAMILY #171, then helps the Justice League and Adam Strange fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #120-121.
Synopsis: Dexter Myles appears to come upon a death-threat against the Flash staged by a tableau of his old foes, but all is not what it seems.

The Flash No. 235
August 1975
Cover: Vandal Savage vs. Flash, Green Lantern, and Earth-Two Flash //Mike Grell
Story: “Vandal Savage, Wanted Dead and Alive” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #121)
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #121; next appears in issue #237), Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in issue #229)
Supporting Characters: Prof. Ira West (between issues #221 / ?), Stacy Conwell, Carol Ferris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #261; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #93), Iris Allen
Villains: Vandal Savage (last appearance in issue #215; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #63), Joe and other dope smugglers (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash and Green Lantern find that both Iris Allen and Carol Ferris have been kidnapped, and both go to Earth-Two to help the Flash of that world battle Vandal Savage, who has kidnapped Carol.

The Flash No. 236
September 1975
Cover: Flash and Iris Allen menaced by giant green hand //Mike Grell (signed)
Story: “Nowhere On the Face of Earth” (20 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two, Dr. Fate (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #108)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Joan Garrick (last appearance in issue #229; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #61), Ira West, Stacy Conwell
Intro: Tommy and four other bathers, a girl, mayor of Central City (only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Fate casts a spell to make the Flash think another girl is his wife Iris, in order to keep him away from his afflicted real wife.

The Flash No. 237
November 1975
Cover: Professor Zoom, Iris Allen, and the Flash //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The 1,000-Year Separation” (11 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, Bob Rozakis
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #58), Dr. Fate (next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #9)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell, Ira West (next appears in issue #259), Fran and Eric Russell (between issues #210 / 260)
Villain: Professor Zoom (last appearance in issue #233; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #1)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the Injustice Society and Cary Bates in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123-124.
Synopsis: In the 30th Century, Professor Zoom reveals that he implanted the malady in Iris that may destroy the Earth, and only he can undo it--which he will do, if Iris is allowed to marry him.

The Flash No. 238
December 1975
Cover: Flash chasing Mr. Originality, who changes into a disguise at super-speed //Ernie Chua
Story: “A Switch In Crime” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Cary Bates, Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #124 / 125)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell
Intro: Mr. Taylor, Simmons, Cosmo Puree, Julian Black (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Originality, a biker gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Two-Face and the Weaponers of Qward in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #125-126 and the Anarchist in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #127, then helps Batman fight Tiger Chan in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #125.
Synopsis: The Flash tries to capture Mr. Originality, a crook who can switch places with anyone whose hair he has in his possession.

The Flash No. 239
February 1976
Cover: Flash stealing loot from Trickster, Top, and Pied Piper as police and bystanders look on //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Tailor-Made Crimes of Central City” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #125)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in issue #232)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell, Paul Gambi (last appearance in issue #222)
Villains: Pied Piper (last appearance in issue #231), Top (last appearance in issue #231; next chronological appearance in flashback in issue #250), Mirror Master (between issues #231 / 241), Trickster (between issues #228 / 242), Trio Gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After receiving a uniform from former tailor-to-super-villains Paul Gambi, the Flash discovers that whenever he battles crooks, the loot from their robberies goes missing.

The Flash No. 240
March 1976
Cover: Stacy Conwell and paralyzed Flash //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Collision Course With Disaster” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #3)
GS: Kid Flash (next appears in TEEN TITANS #44)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #3), Stacy Conwell
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Flash teams with Hawkman to fight Gorilla Grodd in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #3, then helps readmit Wonder Woman to the Justice League in WONDER WOMAN #220-222, then helps the Justice League fight Nekron in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #228-229, then appears with the Justice League inWONDER WOMAN #223.
 Shortly after this story Kid Flash rejoins the Teen Titans in TEEN TITANS #44.
Synopsis: The Flash discovers that the “ESP” flashes of Stacy Conwell can really be attributed to the transmissions of a downed UFO.

The Flash No. 241
May 1976
Cover: Crowd cheering as Mirror Master drags Flash through street; vignette of Dexter Myles as Heat Wave  //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Steal, Flash, Steal” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #229)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #3), Stacy Conwell, Dexter Myles (between issues #234 / 244)
Intro: Tim Scott
Villain: Mirror Master (last appearance in issue #239)
Synopsis: The Mirror Master gets the edge on Flash in combat by hypnotizing him into subconsciously thinking of himself as a criminal.

The Flash No. 242
June 1976
Cover: Flash being electrified by Gretta’s touch //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Charge of the Electric Gang” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen
Intro: Mr. Soames (only appearance)
Villains: The Electric Gang (Gretta and two others; first and only appearance for all), Mirror Master, the Weather Wizard, Heat Wave (last appearance for both in issue #231), Captain Boomerang (last appearance in issue #227), Trickster (last appearance in issue #239)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While the Flash tries to cope with three electricity-wielding crooks, the Rogue’s Gallery gathers to mourn the death of one of its members.

The Flash No. 243
August 1976
Cover: Flash carrying Top’s body, flanked by Mirror Master, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, and Trickster //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “If I Can’t Rob Central City, Nobody Can” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (appears only in flashback)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Villains: The Top (death revealed in this story; appears only as a corpse and  in flashback; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #250; next appears, as a ghost, in issue #297), Pied Piper (between issues #239 / 254), Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Trickster, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Top, dead as a result of his last encounter with the Flash, leaves a prerecorded message with his fellow villains informing them that he has planted six bombs in Central City, to find which they must repeat his same robberies--and risk capture by the Flash.

The Flash No. 244
September 1976
Cover: Flash vs. Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave, and Mirror Master //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “The Last Day of June Is the Last Day of Central City” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #131)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Dexter Myles (last appearance in issue #241; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11)
Villains: Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master (all next appear in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #1), Trickster (next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #8), Heat Wave (next appears in issue #248), Weather Wizard (next appears in issue #254)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Sonar and the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #131-132 and briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #133.
Synopsis: The six super-villains strive to recover the Top’s bombs and restack them in the exact order to deactivate them while trying to avoid the Flash.

The Flash No. 245
November 1976
Cover: The Flash vs. the Zinger Gang //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: “Who Put the Zing In the Flash?”  (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #135)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Ted, Jimmy
Villains: The Zinger Gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League, Justice Society, Squadron of Justice, and Marvel Family fight King Kull and his minions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #135, 137, then helps the Justice League fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #138-139 (first story) and Captain Cold and other villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139 (second story).
Synopsis: The Flash tries to fight a gang whose ray-guns interfere with his super-speed.

The Flash No. 246
January 1977
Cover: The Flash standing over body of Abra Kadabra //Neal Adams (signed)
Story: “Kill Me, Flash--Faster--Faster” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell (next appears in issue #254), Chuck Marston (first appearance)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (last appearance in issue #214)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash traces a pyramid which has been distorting his super-speed to the 64th Century, in which time Abra Kadabra hypnotizes his old foe into attempting to murder him.

The Flash No. 247
March 1977
Cover: Abra Kadabra vs. Flash and Flash of Earth-Two //Mike Grell / ?
Story: “The Mad, Mad Earth of Abra Kadabra” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; next appears in ALL-STAR COMICS #64)
Supporting Character: Joan Garrick (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #61; next appears in ?)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158)
Comments: A reference to the United Planets in this story indicates that the 64th Century of Abra Kadabra is on the same timeline as the 30th Century Legion of Super-Heroes.
 Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: While Flash tries to escape from his 64th Century prison, Abra Kadabra has mistakenly gone back to the 20th Century of Earth-Two and wonders why the Flash doesn’t look like he used to.
 
The Flash No. 248
April 1977
Cover: Barney Sands, Master Villain, and the Flash //Rich Buckler / Frank Springer (signed)
Story: “Challenge of the Cardboard Criminal” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Daphne Dean (last appearance in issue #132), Barney Sands (first appearance)
Intro:  Larry Sands (only appearance), Ethel Sands (voice only), Max Jayston
Villains: Heat Wave (between issues #244 / 266), Master Villain (first appearance; a union of an alien intelligence and Barney Sands’s drawing)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While Barry Allen and Iris try to restore the apparently lost memory of Barry’s old flame Daphne Dean, the Flash must fight a “Master Villain” sprung from a kid artist’s drawing board.

The Flash No. 249
May 1977
Cover: Flash fighting Master Villain as Barney Sands sketches hero //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “A Hero Named Super” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Debra Schulman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in ACTION COMICS #470)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (next appears in SUPERMAN #311), Daphne Dean, Lois Lane, Barney Sands (next appears in issue #258)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman)
Intro: Fred Sands, Cindy (only appearance for both)
Other Characters:  Ethel Sands (appearance revealed in this story;  next appears in issue #258), Max Jayston
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams with Superman and Green Lantern to fight Terra-Man in ACTION COMICS #470, then helps the Justice League fight the Manhunters in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #140-141 and the Construct in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #142-143, then helps Superman, Supergirl, and Green Lantern fight Amalak in SUPERMAN #311, 312, and 314.
Synopsis: Barney Sands confesses to the Flash that he has “created” the Master Villain, but offers to create a super-hero to help Flash fight his new foe.

The Flash No. 250
June 1977
Cover: Golden Glider saving Flash from Captain Cold; Golden Glider vignette //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “One Freeze-Dried Flash--Coming Right Up” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Vince Colletta
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SUPERMAN #314)
Supporting Characters: Daphne Dean, Iris Allen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #311)
Intro: Ted
Cameo appearance: Max Jayston (in flashback)
Villains: Captain Cold (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #6), Golden Glider (Lisa Snart; first appearance; Captain Cold’s sister), the Top (in flashback; probably between issues #239 / 243)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash is endangered by Captain Cold, until a new villainess, the Golden Glider, appears to save him--but only so she may destroy him herself, in vengeance for her dead lover, the Top.

The Flash No. 251
July 1977
Cover: Flash looking on as Golden Glider blasts Iris Allen //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “Vengeance On Ice” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Joe Giella
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Daphne Dean (next appears in issue #308), Iris Allen
Other Character: Ted (next appears in issue #266)
Intro: Smitty (only appearance)
Villains: Golden Glider (next appears in issue #256), Captain Cold (next appears in issue #254)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: To make Flash suffer for the Top’s death, the Golden Glider intends to destroy Iris Allen.

The Flash No. 252
August 1977
Cover: The Flash being held back by Elongated Man from chasing Chane Gang member //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “Double Dose of Danger” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Elongated Man (becomes the Molder in this story; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #143)
Supporting Characters: Sue Dibny (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #465), Iris Allen
Intro: Chet (only appearance)
Villains: The Chane Gang (two Chane brothers; first appearance for both), the Elongated Man (as the Molder)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash is enlisted by Sue Dibny to help find her missing husband, the Elongated Man.  But the Stretchable Sleuth has inexplicably turned into the Molder, a super-villain with the power to turn solid objects into putty-like substances with a touch, and fights the Flash in his new identity.

The Flash No. 253
September 1977
Cover: Elongated Man (as the Molder) turning Flash into flowing form //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel
Story: “Don’t Mess With the Molder” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1)
GS: Elongated Man (also appears as the Molder; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150)
Supporting Characters: Sue Dibny (next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Iris Allen (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11)
Villains: One Chane Gang brother (last appearance), two spies (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Molder turns Flash into a puddle of putty, and Iris Allen must find a way of restoring him to normalcy.

DC Special Series No. 1 (Five-Star Super-Hero Spectacular)
1977
Cover: Atom, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Batman //Neal Adams (signed)
Story: “How To Prevent a Flash” (13 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in THE FLASH #253; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #246)
Supporting Character: Patty Spivot (first appearance; next appears in issue #11)
Cameo appearance: Wally West (in flashback), Officer Barnes (in Barry Allen’s imagination; only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash and the rest of the Justice League are taken in by a plot of the Parasite’s in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #246, then the Flash briefly appears with the Justice League (and Justice Society) in ALL-STAR COMICS #68 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #147, briefly appears in the Green Arrow / Black Canary story in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #247, then teams with Supergirl and the Atom to fight T. O. Morrow in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11, then helps the Justice League fight the Secret Society of Super-Villains in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6.
Synopsis: In the instant before he saves his lab assistant from being struck by chemicals knocked over by a lightning bolt, Barry Allen imagines what it would be like if she became Ms. Flash.

The Flash No. 254
October 1977
Cover: Flash feted by Mirror Master, Trapster, Pied Piper, Captain Cold, and Weather Wizard //Dick Dillin / Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Story: “To Believe Or Not To Believe” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6), Stacy Conwell (last appearance in issue #246)
Cameo appearance: Aquaman, Hawkman (as illusions)
Villains: Mazdan (last appearance in SHOWCASE #4), Captain Cold (between issues #251 / 256), Trickster (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #9; next appears in issue #256), Mirror Master (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #143), Weather Wizard (between issues #244 / 256), Pied Piper (between issues #243 / 256)
Comment: Story continued in next issue.
Synopsis: While Stacy Conwell apparently engages in demon-raising rituals, the Flash finds himself beset by the mind-control techniques of his old foe Mazdan, and the Rogue’s Gallery awards him a “Roscoe Award” designed to doom him.

The Flash No. 255
November 1977
Cover: Flash bouncing away from Mirror Master //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “Flashback To Danger” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell (next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11)
Villains: Mazdan, the Mirror Master (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158), a fence (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash deals with Mazdan’s hypnosis while trying to bring in the Mirror Master.

The Flash No. 256
December 1977
Cover: Flash visualizing battle with the Top //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “Prisoner of the Past” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Max (editor of Picture News; first appearance; named in issue #277, his next appearance)
Intro: Ned Baxter (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Top (as an illusion)
Villains: Mazdan (last appearance), Weather Wizard (last appearance in issue #254; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #466), Trickster (between issues #254 / 285), Pied Piper (between issues #254 / 293), Captain Cold (last appearance in issue #254; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155), Golden Glider (last appearance in issue #251)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Flash brings in the Rogue’s Gallery but now must deal with the aspect of a Top apparently returned from the grave.

The Flash No. 257
January 1978
Cover: Golden Glider battering Flash with spheres //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “The Golden Glider’s Triple Play” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #149)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (next appears in issue #259), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (both between issues #221 / 277)
Villain: Golden Glider
Comments: Golden Glider learns the Flash’s secret identity in this issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Star-Tsar, Dr. Light, and the Key in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #149-150 and the Secret Society of Super-Villains in DC SPECIAL SERIES #6, then briefly appears with Clark Kent in ACTION COMICS #477, then helps the Justice League fight Amos Fortune in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151.
Synopsis: The Golden Glider learns the Flash’s secret identity and gives his parents and Iris a fever that will kill them within a short time unless they receive treatment...but no one except the Flash can penetrate the force-barrier she has erected around the Allen’s house.

The Flash No. 258
February 1978
Cover: Black Hand burning Flash into a skeleton //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “The Day Flash Ran His Last Mile” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151)
GS: Green Lantern (in flashback; last appearance in METAL MEN #55; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153)
Supporting Characters: Barney Sands (last appearance in issue #249)
Intro: Martin, mayor of Central City (only appearance for both), Mr. Sands (only appearance)
Other Character: Ethel Sands (last appearance in issue #249)
Villains: Black Hand (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #84), Lisa Snart (Golden Glider; next appears in issue #261)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Green Lantern’s old foe Black Hand switches cities and nemeses to tackle the Flash in Central City, by stealing his protective aura so that the Flash’s speed will burn him alive due to air friction.

The Flash No. 259
March 1978
Cover: Black Hand attacking Flash with hands from Power-Light //Rich Buckler / Bob McLeod (signed)
Story: “Black Hand--the Kill-Proof Criminal” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #152)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in issue #257; next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15), Ira West (last appearance in issue #237; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Barney Sands (next appears in issue #267)
Villain: Black Hand (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #146)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League battle Major Macabre in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #152, then teams with the New Gods to fight Darkseid in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15.
Synopsis: The Flash attempts to battle Black Hand without his protective aura, despite the danger of being burned to death by air friction.

The Flash No. 260
April 1978
Cover: Flash; Phillip Russell in coffin; Flash vs. Viper; Flash, Iris Allen, and others at wedding of Phillip Russell and Cynthia Ross (four vignettes) //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The 1000-Year-Old Root” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154), Eric and Fran Russell (both between issues #237 / 350, though Eric’s mind next appears in Nathan Newbury’s body in issue #338)
Intro: Cynthia Ross Russell (only appearance)
Villain: The Viper (Philip Russell; first and only appearance)
Comment: Story takes place on January 13, 1978.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Ultraa battle Maxitron in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153, then helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154 and Amazo in ACTION COMICS #480-483.
Synopsis: Iris’s parents come back from the 30th Century with Iris and the Flash, but Eric learns in his research that his ancestor in 1978 was pronounced dead on January 13, 1978, hours before he was recorded as marrying his fiancee.

DC Special Series No. 11 (Flash Spectacular)
1978
Cover: Kid Flash, Flash, and Flash of Earth-Two vs. Grodd; Johnny Quick vignette //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “Beyond the Super-Speed Barrier” (64 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Pencillers: Irv Novick (pgs. 1-5, 17-37, 63-65)
 Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (pgs. 6-16)
 Kurt Schaffenberger (pgs. 38-49)
 Alex Saviuk (pgs. 50-62)
Inkers: Joe Giella (pgs. 1-5, 17-37, 50-65)
 Wally Wood (pgs. 6-16)
 Murphy Anderson (pgs. 38-49)
Letterers: Milt Snapinn, Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #483; next appears in SHOWCASE #100)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #53; next appears in SHOWCASE #100), Flash of Earth-Two (between ALL-STAR COMICS #70 / 72), Johnny Quick (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #207; last appearance)
GA: Ralph Dibny (the Elongated Man; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #483; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155), Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #483; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #188), Bruce Wayne (Batman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #483; next appears in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #87), Dick Grayson (Robin; last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #17; next appears in SHOWCASE #100), Duela Dent (the Harlequin; last appearance in BATMAN FAMILY #16; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS #50), Mal Duncan (the Guardian; last appearance in TEEN TITANS #53; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191), Aqualad (last appearance in AQUAMAN #63; next appears in SHOWCASE #100), Donna Troy (Wonder Girl), Roy Harper (Speedy; last appearance for both in TEEN TITANS #53; both next appear in SHOWCASE #100)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154; next appears in THE FLASH #261), Patty Spivot (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in THE FLASH #262), Robert and Marion West (both between THE FLASH #165 / 266), Tubby Watts (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #207; last appearance), Solovar (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #3; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157), Joan Garrick (between ALL-STAR COMICS #61 / 73), Stacy Conwell (between THE FLASH #255 / 263), Dexter Myles (between THE FLASH #244 / 264), Sue Dibny (between THE FLASH #253 / 277), Ira West (between THE FLASH #259 / 277)
Intro: Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rhodes, Inez Rhodes (only appearance for all)
Villains: Grodd (last appearance in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11; next appears in THE FLASH #294), the Turtle (last appearance in THE FLASH #220; last appearance), Jrojj (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comments: This story takes place on February 20, 1978, though why Wally West is graduating high school in February rather than in May has yet to be explained.
 Kid Flash reveals his secret identity to his parents and the Flash of Earth-Two reveals his secret identity to the public in this story.
 Shortly after this story Flash and Kid Flash join the heroes of Earth to fight an alien being in SHOWCASE #100.  Then the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Regnans in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155 and the gods of Oceania in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #156.
Synopsis: Grodd is separated into his component atoms by the executioners of Gorilla-City, but finds a way to reform his body by using three Flashes and Johnny Quick.

The Flash No. 261
May 1978
Cover: The Flash, the Ringmaster, and Iris Allen //Al Milgrom / Jack Abel (signed)
Story: “The Lure of the Ringmaster” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #156)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Captain Paulson (first appearance; next appears in issue #270)
Intro: Fred, Jim, Michael and his mother (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Ringmaster (Beau Baer; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue), Golden Glider (last appearance in issue #258)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A new super-hero, the Ringmaster, appears to beat the Flash’s time by defeating Golden Glider in his stead, but things are not as they seem.

The Flash No. 262
June 1978
Cover: Golden Glider throwing Flash down towards Ringmaster and Iris Allen //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel?
Story: “With This Ring, I Thee Master” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Patty Spivot (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11; next appears in issue #271)
Intro: Dr. Soames (only appearance)
Villains: Ringmaster (also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, before his intro in last issue), Golden Glider
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Golden Glider escapes jail and causes the Ringmaster to mesmerize Iris Allen into deserting Barry for her.

The Flash No. 263
July 1978
Cover: Golden Glider pulled between Ringmaster and Flash //Joe Staton / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Nobody Stays a Flash Forever” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Stacy Conwell (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11; last appearance)
Villains: Ringmaster, Golden Glider, two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Now that Golden Glider has mesmerized Iris Allen into loving Ringmaster, she intends to have the Flash framed for killing her.

The Flash No. 264
August 1978
Cover: Police commissioner and Barry Allen with Flash uniform, listening to Flash’s voice on tape recorder //Joe Staton / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Golden Glider’s Final Fling” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Dexter Myles (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11; next appears in issue #277)
Intro: Central City police commissioner
Villains: Ringmaster (last appearance), Golden Glider (next appears in issue #301)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Supergirl fight the Siren in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157.
Synopsis: The Golden Glider, having mesmerized the Ringmaster into being her lover, arranges for Iris Allen to die when Barry Allen presents her a bottle of perfume which is gimmicked to incinerate her.

The Flash No. 265
September 1978
Cover: Flash racing with Iris Allen out of hotel; Kid Flash and Freddy vignette //Rich Buckler / Jack Abel?
Story: “Shift the Earth Goodbye” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157 / 158)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Intro: Cryla, Wyvlo, and other Cetaceans (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Ultraa battle the Injustice Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158.
Synopsis: On their second honeymoon, Barry and Iris happen onto a hotel full of alien infiltrators, and Barry becomes the Flash to combat them, not knowing they are actually benevolent.

Story: “Secret of the Shooting Star” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Mario Sen
Feature Character: Kid Flash (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100)
Intro: An alien, Freddie, Bernie, Steve (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Kid Flash and some children Wally West is camp-counseling encounter an alien who turns some of the kids into giants.

Adventure Comics No. 259
September-October 1978
Cover: Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Deadman, Elongated Man; Darkseid vignette //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Crimson Comets of Fallville High” (12 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #1)
Intro: Rachel, Nathan (only appearance for both)
Villains: Tony Larson, the Head Man (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: Barry Allen attends his 15th high school reunion in this story, which probably makes him 33 years old at this time.
 Shortly after this story the Flash teams up with Superman to fight Professor Zoom and various aliens in DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-2.
Synopsis: A man at Barry Allen’s class reunion learns from a psychic classmate that one of the attendees is really the Flash, and he intends to put the knowledge to his best use.

The Flash No. 266
October 1978
Cover: Flash vs. Heat Wave; Kid Flash vignette //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia?
Story: “Heat Wave Plays It Cool” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #2)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen
Other Character: Ted (last appearance in issue #251)
Villains: Heat Wave (last appearance in issue #248; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his intro in issue #140; origin revealed) and his gang (including Moxie), Doc Synett (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Heat Wave turns to a criminal psychologist to get over his cryophobia and fears of inadequacy while facing Flash.

Story: “The Case of the Missing Super-Speed” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Mario Sen
Feature Character: Kid Flash (next appears in issue #269)
Supporting Characters: Robert and Marion West (last appearance for both in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11; both next appear in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #8)
Intro: Liza Brodner (only appearance)
Villain: Howie Cramer (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Kid Flash helps the Teen Titans and Batman fight
Synopsis: A freak electrical accident transfers Kid Flash’s speed to another boy, and the young hero must find a way to reverse the process.

The Flash No. 267
November 1978
Cover: Heat Wave vs. Flash; Barry Allen releasing Flash uniform from ring (two vignettes) //Joe Staton? / Frank Giacoia?
Story: “Heat Wave’s Blaze of Glory” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #460), Barney Sands (last appearance in issue #259)
Cameo appearance: Flash, Atom, and Sandman of Earth-Two, Spectre (on comic book covers)
Villains: Heat Wave (next appears in issue #278)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League, Justice Society, and several heroes from other eras battle the Lord of Time in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159-160.
Synopsis: Heat Wave attempts to freeze the Flash to death in a cryonics chamber.

Story: “Origin of the Flash’s Uniform” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (within SHOWCASE #4 (1); see chronology in Comment for that issue; origin details revealed)
Supporting Character: Iris West (within SHOWCASE #4 (1)), Prof. Ira West (last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #203; next chronological appearance in issue #134)
Villains: Pete and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story takes place within the first story of SHOWCASE #4.  See Comment for that story for chronology.
Synopsis: Shortly after Barry Allen gains super-speed, he reveals his secret to Prof. Ira West, who helps him construct the Flash’s uniform.  But two crooks break into the professor’s house to steal his stamp collection, and West receives a blow that gives him partial amnesia.

Adventure Comics No. 460
November-December 1978
Story: “A Nightmare To Remember” (12 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #160; next appears in THE FLASH #268)
GA: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #74; next appears in issue #461)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (between THE FLASH #267 / 269)
Cameo appearances: The Shade, the Fiddler, Joan Garrick (as illusions)
Villain: The Wizard (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #166)
Comment: During a visit to Earth-Two, the Flash becomes trapped in a nightmare-world designed for the other Flash by the Wizard.

The Flash No. 268
December 1978
Cover: Flash fighting “Green Lantern” and “Wildcat” for possession of FLASH COMICS #26 //Al Milgrom / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Riddle of the Runaway Comic” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Mike Stevens
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #460)
Supporting Character: Barney Sands
Cameo appearances: The Flash of Earth-Two, Captain Marvel, Hourman, Dr. Mid-Nite (on comic book covers)
Villains: “Green Lantern of Earth-Two”, “Wildcat” (two crooks in costume), Mr. D., various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash has to learn why two costumed crooks are stealing old copies of FLASH COMICS #26.

The Flash No. 269
January 1979
Cover: Kid Flash and Flash vs. dinosaurs //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Domain of the Dark-Eyed Dragons” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #461)
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in issue #266; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (between ADVENTURE COMICS #460 / 461)
Other characterers: Dr. Robert Manners, Gail Manners (last appearance for both in issue #120; last appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: A Grodan (on cover of issue #120, reproduced on pg. 8, panel 1)
Villains: Gryk-5, Gryk-1, and another Gryk (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Flash and Kid Flash must return Gail Manners to the prehistoric past which they all once visited together to cure her coma, but encounter a band of aliens there out to make certain that humanity does not come to dominate the Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 461
January-February 1979
Cover: Flash behind bars, Iris Allen in sorrow; Dr. Fate, Green Lantern, Power Girl, Huntress, and Flash of Earth-Two; Wonder Girl vs. Wonder Woman; Deadman (four vignettes) //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Multiple Murders of Mapleville” (12 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in THE FLASH #269)
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (last appearance in THE FLASH #269)
Villains: Sheriff of Mapleville, Harold, and several accomplices (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: On a trip through a small town with Iris, Barry Allen is somehow compelled to use a gun on a man, and is framed for murder.

Adventure Comics No. 462
March-April 1979
Story: “The She-Demon of the Astral Plane” (12 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Character: Iris Allen (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #151)
Intro: Dr. Jake Forrest (only appearance)
Villain: The She-Demon (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Iris is endangered during an out-of-body experience by a She-Demon, the Flash must enter the astral plane to rescue her.

Adventure Comics No. 463
May-June 1979
Story: “Urtumi the Image Eater” (12 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #151)
Intro: Dr. Steiger, the Honrus (latter in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villain: Urtumi (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash teams with Batman to in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #151, then helps the Justice League induct Zatanna and fight the Warlock in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #161, combat the Shark in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #162, fight Anton Allegro and Highlord in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #163-165, and battle the Secret Society of Super-Villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #166-168.
Synopsis: An Indian legend leads the Flash to an ectoplasm-eating monster who menaces Central City.

Adventure Comics No. 464
July-August 1979
Story: “The Day Up Was Down” (11 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #168 / 169)
Intro: Ted Wentworth, Chet, B. P. (only appearance for all)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158; next appears in THE FLASH #299)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Over-Complex in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #169-170, then helps the Justice League and Justice Society discover the killer of Mr. Terrific in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #171-172, then helps the Justice League fight the Regulator in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #173-174, teams with Green Lantern to fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186 (flashback),  and helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #175-176.
Synopsis: The Flash has to find a way to put things right-side-up when Abra Kadabra returns to Central City and turns the entire town upside-down.

The Flash No. 270
February 1979
Cover: The Flash vs. The Clown (four vignettes) //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Fast Way to Die” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #176)
Supporting Characters: Captain Paulson (last appearance in issue #261), Iris Allen (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #151), Melanie (first appearance), Frank Curtis (first appearance; next appears in issue #272)
Intro: Warden of State Penitentiary
Villains: The Clown (Lyle Corley), Prof. Gilbert Nephron, Clive Yorkin (first appearance for all), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While Barry Allen learns of Prof. Gilbert Nephron’s untested process for reversing a criminal’s evil impulses, the Flash must deal with a silent criminal who dresses as a clown and uses deadly gadgets.

The Flash No. 171
March 1979
Cover: Iris in doorway as Flash, riddled with shrapnel, looks in mirror //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Silent Slayer of Central City” (18 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen, Melanie, Patty Spivot (last appearance in issue #262)
Cameo appearance: The Corley family (in a photograph; first appearance for all three; all three die before this story opens)
Intro: The governor, Mayor Bradley, president of Consolidated Power
Villains: The Clown, Prof. Gilbert Nephron, Clive Yorkin
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash vibrates in the proper frequency for the shrapnel of the Clown’s bomb to pass through him, but his body reforms around it.

The Flash No. 272
April 1979
Cover: The Flash trying to save Mayor Bradley, the governor, and the Consolidated Power president from the Clown’s high-wire trap //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Girl With the Master Mind” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Pencillers: John Calnan, Rich Buckler
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Melanie, Patty Spivot, Iris Allen, Frank Curtis (last appearance in issue #270)
Other Characters: Mayor Bradley (next appears in issue #293), Consolidated Power president (last appearance for all), the governor (next appears in issue #278)
Villains: The Clown (last appearance), Prof. Gilbert Nephron, Clive Yorkin
Synopsis: After rescuing himself and three others from the Clown’s deathtrap, the Flash becomes Barry Allen to witness--reluctantly--the Nephron treatment on a convict, but later finds himself in the psychic grip of a girl called Melanie.

The Flash No. 273
May 1979
Cover: Flash vs. two rows of convicts //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Harvest of Hate” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Melanie, Iris Allen, Patty Spivot
Intro: Dack, Gary (only appearance for both)
Villains: Prof. Gilbert Nephron, Clive Yorkin, various convicts (first and only appearance), Chief Matthew Paulson (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After being released from Melanie’s power, the Flash must break up a prison riot and save Prof. Nephron’s life.

The Flash No. 274
June 1979
Cover: Barry Allen becoming the Flash to save Detective Curtis from gunman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Mark of the Beast” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Frank Curtis, Iris Allen, Melanie
Villains: Clive Yorkin, Prof. Gilbert Nephron (last appearance), Chief Paulson, various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Clive Yorkin subjects Gilbert Nephron to his own process, driving him insane, and then escapes.  Afterward, Barry Allen and Det. Frank Curtis attempt to make a bust on a gang of heroin dealers, while Yorkin stalks Iris.

The Flash No. 275
July 1979
Cover: Flash, Iris Allen (as Batgirl), Patterson (as “Sandman”), “Bizarro”, “Catwoman”, “Aquaman”, “Green Arrow”, “Black Canary”, “Captain Cold”, Professor Zoom, and “Star Sapphire” at masquerade party //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Last Dance” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GA: Green Lantern (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #119)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (dies in this story, but revived in issue #350), Melanie, Frank Curtis
Intro: Phil (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Phantom (from King Features Syndicate), Black Canary, Golden Glider, Captain Cold, Batman, Wonder Woman, Star Sapphire, Sandman, Superman, Top, Calculator, Heat Wave, Zatanna, Captain Marvel, Mirror Master, Green Arrow, Poison Ivy, Pied Piper, Hawkman, Supergirl, Aquaman (as costumes worn by masqueraders), Gilbert Nephron (in flashback)
Villains: Professor Zoom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #168; next appears in issue #281), Captain Boomerang (last appearance in BATMAN #322; next appears in issue #278), Chief Paulson, Clive Yorkin, Patterson (first appearance; as “Sandman”; next appears in issue #278)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 It is revealed by Captain Boomerang in issue #278 that there are “many” super-villains at the masquerade party the Flash attends in this story.  However, the only confirmed ones are Professor Zoom and Boomerang himself.
Synopsis: Barry Allen and Iris Allen go to a masquerade party, unwittingly taking Clive Yorkin along with them--and during the party, Barry is drugged into unconsciousness and Iris is killed.

The Flash No. 276
August 1979
Cover: Flash vs. Green Lantern, Batman, and Wonder Woman on Justice League satellite //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Freakout” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #315), Green Lantern, Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #13), Wonder Woman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #258; with Flash, all appear as the Justice League of America)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (as a corpse), Frank Curtis
Intro: Denie, Nurse Maylin (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Melanie
Villains: Clive Yorkin, Gilbert Nephron
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash goes to the Justice League and asks Green Lantern to use his power ring to restore Iris to life.  When he refuses, the Flash attacks the other heroes.

The Flash No. 277
September 1979
Cover: Flash vs. his double //Dick Giordano
Story: “The Self-Destruct Flash” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #169)
GS: Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman (all next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #169)
GA: Ralph Dibny (the Elongated Man; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #168 / 170), Wally West (Kid Flash; last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #149; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Carol Ferris, Sue Dibny (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #488), Dexter Myles (between issues #264 / 322), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (both between issues #253 / 297), Ira West (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Frank Curtis, Max (last appearance in issue #256), Melanie
Intro: Rachel Barnett, Tim (only appearance for both)
Villains: Chief Paulson, Mirror Master (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #158; next appears in issue #292)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Over-Complex in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #169-170.
Synopsis: The Flash decides to retire, even after defeating the Mirror Master in another skirmish, but Melanie hopes to persuade him to reconsider.

Adventure Comics No. 465
October-November 1979
Cover: Deadman, Flash, Aquaman; vignettes of Dr. Fate, Huntress, Green Lantern, Flash, Power Girl, and Hawkman //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Who Is Invading Central City?” (12 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #170 / 171)
Intro: Two dolphins (only appearance)
Villains: Jackson and three other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society discover the killer of Mr. Terrific in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #171-172.
Synopsis: A sonic boom gives the Flash the temporary ability to pick up snatches of telepathic conversations, alerting him to an “alien invasion” in a nearby aquarium.

Adventure Comics No. 466
November-December 1979
Cover: Aquaman and Mera vs. gunmen; Flash vs. Weather Wizard; Deadman and Mr. Gold (three vignettes) //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Cloud With the Lethal Lining” (12 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Mike Nasser
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #172 / 173)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Regulator in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #173-174, teams with Green Lantern to fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186 (flashback), and helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #175-176.
Villain: The Weather Wizard (last appearance in THE FLASH #256; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276 (Hawkman story))
Synopsis: The Flash must learn the cause of the Weather Wizard’s inexplicably benevolent behavior.

The Flash No. 278
October 1979
Cover: Flash vs. Captain Boomerang //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Road To Oblivion” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #176)
Supporting Character: Frank Curtis
Intro: Mark and his girlfriend (both die in this story)
Cameo appearances: Iris Allen, Gilbert Nephron, “Sandman”, “Supergirl”, “Heat Wave”, “Star Sapphire”, “Golden Glider” (in flashbacks)
Villains: Captain Boomerang (between issues #275 / 310), Heat Wave (last appearance in issue #267), Clive Yorkin
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash tries to track down Clive Yorkin while taking care of Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave, but finds himself in Yorkin’s life-draining clutches.

The Flash No. 279
November 1979
Cover: Clive Yorkin draining life from Flash (three vignettes) //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Death-Feast” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Pecniller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Frank Curtis, Melanie
Intro: Riker and his partner (both die in this story)
Villains: Clive Yorkin, Heat Wave (next appears in issue #312), Patterson (last appearance in issue #275; dies in this story), Dolby (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Barry Allen and Frank Curtis use Melanie to help them find the hood who dosed Barry with angel dust, only to see him killed by a bomb.  Later, the Flash finds himself on the same side as Heat Wave, also victimized by Clive Yorkin.

The Flash No. 280
December 1979
Cover: Flash, Clive Yorkin, and Melanie //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Wrong Man” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Frank Curtis, Melanie (last appearance)
Other character: The governor (between issues #272 / 301)
Villains: Clive Yorkin (dies in this story), Chief Paulson
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash must save Melanie from Clive Yorkin in a showdown fight, at the same time that Frank Curtis turns up evidence indicating Yorkin was not Iris Allen’s murderer.

The Flash No. 281
January 1980
Cover: The Flash holding onto Professor Zoom, who is splitting in two //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Deadly Games” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Frank Curtis
Cameo appearances: Clive Yorkin, Iris Allen (in flashback)
Villains: Professor Zoom (last appearance in issue #275), Mitch, Charlie (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Deke, various crooks (first and only appearance for all), Chief Paulson
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While Barry Allen closes in on the identity of Iris’s real killer, the Flash must deal with a returning Professor Zoom.

The Flash No. 282
February 1980
Cover: Professor Zoom (as Flash) vs. Green Lantern //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Mishmash” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #176; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #129)
Supporting Characters: Frank Curtis
Cameo appearance: Iris Allen
Intro: Rikki, Tymmie, Dovo-7 (a robot), Cynthia Paulson, Bobby Paulson (only appearance for all)
Villains: Professor Zoom, Chief Paulson
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash cracks down on the Central City heroin ring operating out of police headquarters as Professor Zoom attacks Green Lantern.

The Flash No. 283
March 1980
Cover: The Flash on time-treadmill in explosion //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Flashback” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GA: Green Lantern (in flashback, within issue #275)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (in flashback within issue #275; dies in this story)
Cameo appearances:  “Wonder Woman”, “Batman”, “Poison Ivy”, Captain Boomerang, “Captain Cold”, “Aquaman”
Intro:
Villains: Professor Zoom (next appears in issue #321), Dr. Burnside, Horton, Frank, Fred, and other gangsters (first and only appearance for all), Clive Yorkin (in flashback; within issue #275)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash learns from a taped confession that Professor Zoom is the real murderer of Iris Allen, and closes with him to do battle.

The Flash No. 284
April 1980
Cover: Flash running past scenes of his origin, his marriage to Iris Allen, his battle with the Top, the Pied Piper, the Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave, and his discovery of Iris Allen’s dead body //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Run, Flash--Run For Your Life” (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (origin details revealed; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance (his birth), preceding his next chronological appearance in issue #126)
Supporting Characters: Henry Allen, Nora Allen (in flashback; first chronological appearance for both; next chronological appearance for both in issue #126)
Intro: The Lord of Limbo’s prisoners (next appear in issue #305)
Cameo appearances: Professor Zoom, Flash of Earth-Two, Iris Allen (in flashbacks)
Villain: The Lord of Limbo (first appearance; next appears in issue #305)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Captured by the Lord of Limbo, who wishes to add him to his collection of time-travellers, the Flash must literally run through his life in order to escape.

The Flash No. 285
May 1980
Cover: Flash running out of falling car containing Mack Nathan as Trickster looks on //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “If, At First, You Don’t Succeed” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb (real name, Beverly Lewis, revealed in issue #290), Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan, Darryl Frye (first appearance for all), Patty Spivot, Frank Curtis
Villain: The Trickster (between issues #256 / 325)
Comment: Barry Allen moves to an apartment in this story.
Synopsis: While Barry Allen finds a new home, a new boss, and new friends, the Flash must capture the Trickster and foil his “spy-toy” plot.

The Flash No. 286
June 1980
Cover: The Flash vs. the Rainbow Raider //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Captain Frye
Intro: Mr. Bivolo (dies in this story), Mable Bivolo (both in flashback), Fred, Charlie (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Rainbow Raider (Roy G. Bivolo; first appearance; next appears in issue #297)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League induct Firestorm in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179 and fight the second Star-Tsar in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181, then briefly appears in SUPERMAN #352.
Synopsis: The Flash encounters a new foe, the Rainbow Raider, whose color-projecting glasses can alter people’s moods.

The Flash No. 287
July 1980
Cover: Dr. Alchemy unmasking before Flash //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Dr. Alchemy and Mr. Desmond” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in SUPERMAN #352)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Patty Spivot, Darryl Frye, Al Desmond (last appearance in issue #230), Rita Desmond (last chronological  appearance in flashback in next issue)
Villains: Dr. Alchemy II (Al Desmond II; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue) and his gang (first and only  appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash runs afoul of a new Dr. Alchemy, who convinces the world that he is the old Al Desmond, slipped back into his criminal ways--and then kidnaps Al Desmond.

The Flash No. 288
August 1980
Cover: Dr. Alchemy turning the Flash into a cloud //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Day It Rained Flash” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Mr. Element (Al Desmond; origin details revealed in flashback, his first chronological appearance, isochronally with issue #216 (flashback); also appears in flashback which takes place chronologically between issue #216 (flashback) and SHOWCASE #13)
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Fiona Webb, Troy Nathan, Mack Nathan, Rita Desmond (in flashback; chronologically between issue #230 and last issue)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Desmond (in flashback; Dr. Alchemy II’s parents), Chuck (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Desmond (in flashback; incorrectly referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Herman Desmond in this story)
Villain: Dr. Alchemy II (origin revealed; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his introduction in last issue)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Alchemy explains to the captive Al Desmond that both of them are astral twins, born at the same moment, but that Alchemy was conversely forced to be evil when Al Desmond reformed.  Now, Alchemy intends to destroy the Flash by using the Philosopher’s Stone to turn him into a cloud.

The Flash No. 289
September 1980
Cover: The Flash holding battling Mr. Element and Dr. Alchemy in his hands; Firestorm vignette //Don Heck / Dick Giordano?
Story: “The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Chararacter: The Flash
GS: Mr. Element (last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Rita Desmond (last appearance), Patty Spivot, Fiona Webb
Villain: Dr. Alchemy II
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Alchemy II intends to manufacture enough Desmondium gas to rule the world, and only Mr. Element and the Flash can stop him.

The Flash No. 290
October 1980
Cover: Flash vibrating through wall as Ross Malverk prepares to murder Fiona Webb; Firestorm vignette //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Will You Believe Me When I’m Dead?”  (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: King Faraday (between BATMAN #314 / 333)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Troy Nathan, Mack Nathan, Morty (first appearance; next appears in issue #298)
Villains: Dr. Alchemy II (last appearance), Saber-Tooth (last appearance in issue #234), Ross Malverk (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash learns that Fiona Webb was originally named Beverly Lewis, that she submitted to brainwashing to gain a new identity after witnessing a murder, and that she is stalked by both Saber-Tooth, a professional hitman, and the murderer, who has the face of Barry Allen.

The Flash No. 291
November 1980
Cover: Flash vs. Saber-Tooth //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Saber-Tooth Is a Very Deadly Beast” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Troy Nathan, Mack Nathan, Darryl Frye
Villains: Ross Malverk (last appearance), Saber-Tooth (last appearance; Saber-Tooth II first  appears in issue #321)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Flash attempts to save Fiona Webb from both Ross Malverk and the deadly Saber-Tooth.

The Flash No. 292
December 1980
Cover: Mirror-distorted Flash vs. Mirror Master; Firestorm vignette //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb
Villain: Mirror Master (between issues #277 / 306)
Synopsis: The Flash must fight Mirror Master even though his body is reversed by a trick mirror.

The Flash No. 293
January 1981
Cover: Firestorm, Flash, and Atomic Skull //George Perez (signed)
Story: “The Pied Piper’s Paradox Peril” (12 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Other Character: Mayor Bradley (between issues #272 / 306)
Villain: The Pied Piper (between issues #256 / 307)
Synopsis: The Flash seems helpless to stop the Pied Piper when the Piper’s playing actually serves to keep away disasters like elephant stampedes through Central City...for a price.

Story: “The Deadliest Man Alive” (13 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: George Perez
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186)
GS: Firestorm (between Firestorm stories in last issue and next issue)
Intro: Casper Jones (only appearance)
Villain: The Atomic Skull (last appearance in SUPERMAN #331; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Shaggy Man in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #186, then helps them dispatch Batman to look for Firestorm in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172.
Synopsis: After the Atomic Skull irradiates the Flash, Firestorm cures his partner by absorbing the radiation--and promptly gets drunk on it.

The Flash No. 294
February 1981
Cover: Flash searching office behind Lester, other terrorists, and gorillas //Don Heck
Story: “The Fiend the World Forgot” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172)
Supporting Characters: Solovar (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157; next appears in issue #?)
Intro: Kruna, Jexbo, and other ambassadors from Gorilla-City
Villains: Gorilla Grodd (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #11), Lester and other terrorists (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Solovar intends to use a brainwashing device to erase human memories of the existence of Gorilla City.  Instead, Grodd uses it to block everyone’s knowledge of his existence, including the Flash’s.

The Flash No. 295
March 1981
Cover: Solovar in skycraft vs. Flash; Gorilla Grodd vignette //Don Heck / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “In Grodd We Trust” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #187)
Supporting Characters: Solovar (next appears in issue #331), Fiona Webb (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38)
Intro: Olur (only appearance)
Villain: Gorilla Grodd (next appears in issue #313)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Flash helps the Justice League fight Proteus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #187-188.
Synopsis: Grodd mentally induces Solovar and Flash to fight one another to the death.

The Flash No. 296
April 1981
Cover: Flash vs. Elongated Man (two vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Was Cursed To the Bone” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188 / 189)
GS: Elongated Man (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #500; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #189)
Supporting Characters: Sue Dibny (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #500; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #191)
Intro: Master Jero, Hokus, Scrunch, Blubba (only appearance for all)
Comment:  Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight Starro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #189-190 and the Key and Amazo in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #191.
Synopsis: The Flash searches for the missing Elongated Man, who has been placed in a hypnotic trance by a carnival magician.

The Flash No. 297
May 1981
Cover; Flash, Captain Cold, and frozen cyclist //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Captain Cold’s Cold, Cold Flame” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #191)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (last appearance for both in issue #277)
Intro: Jack Morgan, Dr. Burgess, Atkins (only appearance)
Villains: Captain Cold (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155; next appears in issue #314), Myrna Troy (first and only appearance), The Top (as a ghost; last appearance in issue #240; in possession of Henry Allen’s body until issue #303)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash deals with a supposedly-reformed Captain Cold shortly before a car accident puts his mother in deep coma.

The Flash No. 298
June 1981
Cover: The Shade vs. the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Deadly Shade of Peril” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Patty Spivot, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Morty (between issues #290 / 307)
Intro: Harold, Chuckie (only appearance for both), Warden Crandell
Other Characters: Jack Morgan (next appears in issue #303), Dr. Burgess (last appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Flash of Earth-Two
Villains: The Shade (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #74), Rainbow Raider (last appearance in issue #286), the Top (in Henry Allen’s body)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash fights the Shade and then is offered the opportunity to make a truce with him that both of them may learn what is causing strange color-drains in Central City.

The Flash No. 299
July 1981
Cover: Shade and Rainbow Raider vs. The Flash //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano?
Story: “A Stab In the Back” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen (next appears in issue #301), Darryl Frye
Intro: Cath and her boyfriend (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Shade, the Rainbow Raider (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #194), Abra Kadabra (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #464), the Top (in Henry Allen’s body; next appears in issue #301)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Rainbow Raider finds a way of restoring his color-sense and charging himself with color-power, and the Shade ends up helping him fight the Flash.

The Flash No. 300
August 1981
Cover: The Flash vs. Weather Wizard, Dr. Alchemy, Abra Kadabra, Trickster, Rainbow Raider, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Gorilla Grodd (wrap-around cover) //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “1981--A Flash Odyssey” (48 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (origin retold in this story; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192)
Cameo appearances: Vandal Savage, the Thinker, Dr. Fate, Captain Boomerang, Joan Garrick, Elongated Man, Shade, Mirror Master, Dr. Alchemy, Fiddler, Dr. Mid-Nite, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Atom, and Wonder Woman of Earth-Two, Weather Wizard, Top, Kid Flash, Professor Zoom, Gorilla Grodd, the Turtle, Iris Allen, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Pied Piper, W. W. Wiggins, Clyde Marston, Ira West, Dexter Myles, Robin, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Grodd, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Golden Glider, Elongated Man, Sue Dibny, Mr. Element, Dr. Alchemy, Rita Desmond, Trickster, Mr. Jesse, Rainbow Raider (in flashbacks or as protoplasmic creations)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (next appears in issue #343)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192-193 and the Royal Flush Gang in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194, then helps Superman fight Syryna in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38.
Synopsis: Barry Allen finds himself swathed in bandages, in a paraplegic ward, where his psychiatrist insists that his life as the Flash is only an elaborate fantasy.

The Flash No. 301
September 1981
Cover: Flash seeing Darryl Frye in atomic explosion //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano
Story: “And the Beat Goes Off” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38)
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Patty Spivot, Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Frank Curtis, Thelma Frye (first appearance; next appears in issue #314)
Intro:  Lester McKay, Joe, Theo (only appearance)
Other character: The governor (last appearance in issue #280)
Villains: The Top (in Henry Allen’s body; last appearance in issue #299), Dabs, Philo “Nukes” Malloy (first and only appearance for both), Lisa Snart (the Golden Glider; last appearance in issue #264)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Captain Darryl Frye fires Barry Allen, but the Flash has to save him from an atomic bomb planted in his pacemaker.

The Flash No. 302
October 1981
Cover: Flash kissing Golden Glider //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Lisa Starts With L and That Stands For Lethal” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Henry Allen, Frank Curtis
Intro: Henri Arnu
Cameo appearance: Iris Allen (in a photograph)
Villains: The Top (in Henry Allen’s body), Golden Glider
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Golden Glider, through an illusion gimmick, tricks the Flash into kissing her in public and blackening his reputation.

The Flash No. 303
November 1981
Cover: Top’s ghost, Henry Allen in Top costume, holding gun to head, Golden Glider, and Flash //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Top is Alive and Well in Henry Allen” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Henry Allen (freed from the Top in this story), Nora Allen (next appearance of both in issue #312), Frank Curtis, Patty Spivot
Other Character: Jack Morgan (last appearance in issue #298; last appearance)
Intro: Walt, Prof. Jenkins (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Top (as a ghost; last appearance), Golden Glider (next appears in issue #314)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Flash learns why Henry Allen has been keeping company with Lisa Snart--he’s possessed by the Top.

The Flash No. 304
December 1981
Cover: Flash on computer screen, manipulated by Colonel Computron //Carmine Infantino / Bob Smith and Albert DeGuzman
Story: “One More Blip and You’re Dead” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38), Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan
Other Character: W. W. Wiggins (between issues #117 / 310)
Intro: Francine Nurblin (next apears in issue #310)
Villain: Colonel Computron (Basil Nurblin; first appearance; next appearance in issue #310)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears with the Justice League and Justice Society in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195 and with Superman and Batman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273.
Synopsis: The Flash must fight a new villain who adopts the identity of a computer game character and turns him into a character in such a game.

The Flash No. 305
January 1982
Cover: The Flash with Iris Allen in front of Earth-One, and the Flash of Earth-Two with Joan Garrick in front of Earth-Two //Carmine Infantino / MD
Story: “Don’t Take My Wife--Please” (27 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273)
GS: The Flash of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #291), Dr. Fate (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195; next appears in Dr. Fate story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Joan Garrick (last chronological appearance in INFINITY, INC. #27 (flashback); next appears in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #2)
Cameo appearance: Iris Allen (in flashback)
Other Characters: The Lord of Limbo’s prisoners (last appearance in issue #284; last appearance)
Villains: The Lord of Limbo (last appearance in issue #284; last appearance), the Ravagers (including Henry Rutger; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A dream about the death of Joan Garrick causes the Flash to journey to Earth-Two to investigate, and he discovers from Jay Garrick that she has disappeared.

The Flash No. 306
February 1982
Cover: Dr. Fate and Flash on stage //Carmine Infantino / Bob Smith (signed)
Story: “Through a Glass, Permanently” (18 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #198)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Patty Spivot, Darryl Frye
Intro: Narcissa (destroyed in this story), Sol (only appearance)
Other Character: Mayor Bradley (last appearance in issue #293)
Villain: Mirror Master (between issues #292 / 320)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League and a band of Old West heroes fight the Lord of Time in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #198-199.
Synopsis: The Mirror Master falls in love with an Atlantean beauty trapped in a mirror for thousands of years, and arranges a trap for the Flash that will liberate her.

The Flash No. 307
March 1982
Cover: The Flash making music as he runs; Dr. Fate vignette //Carmine Infantino / Bob Smith
Story: “Prey For the Piper” (18 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #199 / 200)
Supporting Characters: Patty Spivot, Morty (last appearance in issue #298)
Intro: Charlie, Marcy Dunphy (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Pied Piper (last appearance in issue #293; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #5; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his introduction in issue #106; origin details revealed), Hazel and Osgood Rathaway (first and only appearance for both; the Pied Piper’s parents)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the Appelaxians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper is back with a twofold scheme: defeat the Flash, and revenge himself upon his parents.

The Flash No. 308
April 1982
Cover: Young Barry Allen (in Flash uniform), Daphne Dean, and Lance Basilla; Flash, Daphne Dean, and the Mummy (two vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Dennis Jensen?
Story: “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #151; also appears in flashback; see Comment under SHOWCASE #4 for chronology; origin details revealed)
Supporting Characters: Daphne Dean (last appearance in issue #251), Patty Spivot,
Intro: Charles, Hiram, a doctor (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Mummy (Lance Basilla; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears in GREEN LANTERN #151, then helps the Justice League fight Ultraa and Joe Perry in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201 and the Phantom Zone criminals in PHANTOM ZONE #2.
Synopsis: Lance Basilla tormented Barry Allen and Daphne Dean once in childhood.  Now he’s back to try and claim her as a love-object, and the only one who can stop him is the Flash.

The Flash No. 309
May 1982
Cover: Flash travelling back in time to the moment when Barry Allen was splashed by chemicals //Carmine Infantino / Dennis Jensen?
Story: “How Do You Kill a Legend?”  (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #2; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye
Cameo appearances: Superman, Batman
Intro: Kryad (becomes the Flash of the 98th Century and dies in this story)
Villain: An alien beast (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comments: This story establishes the time of the Flash’s origin as April 23 at 6:14 P.M.
 Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League on Hospital Starship One in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202, then briefly appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #281.
Synopsis: A time-traveller from the 98th Century comes back to the 20th to learn whether or not superheroes such as the Flash were legend or fact, not knowing that he will become a Flash in his own time and will sacrifice his life.

The Flash No. 310
June 1982
Cover: Dr. Fate, Flash, Captain Boomerang, Col. Computron //Keith Giffen / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “Colonel Computron Strikes Back With a Vengeance” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Carl Gafford
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #281)
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Frank Curtis
Other Characters: W. W. Wiggins, Francine Nurblin (last appearance for both in issue #304)
Intro: Williard W. Wiggins, Jr. (only appearance), Luna Nurblin
Villains: Colonel Computron (last appearance in issue #304; last appearance), Captain Boomerang (last appearance in issue #278)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash tries to protect W. W. Wiggins from Colonel Computron, and Captain Boomerang tries to sell Wiggins his protection, until Computron convinces Boomerang to throw in with him.

The Flash No. 311
July 1982
Cover: Col. Computron sending Flash on boomerang through past eras //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Captives of the Boom-Boom-Boomerang” (17 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #291)
Supporting Character: Fiona Webb
Cameo appearance: Daphne Dean
Other Characters: W. W. Wiggins (last appearance), Luna Nurblin, Francine Nurblin
Villains: Captain Boomerang (next appears in issue #325), Colonel Computron (last appearance), the Captain, Ned, and other pirates (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash consults with the Justice League in WONDER WOMAN #291.
Synopsis: Colonel Computron traps the Flash and Captain Boomerang on a high-tech boomerang that takes them both into the past.

The Flash No. 312
August 1982
Cover: Flash vs. two Heat Waves //Gil Kane / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Dead Heat For a Scarlet Speedster” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #291; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203)
GS: Heat Wave (reforms in this story; between issues #279 / 314)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (both between issues #303 / 322), Fiona Webb
Cameo appearance: Daphne Dean
Intro: Wiley, Sgt. Foley (only appearance for both)
Villain: Heat Wave II (Edward Hobart; first and only appearance), Creed Phillips (the Eradicator; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #319; next appears in issue #314)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash helps the Justice League fight the new Royal Flush Gang and Hector Hammond in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203-205 and congratulate Air Wave in ACTION COMICS #535.
Synopsis: The Flash learns that his old foe Heat Wave has reformed and gotten a straight job, which does not explain why a man in Heat Wave’s costume is still pulling robberies.

The Flash No. 313
September 1982
Cover: Flash vs. Grodd and Psykon (two vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Three-Way Fight For the Super-Simian” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #535; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4)
Supporting Character: Fiona Webb
Villains: Gorilla Grodd (between issues #295 / 327; becomes a human in this story), Psykon (William Dawson; last appearance in issue #116; last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Flash briefly appears with the Justice League in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #209, helps Superman fight Lord Satanis in ACTION COMICS #539,  teams with Batman to fight the Rainbow Raider and Dr. Double X in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #197, then appears with the Justice League in WONDER WOMAN #300, and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #287-288.
Synopsis: William Dawson’s mind comes back to Earth in the form of Psykon, a super-villain out to get revenge on Grodd, who deprived him of a body, and the Flash becomes embroiled in their fight.

The Flash No. 314
October 1982
Cover: Flash, dissolved gangster in suit, and Eradicator’s hand, gun, and leg //Carmine Infantino / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Look Upon the Eradicator” (17 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Troy Nathan, Darryl Frye (becomes Captain Invincible in this story), Thelma Frye (last appearance in issue #301)
GS: Mick Rory (Heat Wave; last appearance in issue #312)
Intro: Barbara (only appearance)
Villains: The Eradicator (first appearance as the Eradicator; last appearance in issue #312, as Creed Phillips), the Spoilers (first and only appearance), Golden Glider (last appearance in issue #303; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Captain Cold (between issues #297 / 325), Werner Malloy, Frankie, two thugs (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Mr. Domino, Wint, Kidd (first appearance for all)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 Wint and Kidd are named after two assassins in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel, Diamonds Are Forever.
Synopsis:   The Flash encounters a new “crusader”, the Eradicator, whose hands can change criminals into protoplasm.

The Flash No. 315
November 1982
Cover: The Flash and Goldface //Keith Giffen (signed)
Story: “The Eradicator Strikes Again” (23 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Mick Rory (Heat Wave)
Intro: Madge (only appearance), Jack O’Malley, a doctor (dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Patty Spivot, Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible)
Villains: Goldface (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #151), the Eradicator, Mugsy Malone (first appearance; dies in this story), Fingers Lonnigan, Hans, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Goldface comes to Central City with the intention of taking over its underworld, and the Flash seems unable to stop him.

The Flash No. 316
December 1982
Cover: The Flash //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “Speed Kills” (23 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Torres
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters:  Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible)
GS: Heat Wave
Other Character: Jack O’Malley (dies in this story)
Villains: Goldface, Eradicator, various crooks (one of whom dies in this story; first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Goldface demands Flash leave town or he’ll continue murdering people in Central City.

The Flash No. 317
January 1983
Cover: Barry Allen becoming the Flash before Troy Nathan //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “A Fast Way To Die” (23 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible), Mick Rory (Heat Wave; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #30)
Villains: Goldface (next appears in issue #343), the Eradicator, Nate (first appearance; dies in this story), Mike, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: With the Flash trapped, Goldface and the Eradicator have a confrontation.

The Flash No. 318
February 1983
Cover: Flash’s hand unmasking the Eradicator on television //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez?
Story: “The Killer Who Wiped Central City Clean” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible), Patty Spivot
Intro: Harold (dies in this story), Mrs. McGuffin
Villains: The Eradicator, various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Creed Phillips reveals himself as the Eradicator during a TV interview, and kidnaps Fiona Webb.

The Flash No. 319
March 1983
Cover: Flash carrying Darryl Frye at super-speed //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Slight Touch of Death” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible)
GA: Guardians of the Universe (between GREEN LANTERN #161 / 164), Tomar-Re (last appearance in TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3)
Intro: David and his girlfriend (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Eradicator (origin revealed; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his first appearance in issue #312), Bruno and his boss (in flashback), Butch, Bubba (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash tries to save Captain Invincible when he insists on tracking down and confronting the Eradicator himself.

The Flash No. 320
April 1983
Cover: Flash costume in Eradicator’s hands //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Final Purge” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Tomar-Re
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye
Villains: The Eradicator (dies in this story), Mirror Master (between issues #306 / 338) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story continues in part in next issue.
 The names of three of the Eradicator’s victims are revealed in this story (Peter Smoll, Daniel Tate, and Henry Drendel), but there is no way of telling which victims in earlier issues they were.
Synopsis: The Flash and the Eradicator have a final showdown over the fate of Fiona Webb and the Flash himself.

The Flash No. 321
May 1983
Cover: Flash being struck by fist //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “Hell In the Fast Lane” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Taurus S.
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Tomar-Re
Supporting Character: Fiona Webb
Intro: Sgt. Mason (only appearance), Tom Tucker, Matthew Tucker, “Sis” Tucker
Villains: Saber-Tooth II (Loretta Nordan; first appearance), Professor Zoom (last appearance in issue #283), Frizz, Zeke, an unnamed crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Iris Allen’s birth and death years are given as 1945 and 1979, respectively, in this story.
Synopsis: Saber-Tooth, sprung from jail, tries to carry out a contract on Barry Allen, while the Reverse-Flash finds a way out of his dimensional prison.

The Flash No. 322
June 1983
Cover; Barry Allen changing to Flash and dropping after gunshot //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “Burning a Speedster At Both Ends” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
GS: Tomar-Re (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #60)
GA: Medphyl (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #154; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #60)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen (last appearance for both in issue #312), Dexter Myles (last appearance in issue #277)
Other Characters: Tom Tucker, Matthew Tucker, Sis Tucker (last appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard (as statues)
Villains: Saber-Tooth II (dies in this story), Professor Zoom
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Flash briefly appears with the Justice League in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2, then helps the Justice League and New Teen Titans fight Brainiac in ACTION COMICS #546, then is on hand for the meeting in which Batman leaves the Justice League in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1, then helps the Justice League battle Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1.
 Barry Allen proposes to Fiona Webb in this story.
Synopsis: Professor Zoom sends Tomar-Re back into space while he and Saber-Tooth both stalk the Flash.

The Flash No. 323
July 1983
Cover: Flash vs. Professor Zoom //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “Run, Flash--Run For Your Wife” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1.
GS: Wonder Woman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219; next appears in issue #327), Firestorm (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #220; next appears in issue #327), a Guardian of the Universe, Ralph Dibny (the Elongated Man)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Patty Spivot, Darryl Frye, Frank Curtis, Dexter Myles, Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan, Fiona Webb
Intro: Cindy, Elaine, Brett (only appearance for latter two)
Cameo appearance: Iris Allen (in flashback and a photograph)
Villain: Professor Zoom
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: On Barry Allen’s wedding day, Professor Zoom returns to do battle with the Flash.

The Flash No. 324
August 1983
Cover: Flash holding dead Professor Zoom //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “The Slayer and the Slain” (23 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Kid Flash (last appearance in Kid Flash story in next issue), Ralph Dibny (the Elongated Man; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #220), a Guardian of the Universe
Supporting Characters: Dexter Myles, Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan,  Fiona Webb, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan, Frank Curtis, Darryl Frye
Intro: Ronnie and his nurse, Malroy (only appearance for all)
Villain: Professor Zoom (dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash wages a round-the-world chase to stop Professor Zoom from killing Fiona Webb.

The Flash No. 325
September 1983
Cover: Professor Zoom’s uniform draped over coffin //Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Story: “Dead Reckoning” (17 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Kid Flash (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #39), Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Dexter Myles (next appears in issue #333), Darryl Frye
Intro: Sue Stanton (only appearance), Anton Harvey, Sam, Dr. Hale
Villains: Professor Zoom (as a corpse; last appearance), Captain Cold (between issues #314 / 338), Trickster (last appearance in issue #285; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #24), Captain Boomerang (between issues #311 / 337), Pied Piper (last appearance in FURY OF FIRESTORM #6; next appears in issue #333), Weather Wizard (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276 (Hawkman story); next appears in issue #338)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Rogue’s Gallery gives the dead Professor Zoom a final send-off, and Darryl Frye arrests the Flash for manslaughter.

Story: “Warning: Danger Ahead” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Kid Flash (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5; next appearance in last issue)
Other Character: Jill Manners (only appearance)
Villain; A car thief (first and only appearance)
Comment: Due to the fact that no mention is made of Barry Allen’s wedding or Professor Zoom’s death in this story, it probably occurs before last issue.
Synopsis: In Blue Valley, Kid Flash learns that his new girlfriend Jill Manners has psychic powers that warn of impending danger.

The Flash No. 326
October 1983
Cover: Flash in handcuffs //Carmine Infantino / Gary Martin (signed)
Story: “Shame In Scarlet” (23 pages)
Editor: Ernie Colon
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Gary Martin
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Frank Curtis, Fiona Webb, Mack Nathan, Troy Nathan,
Other Characters: Dr. Hale, Anton Harvey
Intro: Lt. Preston, Judge Gerkin (only appearance for both), Angelo Torres, Albert
Villain: The Weather Wizard
Comment: This story takes place on April 5.  It continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash is booked for manslaughter, and, in a fury, destroys Barry Allen’s apartment.

The Flash No. 327
November 1983
Cover: Flash facing hands of Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Batman, Aquaman, Elongated Man, and Hawkman //Carmine Infantino / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Burnout” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Hawkman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Elongated Man, Superman (the Justice League of America; last team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #218)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Frank Curtis, Darryl Frye, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen
Other Characters: Angelo Torres
Villains: The Vultures (including Iggo, Theo, and Dirk; one dies in this story; first appearance for all; next appear in issue #329), Gorilla Grodd (between issues #313 / 329; becomes a gorilla again in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Gorilla Grodd regains human form as the Flash is summoned to the Justice League satellite for a vote on his continued membership.

The Flash No. 328
December 1983
Cover: Professor Zoom and Iris Allen (three vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “Reverse-Flashback” (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Hawkman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Elongated Man, Superman (the Justice League of America)
Cameo appearance: Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Comment: Story credits as given above are for pages 1 and 23-24 only; rest of story is a reprint of “One Bridegroom Too Many” from issue #165.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While the Flash waits for Superman’s tie-breaker vote, he remembers how Professor Zoom tried to disrupt his wedding to Iris West years ago.

The Flash No. 329
January 1984
Cover: Grodd focusing power against Flash through Angelo Torres //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “What Is the Sinister Secret of Simian and Son?”  (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Elongated Man, Firestorm (the Justice League of America; next team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Fiona Webb, Darryl Frye, Patty Spivot, Peter Farley (first appearance)
Intro: Hoyt Roberts (only appearance), Mrs. Torres
Other Characters: Angelo Torres
Villains: Gorilla Grodd, the Vultures (last appearance for all in issue #327), Nicholas D. Redik (first appearance)
Synopsis: The Flash gets a lawyer, Fiona Webb gets committed for insanity, and Gorilla Grodd gets a new human pawn in the form of Angelo Torres.

The Flash No. 330
February 1984
Cover: Gorilla Grodd and Angelo Torres vs. Flash //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “Beware the Land of Grodd” (23 pages)
Editor, plotter: Cary Bates
Scripter: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #223)
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Angelo Torres, Mrs. Torres, Frank Curtis, Peter Farley, Darryl Frye
Cameo appearance: Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villains: Gorilla Grodd, the Vultures (last appearance), Nicholas Redik
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Grodd lures the Flash into another dimension, where the amplified mind-power of Angelo Torres and the Vultures gang may doom him.

The Flash No. 331
March 1984
Cover: The Flash falling down (three vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Dead Heat” (23 pages)
Editor, plotter: Cary Bates
Scripter: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Angelo Torres (last appearance), Solovar (between issues #295 / 342), Peter Farley
Villains: Gorilla Grodd (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Nicholas Redik
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash has his showdown with Gorilla Grodd, then is saved from the other dimension by Solovar and his friends from Gorilla-City.

The Flash No. 332
April 1984
Cover: Flash’s hand tearing down poster of Barry Allen; Green Lantern vignette //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Defend the Flash--and Die?”  (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (also appears isochronally with GREEN LANTERN #175)
GS: Green Lantern (within and isochronally with GREEN LANTERN #175)
Supporting Characters: Peter Farley, Fiona Webb, Cecile Horton (first appearance)
Intro: Garson (voice only; only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villain: The Rainbow Raider (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #197; appears isochronally with GREEN LANTERN #175; next appears in issue #348), Nicholas Redik
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash tries to save Peter Farley from death by bombing and, later, to bring in the Rainbow Raider.

The Flash No. 333
May 1984
Cover: Central City citizens demolishing Flash statue //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Down With the Flash” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Dexter Myles (last appearance in issue #325), Cecile Horton, Peter Farley, Frank Curtis, Fiona Webb, Cecile Horton
Intro: Jackson (only appearance), Dr. Dunning
Cameo appearances: Captain Cold, Pied Piper, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang, Professor Zoom, Weather Wizard (as statues), Kid Flash, Green Lantern
Villains: Pied Piper (last appearance in issue #325), Spike, Mace, Mako and his partner, Pops, the Ice Princess, and “Son” (first and only appearance for all), Nicholas Redik
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper uses sonic hypnotism to make a trio of people destroy the Flash Museum.

The Flash No. 334
June 1984
Cover: Flash bursting into Rick Trent’s broadcasting booth //Carmine Infantino / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Flash Freak-Out” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye, Lorraine Frye (first appearance), Peter Farley (next appears in issue #337), Dexter Myles
Intro: J. J. Monro, Matilda (only appearance for both), Mayor Gene Pinchot, Ned, Anton Slater (next appears in issue #337), Rick Trent, Winslow, Malloy
Villains: The Pied Piper, Nicholas Redik
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper continues to turn influential persons against the Flash with his brainwashing devices, including the mayor of Central City.

The Flash No. 335
July 1984
Cover: Flash smashing his own logo //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “How To Trash a Flash” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye, Lorraine Frye, Dexter Myles (next appears in issue #349)
Intro: Spike and his friends (only appearance for all), Gigi Hogan (dies in this story), Sally
Other Characters: Rick Trent (last appearance), Mayor Pinchot, Winslow, Malloy
Villain: Pied Piper, Ray and his partner (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The mayor of Central City is induced to vilify the Flash on television, but the Flash must save the mayor from killing himself at the Pied Piper’s command.

The Flash No. 336
August 1984
Cover: Flash digging Gigi Hogan’s hand out of rubble //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Murder on the Rocks” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Mayor Pinchot, Patty Spivot, Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen
Intro: Agnes and her husband, Mr. Bassett (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Gigi Hogan (as a corpse), Winslow (last appearance for both)
Villains: Pied Piper, Nicholas Redik (dies in this story), Ray and his partner (last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash finds a woman dead in the bombed ruins of Cecile Horton’s house, and sets out to find her murderer.

The Flash No. 337
September 1984
Cover: Pied Piper piping up demons to bedevil the Flash //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Beware the Speed-Demons” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Mayor Pinchot, Darryl Frye, Lorraine Frye, Cecile Horton, Frank Curtis, Peter Farley (last appearance in issue #334)
Intro: Lt. Mondale (only appearance)
Other Character: Anton Slater (between issues #334 / 339)
Villains: The Pied Piper, Captain Boomerang (last appearance in issue #325; voice only), Orley, Deke and his partner (first and only appearance for all), the Speed Demons (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper summons “Speed Demons” from another dimension to trap the Flash.

The Flash No. 338
October 1984
Cover: The Flash and Big Sir //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Revenge of the Rogues” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219)
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye, Frank Curtis, Cecile Horton, Nathan Newbury (first appearance; receives Eric Russell’s mind (from issue #260))
Intro: Ludlow Dreed, Dwayne (next appears in issue #340), Sidney Dithers (next appears in issue #341)
Villains: Pied Piper, Speed Demons (die in this story), Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master (last appearance in issue #320), Captain Cold, Weather Wizard (last appearance for all in issue #325), Trickster (last appearance in BLUE DEVIL #9), Big Sir (Dufus P. Ratchet; first appearance),
Comment: Some time passes between this issue and the next, during which time the Flash helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Johnny Thunder of Earth-Two in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219-220, then helps the Justice League fight Rex Maximus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #221-223 and celebrate Supergirl’s anniversary in SUPERGIRL #20, then teams with Superman to fight the Phantom Zone inmates in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73, then confers with Green Lantern in GREEN LANTERN #180, then helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight the Commander in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #231-232 and helps the Justice League fight Anton Allegro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #237-239 and the Construct in RED TORNADO #1 and 3, then helps Kid Flash fight Dr. Light in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #49.
 The Monitor makes a behind-the-scenes appearance in this story as the supplier of Big Sir’s armor.
Synopsis: The Rogue’s Gallery takes revenge on the Flash for breaking the Pied Piper’s spirit by using armor supplied by the Monitor to turn a mental patient into a powerful super-villain called Big Sir and turning him against the Scarlet Speedster.

The Flash No. 339
November 1984
Cover: Big Sir, the Flash, and mouse //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Warday” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #49)
GA: The Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232; both next appear in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #317)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye, Nathan Newbury
Other Characters: Ludlow Dreed, Anton Slater (last appearance in issue #337)
Intro: Miss Garth (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Fiona Webb, Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villains: Big Sir, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Pied Piper (next appears in issue #346)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash is attacked by Big Sir, with the Rogue’s Gallery watching the conflict.

The Flash No. 340
December 1984
Cover: The Flash //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Reach Out and Waste Somebody” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye
Other Characters: Dwayne (last appearance in issue #338), Ludlow Dreed, Anton Slater
Intro: Margaret A. Fisher
Villains: Big Sir, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash helps Big Sir accept him as a friend just before his trial commences.

The Flash No. 341
January 1985
Cover: Flash being beaten against wall //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Trial and Tribulation” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Elongated Man (last appearance in RED TORNADO #3; next appears in issue #349)
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Fiona Webb, Nathan Newbury
Intro: Connie Collins, Ted Peely, Sgt. Helmsley (only appearance for all), Bobby, Arnie
Other Characters: Anton Slater, Sydney Dithers (last appearance in issue #338)
Cameo appearances: Fiona Webb, Professor Zoom, Nora Allen, Henry Allen, Wally West, Darryl Frye (all in flashbacks)
Villains: Mirror Master, Trickster, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Weather Wizard, Big Sir
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 The Flash suffers disfiguring facial injuries in this story.
Synopsis: While the Flash’s trial gets underway, the Rogue’s Gallery brainwashes Big Sir into again attacking the Flash.

The Flash No. 341
February 1985
Cover: The Flash, Trickster, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Smash-Up” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Big Sir (no longer a villain and cured of insanity in this story; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Rip Hunter (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #553; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77)
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Solovar (last appearance in issue #331; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Nathan Newbury
Intro: Nurja, Prof. Kingsfield, Muurn, Baba, Sam, Chester (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Bobby, Arnie, Sidney Dithers (last appearance for all), Anton Slater, Margaret Fisher
Villains: Captain Cold,  Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, Trickster (all next appear in issue #247), Captain Boomerang (next appears in issue #248)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash’s face and Big Sir’s mind are repaired by Solovar and the inhabitants of Gorilla-City, and both team up against the Rogue’s Gallery.

The Flash No. 343
March 1985
Cover: Flash, Cecile Horton, and hand reaching out of grave //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Revenge and Revelations” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GA: Kid Flash (last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #50)
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton (origin details revealed in this story), Darryl Frye, Nathan Newbury
Intro: Warden Bower, Chester (only appearance for both)
Other Characters: Dwayne, Anton Slater, Margaret Fisher
Cameo appearance: Jack O’Malley (in flashback)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (last appearance in issue #300), Jack Kenyon (appears as Goldface only in flashback; last appearance in issue #317; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #197) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash learns why his lawyer, Cecile Horton, hates him: because she thinks he failed to stop the murder of her policeman father at the hands of Goldface.

The Flash No. 344
April 1985
Cover: Flash; Flash and Kid Flash; Kid Flash being sworn in before Judge Fisher //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Betrayal” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Kid Flash
Supporting Character: Cecile Horton, Nathan Newbury
Other Characters: Margaret Fisher, Anton Slater
Comment: Credits as given above apply only to pages 1-2, pg. 13 panel 5, pg. 17 panel 5, and page 23.  The rest of the story is reprints.  Pg. 3 panel 1-pg. 13 panel 4 are reprinted from “Meet Kid Flash” in issue #110; pg. 14 panel 1-pg. 17 panel 4, pg. 18 panel 1-pg. 22, panel 6 are reprinted from “The Flash’s Sensational Risk” in issue #149.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Kid Flash testifies in court that the deadly force the Flash used against Professor Zoom was not necessary.

The Flash No. 345
May 1985
Cover: Cecile Horton’s hand unmasking the Flash as Judge Fisher, Anton Slater, and jury look on //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Secret Face of the Flash” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GS: Kid Flash (next appears in issue #349)
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Darryl Frye, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Nathan Newbury
Intro: Fred P. Smithers, Mike (only appearance for both)
Other Characters: Anton Slater, Margaret Fisher, Dwayne
Cameo appearances: Fiona Webb, Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villain: Abra Kadabra (unrevealed)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 Flash’s new face, different from Barry Allen’s regular face, is revealed in this story.
Synopsis: While Abra Kadabra breaks out of his 64th Century prison cell, Cecile Horton, certain that Barry Allen’s face is beneath the Flash’s mask, unmasks him in court and finds his face is unlike Barry Allen’s.

The Flash No. 346
June 1985
Cover: Darryl Frye and legs of Abra Kadabra as “Professor Zoom” //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Dead Man’s Bluff” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Fiona Webb, Cecile Horton, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Darryl Frye, Nathan Newbury
Other Characters: Anton Slater, Margaret Fisher, Dwayne (last appearance)
Intro: Dr. Benson (only appearance), Mrs. Talbot (a juror)
Cameo appearance: Professor Zoom, Big Sir, Solovar (in flashback)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (as “Professor Zoom”), Pied Piper (last appearance in issue #339; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), a mugger (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Pied Piper almost escapes from the asylum in which he is an inmate, but is recaptured by a man who appears to be the Reverse-Flash.

The Flash No. 347
July 1985
Cover: The Flash before Nathan Newbury and other jurors //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Back From the Dead” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible), Cecile Horton, Lorraine Frye, Nathan Newbury
Intro: Dwight Frye (only appearance)
Other Characters: Anton Slater (last appearance), Margaret Fisher
Cameo appearance: Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (as “Professor Zoom”), Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, Trickster (last appearance for all four in issue #342), Mickey P. Soames (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Flash learns from Darryl Frye that the Reverse-Flash is apparently alive and “out for blood”.

The Flash No. 348
August 1985
Cover: The Flash //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Final Verdict” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Tim Harkins
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
Supporting Characters: Darryl Frye (as Captain Invincible), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Cecile Horton, Nathan Newbury
Other Character: Margaret Fisher
Intro: Karl Crawford, Markle, Sabatka, Daily, Miss Wright (jurors)
Cameo appearances: Fiona Webb, Professor Zoom (in flashback)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (as “Professor Zoom”), Captain Boomerang (last appearance in issue #342), Rainbow Raider (last appearance in issue #332)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Nathan Newbury uses a super-scientific device to send the Flash’s jury back in time to observe the death of Professor Zoom first-hand, but the man in the Reverse-Flash’s uniform mesmerizes them into reversing their judgment.

The Flash No. 349
September 1985
Cover: Flash in jail cell //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “And the Truth Shall Set Him Free” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash
GA: Wally West (Kid Flash; last appearance in issue #345; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #2), Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man; last appearance in issue #341; next appears in SHADOW WAR OF HAWKMAN #3)
Supporting Characters: Cecile Horton, Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Dexter Myles (last appearance in issue #335), Darryl Frye, Nathan Newbury
Other Characters: Margaret Fisher (last appearance)
Intro: Lisa Baldwin (only appearance)
Villains: Abra Kadabra (as “Professor Zoom”), Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master, Trickster, Rainbow Raider, Weather Wizard
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: In prison, the Flash is visited by Nathan Newbury, who reveals to him that he came from the future to make certain the verdict was correctly innocent, but that a man who impersonated him caused the jury to vote for conviction.

The Flash No. 350
October 1985
Cover: The Flash and Iris Allen; vignettes of Dr. Henry Allen, Cecile Norton, Dexter Myles, Elongated Man, Nora Allen, Kid Flash, Darryl Frye, and Fiona Webb //Carmine Infantino / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Flash Flees” (40 pages)
Editor, writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterers: Tim Hawkins, Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: The Flash (next chronological appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3)
Supporting Characters: Iris Allen (spirit in a new body; last appearance in issue #275; last appearance), Dr. Henry Allen, Nora Allen, Darryl Frye, Cecile Horton, Nathan Newbury, Dexter Myles (last appearance for all), Paul Gambi (last appearance in BLACK LIGHTNING #7; last appearance), Eric Russell, Fran Russell (last appearance of both in issue #260, though Eric’s mind has occupied Nathan Newbury’s body since issue #338; last appearance of both)
Villains: Abra Kadabra, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard (all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5),  Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master (both next appear in BATMAN #388), Rainbow Raider (last appearance), Trickster (next appears in BLUE DEVIL #14), Snurff (first and only appearance)
Comments: This is the last issue of THE FLASH.
 Shortly after this story, the Flash is drawn back to 1985 to help the heroes of Earth fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3, 5, and 6, and gives his life in issue #8 (as foreshadowed by an appearance in issue #2) to save the Earth.
 Professor Zoom’s birth year is given as 2633 in this story.
Synopsis: The Flash and the Rogue’s Gallery must defeat Professor Zoom to set the time-line back on its proper course, after which the Flash has a reunion in the 30th Century with Iris’s parents--and Iris.

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