All-Flash

All-Flash, originally published as All-Flash Quarterly, was a comic book magazine series published by All-American Publications and later National Periodicals (DC Comics). The series was the first solo feature given to the comic book character The Flash, who also appeared in the anthologies Flash Comics, All-Star Comics, and Comic Cavalcade. The book ran for 32 issues from 1941 to 1947. The series was originally published on a quarterly basis before changing over to a bi-monthly schedule with issue #6. Each issue regularly contained several stories featuring The Flash, as well as minor back-up features like Hop Harrigan, Butch McLobster, The Super Mobster, and Fat and Slat by cartoonist Ed Wheelan and, in later issues, Ton-O-Fun by Flash co-creator Harry Lampert.

All-Flash
All Flash Quarterly
Cover to All-Flash Quarterly #1 (Summer 1941) by E.E. Hibbard
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
ScheduleQuarterly
(#1-5)
Bi-monthly
(#6-34)
FormatOngoing series
GenreSuperhero
Publication dateSummer 1941 -
December 1947 / January 1948
No. of issues34
Main character(s)The Flash
Creative team
Created byGardner Fox
E. E. Hibbard
Written byGardner Fox
Robert Kanigher
John Broome
Artist(s)E. E. Hibbard
Harry Tschida
Lou Ferstadt
Martin Naydel
Lee Elias
Carmine Infantino

Publication history

Original series

The series debuted with a Summer 1941 cover date.[1] Since the title Flash Comics was already in use another name was needed for the series, so it was decided that a contest was to be held in which readers were encouraged to submit their own ideas for the title of the new series. Twenty-five dollars in cash prizes were offered to the four best names submitted, with $10.00 promised to the 1st-place winner of the contest. To the first 500 who submitted a free copy of All-Star Comics #5 was offered. An advertisement for the contest appeared in the pages of All-Star Comics #4 stating "The Flash wins and becomes the next quarterly like Superman and Batman! Boys and girls! Here is a message from Gardner F. Fox and E.E. Hibbard, the author and artist of your favorite feature, the Flash!"[2]

Thanks, Boys and Girls, for selecting our feature THE FLASH, for the next Quarterly like "Superman" and "Batman"! We were both very happy when we received the good news, but we suddenly discovered that we have a problem---and we'd like you to help us solve it!

As you know, the FLASH not only appears here in All-Star Comics but is also a regular feature of the monthly magazine, Flash Comics! Now here is our problem:

If we call our Quarterly simply The Flash, which seems like the natural thing to do, our editors feel that too many of you readers would confuse it with Flash Comics, the monthly magazine.

Your job will be to think up a suitable title for the Flash Quarterly that will distinguish it from Flash Comics. An example of a possible title would be Jay Garrick, the Flash or The Adventures of the Flash, etc. --- as long as it doesn't sound too much like Flash Comics.

— Gardner Fox & E. E. Hibbard, 1941

The winner of the contest was announced in the pages of All-Star Comics #5, with an ad featuring the cover art for the first issue of All-Flash.

Flash co-creator Gardner Fox wrote the bulk of the series, scripting the main feature in the first 24 issues. From issue #25 and on, the main Flash features in the book were scripted by writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome. Art duties for the series were handled by a host of contributors, like artist E. E. Hibbard, Harry Tschida, Lou Ferstadt, Martin Naydel, Lee Elias, and Carmine Infantino.

The series marked the first time writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome, and artist Carmine Infantino worked on the Flash character.[3] Kanigher, Broome, and Infantino would later help create the Silver Age Flash, as well as his sidekick Kid Flash, who would in turn become the third incarnation of the character.

All-Flash ended its run in 1947 with issue #32[4]

2007 one-shot

The title returned in 2007 as a one-shot by writer Mark Waid and artists Karl Kerschl, Manuel Garcia, Joe Bennett, and Daniel Acuna, with cover art by Josh Middleton and a variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. The one-shot served as a lead-in to Flash vol. 2 #231.[5]

Notable issues

Issue Note Story title Story
writer
Story
artist
Publication date
#5 First appearance of Winky, Blinky, and Noddy Case of the "Patsy Colt"! Gardner Fox E. E. Hibbard Summer 1942
#12 First appearance of The Thinker Tumble Inn to Trouble Gardner Fox E. E. Hibbard Fall 1943
#21 First appearance of The Turtle The Fastest Man Alive vs. the Slowest Man Alive Gardner Fox Martin Naydel Winter 1945
#22 First Flash story written by John Broome The City of Shifting Sand John Broome Martin Naydel April–May 1946
#24 First Flash story written by Robert Kanigher Appointment with Destiny Robert Kanigher Martin Naydel August–September 1946
#31 First Flash story drawn by Carmine Infantino The Secret City Robert Kanigher Carmine Infantino Oct-Nov 1947
#32 First appearance of the Star Sapphire
and The Fiddler
The Amazing Star Sapphire!
Duet of Danger
Robert Kanigher Lee Elias December 1947-January 1948

References

  1. ^ "All-Flash #1 (Summer 1941)". Grand Comics Database.
  2. ^ All-Star Comics #4
  3. ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The first Carmine Infantino art of the Flash character appeared in this issue's twelve-page adventure "The Secret City"...it was Infantino's work on the Flash that would become the cornerstone of his career.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ All-Flash at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ "All Flash #1 [Josh Middleton Variant]". Grand Comics Database.
1941 in comics

Notable events of 1941 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

1942 in comics

Notable events of 1942 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Comic Cavalcade

Comic Cavalcade was an anthology comic book published by DC Comics from 1942 to 1954.

Most American comic book publishers in the 1930s and 1940s Golden Age of comic books published anthology titles that showcased a variety of characters, usually with one star—such as Green Lantern in All-American Comics or Wonder Woman in Sensation Comics. Comic Cavalcade, however, featured both those star characters as well as the Flash, a star in his own namesake title as well as the spin-off All-Flash.

At 96 pages initially, Comic Cavalcade was about one-and-one-half-times the length of the average comic book of the time. It was priced at 15 cents, when the average comic cost a dime.

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