Introduced in 1940, The Flash burst onto the comic book scene with an explosive debut akin to his super-speed powers. He was an instant smash-hit success, as the lightning bolt insignia upon his chest became synonymous with the term "superhero." Even as seven decades have passed, The Flash is still a vibrant part of the DC Comics lore and an integral part of the genre. THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster, ranging his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology graphic novel collects stories from the industry's legendary talents, including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns. This volume collects: "Origin of the Flash" FLASH COMICS #1 (1940) Writer: Gardner Fox, Artist: Harry Lampert Cover by Sheldon Moldoff "The Secret City" ALL-FLASH COMICS #31 (1947) Writer: Robert Kanigher, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Frank Giacoia Cover by Evertt E. Hibbard "The Planet of Sport" ALL-FLASH COMICS #31 (1947) Writer: Robert Kanigher, Artist: Evertt E. Hibbard "The Rival Flash!" FLASH COMICS #104 (1949) Writer: John Broome, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Bernard Sachs "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!" SHOWCASE #4 (1956) Writer: Robert Kanigher, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Joe Kubert Cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Kubert "Meet Kid Flash!" THE FLASH #110 (December 1959-Jnaurary 1960) Writer: John Broome, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Joe Giella "Flash of Two Worlds!" THE FLASH #123 (1961) Writer: Gardner Fox, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Joe Giella Cover by Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson "The Conquerors of Time!" THE FLASH #125 (1961) Writer: John Broome, Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Inker: Joe Giella Cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella "Superman's Race With the Flash!" SUPERMAN #199 (1967) Writer: Jim Shooter, Penciller: Curt Swan, Inker: George Klein Cover by Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson "Stupendous Triumph of the Six Super-Villains!" THE FLASH #174 (1967) Writer: John Broome, Penciller: Carmine Infantio, Inker: Sid Greene Cover by Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson "Death of an Immortal!" THE FLASH #215 (1972) Writer: Len Wein, Penciller: Irv Novick, Inker: Dick Giordano Cover by Neal Adams "Deadly Secret of the Flash!" THE FLASH #233 (1975) Writer: Cary Bates, Penciller: Irv Novick, Inker: Tex Blaisdell Cover by Dick Giordano "The Last Dance!" THE FLASH #275 (1979) Writer: Cary Bates, Penciller: Alex Savuik, Inker: Frank Chiaramonte Cover by Dick Giordano "A Flash of the Lightning!" CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #8 (1985) Writer: Marv Wolfman, Penciller: George Perez, Inker: Jerry Ordway Cover by George Perez "Happy Birthday Wally" THE FLASH #1 (1987) Writer; Mike Baron, Penciller: Butch Guice, Inker: Larry Mahlstedt Cover by Butch Guice & Larry Mahlstedt "The Unforgiving Minute" SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #2 (1988) Writer: William Messner-Loebs, Penciller: Mike Collins, Inkers: Frank McLaughlin & Donald Simpson Cover by Carmine Infantino, Mike Collins & Murphy Anderson "Flashing Back!" FLASH #0 (1994) Writer: Mark Waid, Penciller: Mike Wieringo, Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr. Cover by Mike Wieringo & Jose Marzan, Jr. "Rogue War: Conclusion" FLASH #225 (2005) Writer; Geoff Johns, Penciller: Howard Porter, Inker: John Livesay Cover by Howard Porter & John Livesay "Lighting in a Bottle Part One: Flashback" FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1 (2006) Writers: Danny Bilson & Paul Demeo, Penciller: Ken Lashley, Inkers: Kwl Studio; Norm Rapmund; Marlo Alquiza; Jay Leisten Cover by Ken Lashley & Greg Parkin "Lightning Strikes Twice" THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 (2009) Writer: Geoff Johns, Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Cover by Ethan Van Sciver "Flashpoint Part Five" FLASHPOINT #5 (2011) Writer: Geoff Johns, Penciller: Andy Kubert, Inkers: Sandra Hope & Jesse Delpergang Cover by Andy Kubert & Sandra Hope "Fear" THE FLASH #9 (2012) Writers: Francis Manupal & Brian Buccellato, Artist: Francis Manapul Cover by Francis Manupal
He is a scientist. He is a family man. He is a master of momentum. He is one of the world's greatest superheroes. He cannot be outrun. He is the FlashÉ and he is the Fastest Man Alive. Jary Garrick first sped onto the scene in 1940 and in the three-quarters of a century since his earliest super-speedster adventures, Barry Allen and Wally West have carried on wearing the symbol of the yellow lightning bolt as the Flash combating evil throughout Keystone City, Central City, the multiverse, and time itself. From his fleet-footed debut by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert to his modern fiery forms by Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Francis Manupal, THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects the stories of the Scarlet Speedsters' heroics at hypervelocity, from such legendary comic talents as Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Irv Novick, George Perez, William Messner-Loebs, Mike Wieringo, Scott Kollins, Ethan Van Sciver and more.
Comic book history was made in 1940 with the introduction of the Justice Society of America in ALL-STAR COMICS. Hour-Man, Doctor Fate, The Spectre, The Sandman, The Atom, The Flash, The Green Lantern and Hawkman all became acquainted with one another and the world met its first super-hero team! In the seventy-five years since their inaugural meeting, new generations of heroes including Superman, Wildcat, and Wonder Woman have come to the table with the purpose of protecting the DCU with their combined crime-fighting powers! From their first momentous team up by Gardner Fox and Everett E. Hibbard, to their modern member rosters by David Goyer and Geoff Jonns, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects stories that unite DC Comics heroes over time and throughout the ages, from such legendary talents as Roy Thomas, Dennis O'Neil, Paul Levitz, Robert Kanigher, James Robsinson, and more!
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
The most recognizable superheroine of all time, Wonder Woman has been an essential part of the DC Universe and an icon for female empowerment for more than 75 years. Armed with her lasso of truth and her bullet-stopping bracelets, the Amazon Princess journeys into Man’s World again and again, spreading her mission of peace and goodwill and fiercely battling injustice where she finds it. She’s a princess, a warrior and an ambassador. Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, swifter than Mercury...she is Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects more than 400 pages of the iconic heroine’s best stories, from her first appearance by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter, to her mod ’60s redesign by Denny O’Neil and Mike Sekowsky, to her present-day adventures by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang. Other legendary talents featured include George Pérez, Darwyn Cooke, Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Phil Jimenez, Mike Deodato, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and more. Collects ALL-STAR COMICS #8; SENSATION COMICS #1; WONDER WOMAN (1942-) #7, #28, #64, #93, #99, #107, #142, #177, #179, #195, #204, #288, #600; WONDER WOMAN (1987-) #1; WONDER WOMAN vol. 3 #0; JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1; SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN (2014-) #1 and #7.
Get ready for the Aquaman movie with this special Aquaman issue, BACK ISSUE #108 (84 FULL-COLOR pages)! Swim through Bronze Age Aquaman team-ups and merchandise, the post-Crisis Aquaman, Aqualad: From Titan to Tempest, a Black Manta villain history, PETER DAVID and ESTEBAN MAROTO’s Atlantis Chronicles, and Greatest Stories Never Told looks at the original Aquaman #57 and the unproduced Aquaman animated movie. Bonus article: Elite Comics’ rarity, Seadragon! Featuring JIM APARO, JIM CALAFIORE, MARTIN EGELAND, STEVE EPTING, CRAIG HAMILTON, DAN JURGENS, SHAUN McLAUGHLIN, DAVID MICHELINIE, JEROME K. MOORE, STEVE SKEATES, MARV WOLFMAN, and more. Plus an Aquaman cover by ERIC SHANOWER. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.
From a seminal turn on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes and creating the lost world of the Warlord, to his work on Green Arrow—first relaunching the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series with Denny O’Neil, and later redefining the character in Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters—Mike Grell made an indelible mark at DC Comics in the 1970s and ’80s. But his greatest contribution to the comics industry was in pioneering creator-owned properties like Jon Sable, Starslayer, and Shaman’s Tears. Grell even tried his hand at legendary literary characters like Tarzan and James Bond, adding to his remarkable tenure in comics. This career-spanning tribute to the master storyteller is told in Grell’s own words, full of candor, optimism, and humor. Lending insights are colleagues Paul Levitz, Dan Jurgens, Denny O’Neil, Mike Gold, and Mark Ryan. Full of illustrations from every facet of his long career, with a Foreword by Chad Hardin, it also includes a checklist of his work and an examination of “the Mike Grell method.” It is a fitting tribute to the artist, writer, and storyteller who has made the most of every opportunity set before him, living up to his own mantra, “Life is Drawing Without an Eraser.” By Dewey Cassell, with Jeff Messer.
A History of Seventeenth-Century Literature outlines significant developments in the English literary tradition between the years 1603 and 1690. An energetic and provocative history of English literature from 1603-1690. Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series. Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts. Considers the physical conditions of literary production and consumption. Looks at the complex political, religious, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers. Features close critical engagement with major authors and texts Thomas Corns is a major international authority on Milton, the Caroline Court, and the political literature of the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
Published by the Boy Scouts of America for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles in Scouting and also to assist them as parents in strengthening families.