Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Flash #127

In the 1960's, DC Comics super editor Julius Schwartz had a theory that putting gorillas on the covers of their books made them sell better. That theory was put to the test multiple times during that decade. One of the most enduring simian characters of the time was The Flash's enemy Gorilla Grodd. The Scarlet Speedster fought the super intelligent ape several times. This issue, cover dated March 1962, was by the regular Flash team of John Broome, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella. Cover by the amazing Infantino, who had few peers in character design. The Flash's rogues gallery has stood the test of time and are remembered fondly today. This story, "Reign Of The Super Gorilla", was reprinted in DC Special #16 in 1975.

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