It's funny how, the more one digs up, the less novel current events seem to be.
You're right. It's amazing, and wonderful, how strong an influence the Silver Age remains in modern comics. The more you read, the more familiar these things become.
I've always wanted to know the story behind that cover. (It's got "cover first, script later" written all over it.) How did it go down?- Z
What I remember is that Barry was trying to send some sort of message to Wally, and he did it by running in front of a TV camera, unmasking and remasking so fast that only Kid Flash could see it.
As always, you can rely on Kelson's memory of events--perhaps more than you can rely on Wally West's memory! In the events of this story--"The Flash's Sensational Risk!"--Kid Flash develops amnesia after being shot by an energy weapon in a parallel dimension. Doctors inform the Flash that young Wally's memories might return if he's subjected to a sudden and unexpected shock of some kind. Thus, while Wally and his family are watching television that evening, Barry Allen appears on television and, for just a fraction of a second, removes his mask for the camera. Wally is the only one to witness this shocking turn of events and, as planned, his memories return in an instant! It's a brief but rather entertaining tale.
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