I knew was going to pick a DC comic this time around, and had a couple of ideas rolling around about which one. I kept returning back to this one, just like the namesake of the character on the cover.
With the recent hit series The Flash on television, there has been increased interest in the Flash series, and especially some of the early keys.
The Flash “Rogues” villains has one of the best set of villains for a comic character in all of comics, possibly just below only Batman’s and Spider-man’s when it comes to arch nemeses. The Flash goes against some truly great foes: Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Mirror Master, Trickster, Reverse Flash, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang, and the list goes on.
This comic is the first appearance of Captain Boomerang. Even though he seems like a one-trick throwaway one-dimensional gimmick villain, Capt. Boomerang has returned time and time again to vex the Flash, definitely a major villain in the Flash’s great Rogue’s gallery.
I have been trying to fill this comic in my Flash collection for about 6 months now. It is a very hard book to find at a decent price. Doesn’t help that it is an early key issue at the start of the Silver Age Flash run. All of the issues I have come across are either lower grade condition, or way over-priced. The hunt for me continues on this on, but rest assured that it is high on my want list of issues I am hunting for.
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 (2014) has the NM of this comic at $950. I still think that this book is a good investment and will continue to grow in the future. The value has increased $25.00 (3%) since the year before, and overall an increase of $680.00 (35%) since 1999.
Updated 07/21/2015: Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #45 (2015) NearMint is $1,000.00, the value has increased $50 (5%) since the year before, and overall an increase of $730.00 (37%) since 1999.