Comics Legend Carmine Infantino Has Died


Various online sources are reporting that legendary Silver Age comics creator Carmine Infantino has died. Infantino, born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24,1925, was a major force in the creation of the Silver Age of comic books. His work in the '50s and '60s included the co-creation of numerous characters, most notably the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen. Infantino is widely regarded as one of, if not the, best comics artists of all time. He was also key in reimagining Batman for DC, and co-created Human Target, which became a short-lived FOX television series. He was also distinguished as an editor and, later in his career, worked on projects like Star Wars for Marvel Comics. It was under his editorial direction that DC wooed Jack Kirby, resulting in the creation of the New Gods, among many other enduring properties, for the publisher. "So sad to learn of the passing of another comic book legend," George Perez just posted to Facebook. "Carmine Infantino was one of the great influential artists in the history of the medium and I will always look upon his Adam Strange, Flash and Space Museum stories as wondrous examples of fantasy made even more magical at the hands of a master. RIP, Carmine." More details as this story develops.