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CARMINE INFANTINO (1925-2013)

Photograph by Seth Kushner

Carmine Infantino, one of the architects of the Silver Age of Comics, has passed away. 

Both an artist and editor, Infantino also held the position of Publisher at DC Comics 1971-1976.

During his tenure he ushered in the first inter-company crossover (Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man), consulted on both Superman: The Movie and Superman II and brought legendary cartoonist Jack “The King” Kirby to DC from 1970 through 1975.  In addition he oversaw both new bringing new talent to the company including Dick Giordano, Neal Adams and Denny O’Neil; promoted several artists to editorial positions and oversaw the revamp several of the company’s biggest icons: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and Green Arrow.

As an artist, Infantino defined several characters including The Flash, Adam Strange, the “new look” Batman and Robin, Batgirl and Deadman.

In later years, he drew a number of books for Marvel Comics including Spider Woman, Star Wars, and Nova; as well as continuing to do work at DC including Dial “H” for Hero and Red Tornado.

Visit the gallery after the jump take a moment to appreciate the work of this legendary creator.

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