THE FLASH #135 to Be Re-Released as a Facsimile Edition

EXCLUSIVE: Taking you back to 1963, when Wally West got one of the greatest costumes ever…

You know that when Kid Flash was first introduced in 1959’s The Flash #110, Wally West wore the same outfit as Barry Allen, right?

It was a rare lack of creativity on the part of visionary DC editor Julius Schwartz, not to mention writer John Broome and penciller Carmine Infantino. I mean, these guys were crucial architects of the Silver Age.

But, hey, a few years later, they rectified this with a new costume for Wally — which just happens to be one of the greatest designs in comics history.

And come June, you’ll be able to get your hands on a full-on reprint — ads and all — of that 1963 story with The Flash #135 Facsimile Edition.

Check out the solicitation info, which will be formally released by DC on Friday:

Written by JOHN BROOME
Kid Flash gets a new look in this tale involving an alien invasion and a “mind over matter” device that brings the Flash’s vision of his sidekick’s new look to life.
ON SALE 06.17.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Offered to coincide with the Flash Forward TP.

A few thoughts:

— This story is a total Silver Age romp. Love, love, love the wacky way Wally gets his new get-up.

— This makes for a great companion to The Flash #123 Facsimile Edition — featuring Barry Allen and Jay Garrick’s first meeting — that just came out. (Click here.)

— I still think it’s goofy as all hell that Filmation flipped the colors on Kid Flash’s costume in the studio’s 1960s cartoons. (Click here for much more on those.)

Standard Price Comparison: A decent, unslabbed original recently went for $60 on eBay. The Facsimile Edition is, as usual, four clams.


— THE FLASH #123: An INSIDE LOOK at One of the Most Important Comics Ever. Click here.

— INSIDE LOOK: The Brave and the Bold #28 Facsimile Edition — Featuring the JLA’s Debut. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Not only did Filmation flip the colours, they gave Wally black hair. I was so confused the first time I saw one of those cartoons.

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  2. Supposedly, Filmation flipped the colors because yellow didn’t stand out very well against their stock backgrounds.

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      • I saw a book on the history of Filmation at a con a few years back, and I remember reading that while flipping through it. I should’ve bought it.

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  3. Silver Age covers were pretty wordy, but c’mon.

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