"Flash: "Secret of the Three Super-Weapons!"": This story is reprinted from The Flash #135.
Appearing in Flash: "Secret of the Three Super-Weapons!"
- Makryds from the 16th Dimension
- three Makrydian super weapons: (Destroyed)
- super-power induction device
- ultra-paralysis machine
- super-scanner ray
- Makrydian denigration rifles
- Korydonian inter-dimensional letter dispatcher
Synopsis for Flash: "Secret of the Three Super-Weapons!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #135.
While on a holiday from school, Wally West rushes out of the house and changes into Kid Flash in order to try to solve a mystery he stumbled upon recently. He has found that by running at super-speed he's been picking up pieces of some kind of telepathic message. By attaining a certain vibrational frequency, Kid Flash manages to get a clear connection the image of a woman materialized before him. The woman calls herself Ryla, and explains she comes from the dimensional realm of Korydon in the 16th Dimension. Opening his mind to her, she shows her images of her people's mortal enemies the warlike Makryds who plan on conquering his world. She tells that her people invented three super-weapons to help them stave off the Makryd invasion however the items were transported to Earth's dimension but were lost to them. She asks Kid Flash for his assistance in recovering the weapons so that her people can defend themselves against the Makryds.
Finding such an undertaking too much for he himself to tackle on his own, Kid Flash decides to seek out the help of his mentor the Flash and races off to Central City. There he overhears a radio report about how scientists have uncovered a mysterious super-scientific device and have asked the Flash to research it and try to determine its origin and function. Realizing that this must be one of the items that Ryla has charged Kid Flash with finding, Kid Flash races off to the special laboratory that has been setup for the Flash.
At the lab, the Flash is tinkering with the device when it suddenly charges him with a strange electrical energy. When Kid Flash rushes into the room, a bolt suddenly fires out from Flash's body that envelopes Kid Flash and changes his costume into a totally different design. After pondering the strange situation, Flash explains that he was coming up with a costume redesign for Kid Flash's uniform to avoid confusion between the two and deduces that the device endowed him with a temporary mind-over-matter ability, making his thoughts of Kid Flash's new costume a reality. Kid Flash then explains to Flash his meeting with Ryla and how this is one of devices that she is seeking out to save the Earth from the Makryds. Flash agrees to help Kid Flash find the remaining two weapons and the duo race around the world to find them.
Flash finds one of the items in Northern Europe, while Kid Flash finds the other in South America. Taking them back to Central City, they learn that one device is an ultra-paralysis machine and the other a super-scanner ray. Deciding to try out the super-scanner, the Flash learns that the Makryds have just learned of their success in recovering the weapons, and fire an energy bolt across the dimensions that destroys the three weapons. Undaunted by this turn of events, the Flash sends Kid Flash to gain access to Ryla's dimension and collect replacement weapons, while he goes off and warns the world of the impending invasion.
Kid Flash returns to the glade in Blue Valley where he first established contact with Ryla. However, this time instead of contacting her directly he finds himself transported to her dimension. There he finds the city of Korydon and finds that the Makryds have invaded and taken it over, and that Ryla is a prisoner. When Kid Flash attempts to rescue her, Makrydian soldiers attempt to stop him with their denigration rifles. Kid Flash makes short work of them. Freeing Ryla and her allies, Kid Flash agrees to accompany them to the Makryds' weapon depot on Korydon to secure more super-weapons, then to stop the invasion of Earth. Using his super-speed to get himself and Ryla past the base's defenses, they secure additional super-weapons and transport them to Earth, this time with Ryla and Kid Flash following them to make sure they don't get lost a second time.
While on Earth, the Makryds sends their invasion fleet though the dimensional barrier and are met with opposition from the Flash and the US Military. Despite the best efforts of both, the Makryds superior technology prevails; both Flash and the military are immobilized. Kid Flash and Ryla arrive soon after with the super-weapons and with the combined power of said weapons and the super speeds of both Flash and Kid Flash, the Makryd invasion is easily stopped. With the invasion quelled, the United Nations allows Ryla to take the captured Makryds to stand trial in her native dimension. Before departing, Ryla thanks Kid Flash for all his help and leaves him a goodbye present. That night, back home in Blue Valley and in his civilian guise, Wally uses the gift, an inter-dimensional letter dispatcher, muses how he's probably the only boy in the world that has a pen pal from another dimension.
Appearing in Johnny Quick: "The Slowpoke Crimes!"
- Sleepy (Single appearance)
- Letty (Single appearance)
- Shifty (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Johnny Quick: "The Slowpoke Crimes!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #129.
Appearing in Flash: "Campaign Against the Flash!"
- Dapper Don Dolan
Synopsis for Flash: "Campaign Against the Flash!"
This story is reprinted from All-Flash #13.
Appearing in Elongated Man: "Riddle of the Sleepytime Taxi!"
- Beejay (Single appearance)
- Sleepytime Taxi crew (Single appearance)
- Indian Ambassador (Single appearance)
- Chestnut City
- Taxi Cab
Synopsis for Elongated Man: "Riddle of the Sleepytime Taxi!"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #359.
The Elongated Man and Sue Dibny dress up for a masquerade party in Chestnut City. Ralph enlarges his hand to hail a passing cab. The cabbie tries to blow them off in favor of a larger fare, but a passing police officer forces him to accept the two costumed customers.
During the cab ride, Ralph and Sue suddenly fall asleep. When they wake up, they realize that the cross-town jaunt has taken them over an hour. Further, Ralph deduces that they are in a different cab than the one they first got into. Sensing a mystery, the Elongated Man pursues the taxi back to its garage.
He finds that the Sleepytime Cab Company is run by a con man named Beejay. Beejay picks up important fares, knocks them out via sleeping gas from the trunk of the car, and steals whatever money or important documents they may find on their person. The Elongated Man bursts into the garage and scuffles with Beejay's men. He threads his body through a supply of tires and slams the crew against the wall. He then snakes Beejay and drops him into a washing unit.
Appearing in Flash: "The Man Who Mastered Absolute Zero!"
- Dr. Hudson, computer scientist
- Miss Twist, fashion model
- Mechanical Brain
Synopsis for Flash: "The Man Who Mastered Absolute Zero!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #134.
At Central City University, two scientists are toiling away on a new "mechanical brain" running its 2000th test to find that it is still providing nothing but wrong answers. Arriving on the scene is the Flash along with his friend the Elongated Man. The two heroes help figure out the problem. Dr. Hudson asks the Flash to use his super-speed to follow the electrical current in the computer to determine if there are any problems. The Flash unfortunately finds none, much to the doctor's dismay.
Leaving the University, the two heroes puzzle over the problem, however their attention is diverted when they hear a newspaper boy barking about a massive prison break. Getting a paper they learn that a tremor caused a wall at the prison to collapse, allowing a number of criminals to escape. Flash and Elongated Man then work together to round up all the crooks. However, when meeting with the warden they learn that they still haven't found one of the missing cons, Leonard Snart, AKA Captain Cold. The crime fighting duo go to the prison and examine the wall, and they soon suspect that the earthquake was due to one of Captain Cold's cold powers. Elsewhere, outside of town in his hideout, Captain Cold revels in the fact that it was his mastery of absolute zero that allowed for the tremor and gave him the opportunity to escape.
That night while on a date with Iris West, Barry Allen learns that Iris had investigated Len Snart's prison cell and found that it was almost wallpapered with posters and photos of fashion model Miss Twist. Their date is interrupted when they overhear a radio broadcast about Captain Cold robbing a Central City Bank, Iris cuts their date short to go cover it for the Picture News, giving Barry the opportunity to show up as the Flash.
When the Flash arrives on the scene and attempts to stop Captain Cold, the master of absolute zero keeps Flash off guard for a moment with one of his ice cold mirages, and flees the scene. Outside Captain Cold runs into the Elongated Man, and when the Flash exits the bank, he is shocked when Elongated Man stretches out to stop him, instead of Captain Cold. When Flash asks Elongated Man what's gotten into him, Ralph doesn't know what caused him to stop the Flash. When the Flash attempts to go after Captain Cold again, Elongated Man agaom attempts to stop him. When Captain Cold tosses Elongated Man his cold gun to keep the Flash at bay, the Scarlet Speedster is forced to knock out his friend. With Captain Cold's "ally" unconscious, the Flash then disorients the crook and turns him over to the police.
Later, Flash and Elongated Man sit in the park and Elongated Man attempts to make sense of his sudden betrayal. When he says that his mind just kept on giving him the "wrong answers", the Flash finally figures out what the problem is. Grabbing the Elongated Man, the Flash rushes back to the Central City University and seeks an audience with Dr. Hudson again. He tells all gathered that the source of the computer's malfunctions, and also the cause of Elongated Man's lapse in judgment, is caused by the same source of radiation. Asking them to run the machine again, the Flash singles out the problem: defective vacuum tubes, that are giving off a strange violet radiation. When they are replaced, the problem is solved, and both the computer and the Elongated Man no longer give the "wrong" answers to posed situation.
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