Friday, November 01, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 305: The very definition of a quickie wedding

House ad for The Flash (1959 series) #165 (November 1966); printed in Detective Comics #356 (October 1966)
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Cover of The Flash (1959 series) #165 (November 1966), pencils and inks by Murphy Anderson

Wow, that's a nice cover by Murphy Anderson. But hey, how do we know that's an Anderson cover?

So, if that's not Barry Allen on the cover marrying Iris West, who is it? Captain Boomerang? The Martian Manhunter? Batman? No, it's not Batman, although that would be cool. It is, of course, noted 25th century Barry Allen impersonator Eobard Thawne, famous for his own man show "Barry Allen, Barry Allen, Barry Allen," until he was driven insane by being named "Eobard" and became (snicker) "Professor Zoom," the deadliest Flash villain with the silliest name.

Panels from The Flash #165, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella

Ways to get out of your wedding #156: Have the Flash kidnap you and carry you off like a department store mannikin. Hey, it worked for Taylor Swift!

Anyway, it all worked out right in the end, and they lived happily ever after, until Barry had a brain aneurism and began thinking directly at the reader.

1 comment:

Jon Jermey said...

What would I do? Watch the road, Barry, watch the fricking road!