*DC: When Barry Allen took over the mantle of the Flash in Showcase #4, he acknowledged the original Flash, Jay Garrick, as his inspiration – but only by the medium of comic books he’d read in childhood! It wasn’t until Flash #123, when Barry’s heroic career was well established, that he, and the readers, discovered that Jay Garrick wasn’t mere fiction, but was the hero of a parallel world, along with his comrades in the Justice Society of America! This was the first historic meeting between the two Scarlet Speedsters, and led to the revivals of the JSA members, the tradition of Justice League and Justice Society team-ups, and the entire Earth-2 background which has brought us so many memorable adventures. Writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino were at their respective peaks, and this is one of the most sought-after DC landmarks of the Silver Age. This copy is a UK-stamped pence priced version, a sound, attractive GD/VG with unimpeded cover scene and decent interiors, offered at £180.