Appearing in The Flash: "Menace of the Vandal"Edit
Synopsis for The Flash: "Menace of the Vandal"EditThe Flash rescues painter Boleau from some gunmen sent to kill him by a greedy art collector known as the Vandal, an owner of several Boleau paintings, who has been murdering artists to drive up the value of his collection. Jay thwarts this operation, as well as a backup scheme in which the crook tries to rob an art museum. Then Jay gathers the Vandal and his men together and captures them.
Appearing in The King: "Get the King"Edit
- The Witch (First appearance)
- Sport Dolan
Synopsis for The King: "Get the King"EditA gorgeous girl jewel-thief, known as "the Witch," seeks to find and kill the King. Disguised as a wealthy old hag, she hopes to lure the King into the open, believing that the King is a crook and will attempt to steal her jewels. Instead, the King disguises himself as the Witch’s own henchman, Sport Dolan, approaches the Witch, and learns her plans. When the real Dolan returns, the King reveals himself, then tricks Dolan, and escapes, taking the Witch's stolen goods with him, so that he can return them to their owners. After the encounter, both the Witch and the King realize that they are smitten with each other.
Appearing in Hawkman: "The Kidnapping of Ione Craig"Edit
- Ione Craig (First appearance)
- Abdul Ben Hathor (Death)
- Hassan Ibn Sadah (Death)
- New York City
Synopsis for Hawkman: "The Kidnapping of Ione Craig"Edit
There is an attempt on President FDR's life, and the assailant is described in the papers as an "Easterner." Also elsewhere, the King of Emporia and the Premier of Frappe are likewise attacked.
During intermission at the Metropolitan Opera, Carter Hall spots a guy on the street, in an Indian-style turban; he acts on a hunch and follows the fellow, and sure enough, soon the foreigner pulls out a big curved "khanjur" and attacks a blonde woman, prompting Carter to knock him out. The rescuee is startled that Carter knows the proper name for this exotic weapon; she slips her business card into his pocket then disappears just as the police arrive. Carter follows up on this impromptu introduction, and shows up at her address later that night. She is Ione Craig, a secret government agent, and that very night she is sailing for Araby, to take down Hassan Ibn Sadah, the mastermind behind the recent assassination attempts against various heads of state. Ibn Sadah has revived the original Sect of Assassins, dating back to 1070 AD.
Miss Craig then travels from New York to Cairo via steamship, secretly tailed by Hawkman, who introduces himself under that identity in Cairo, and volunteers to help. Her plan is to persuade the British colonial authorities to perform an air raid on Alamut, the Secret City of Assassins, and she has a map of its location which she gives to the Hawk, who then flies off to confirm the target. After a long flight across the desert, he finds the city, and stealthily flies over the wall, finds the main palace, sneaks inside, finds, and spies upon Hassan Ibn Sadah, a namesake descendant of the legendary founder of the Sect. He learns of Sadah's plan for world domination, which he hopes to achieve by assassinating several heads of state and replacing them with members of his own cult. Meanwhile in Cairo, Ione Craig is kidnapped in the street by two Assassins, and soon is brought to Alamut also.Hassan immediately decides to rape Ione, provoking Hawkman to emerge from concealment, whip out a slingshot, and kill one Assassin (Abdul Ben Hathor), rather than sling a shot at Hassan who is much too close to Ione for a safe shot. Sadah calls for his archers, all of whom shoot at and miss the deftly aeronautical Hawkman, who escapes the scene, then returns after dark, taking out another assassin with his slingshot, and entering the main hall. He grabs a huge scimitar from the wall and challenges all the assassins present, and fences with them until he can cut the chain holding Ione prisoner in the room, then grabs the girl, and takes flight, pausing only to kill Sadah with his slingshot, then escapes with the girl.
Appearing in Johnny Thunder: "Johnny Becomes a G-Man"Edit
- Simon P. Thunder
- Cut Perce
Synopsis for Johnny Thunder: "Johnny Becomes a G-Man"Edit
Johnny Thunder joins the FBI and becomes a G-Man. His first case is to investigate the disappearance of a bank vault. The entire vault is gone including a man inside, Johnny's father Simon Thunder.
Johnny becomes suspicious of a piano company across the street from the bank. When he enters the building, crooks capture him. The crooks have tunneled under the bank from the piano company building and caused the bank vault to fall underground. They then sealed up the floor, so the vault can't be seen from above inside the bank.Inadvertently using his Thunderbolt powers, which he doesn't know how to invoke or control, Johnny is able to rescue his father and apprehend the crooks.
Appearing in Cliff Cornwall: "The Snow King"Edit
- Cliff Cornwall
- the Snow King
Synopsis for Cliff Cornwall: "The Snow King"EditCliff Cornwall takes on the Snow King, a spy who operates only in Winter and has never been seen. (Well how do they KNOW he's never been seen?) Snow King’s secret is that he uses sleeping pills combined with a building's heating system to put all of his victims to sleep.
Appearing in The Whip: "Judge Frawd's Court"Edit
- Wing Tai
- Ralph (First appearance)
- Marisa Dillon
- Louis Frawd (First appearance)
- Newspaper editor (First appearance)
- Mrs. Frawd (First appearance)
- Myron Frawd
- Marissa's father
Synopsis for The Whip: "Judge Frawd's Court"Edit
Rod Gaynor leaves Seguro and travels northeast to the town of Danvers. There, he receives a huge traffic fine by crooked Judge Frawd. The Whip investigates and learns that the judge is illegally fining and jailing people. He then uses the convicts as his personal servants. The Whip also uncovers corruption on the part of the town's newspaper editor, who is Frawd's collaborator. He soon sends word back to Seguro for Marisa Dillon. She leaves Seguro for Danvers to expose this story.
- Menace Of The Vandal is reprinted in Golden Age Flash Archives 1.
- Despite his chosen nom-du-crime, “the Vandal,” a scrawny dissolute ne’er-do-well, bears no apparent relation to the more famous cro-magnon criminal Vandal Savage.
- The Kidnapping of Ione Craig is reprinted in Golden Age Hawkman Archives 1.
- Hawkman killed Abdul Ben Hathor and Hasan Ibn Sadah, with a slingshot. Hawkman body count now > 6.
- Aside from the stories above, this issue contains:
- "Rod Rian of the Skypolice: The Mephisians Attack" by Paul H. Jepsen
- "Planet of the Metal Men" by Evelyn Gaines (text story)
- "You Can't Get Away With it!" A Flash "picture novelette" by Ed Wheelan
- No trivia.
- Write your own review of this comic!
- Discuss Flash Comics Vol 1 5 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Flash Comics series
Links and ReferencesEdit
- "Menace of the Vandal" plot summary at dcindexes
- "Get the King" plot summary at dcindexes
- "The Kidnapping of Ione Craig" plot summary at dcindexes
- "Johnny Becomes a G-Man" plot summary at dcindexes
- "Judge Frawd's Court" plot summary at dcindexes
- "Rod Rian of the Skypolice: The Mephisians Attack" and "Cliff Cornwall: the Snow King" plot summaries from 1935-Present, A Comics Odyssey
- Flash Comics #5 index entry
- Flash Comics #5 spoilers
- Flash Comics #5 Hawkman spoilers