Saturday, March 19, 2016

Post #109

Issue #97
Rating: 5
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Cover by Irwin Hasen. Lee Elias credited for art on the Flash, Carmine Infantino Ghost Patrol and Black Canary,Joe Kubert Hawkman (and Hawkgirl), Paul Reinman for Atom. Robert Kanigher scripts Flash, Hawkman, and Black Canary.

With a cover date stamp of May 11, 1948, two weeks later, the Film Noir Classic 'Raw Deal' was released.

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Flash story is one of the all time best (and lost to several generations of comic book lovers). Joan Williams (Flash's girl friend) takes a trip into the twilight zone and with the help of the Flash, regains her sanity. I'm going to reprint the story in its entirety at a later date.

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Generally, GA stories use the artwork as window dressing. With Paul Reinman's art, the words take a backseat to the action.

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For a seven pager, this Black Canary strip packs the action

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Post #108

Issue #96
June 1948
Rating: 5
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Black Canary in "The Riddle of the Topaz Brooch" by Kanigher, pencils by Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Hawkman in "Return of the Centaurs" by John Broome and Kubert. Flash stars in "The Flash and the Thorn-Stalk," by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert. Ghost Patrol in "The 'Spectacular' Crimes" written John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia

This is the hardest issue in the 104 run to track down. I have only seen two other copies in similar condition available in the past five years.
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