"The Amazing Race Against Time": This story is reprinted from The Flash #107.
The Flash #160 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1966. It was published on February 10, 1966.
- 1 Synopsis for "The Amazing Race Against Time"
- 2 Appearing in "The Amazing Race Against Time"
- 3 Synopsis for "Duet of Danger"
- 4 Appearing in "Duet of Danger"
- 5 Synopsis for "Danger in the Air"
- 6 Appearing in "Danger in the Air"
- 7 Synopsis for "King of the Beatniks"
- 8 Appearing in "King of the Beatniks"
- 9 Synopsis for "The Space Boomerang Trap"
- 10 Appearing in "The Space Boomerang Trap"
- 11 Synopsis for "The Adventure of the Antelope Boy!"
- 12 Appearing in "The Adventure of the Antelope Boy!"
- 13 See Also
- 14 Recommended Reading
- 15 Links and References
Synopsis for "The Amazing Race Against Time"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #107.
While trying to stop an out of control truck, Flash is beaten to the punch by a mysterious speedster who is even faster than he is. Taking him to a second apartment he keeps to maintain his secret identity, Flash soon finds that the speedster in question cannot remember who he is or where he came from. Flash takes him to the doctors to see if they can see anything wrong.
Iris tells her editor it would be a great publicity stunt to organize a charity race to see who's faster between Flash and the mystery man.
Agreeing to participate in a race for charity, the mystery man beats the Flash in a race, even running backwards.
When they visit the doctor's office next, they perform shock therapy. The man's mind is restored and he loses his super speed. He tells the Flash his name is Kyri, a hominoid created by an alien race and sent out to patch a dimensional weak-spot on a distant planet. This weak-spot could allow invaders from another reality to attack.
Kyri has the Flash repair his ship and the two travel out to the planet and the Flash repairs the weak spot. Kyri thanks the Flash for his help and returns Flash home before leaving to return to his home planet.
The Flash tells Iris what happened and Iris admits he's still technically the fastest man alive since Kyri was a hominoid.
Appearing in "The Amazing Race Against Time"
- Kyri (Single appearance)
- News Editor
Synopsis for "Duet of Danger"
This story is reprinted from All-Flash #32.
Appearing in "Duet of Danger"
- Fiddler (Isaac Bowin) (First appearance)
- Fiddler's Fiddle (First appearance)
- Fiddler's Fiddle Car (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Danger in the Air"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #113.
A new villain known as the Trickster has managed to rob an airplane while it is still in mid-air, prompting Barry to suddenly cancel a date with Iris in order to find the Trickster as the Flash. After their initial encounter, the Trickster gets away. The Trickster is revealed to be James Jesse, born to a circus troupe but was afraid of heights. As a young boy he idolized Jesse James, and soon created a pair of shoes that allowed him to walk in the air and soon took on the identity of the Trickster to commit crimes when he became an adult.
The Flash, deducing that the Trickster may be a circus performer, goes to the circus to see if he can find him. This time, the Flash is able to defeat the Trickster and turn him over to the police.
Appearing in "Danger in the Air"
- Trickster (First appearance) (Origin)
Synopsis for "King of the Beatniks"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #114.
Blue Valley's honor student James King runs away from home when he is accused of stealing an answer sheet at school. Wally's teacher Miss Grant realizes that James did not steal it but it ended up in his possession due to one of her own errors.
Principal Mason and Miss Grant head to Wally's home and ask if he knows the whereabouts of James King. After they leave, he remembers that James once told him that his cousin, Paul King, lived in York City. Wally turns into the Kid Flash and speeds off to York City where he hopes to find James and bring him home.
After arriving in York City, Wally learns that James is in trouble. His cousin Paul was now a member of the Beatnik Gang. The Beatniks asked James for help stealing a truck loaded with valuable furs. When James refused, they locked him up so he could not tell the authorities. Kid Flash races to the scene of the crime, stops the Beatnik Gang from pulling off their heist, and turns them over to the police.
The next day, James is back in school. He continues his productive academic career and helps Blue Valley win the State Champion title.
Appearing in "King of the Beatniks"
- Beatnik Gang (Single appearance)
- Paul King (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Space Boomerang Trap"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #124.
The Flash writes to his friend Ralph Dibny, also known as the Elongated Man, to keep the famed super-detective up-to-date on the goings on in his life. In his letter, Flash explains how his old foe Captain Boomerang had been released from prison, believing that it won't be too long before he commits another spectacular crime. Deducing that he might attempt to rob an exhibit of crown jewels from Normark that are on display, the Flash speeds off to check it out. There he does find Captain Boomerang in full uniform, however the crook tells the Flash that he is only viewing the display and is well within the law to do so. Flash concludes his letter by explaining that during the exhibit a boomerang suddenly flew into the room, snatched the jewels and vanished before he could capture it. When questioning Captain Boomerang about it, the crook tells the Flash that he's not the only person who could gimmick a boomerang to do tricks.
Finishing the letter, Ralph decides to pay a visit to Central City and give the Flash a helping hand in trying to solve this mystery. Meanwhile, at his hideout, Captain Boomerang gloats over how he's pulled a fast on on the Flash with his newest invention: time traveling boomerangs that travel into the future to steal things for him, that way he can be present at the scene of the crime and have an iron clad alibi. However, unknown to Boomerang, his latest invention is posing a threat to the Earth, as when it travels through time and space it travels through a highly advanced parallel world. The creatures there fear that the boomerang must be some sort of advance probe leading to an invasion from the Earth dimension, and the strange creatures of that world prepare to a misguided preemptive strike against the Earth.
Meanwhile, the Elongated Man joins up with the Flash at the Central City Museum where jewels are on display. Sure enough, Captain Boomerang arrives on the scene, and just like the previous robbery, a strange boomerang appears and snatches the jewels. This time however, the Flash and Elongated Man manage to capture the boomerang by combining their powers. When Captain Boomerang overhears the two heroes planning to dust the weapon for finger prints he attempts to flee the scene and the two heroes follow after him. When they round the corner they witness that all the people in the streets have fallen in dead faints.
They then watch a news report on a television informing the public of a strange invasion from creatures from another dimension that are using fatigue rays to knock people out. Flash, Elongated Man and Captain Boomerang all agree to work together to thwart this invasion attempt. Tracking down the alien creatures, the trio manage to overpower the invaders and send them back to their home dimension. With the aliens dispersed, the Flash then uses his vibrational powers to seal off the portal they had opened to the Earthly dimension. When the Flash returns to the city, he finds that Captain Boomerang has secured one of the aliens fatigue rays and used it on Elongated Man. When the Flash attempts to stop the villain he too is also zapped with the weird device.
When the Flash comes around, he finds himself strapped to a gigantic boomerang that Captain Boomerang hopes to use to launch the Flash into outer space. However, this plot fails when the Elongated Man revives in the nick of time and manages to grab the boomerang and pull it back down to Earth. With Boomerangs plot foiled, the Flash turns his foe and the time-traveling boomerang over to the police, who find that it does have the Captain's fingerprints on it and the crook is summarily re-incarcerated.
Appearing in "The Space Boomerang Trap"
- Central City
- Central City Museum
- Chinese Jade
- Crown Jewels of Normark
- Fatigue Guns
Synopsis for "The Adventure of the Antelope Boy!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #123.
Appearing in "The Adventure of the Antelope Boy!"
- Mobs Bracket (Single appearance)
- Duke (Single appearance)
- Antelope Boy (Single appearance)
- The Flash Recommended Reading