Showcase Presents: The Flash Volume One. Ed. Dan DiDio. New York: DC Comics, 2007. Print.
The Flash Volume One is full of different origin stories of the Flash, as well as tales of his superhero powers. Readers are able to gain a sense of the different ways that the flash operates, as well as learn who his famous villainous adversaries are. Read this collection and learn more about Barry Allen, aka the Flash, his superpowers, Central City and the Scarlet Speedster’s foes: Weather Wizard, Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Mirror Master, Pied Piper and more! How will the Flash escape from these foes? Read this collection and become more acquainted with The Flash of the Golden/Silver Age.
Visual and textual style: grainy/gritty, vintage, noir, text/prose heavy, historical, informative
Potential readers/appeal factors: origin story, science, superheroes, rivals, speed, old-school comics, people who like to see the evolution of drawing styles, science, fiction, fighting
- Robert Kanigher was posthumously recognized with the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing in 2014
- Was a 2003 Eisner Award Hall of Fame nominee
- Was a 2005 Eisner Award Hall of Fame nominee
- Frank Giacoia, an inker, was nominated for the Shazam Award for Best Inker for Best Inker (Dramatic Division) in 1974.
- Joe Kubert, an inker, was inducted into the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997 and also the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.
- Kubert was a formally named finalist for induction into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990, 1991, and 1992 before his induction in 1997
- Kubert was
- The 1962 Alley Award for Best Single Comic Book Cover for The Brave and the Bold #42
- 1963 write-in Alley Award for Artist Preferred on Sea Devils
- Special 1969 Alley Award for the cinematic storytelling techniques and the exciting and dramatic style he had brought to the field of comic art
- 1974 and 1980 National Cartoonists Society Awards for best Story Comic Book and was nominated for Best Comic Book in 1997
- 1977 Inkpot Award
- 1997 Eisner Award for “Best Graphic Album: New” for Fax from Sarajevo
- 1997 Harvey Award for “Best Graphic Album of Original Work” Fax from Sarajevo
- Kubert received the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award form the National Cartoonists Society in 2009
- Joe Giella, an inker, won an Inkpot Award in 1996
- Murphy Anderson, an inker on this strip, won:
- 1962 Alley Award for Best Inker
- 1963 Alley Award for Artist Preferred on Justice League of America
- 1964 Alley Awards for Best Inking Artist and for Best Comic Book Cover for Detective Comics #329
- 1965 Alley Awards for Best Inking Artist and Best Comic Book Cover for The Brave and the Bold #61 and for Best Novel
- 1999 Eisner Award – Hall of Fame: Voter’s Choice
- Anderson was also inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1988
- Carmine Infantino, an inker, was inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2000
- Infantino won:
- 1958 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book
- 1961 Alley Award for Best Single Issue for The Flash #123
- 1961 Alley Award for Best Story for “Flash of Two Worlds”
- 1961 Alley Award for Best Artist
- 1962 Alley Award for Best Book-Length Story: “The Planet that Came to a Standstill!”
- 1962 Alley Award for Best Pencil Artist
- 1963 Alley Award for Best Artist
- 1964 Alley Award for Best Short Story: “Doorway to the Unknown”
- 1964 Alley Award for Best Pencil Artist
- 1964 Alley Award for Best Comic Book Cover for Detective Comics #329
- 1967 Alley Award for Best Full-Length Story: “Who’s Been Lying in My Grave?”
- 1967 Alley Award for Best New Strip: “Deadman”
- 1969 special Alley Award for being the person “who exemplifies the spirit of innovation and inventiveness in the field of comic art”
Other pertinent information
- Frank Giacoia, an inker for this collection, was often credited as “Frankie Ray” in come comics.
- Joe Kubert, another inker, has the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey
- Joe Giella, an inker, pencils and inks the comic strip Mary Worth. His son, Frank, also is the colorist on that strip.
- Murphy Anderson, an inker, worked on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #28, which featured the first appearance of the Justice League. He also worked on the cover of Batman #181 which featured the first appearance of Poison Ivy.