Silver Age September – The Flash and “The Doorway to the Unknown”
After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!
Today we take a look at the second story in Flash #148, “The Doorway to the Unknown,” by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella.
First off, I really don’t need to tell you that the artwork for this story, by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella, is really good, do I? I mean, it is Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella in 1964 – that’s a pretty good sign that you’re going to appreciate the artwork, but fine, just for a moment, let me note that Infantino and Giella do excellent character work and dynamic action sequences in this otherworldly story with a great name – “The Doorway to the Unknown.”
It opens with the Flash returning from a night fighting crime…
Is that not a great set-up, or what?
Will the Flash keep Dean’s kid brother from turning to a life of crime?
Will Dean be cleared?
How did Dallman get into Flash’s room?
All the answers will be revealed to you if you get The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told, which reprints this excellent and quite offbeat tale.