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"The Man Who Stole Central City!": This story is reprinted from The Flash #116.
Appearing in "The Man Who Stole Central City!"
- Lefty Dolan Gang (Single appearance)
- Lefty (Single appearance)
- Modrie Odriex (Single appearance)
- Mr. Elider (Single appearance)
- Pgrie (Single appearance)
- Dimension 24
- Central City
- Central City Jail
- Central City
- K-Camerax (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Man Who Stole Central City!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #116.
On the 86th world in Dimension 24, an advanced civilization has taken particular interest in the exploits of the Earth dimension's hero the Flash. The Teacher, Mr. Elider, travels to their neighboring dimention one a year to take a photo copy of the world using his K-Camerax machine. This photo copy of the world he takes back to their dimension for them to study. The difference is this photo copy of earth is one hour in advance to what is actually happening.
One member of this society, Modrie, decides to travel to Earth and use his advanced science and knowledge of Earth events to make himself a rich man.
Arriving on Earth and disguising himself as Mr. Odriex, Modrie makes it rich and refuses to pay his taxes making him a criminal. However, he is uncatchable due to his advance weapons that allow him to shunt any means of capture to another dimension.
Flash suits up to approach Mr. Odriex. Odriex knows he is coming due to his ability to see into the future. When Mr. Elider sees this, he travels to Earth to warn the Flash.
Flash moves faster than the naked eye can see since all the photo copy does is allow them to see the future. Flash easily defeats Modrie and turns him over to the police, who do not believe that he is from another dimension.
Flash gives an exclusive to Iris West about his encounter.
Appearing in "Return of the Mirror Master!"
- Iris West
- Prison Staff
- Tyler the Foreman
Synopsis for "Return of the Mirror Master!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #109.
Barry finds out he is dumped by Iris following another late date. He begins searching for the Mirror Master as the Flash. Confronting the Mirror Master, the Flash is shrunken down to a miniature size by one of the Master's gimmicked mirrors.
Returning to his lab, the Flash uses a device to restore himself to normal and is able to capture the Mirror Master.
Taking one of the Mirror Master's many mirrors, the Barry uses it to make Iris believe that she is seeing Barry Allen wherever he goes. Believing she is missing him and seeing him everywhere, she calls Barry to make a date. However, as Barry hurries to leave, he slips and knocks himself out on the mirror he used to win Iris back. He is late once more and Iris vows never to date Barry again.
Appearing in "The Case of the Real-Gone Flash!"
- Abra Kadabra (First appearance)
- Statue of Freedom
- Hypno-Ray (First appearance)
- M-Metal (First appearance)
- Time Vehicle
Synopsis for "The Case of the Real-Gone Flash!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #128.
In 6363, magician Abra Kadabra sulks over the state of his profession. In his era, advanced technology has made magic tricks a thing of the past. When he hears that scientists have developed a time machine, he decides to steal it and go back to a time when stage magicians were treated like celebrities.
His plan is successful, and he arrives in Central City of the 20th Century. Using his futuristic technology to perform simple magic tricks, (and forcing his audiences to applaud), he is able to schedule several shows at a local hall. However, no one attends his magic acts because they are at a World Series game. After perusing the Picture News, Kadabra determines that the only way to gain attention in Central City, is by stealing something big. He decides to attend the dedication of a new statue in town, and make it disappear in front of everyone. After doing this, he uses his advanced technology to paralyze all the witnesses, including Barry Allen, who is therefore unable to pursue him as the Flash.
The next day, the Flash determines that Kadabra will likely strike next at the library, where the oldest book ever printed is being put on display. He is correct, but the magician foils him again. This time Kadabra forces the Flash to clap his hands and stamp his feet instead of chasing after him.
Later, Kadabra announces that he will put on the greatest magic show ever seen. A large crowd comes to see this performance. When the speedster arrives, he is sent flying off the planet by Kadabra, leaving his Flash costume behind.
Barry hurtles through space and eventually lands on an extremely small planetoid which has an atmosphere and gravity similar to Earth's. Using his super-speed, he is able to propel himself back home. He then tracks down Kadabra by vibrating at the same frequency as the radiation the magician used to send him into space, and thus follows the trail left behind from his costume. After arriving at Kadabra's base, the Flash easily defeats the magician by moving him into the path of his own paralyzing hypno-beam.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Flash's Third Identity!"
- Paul Gambi (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Flash's Third Identity!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #141.
The Flash, on the trail of the Top, comes across a tailor who makes costumes for super-heroes and is lured into a trap.
- This book was first published on February 13, 1969.
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