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A massive 221-page look at the career of Carmine Infantino, the artistic and publishing visionary whose mark on the comic book industry pushed conventional boundaries. As a penciler and cover artist, he was a major force in defining the Silver Age of comics, co-creating the modern Flash and resuscitating the Batman franchise in the 1960s. As art director and publisher, he steered DC Comics through the late 1960s and 1970s, one of the most creative and fertile periods in their long history. Written by historian and Alter Ego contributor Jim Amash.
With help from Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters book series), the two authors document the life and career of Infantino, in the most candid and thorough interview this controversial living legend has ever given, lavishly illustrated with the incredible images that made him a star.
They shine a light on the artist’s life, career, and contemporaries, and uncover details about the comics industry never made public until now. It all began in the late 1940s, as Carmine began with the Golden Age Flash, The Black Canary's first appearance, Airboy, Danger Trail, Charlie Chan as he ghosted for Simon and Kirby. Then it was all DC, first with wonderful early work for Strange Adventures and Mystery in Space.
Then the re-creation of The Flash in 1956, which kicked off the Silver Age. Clearly one of his favorite characters, as he continued drawing the Flash for some 15 years. It was his work on Adam Strange, the much-loved sci-fi series in Mystery in Space, that also set the stage for that series. When DC despaired that the Batman comics were down the drain, they picked the dream team to head up the "New Look"--with Infantino and Murphy Anderson on the art.
The list just goes on and on. He became the primary cover artist and/or designer for DC in the 70s, setting the tone for much of the line. He moved upstairs finally to publisher, overseeing the entire ship during the early Bronze age, even while still working on countless projects as artist. Most important, his work had that something special that only a few artists can bring to the table. He humanized characters, he made them believable and interesting, he did the first rendering for villains who are now part of the DC mythos. His action sequences are among the best in the business. His page design, brilliant. His girls beautiful, his men heroic and yet realistic.
And of course, he finally ended up at Marvel, doing some of their top characters like Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Avengers....
Packed with fine art, original pencils, finished inked pages, special drawings, character studies, cover roughs.
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Item Code CARPE Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2010 ISBN 9781605490250 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 224pg Color b&w