Thursday, April 04, 2013

Saw a tweet that Carmine Infantino died

He and Gil Kane alternated as my favorite DC artists. Loved all of Infantino's Adam Strange, Flash, and every foray into cheezie, Gardner Fox, SciFi adventure that he did.

JMG:I remember this cover fondly back in the day.

or this.
Nice group shot. Everyone unified in that odd leaning run, the villain leaning back the opposite direction.


Davis Chino said...

I don't know his work, but I know the name. And it's such a good name...just sounds iconic.


MrGoodson2 said...

Did a lot of editing. I believe he was at one time the equivalent of Stan Lee at Marvel. Head honcho. So he disappeared into that later in his career.

Tom Moon said...

Yes, I loved both Kane and Infantino as well. I especially liked how Infantino drew ray guns and people frozen in ice. But my favorite Early-Silver-Age DC artists were:
1)Curt Swan inked by John Forte. John Forte did the early Legion of Super-Heroes issues which I loved also.
2)Kurt Schaffenberger, who did Lois Lane. He always drew a more graceful Superman, almost to the point of pretty.

MrGoodson2 said...

I guess Murphy Anderson was a regular collaborator. He actually needed a good inker.
His forays into one man show weren't so good. Some Warren -Creepy-Eerie art.
Leaning into a run posing, slight angling for interest in most poses. Good appeal.

Rickart said...

He also did a bunch of Star Wars comics for Marvel after his time at DC. I can't say I was a fan of his style, but he was a very servicable story teller. Archie Goodwin was the writer on those stories and they were actually pretty entertaining comics long before there was any offical "expanded universe".

MrGoodson2 said...

The wiki entry for him is worth a read. Interesting life in the pursuit of paying for groceries

Tom Moon said...

Wait. Anderson needed a good inker? I thought Murphy Anderson was THE inker artists wanted. Swan with Anderson inking, "Swanderson", was considered the classic team.

MrGoodson2 said...

That's almost what I meant. I confused it with the Murphy Anderson reference above. Someone always inked him. The wiki says Infantino did some inking. But I think he was mainly pencils.

Tom Moon said...

Oh, I gotcha.