Among his accomplishments; many penciled and inked pages and decades of editorial decisions, Carmine Infantino should be remembered as the man who saved superheroes and probably the entire genre!
Sadly Carmine Infantino passed away Thursday at the age of 87.
As a young comic book collector, Carmine's work was everywhere! From back issues of 'the Flash' and 'Detective Comics' I was getting at the flea markets or his current at the time work on 'Star Wars' his style was warm, fluid and incredibly iconic.
It wasn't until I became a student and historian of comic books that I discovered the bigger impact Carmine had on comics! It was his working with Julius Schwartz that he conceptualized and did the pencils (Joe Kubert did the inks) 'Showcase # 4', the first appearance of the Barry Allen Flash and helped usher in the Silver Age.
I had the pleasure of meeting Carmine a few times and found him to be incredibly giving of himself and someone who loved to tell stories, and he some great ones.
So thank you sir for your work that helped shape the industry I love so much. It's so nice to see his legacy still alive in books like the Flash, Batgirl, Spider-Woman and Dial H for HERO.