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white pages; QES certified - criteria met: preferred staple placement + exceptional staple area + exceptional spine + perfect cover edges
origin of the Flash retold; 1st solo Flash title (Summer 1941)
Kentucky CollectionThe Flash Comics imprint was developed as an anthology title, just in case the new character crashed and burned, but instead, the Flash ended up racing into the hearts of millions of readers. Having proven his popularity in Flash Comics, Jay Garrick, the most famous of Golden Age speedsters, was granted his own quarterly solo title, All-Flash. The few folks unfamiliar with the Crimson Comet were brought up to speed in this first issue with an origin recap, and were entertained by a comic full of solo Flash goodness. The title proved durable enough to enjoy a healthy run throughout the war period, and shortly thereafter, cemented the Flash's status as one of DC's top draws.
Interestingly, the title of the Flash's new solo venture was the result of a readership contest. National Periodicals (DC Comics) felt they needed to distinguish the new book from the already existing Flash Comics, and some canny young reader decided to merge the names of Flash Comics and another anthology featuring the character, All Star Comics, hence, the name All-Flash Quarterly was born.
The Jay Garrick Flash of the Golden Age grins cheerily as he runs past the viewer on the cover of this bonafide key, Garrick is actually running at such a speed here that he is setting fire to the ground he trods upon which trails behind him as he dashes off into comic book lore. This comic has long been a popular collectible and this example is one of the highest-graded known with only three copies above it, this QES-certified comic boasts impenetrable blacks, clean whites, and vivid reds and yellows, the sturdy perimeter only adds to the undeniable appeal of this copy. A Flash DCEU movie is on the horizon, which makes this a perfect time to invest in this classic collectible.
Overstreet Guide 2020 VF/NM (9.0) value = $14,875.
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