I woke to the news that longtime comic artist Carmine Infantino passed away. Carmine had a rep as a somewhat irascible character with specific views on how comics ought to be made and how the history of comics had unfolded. His own role as an artist, editor and publisher in that history is impossible to ignore. I'll leave it to my betters to write up the story of this great artist's life, a good one is found here.
What I most remember about the once publisher of DC Comics is that he created some incredible cover art, in particular those covers he did in tandem with Murphy Anderson. Here are some of my favorite covers by that duo along with some others that came to mind when I was reflecting on the career of the late great Carmine Infantino.
I've been attracted to this particular Showcase volume, which tells the last great saga of Barry Allen in those long ago pre-Crisis days.
I had a few issues at the time, but never really followed the story through. I do know that this is in many ways the last great epic by Carmine Infantino who drew with a gusto in his later career that put off many fans, but which I found full of energy and verve. I need to go to the local shop today and snatch up a copy. This weekend would be a great time to read this final classic Flash story by the Flash's greatest artist.