Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Shopping Guide :: The Flash Chronicles

Like vintage? Do you know someone who does? This series is the perfect starter kit for lovers of the Silver Age.  The Flash Chronicles collects in trade paperback and in chronological order all the adventures of Barry Allen as the scarlet speeder, starting with his very first appearance which is considered the beginning of the Silver Age of DC Comics.  Going back to a time where a single comic had more story than five issues of present day formats, the adventures of The Flash are full of weird science and the now reknown "Flash Facts"; not to mention my oh-so-cherished thought bubbles.


To date, two volumes have been collected, so it is a good time and an affordable way to start the collection; usually a new volume with about 160 pages is published each year.  Not only you'll be entertained with the earlier stories of the fastest man alive, but also will witness the debut of rogues like Gorilla Grodd, the Weather Wizard, and Mirror Master.  And for those who refuse to let go of their beloved characters, Wally West a.k.a. Kid Flash and Ralph Dibny a.k.a. Elongated Man also make their first appearances in these volumes.  I look at these not just as mere comic collections, but as true historical materials, and must-haves for any fan of The Flash.

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