353 – Per Degaton

More science fiction stuff from DC in April 1947 with All-Star Comics #35. Per Degaton is introduced, who steals a time machine and goes back into the past to prevent Alexander the Great from winning a key battle in order to become ruler of the present-day Earth. As a result, technology starts to disappear in […]

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339 – The First Evil Speedster

In another “Liar’s Club” story, the Flash relates the story of “The Race Through Time!” in Comic Cavalcade #19 (December 1946). Gangster Tag Madden steals a serum which gives him super speed and The Flash must race him through the ancient past and the distance future. In it, we also get the first occurrence and […]

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314 – Flashy Timey-Wimey

In All-Flash #23 (April 1946), we actually get a genuine science fiction story in which the Flash is transported to the Planet Karma, has to time travel into the future of that planet, battle aliens and alien dinosaurs, and correct his own mistakes by doing even more time-traveling. I like how the Flash is still […]

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299 – Time Travel Hypnotist

Bruce and Dick pay Professor Carter Nichols another visit in Batman #32 (October 1945). Prof. Nichols was introduced the previous year. He has the astounding ability to use hypnosis to send our two heroes into the past. This time they visit France in the 1600s and get involved with the Three Musketeers. I always disliked […]

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290 – Will Scarlet Speedster

The Flash experiments a little more with time travel in Comic Cavalcade #11 (May 1945). This time, seeking a vacation, he travels back to the time of Robin Hood and accidentally becomes the Will Scarlet character of those stories. I’m taking a couple days off for Christmas – be back Thursday!

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230 – That Time-Travelling Flash

The Golden Age Flash time travels for the first time in Flash Comics #44 (June 1943). The explanation is ludicrous, but then again, so are comic books in general! 😀 The Flash eventually helps save the Earth of 2443 by bombarding a visiting sun that was over-heating the Earth with “atomic bullets” and using his […]

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58 – Slamming Through Time

The normally grounded Slam Bradley and Shorty encounter a scientist who has invented a time machine, joining Bobby and Binks as time travelers. They meet bird and flower men in 2 Billion A.D. I must have missed the story where Slam water skiied over a shark…

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8 – Bobby ‘n’ Binks be trippin’

New Fun Comics #2 continued to publish new comics including several adventure stories.  The Magic Crystal of History appears to be the first instance of time travel in a comic book story.  I hope they made it out of Ancient Egypt ok!

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