One of DC’s architects to receive a career retrospective…
The late Carmine Infantino was one of the most influential creators in DC history. More than any other artist, he was responsible for the house look from the dawn of the Silver Age until the late ’60s, by which time he’d become a company exec. By the dawn of the Bronze Age, he’d brought in megawatt talent like Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Dick Giordano — and Jack Kirby.
He had a tremendous impact on characters like the Flash, Batman and Batgirl, to name a few.
Now, DC is planning a hardcover retrospective showcasing some of the artist’s greatest work — Legends of the DC Universe: Carmine Infantino Vol. 1 — due in 2021.
Dig this official description and placeholder art from Edelweiss+, the book-industry marketing platform:
Legends of the DC Universe: Carmine Infantino Vol. 1
Legends of the DC Universe: Carmine Infantino Vol. 1 is the can’t miss collection of Infantino’s most incredible works!
Collecting some of Infantino’s most incredible work from the Silver Age of comics, including stories from Secret Origins, Detec tive Comics, The Flash, All-Star Comics, and more! Legends of the DC Universe: Carmine Infantino Vol. 1 makes the perfect addition to any bookshelf!
Collects Secret Origins #17, Detective Comics #327, Detective Comics #332, Danger Trail #1-4, The Flash #112, The Flash #123, Showcase #4, House of Mystery #296, DC Comics Presents #73, The Brave and the Bold #49, All-Star Comics #40, Sensation Comics #87, Strange Adventures #204, Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #89, All-Star Western #1, Flash Comics #86, Flash Comics #90, All-American Comics #95, DC Special #1, Mystery in Space #1, The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4, Western Comics #73, Comic Cavalcade #28, Secret Hearts #8.
A few thoughts:
— The 408-page hardcover is due May 11, 2021. It lists for $49.99.
— If I were to list a Mount Rushmore of Batman artists, it’d be Neal Adams, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers and big battle for the fourth spot. And the Flash doesn’t need a Mount Rushmore because Infantino is it.
— The cover is from 1968’s DC Special #1, by the by.
— I like that the book doesn’t just play with the Silver Age. Infantino’s Golden Age and Bronze Age work is also represented.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by DC yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— CARMINE INFANTINO’s Greatest BATMAN Covers — RANKED. Click here.
— CARMINE INFANTINO’s 13 Greatest FLASH Covers — RANKED. Click here.