I didn’t see a whole lot of Flash costumes at Long Beach Comic-Con last weekend — which was kind of surprising, seeing as how the TV show starts Tuesday! — but I did spot the Golden Age Flash couple who made a splash at SDCC, and a New 52-style Captain Cold. (Also: two or three Elsas and at least one Jack Frost. I hope they all ran into each other at some point.)
I also got to visit the S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Research Unit promoting the TV show, which was fun, both for the exhibits and for the Allen case bulletin board. Check out Monday’s article for photos and a writeup of the exhibit.
Finally, Norm Rapmund was selling these prints by Brett Booth and himself, featuring the major players in the current story arc. He was selling a limited edition (as in 25 copies!) of the uncolored image, and I was tempted. It looked really striking in black and white as well, but it was also twice as much, and I liked the way the present/future Barrys split the image into red and blue.
Head over to K-Squared Ramblings for my full con writeup and photos!
They look excellent, now I want to read about a Golden Age Miss Flash – or was there one?
Not that I’m aware of, but there should have been! Though I’d be afraid it would be too much like Joanie Swift.
Johnny Quick had a female counterpart for one story when a secretary copying a sheet of equations started reading them aloud and accidentally stumbled on the speed formula.
It was a terribly sexist story, with Johnny Quick actively trying to stop her because he didn’t want competition from a girl, and she’s finally stopped when she sees a mouse and faints. When she comes to, she’s forgotten which formula gave her the speed. The story is reprinted in World’s Finest #198, which features one of the Flash/Superman races.
Oh, I’ve not come across Joanie previously, thanks Kelson. It’s a good job the mouse wasn’t Golden Age Superboy chum Krypto Mouse, he could’ve chased her at super-speed.
I only knew about her because of the reprint. Why anyone thought it was a good idea to reprint that particular story for anything but historical reasons is beyond me.
(There was a Krypto Mouse?)
There was indeed!
Reminder to self: never underestimate the goofiness of the Silver Age!
Of all the things that Grant Morrison hasn’t brought back yet…