Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Flash #171

Flash #171 (On Sale: April 18, 1967) features a cover I have always loved by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

"Here Lies the Flash – Dead and Unburied" is by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene. In it the Flash is puzzled by a series of robberies committed by the Green Ghost in which the crook seemingly disappears. The Green Ghost is really Doctor Light using a device known as a photonikron to make himself appear as ordinary objects.

Doctor Light sets a trap for the Flash at the Flash Museum. Doctor Light believes that he has succeeded in killing the Flash and casts an illusion on the speedsters body to make him look like a block on concrete. Flash is then left on the street and passed by people without notice.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

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