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:
THE FLASH #135 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by JOHN BROOME
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
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.