"Here Comes Captain Boomerang!": The W.W. Wiggins Game Company is looking to market play boomerangs as their next big sales sensation, and the owner W.W. Wiggin's puts out an advertisement looking for somebody to play the company mascot. [[George Harkness (New
The Flash #117 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1960.
Synopsis for "Here Comes Captain Boomerang!"
The W.W. Wiggins Game Company is looking to market play boomerangs as their next big sales sensation, and the owner W.W. Wiggin's puts out an advertisement looking for somebody to play the company mascot. "Digger" Harkness, a petty crook, decides to apply for the job to launch his own criminal career as Captain Boomerang, using gimmicked boomerangs to commit crimes.
When word of Captain Boomerang's first robbery reaches Barry Allen, who is out on a date with Iris West, he leaves to investigate. She wonders why Barry disappears whenever the Flash appears to fight crime. Confronting Captain Boomerang, the Flash falls for a sob story that he's on the straight and narrow and that he's working to help care for his elderly parents (really crooks in disguise).
Later, following more crimes of jewelry theft, Flash runs into Captain Boomerang again. Flash avoids the first boomerang but is struck from behind as Captain Boomerang had used a lightning boomerang to strike him from behind, knocking him out.
When he awakens, Flash finds himself tied to a giant boomerang, which the Captain launches into the ocean. However, the Flash manages to free himself by vibrating through the ropes and running across the ocean back to Central City. Flash captures Captain Boomerang and his criminals turning them over to the police.
At dinner, he explains to Iris that when he saw the boomerang he moved quickly, for once, to call the police to warn them. This quickly erases Iris' suspicions that Barry had a connection with the Flash.
Appearing in "Here Comes Captain Boomerang!"
- Captain Boomerang (First appearance)
- W.W. Wiggins (First appearance)
- Queen Ann Necklace
Synopsis for "The Madcap Inventors of Central City"
Three wacky inventers named Winky, Blinky, and Noddy have been fired from their regular jobs on the account of their wacky shenanigans. Deciding to make it big, they invent a machine that will come up with ideas for them to make money. The machine sings a song to "sell high and buy dirt cheap." They agree they will buy physical dirt at a cheap price, and then sell it to people. When they start digging up dirt, a Toughy Boraz offers to buy the dirt from them. It turns out the man had buried treasure in the spot they were digging. The Flash responds to a police whistle blown and saves them.
Next, they come across a traffic jam. They come up with the idea to put a gigantic jumping bean under a car to make it fly. When testing the car out, the trio have their floating vehicle stolen by Slick Saxon.
Enlisting the aid of the Flash, the trio help chase the crooks to the Wild West Museum, where Flash dresses up as Buffalo Bill and captures the crooks Wild West-style.
Appearing in "The Madcap Inventors of Central City"
- This issue is reprinted in The Flash Archives Vol. 3, The Flash Omnibus Vol. 1, and The Flash Chronicles Vol. 3.
- The Three Dimwits are natives from Earth-Two. No explanation is given to the fact that they are in Earth-One. Anyway, this is inapplicable in the Post-Crisis.
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