Friday, November 5, 2010


This past weekend I attended my first comic convention in almost 15 years! I was mostly on the lookout for Silver Age Flash comics, more specifically from the intitial run of issues penciled by Carmine Infantino, #'s 105-174.

#124, I believe to be the 2nd appearance of Captain Boomerang. Flash took an awful lot of shit from that guy, luckily Elongated man was around to help out this time!

#130, I always LOVE when Flash's "Rogues Gallery" makes an appearance! I believe this is the first issue for that!

Issue # 131, the first issue with a Silver-Age Green Lantern crossover! I always loved this cover!

Issue #151 has Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash and Shade making an appearance. Awesome cover, Shade is one of the coolest looking of Flash's villains! That is most certainly Murphy Anderson inking Infantino on that one, IMO the greatest penciler-inker team in comics history!

#158 - Flash becomes the "One Man Justice League"!

#118, I didnt find this at the convention, this was a gift from my very good friend Mr Door Tree. The lead story is Infantino/Anderson and it's a beauty! Thank you Mr Tree!

I also found a dealer with a big stack of Harley Quinn issues all priced at 50 cents a peach, sooooooo....

This cover is SILLY!

All in all it was great fun to be at one of these conventions again but I have to say I was a bit appalled at how disorganized some of the dealers kept their stuff. I would think in this economy they'd do eveything possible to make going through stacks of comics easy and fun - not a chore, not sifting through a box with DC, Marvel, Darkhorse etc, etc, all mixed together and nothing priced!!!
Anyhoo, now I have 33 issues left to get to have the entire run of Flashes I want but a lot of them are the early ones and are way more pricey *sigh*
and to think years ago I had this whole run plus 2 of the Flash Showcase issues as well....oh man, I could cry!!!
I think I will...but secretly!


Jeff Overturf said...

You've got some great Flash's there, awesome covers. The bug has re-bitten you for sure.

Artman2112 said...

yup it sure has!!!