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"Death-Rattle of the 12-Hour Man!": Kid Flash brings the Flash news that his old foes, the Myrmitons, have left an android that will age from birth to decrepitude within 12 hours--and unless they can destroy him within that time, he will destroy the Earth.



Appearing in "Death-Rattle of the 12-Hour Man!"

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Synopsis for "Death-Rattle of the 12-Hour Man!"

Kid Flash brings the Flash news that his old foes, the Myrmitons, have left an android that will age from birth to decrepitude within 12 hours--and unless they can destroy him within that time, he will destroy the Earth.

Appearing in "The Duel of the Super-Heroes!"

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    • Chi-Vam (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "The Duel of the Super-Heroes!"

This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #13.

Iris West has been assigned to interview Hal Jordan in Coast City and is taking her boyfriend Barry Allen (aka the Flash) along with her. While in space, Hal -- as Green Lantern -- is hurrying to Earth to be in time for a date with Carol Ferris, however he suddenly finds him on a strange world and bangs his head. Regaining conciousness, he learns from two beings that he is on the world of the Spectrans, a species that live on a world that is a minor vibrational difference with Earth, but occupying the same space. Allowing Hal to leave, it turns out that the Spectran's are plotting to take over the Earth and plan to use the Green Lantern to capture the Flash, so that they can learn the secret to super-speed.

Returning to Earth, Hal recharges his power ring before Pieface, who notices that Hal is acting strange and that he's said the Green Lantern's oath wrong. Later after the interview with Iris, Hal, Barry, Iris, Carol, Pieface and Terga all enjoy the beach. There, Pieface tells Barry of his worries that Hal is acting strangely. Following Hal, Barry witnesses Hal change into the Green Lantern. Changing into the Flash himself, Barry overhears Green Lantern taking orders from the Spectrans over his power ring who tell him to capture the Flash.

The two heroes eventually clash but Barry manages to slip away from Hal and change back into his civilian guise to figure out what to do next. When Green Lantern starts causing disasters to smoke the Flash out, Barry has no choice but to get involved as the Flash. Green Lantern uses his power ring to change the Flash's body proportions so that he cannot use his speed powers and captures him.

After droping the Flash off to be examined by the Spectrans, Green Lantern returns to Earth. When Pieface asks him about Barry Allen, Hal suddeny realizes he can't remember anything since he finshed his mission in space. Using his power ring to probe his mind and learn the truth, Hal rushes to the Spectran's world as Green Lantern. Freeing the Flash, the two heroes work togeather to smash the Spectran's weapons and return home to Earth. Deciding to trust each other with their true identities, changing back into Hal Jordan and Barry Allen, the two cover for each others absences to Carol and Iris who scold both men for wandering off without telling them where they had gone.

Appearing in "The Images of Doom"

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Synopsis for "The Images of Doom"

This story is reprinted from Flash Comics #94.

Appearing in "The 9th Wonder of the World!"

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Synopsis for "The 9th Wonder of the World!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #121.

Appearing in "Vengeance Via Television!"

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  • James Lawton

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Synopsis for "Vengeance Via Television!"

This story is reprinted from The Flash #124.

Following a sensational series of stories about the Flash capturing a criminal that was using television as a gimmick, Iris West writes down her personal account of the Flash's latest adventure in her diary:

She recalls back some time ago during the trial of James Lawton, a second-story man who was captured by the Flash. When Lawton was found guilty he would vow revenge against everyone in the court room, and the Flash in particular. After his sentence is served, James would turn his obsession to the sciences and develop a helmet device that would allow him to beam his thoughts via television signals to manipulate people to do his bidding. He'd reach his success when watching a live advertisement of a woman washing dishes and mentally commands her to drop the dish.

With his device a success he then turns it against those responsible for his conviction. Of the course of the week he would net a number of those involved in the court case when they would make television appearances and order them to come to him. Among the number of captured witnesses and jurors is Iris West. When the Flash appears on television, Lawton would also command the Fastest Man Alive to come to him as well.

However, when Lawton attempts to unmask the Flash, the Scarlet Speedster reveals that he is really not under Lawton's control. He then stops Lawton from shooting his prisoners and then easily defeats the crook. Iris finishes her diary entry by explaining that the Flash had deduced James's methods and used a device to track the radiations coming from his transmissions to his home and only pretended to be under the crooks control. With her recounting of events done, Iris admits that although she is curious about the Flash's secret identity, she is grateful she didn't learn it that day due to the risks of knowing such knowledge might bring harm to her from the Flash's enemies.

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