OH NO!!! What Happened to The Scarlet Speedster?!?!
It’s a Flashback Friday with…. THE FLASH!
THE FLASH Vol.1, No.186, March 1969; Cover Art: Ross Andru; Writer: Mike Friedrich; Penciler: Ross Andru; Inker: Mike Esposito
There’s something superbly macabre about a lot of The Flash’s memorable covers from years past, and this one is a doozy. But that’s nothing compared to the story within, which features a former Golden Age hero named Sargon the Sorcerer who has now turned evil and attempted to team up with none other than Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash.
When Zoom goes rogue before teaching Sargon the secrets of time travel, the mystic tries to trick his erstwhile ally by conjuring the actual bones of the Flash from just after the hero’s death! When that fails, Sargon and a sick Scarlet Speedster must join forces to stop the Reverse-Flash as he embarks on a global crime spree. Then it’s a quick trip to the future for The Flash in order to find a cure for his ailment. By the end of this story, he’s bone tired…yes, we went there!
Kudos to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary above and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. To purchase the 2021 Vintage The Flash Calendar CLICK HERE.
Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic book and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book, and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape, The International Journal of Comic Art, Fandom, and IGN.com. He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead