R.I.P Carmine Infantino (for me)Submitted by FALLEN at 2013-04-05 09:26:22 EDT
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“Carmine Infantino (May 24, 1925– April 4, 2013), born in Brooklyn, New York, was an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2000, and was cited in Comics Buyer's Guide Millennium Poll as the greatest penciller of all time.”
From Wiki, above.
I’ve been a comic book geek all my life, so it is with a heavy heart I mark the passing of one of the great ones. For those of you that are not a geek like me, you probably still know his contributions, if not his name.
The Flash is probably his biggest contribution to the superhero comics. Carmine took the original version of the speedster (the one with the hat like the god, Mercury) and created a new Flash. This one got his powers from a laboratory accident and revamped the costume into the all red body suit you may recognize today.
For a kid that loved comics but couldn’t draw for shit, I could scribble a blur of red crayon on a page and call it the Flash. Thank you for that.
He also created Batgirl, The Elongated Man, Deadman and others, but it was his work on the Flash that helped jump start what is known as the Silver Age of comics; a return of superheroes and the departure of army/ crime/ horror comics.
So rest in peace Mr. Infantino and thank you for making my childhood a little more super.