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Five Goofiest Moments in Flash (Vol. 1) #132-136

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Five Goofiest Moments in Flash (Vol. 1) #132-136

Every day this month will have the five goofiest moment from a five-issue stretch of a particular comic book run. Once a week it will be the ten goofiest moments of a ten-issue stretch. Here is a list of the moments featured so far.

Today we look at five issues from the classic John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella creative team on Flash!

As always, this is all in good fun. I don’t mean any of this as a serious criticism of the comics in question. Not only were these writers certainly never imagining people still reading these comics decades after they were written, great comics often have goofy moments (Kirby/Lee’s Fantastic Four is one of the best comic book runs of all-time and there were TONS of goofy stuff in those 100 plus issues!).


I like that #132 at least lets us know that alien reality show producers are as corrupt as Earth reality show producers…

Did “sleepyhead” have a different meaning in the 60s? Otherwise, why would a kid who gets up really early be called a sleepyhead?

I love the notion that Elongated Man’s stretchable molecules absorb radiation more than normal molecules…

Iris certainly was the Queen of the ballbusters, wasn’t she?

So Barry is mad that Abra-Kadabra mocks him in his puppet show, so he decides to fight crime better?

Really, Barry? THAT’s the reason you need to fight more crime?

Later on, he busts Abra Kadabra for turning him into a puppet. I love his confidence in why Abra Kadabra will go to jail…

Why would he admit to using a hypno-ray to get out of jail NOW?

5. Master of Low Self-Esteem, perhaps…

In #136, Mirror Master has an unusual motive for escaping from prison and going on a crime spree…

4. Shoot those molecules!

Control of his molecules? What an odd power…

3. Damn, my whole scam is ruined!

One little boy appears to have been pretending to be mute for years…

2. Why not just give him a new costume, Broome?

John Broome couldn’t resist coming up with some crazy explanation for Kid Flash’s new costume…

1. So THAT’s what that feeling is!

One of the goofiest moments of DC’s Silver Age…

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