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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Royal Flush Gang appears on The Flash

First it just so happens that the Royal Flush Gang is one of my favorite villian teams. Second before appearing in The Flash episode "The Sound and the Fury" the gang appeared on an episode of Arrow episode "Legacies".  Although the Flash appearance was a short one it was good to see them wrap up the loss end from Arrow.

Created in 1966 by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, the Royal Flush Gang is made up of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. They made there first appearance in Justice League of America #43. A high graded CGC will run you about $400, while an ungraded copy will cost you about $20. 

First Appearance
The original Royal Flush Gang was Professor Amos Fortune's childhood gang, with Fortune himself as Ace. Each member of the gang fights a different member of the Justice League, using Fortune's luck-altering "stellaration" technology to defeat them. The Royal Flush gang is finally defeated by JLA mascot Snapper Carr dressed as the Joker.
The Flash battles King in Justice League of America #43

On a personal note this issue had long been on my wantlist, I finally hunted down a nice copy at NYCC. Glad to add it to my collection. It is worth adding to your collection.

On the Flash TV Show (and Arrow)
In the Flash episode " The Sound and the Fury" the Flash captures Jack and Queen at the beginning of the episode. 
On the Arrow  episode "Legacies" where King is played by Currie Graham,  Ace is portrayed by Kyle Schmid,  Jack by Tom Stevens and Queen is by Sarah-Jane Redmond. The gang is a family of bank robbers who wear hockey masks with their respective playing card. Ace is arrested, King dies, Jack and Queen get away.

Another incarnation of the Royal Flush Gang also appeared on the greatest cartoon ever made, yes the Superfriends, more specifically the Super Powers version. Have long been hunting for a cartoon cel of their appearance.
Royal Flush Gang on The Super Friends Cartoon

It is time to start your own Royal Flush Gang collection.

View our Flash TV Character Guide to get information on all the great characters appearing on the show.

Good Luck on Your Hunt!