Captain Who? I know that's what some of you are asking, but he's actually a pretty important and very fun character. Captain Flash was a short-lived 50s title published by the equally short-lived Sterling Comics. What makes this a notable series? Well certain comic book geeks will argue (just to be difficult, I may add - and I know as I've forwarded this argument when I'm feel like being a pain in the ass) that Captain Flash #1 represents the first Silver Age book. It's all based on it being a new super-hero title predating Showcase #4 etc... etc... Anyway, aside from being a footnote of a footnote in comic book history, it's actually a great little treasure trove of comic book goodness.
Our hero is a great mash up of many classic characters. His alter ego is a college professor who gets some for of atomic power when he claps his hands together. Along with his sidekick Ricky, he takes on foes such as Iron Mask and Black Night. I'm not sure who wrote these stories, but they really have a circa 1962 DC or even Tower vibe to them. The real treat is the Mike Sekowsky artwork. It's amazing to see him doing his Silver Age super hero thing well in advance of Brave and the Bold #28. Many of these stories have been reprinted in various AC Comics collections, but it would be wonderful to see the entire 4 issue series published in one slim, yet entertaining volume.