SOLD ON: Monday, 03/11/2019 12:19 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 2; Carmine Infantino pencils, and Joe Giella inks; image size 13"x18"
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From the story, Menace of the Reverse-Flash, in his first comic appearance
Pg. 2; Carmine Infantino pencils, and Joe Giella inks; image size 13"x18"
From the story, Menace of the Reverse-Flash, in his first comic appearancePage two from Flash #139 presents a snapshot of the Cold War epoch when families across the globe waited with bated breath to witness astonishing new developments in the space race with the USSR. This page offers not only a window into the perspective of a historic era, but is also a crucial part of the introduction of a now-iconic villain of the DC universe, Professor Zoom aka Reverse Flash. The futuristic ne'er-do-well retrieves Barry Allen's costume from the time capsule featured on this page and recreates the Flash's powers to become a 25th-century supervillain. The Crimson Comet travels into the year 2463 to thwart his evil twin, and lo, a classic nemesis is born!
This page is an absolute treasure for Flash fans as Infantino's penchant for capturing motion is on full display, and weaving a historical theme into these panels helps the artist inject a sense of grandeur into this wonderful and important piece.
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 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.