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FLASH COMICS 1940-49 #86
CGC FN: 6.0
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SOLD ON:  Thursday, 08/30/2018 1:41 PM
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COMMENTS: ow/white pgs; sm amt of dried glue on fc
Joe Kubert cover/art; 1st app. of the Black Canary; dinosaur bondage cvr
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ow/white pgs; sm amt of dried glue on fc
Joe Kubert cover/art; 1st app. of the Black Canary; dinosaur bondage cvr
When Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino created Black Canary, who made her debut in this very issue, they probably didn't expect the character to become a long-lasting heroine in the DC lexicon, but, over seventy years later, she continues to be a popular character, and one of the first female heroes to appear in the publisher's output. Did we happen to mention the super-cool Lee Elias dinosaur cover? Dinosaurs are awesome...

Overstreet Guide 2017 FN (6.0) value = $4,500.

Artists Information

High School of Art & Design alum Carmine Infantino got his start in the industry working Timely, a precursor to Marvel Comics, where he would do spot work on anthology features, in his first work at DC he helped create Black Canary and began his long-running involvement with the Flash during his Golden Age era, as well as illustrating the original Green Lantern. After the post-war comic book slump Infantino collaborated with writer Robert Kanigher and editor Julius Schwartz to help bring back superheroes and launch the Silver Age by updating the Flash in the pages of Showcase, the reboot was a huge success and led to the superhero rebirth that has continued into the modern day, Infantino's ability to capture speed and movement on a page made his Flash believable and engaging. Carmine was promoted to Art Director and then Publisher at DC over the course of his illustrious career,

Joe Kubert (Sept. 18, 1926 - Aug. 12, 2012) began his career at the age of 13. He was also an art teacher and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the characters like Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tor, Son of Sinbad and the Viking Prince.

Joe Giella is an American comic book artist best known as a DC Comics inker during the late 1950s and 1960s Silver Age of comic books. Giella's career began in the 40's at Hillman and later working with C.C. Beck on Captain Marvel stories at Fawcett. He would also assist on Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and other stories at Timely. It was the Silver Age where he would come to his most prominence, working at DC on many of their biggest titles, including Batman, Green Lantern and Strange Adventures, working often with artist Carmine Infantino.

Lee Elias was a British-American comics artist. He was best known for his work on the Black Cat comic book published by Harvey Comics in the 1940s. Lee Elias left comic books after the 1954 publication of Fredric Wertham's anti-comics book Seduction of the Innocent, which used four of his Black Cat panels as examples of "depraved" comic art. In 1972, Elias came back to American comic books, working mainly on DC's various horror titles and secondary Marvel Comics titles including Power Man and The Human Fly. His last major project was The Rook series for Warren Publishing.