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Gardner Fox

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Perhaps no creator's appearance in comics was quite so essential as that of Gardner Fox. Indeed, he was the initial "bridge" between Earth 1 and Earth 2. In the pages of The Flash, Barry Allen discovered that the comics he read as a kid--All-Star and the like--were a key to understanding a strange new Earth that he accidentally found. Why? Well, All-Star's most prolific author, Gardner Fox, essentially "channeled" his way to Earth 2 through his dreams. When he dreamt, he actually saw the events transpiring on Earth 2, and then wrote them down in comic book form.

Another way of looking at the importance of the character of Gardner Fox is that you can have multiple earths without Fox--but you can't have Earth 2.

First Appearance: Showcase (1956) #4

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Issue Appearances:
80 Page Giant (1964)
All-Flash (1941)
Captain Carrot and the Final Ark (2007)
Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups (2005)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Presents: Hawkman (2004)
DC Comics Presents: The Atom (2004)
DC Comics Presents: The Flash (2011)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
Secret Origins (1973)
Showcase (1956)
The Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (1993)
The Flash (1959)
The Flash Archives (1996)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
The Flash: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2007)

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