Monday, May 14, 2007

DC Special Series #24 - Feb. 1981

sgDC wasn't content to release one digest-sized issue of DC Special Series--this one, another collection starring "Flash and His Friends!", came out the same month as the previous DSS issue. Jeez, was DC trying to get bulk mail rates or something?

And once again, we're left with the odd site of Green Lantern, major DC star and Bravest Man on Earth, being relegated to "...and Friend" status to the Flash. That had to hurt, but clearly DC was stretching the whole concept further than Ralph Dibney--Dr.Fate, Dr.Mid-Nite--friends of the Flash? Sure, they chit-chat at JLA/JSA meetings, but its not like they go see movies together(Dr.Mid-Nite wouldn't be able to see them anyway).

Ok, Ok...let's get to the content!:
"The Pied Piper's Double Doom!" by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella (guest-starring The Elongated Man)
"The See-Nothing Spells of Abra-Kadrabra!" by Fox, Infantino, and Sid Greene (guest-starring the original Flash, Dr.Mid-Nite, and Dr.Fate)
"Trial of the False Green Lanterns!" by Fox, Infantino, and Giella, inventive stories all, like most of the 60s Flash stories were. I guess you could do worse than being called a Flash "friend."

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