This issue was an 80 Page Giant reprint issue in which I think, for the first time, I had been on board for all of the stories. So there’s nothing much new to add here except for one small thing. In a previous post I had talked about one of the opening pages of the Captives of the Cosmic Ray story which featured Barry Allen and Hal Jordan sitting on a park bench chatting like a couple of buddies. I, for whatever reason, was absolutely enchanted by this particular page, so you can imagine my delight when I was able to pick it up at Comic-Con in San Diego a few years back. Today as I look across from my drawing table at the beautiful Carmine Infantino/Joe Giella mini masterwork, it never fails to ignite the same familiar feelings I experienced the very first time I saw it. It’s what makes these books so magical.
Flash Fridays – The Flash #178 April/May 1968
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