Carmine In­fantino

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Few names de­fine the Sil­ver Age of comics more than Carmine In­fantino.

Af­ter study­ing at Brooklyn’s School of In­dus­trial Art, he cut his teeth at Harry Ch­esler’s stu­dio in Man­hat­tan. Then he worked for Joe Si­mon at Timely Comics, start­ing with Jack Frost in USA Comics #3 in Jan­uary 1942.

In­fantino be­gan his re­la­tion­ship with The Flash in 1947’s “The Se­cret City” in

All-Flash #31. In 1956 he would rein­vent the char­ac­ter, de­sign­ing the iconic red and yel­low cos­tume.

In the early ’60s Stan Lee at­tempted to lure In­fantino over to Marvel, of­fer­ing him an (at the time) as­ton­ish­ing $22,000. In re­sponse, DC pro­moted him to Art Di­rec­tor. He would later work for Marvel, how­ever, his long run on Star Wars be­ing es­pe­cially no­table. He also or­gan­ised the cross­over that saw Su­per­man and Spi­der-Man share a comic for the very first time.

would 1n 1956 he the flash rein­vent and with a red yel­low cos­tume

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