The birth of the DC Multiverse! Again!
DC’s solicitations are out Friday and this time around there’s a new opportunity to grab a full-on reprint of 1961’s seismic The Flash #123 — the birth of the DC Multiverse, featuring the first meeting between Barry Allen and Jay Garrick.
Dig the official description, which will be released officially later Friday:
THE FLASH #123 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by GARDNER FOX
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
The Flash meets the other Flash in this historicre-creation of “Flash of Two Worlds!” When BarryAllen’s vibrational powers tear a hole betweenrealities, he inadvertently winds up on Earth-Two—home to speedster Jay Garrick. But before Barrycango home, he’ll have to help Jay contend with a trioof terrors in the form of the Thinker, theFiddler,and the Shade! This faithful facsimile includes theoriginal story and ads from the 1961 printing.
$3.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE: 1/10/23
A few thoughts:
— Your mind is not playing tricks on you: DC released a Flash #123 Facsimile Edition in 2020, so if you missed it then, now’s your chance.
— Standard Price Comparison: And it’s a good thing, too. Facsimile Editions, which feature all the original ads, letters and whatnot, have become collectibles in their own right. An unslabbed, near-mint copy of the 2020 edition recently sold on eBay for $25. (Oh, and a mid-grade, unslabbed original recently went for about $730.)
— Hey, check out what our pal Paul Kupperberg has to say about this classic. Click here!
— THE FLASH #123: An INSIDE LOOK at One of the Most Important Comics Ever. Click here.
— THE FLASH Goes Wonderfully Wacky With TO CATCH A BLUE BOLT. Click here.
October 22, 2022
Now if DC would only do a facsimile reprint of Green Lantern #40… !