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"The Real Origin of the Flash!": Mopee, a helpmate with magical powers from who Flash calls an "alien", claims to be responsible for the Flash's origin. Mopee introduces himself as an "Initiate Tenth Class of the Heavenly Help-mates". He says he "deliberately brought down that bolt of lightnin

The Flash #167 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1967. It was published on December 6, 1966.

Appearing in "The Real Origin of the Flash!"

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Synopsis for "The Real Origin of the Flash!"

Mopee, a helpmate with magical powers from who Flash calls an "alien", claims to be responsible for the Flash's origin. Mopee introduces himself as an "Initiate Tenth Class of the Heavenly Help-mates". He says he "deliberately brought down that bolt of lightning after I checked you out to receive the gift of Super-speed." However, the fact that Barry Allen was drenched in chemicals he did not own, is a technical foul. So, in order for the Flash to legally retain his powers, he must earn enough money to buy the chemicals, and do so as the Flash.

Appearing in "The Hypnotic Super-Speedster"

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  • Dr. Erik Darren
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  • Chubby Jones

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Synopsis for "The Hypnotic Super-Speedster"

During a hypnotist's act in Blue Valley High School, Kid Flash helps a fat boy achieve his dream of moving at super-speed and also captures a gang of fur thieves.

Notes

  • Both stories were reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 4.
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium stated "The Real Origin of The Flash" took place on Earth-Thirty-Two.
  • This issue contains a letter section, "Flash-Grams". Published letters were sent by Irene Vartanoff, Bob Butts, Frank Klein and Alan Trahern.
  • A second letter section called "Flash-Grams - Extra" started to be published in this issue. AS explained by editor Julius Schwartz, this new section would publish letters "above and beyond the sphere of critical comments usually presented in Flash-Grams". In this extra, Schwartz exemplified, a fan could tell why he reads the magazine or which is his favorite Flash story. Published letters were sent by Peter Sanderson Jr. and Greg Sanchez.

Trivia

  • This cover may have been part of the "Stump the Editor Game" Carmine played sometimes (mentioned in 50 Years of Flash).



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