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Hi Folks: If

Hi, Folks:

If you are in your twenties or thirties, you might not be too aware of who Carmine Infantino is.  He was the long time editor-in-chief and/or publisher of DC comics, but before that he was simply an outstanding artist.  Here is a fantastic interview with Mr. Infantino.

By today’s overwrought standards, Carmine’s drawings may seem a bit quaint.  But, upon closer inspection, you’ll find rock solid draftsman.  His “Flash of Two Worlds” cover is still one of the most referenced comic covers in history.

As many of you know, I love Silver Age comics.  Carmine Infantino may never have been a superstar artist, but as a publisher he had a profound impact on the comics industry.

My old friend Mike, who was very into Silver Age comics too, and I used to discuss the merits and perceived failings of artists like Carmine Infantino, Don Heck, Sal Buscema, and other of the workhorse artists.  Mike has been gone for a few years now, but I still remember the passionate fanboy arguments and the laughing that went  them.  Good times.

Carmine says this will be his last interview.  While not unexpected, this does sadden me a bit.  Heroes should never get older.


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