Comics Review : The Flash : Sliver Age Omnibus Volume One : DC Comics (1949-1962 stories) (2014)

Hello Speedsters and DC Comics Fans , Here is my review of The Flash Sliver Age Omnibus Volume One from DC Comics. 1st a description of this omnibus collection : This massive title collects the earliest Silver Age adventures of The Flash, just in time for his debut as the star of the new series THE FLASH on the CW network. Stories include the origin of The Flash, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more. Collects SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132. Now on to my review of this Omnibus , The Flash Sliver Age Omnibus Volume One collects issues of Barry Allen as The Flash which includes SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132. The collection is written by  John Broome & Robert Kanigher with artwork by Carmine Infantino. This collection is about Barry Allen as The Flash , The Scarlet Speedster The Fastest Man alive and these early stories from The Flash from 1949-1962 capture the look and feel of the character. The book starts out with an introduction by Paul Kupperberg who worked at DC Comics until the late 1980’s and a forward by long time DC Comics Editor Paul Levitz who was with the company until the mid 2000’s. The 1st Flash stories we get is Flash Comics #104 with Jay Garrick as The Flash and then from Showcase #4 and onwards we get Barry Allen as The Flash and features such iconic issue as The Flash #123 The Flash of Two World’s and so on. This Omnibus clocks in at about 864 pages. Extras wise none in this Omnibus but most of the Golden Age , Sliver Age and Bronze Age DC Comics Omnibuses don’t have any extra to speak of so that is to be expected but a table of contents with each issue it does come with. The stories are great and so is the artwork of these early issues of The Flash. Overall I give  The Flash Sliver Age Omnibus Volume One a 9.5/10 a great collection of stories and a great way to start reading The Flash. 

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