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June 03, 2007

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» Extinguishing a Speedsters Smokes from K-Squared Ramblings
Comic Coverage recently posted a humorous look at the role smoking had in the Golden-Age Flashs origin. Jay Garrick was working late, took a cigarette break, and knocked over a beaker of hard water. Interestingly, later retelling... [Read More]

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Bahlactus

Solid content, Mark. I look forward to more like this, bruh. BTW -- 'preciate the sidebar love! Added you to my pull-list on bahlactus.com as well...

adam

You're familiar with Dan Clowes's superhero, The Death Ray?

Kelson

Funny thing: when this was retold in Secret Origins #9 (1986), they kept the smoking break, but added Jay thinking to himself, "I really ought to quit..." as he lights up. I'll see if I can post a scan of the panel tonight.

Kelson

It looks like the trackback didn't work. I've posted scans from two rewrites of Jay's origin, the Secret Origins issue and the 1997 Flash Secret Files, showing DC slowly removing the cigarette from the incident. (I used your scan of the original for comparison -- I hope you don't mind.)

Mark Engblom

Kelson-

Thanks for the link! Your follow up to the original smoking panels is great. I'll include an update in the post itself, and point them toward your post.

Kelson

Thank you!

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