"Flash: "The Flash Plays Football"": The Flash discovers that Midwestern's opponent in a key football game has had the entire team kidnapped and replaced with a team that could beat anyone, including Midwestern. So the Fastest Man Alive decides to secretly aid Midwestern in the game.


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Neptune Perkins

Flash Comics #81 is an issue of the series Flash Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1947.

Synopsis for Flash: "The Flash Plays Football"

The Flash discovers that Midwestern's opponent in a key football game has had the entire team kidnapped and replaced with a team that could beat anyone, including Midwestern. So the Fastest Man Alive decides to secretly aid Midwestern in the game.

Appearing in Flash: "The Flash Plays Football"

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Antagonists:

  • mobsters
    • "Odds" Henry
    • Chipper

Other Characters:

  • Midwestern University Football Team
    • McGurk
    • coach
  • Lake University Football Team
    • coach

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Synopsis for Johnny Thunder: "The Roller Road to Renown"


Appearing in Johnny Thunder: "The Roller Road to Renown"

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Antagonists:

  • Gloria Glider

Other Characters:

  • Gloria Glider's mom
  • Chauncey (chauffer)

Locations:

  • Thunder Family Home
  • Skating Palace

Synopsis for Ghost Patrol: "Three Ghosts, Two Girls"


Appearing in Ghost Patrol: "Three Ghosts, Two Girls"

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Synopsis for Rockhead McWizzard: "Inventing the Bicycle"


Appearing in Rockhead McWizzard: "Inventing the Bicycle"

Featured Characters:

  • Rockhead McWizzard

Synopsis for Hawkman: "Voyage to Venus"

A tiny glass vessel drops to Earth from outer space, and comes to rest in a forest, from which it transmits a signal across the world. The wave is heard by Carter Hall, and Neptune Perkins, both of whom are compelled to travel to the landing site. When they arrive, the little vessel expands itself and opens a hatch; Hall and Perkins step inside, and it lifts off, reaching orbit very quickly. They fly straight to Venus, and land on a wide platform, where they meet a Venusian, who speaks English (to Perkins' surprise).

The scientist explains his problem: he has inadvertently created two monstrous life-forms, based on Earthly legends: a Roc, and a Kraken. They've grown to incredible sizes, and escaped, and are now a menace to Venusian civilization. Hawkman and Neptune are each supreme in his own domain, so could they help out here? Without any planning, Hawkman takes to the air and tries to fight the Roc, one-on-one. He can't do much to harm the monster, but he can out-fly it, so it is unable to catch him. Perkins dives into the sea and tries to fight the Kraken, with a knife. The beast catches him in one tentacle and is crushing him when Hawkman swoops in, distracts it, and grabs Perkins away from there.

Stymied, they discuss the problem over that night's campfire, then Hawkman has an idea! They team up to trick the monsters into fighting each other. They go at it for two days and two nights, and on the third morning, both monsters are on the beach, dead. The appreciative Venusians reward Hawkman and Neptune with some amount of Radium, to help Earth people in their battle against cancer, and send them back home in the Electronic Space Vessel.

Appearing in Hawkman: "Voyage to Venus"

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Items:

  • Nth Metal Wings and Belt
  • Radium
  • Venusian Electronic Telescope (can pick up the most minute details on Earth)

Vehicles:

  • Venusian Electronic Space Vessel (size-changing lightbulb-shaped spaceship)

Notes

  • Flash: In this time, 1947, Jay Garrick and Joan aren't yet married.
  • Hawkman's version of the planet Venus is quite different from that visited by Wonder Woman in the early 1940s.[1][2][3] This is because Wonder Woman had actually traveled to the Venus of another dimension, not the native Venus of the Earth-Two dimension.[4]
    • The Venusian telescopist knows Hawkman's secret identity, but out of respect, does not reveal it in front of Neptune Perkins.
    • This Venusian civilization has sea-going ships and passenger aircraft, as well as the automated interplanetary space vessel.
  • Thunderbolt doesn't appear in Johnny Thunder's story.



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