"The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!": Having an impending date with Iris West in an hour, Barry is determined to make it on time. Iris gave him a 12 date minimum where he must be on time every date. The police scanner alerts Barry of
Appearing in "The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!"
Synopsis for "The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!"
Having an impending date with Iris West in an hour, Barry is determined to make it on time. Iris gave him a 12 date minimum where he must be on time every date. The police scanner alerts Barry of a rain storm on a sunny day. Barry decides to investigate as the Flash.
A U.S. Marshal finds a confused Flash emerging from the fog. He informs him that the Weather Wizard is the common crook named Mark Mardon, who escaped police custody while being transported to prison. He was familiar with where he jumped off the train and headed towards a lake area where his brother, Clyde Mardon, lived on an island. Mark discovers his brother was conducting weather control experiments. Combining his brother's research with his own, Mark creates his Weather Wand to help him carry out his 'special project'.
Weather Wizard uses his wand to create colored snow and rainbows to distract people as he executed a robbery, and hailstorms to destroy a police station. The police station attack gives the Flash an idea as he takes off to investigate.
Arriving at a secluded house, Flash finds a huge glacier approaching a house. Using an Acetylene Torch to melt the ice, and then spinning his arm around as a windstorm to deflect the water, he saves the house and Central City.
The Flash turns Mark over to the police. He explains he deduced that the Weather Wizard would strike at police officer Jim Harvey's home who had previously arrested Mark when he saw his other attacks had attacked previous officers involved in Mark's arrests. Realizing that it's almost time to meet with Iris, Flash speeds to where they are to meet. Telling her that he's on time for once, he realizes that he had arrived as the Flash and not Barry Allen, raising Iris's suspicion of the Flash's identity.
Appearing in "Meet Kid Flash!"
- Zoo Animals
Synopsis for "Meet Kid Flash!"
Iris brings her nephew Wally to visit Barry. As soon as Barry learns Wally is a big fan of the Flash, he decides to introduce him. Left alone with the lad, Barry changes into the Flash and visits with young Wally. As the Flash is explaining how he got his powers, a lightning bolt bursts through the window and strikes chemicals on the cabinet, which land on Wally just as they did for the Flash two years prior, and much to their surprise, Wally has gained speed powers as well. Creating another Flash costume for Wally, Wally becomes Flash's sidekick Kid Flash.
Leaving Wally alone (because, as Barry, he has to work), Wally hears a radio report of zoo animals escaping, and heads out to round them up as Kid Flash. Wally has them all caged up before the Flash can arrive to lock them away himself.
At Iris's apartment, Wally tells Iris of his meeting with Flash and tells her that he got to meet Kid Flash, but has promised to keep his identity secret.
- "The Challenge of the Weather Wizard!" was reprinted in 80-Page Giant #4.
- "Meet Kid Flash!" was reprinted in Flash Annual #1, The Flash #344 (partial reprint), Flash Annual Replica Edition #1, Even More Secret Origins #1 and The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years.
- The entire issue was reprinted in The Flash Archives Vol. 2, The Flash Chronicles Vol. 2, and The Flash Omnibus Vol. 1.
- "Meet Kid Flash!" was retold from Wally West's point of view in Flash (Volume 2) #62.
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