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Old 04-04-13, 05:16 PM
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Comics Legend Carmine Infantino Has Died

Damn! That's 2 today.

I met Mr. Infantino at various conventions and he was always generous and super-nice. I loved his run on Dial "H" For Hero when it was in Adventure Comics during the 80s. He was truly a legend. RIP Carmine!


Comics Legend Carmine Infantino Has Died

Various online sources are reporting that legendary Silver Age comics creator Carmine Infantino has died.

Infantino, born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24,1925, was a major force in the creation of the Silver Age of comic books. His work in the ’50s and ’60s included the co-creation of numerous characters, most notably the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen.

Infantino is widely regarded as one of, if not the, best comics artists of all time.

He was also key in reimagining Batman for DC, and co-created Human Target, which became a short-lived FOX television series.

He was also distinguished as an editor and, later in his career, worked on projects like Star Wars for Marvel Comics.

It was under his editorial direction that DC wooed Jack Kirby, resulting in the creation of the New Gods, among many other enduring properties, for the publisher.

“So sad to learn of the passing of another comic book legend,” George Perez just posted to Facebook. “Carmine Infantino was one of the great influential artists in the history of the medium and I will always look upon his Adam Strange, Flash and Space Museum stories as wondrous examples of fantasy made even more magical at the hands of a master. RIP, Carmine.”

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Read about this in the Ebert thread. This is a big kick in the gut. Got to call my old man about this one. Big time Flash fan. Have entire silver age run, including, Showcases, etc. Sad day.
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His Flash will always be the definitive version. His art still holds up today, when most of the other Silver Age art looks laughable. Without Carmine Infantino, I doubt the Flash is a major DC character in 2013.

I still remember the first time I saw a Flash cover with his stuff, it immediately stuck out from the others on the rack. May he rest in peace.
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And Co-Creator of Barbara Gordon. Him and Gil Kane are my 2 favorite Silver Age artist.

RIP Carmine

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This comic came out in 1968 - and I vividly remember debating on whether I should spend a whole 25 cents to get it. After all, 25 cents was a lot to a little kid back then! I finally relented, even though I really didn't know who Carmine Infantino was. I may go pull my copy out of its protective plastic bag and relive some fond memories.

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A great career. RIP.

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Very, very sad.
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Good write up: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com...ine-infantino/
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RIP. Huge Flash fan here. Not necessarily Barry Allen, but I have huge respect for the era.


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