Friday, July 07, 2017
Number 2072: Flash and the Spider-Men of Mars
In this tale from Flash Comics #24 (1941), the Flash, Jay Garrick, races to catch up to a spaceship heading for Mars with “healthy families” kidnapped to set up a Mars colony. The story gets screwier from there. Gardner Fox, who wrote it, went on to become one of the most revered comic book writers of the Silver Age, but “The Spider-Men of Mars” seems more of a fever dream than a story.
Artwork by E (for Everett) E. Hibbard.
From a Pappy’s posting in 2011, a two-part 1947 Flash story. Just click on the thumbnail.