Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Flash #172

Flash #172 (On Sale:June 6, 1967) features another amazing cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Look at this and the Batman cover and you can see why DC would shortly put Carmine in charge of designing covers. Just a great, classic cover and once again, no damn Go-Go Checks to interfere with the purity of the art!

"Grodd Puts the Squeeze on Flash" is by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene. Flash discovers that the people of Central City have suddenly become possessed with super-speed. The city is also cut-off from the outside world by an impenetrable barrier. Flash then receives a telepathic message from Grodd, who claims responsibility for the situation. He blackmails Flash into freeing him from a cell in Gorilla City in order to remove the effect.

Flash reluctantly agrees to Grodd's conditions and releases the super-ape. This story was reprinted in Super-Heroes Battle Super-Gorillas #1

"The Machine-Made Robbery" is also by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene. Three crooks trick Professor West into giving them the use of a computer with which they use to plan a robbery. After lending them the machine, West remembers a detail that he forgot to mention. He is unable to contact the men, so he reaches the Flash for help. Flash finds the men and discovers their real intentions.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

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