| Flash Comics (1940)
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Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: January 1940 - February 1949
Country: United States
Despite the title, no modern definition could bear to call this series a "solo title". In truth, every single issue gave equal prominence to Hawkman. Covers were as likely to promote an interior Hawkman story as they were a tale involving Jay Garrick. In truth, the title had just as much right to be called Hawkman Comics as Flash Comics.
Garrick could afford to take a backseat every other month. At the time, he was prominently featured in more separate DC titles than any other single DC character. A better candidate for his "solo title" would doubtless be the shorter-running All-Flash Comics (1941).
Beyond The Flash and Hawkman, though, this series was also a significant home for stories featuring the original versions of The Atom, Black Canary and Johnny Thunder. Additionally, the title carried long runs of somewhat lesser characters that never had significant appearances after the Golden Age ended. Among these were figures such as The Whip, Cliff Cornwall, The King, and Ghost Patrol.
It was, in other words, much more anthological than the title might indicate.
For The Flash, numbering—and in a sense continuity—proceeds from here to The Flash (1959).
Number of issues cataloged: 104
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