Friday, January 18, 2008

Flash #177

Flash #177 (On Sale: January 18, 1968) has one of the sillier Ross Andru and Mike Esposito covers.

"The Swell-Headed Super-Hero" is by Gardner Fox, Ros Andru and Mike Esposito. After solving a locked room mystery, Barry Allen becomes a braggart. Then, as the Flash, Barry's head really swells as a result of a new weapon created by the Trickster. Flash's giant head causes him headaches and is in danger of bursting. The Trickster tries to pop the head like a balloon during their fight, but the Flash just passes out.

Trickster brings Flash back to his hideout, then continues the fight when the Scarlet Speedster regains consciousness.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.


rob! said...

what a classic!

Scott said...

Great idea for a blog. I came here from a link on Pappy's golden age comics, and I'll be coming back.

-Keller said...

Great to have you on board Scott. I plan on being here for quite a while. Enjoy the ride!