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Silver Age begins here; origin and 1st app Flash (Barry Allen) & 1st app Iris West; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
Silver Age begins here; origin and 1st app Flash (Barry Allen) & 1st app Iris West; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)It is widely held that Showcase #4 didn't just introduce the modern version of the Flash -- the issue may have saved the entire comic book industry from impending collapse. Before Julius Schwartz re-designed the Fastest Man Alive, superheroes were an afterthought in post-war comic books. Showcase #4 made a strong impression on readers as the story resonated on multiple levels. Flash is now enjoying renewed popularity thanks to his recent film and TV success increasing demand for his first appearance. What price can you put on this book? A hero book which is a hero unto itself, acting as the savior for an entire wing of international pop culture. Who knows what may have become of comics if it were not for this special piece of inspiration.