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Monday, August 18, 2014

Captain Cold on the Flash TV Series

The leader of the Flashes rogues gallery will be appearing on the new television series.  DC continues to take characters directly from the comic pages to appear in the show, much as they did on Arrow the last two seasons. Including Captain Cold will hopefully open the door for more of the Rogues, fingers crossed for the Rainbow Raider.

We have already looked at three characters set to appear alongside the Flash, The GeneralPlastique, and Vibe. Here is a look Captain Cold to help you prepare for the series premier.

Created in 1957 by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Captain Cold made his first appearance in Showcase #8.  This issue is can be found in a CGC high grade for around $5,000. Lower ungraded for about $1,000. This is considered a key Silver Age issue as not only is it the first appearance of Captain Cold but it is also the second appearance of the Silver Age Flash.

First Appearance

The story in which Captain Cold first appeared was titled The Coldest Man On Earth! Captain Cold initially defeats the Flash. The Flash returns and begins to circle Captain Cold at super speed, Cold can not zone in on the scarlet speedster, but the whirlwind knocks him out. He is quickly take to prison.

Prior to choosing Captain Cold, Leonard Snart thinks about using a number of other names include Mr. Arctic, The Cold Wave, Sub-Zero, and Human Icicle. 

About Captain Cold
Leonard Snart was a small time crook who work with a small gang of thieves, after they are easily defeated by the Flash Snart reads an article that theorized that the energy emissions of a cyclotron could interfere with the Flash's speed. He designed a weapon to harness that power and broke into a cyclotron lab, puts on a parka and visor, then takes the name Captain Cold. Cold has been the leader of the Flashes Rogues and a member of the Secret Society of SuperVillians.

On the Flash TV Series
Captain Cold will be played by Wentworth Miller on the new series. Wentworth is best know for his role in the hit show Prison Break. 

Captain Cold also was a member of the Legion of Doom on the greatest superhero cartoon ever, ABC's Challenge of the Super Friends. 

Over the years Captain Cold has appeared in many issues of the Flash, as well as other, DC comics. Keep an eye out while your searching through bins for his many appearances. If you can find a copy of Showcase #8 for a Goodrich buy it, worth having this classic issue in your collection.

Good Luck on Your Hunt!