Welcome to our newest series of Flash annotations! Following our breakdown of the “Death of Iris Allen” story from 1979 and 1980, we’ll be looking at some classic, perhaps lesser-known stories featuring Professor Zoom! This week features a great issue by a writer not normally linked with the Silver Age Flash title, with a complex plot and ties to the Golden Age. Links to research and artwork are included throughout this post. For a list of issues we’ve hit so far, click here!
EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THAWNE: Prior to Flash #186, Zoom’s previous appearance was in Flash #175. In that story, he masqueraded as one of the alien gamblers in the second Superman/Flash race.