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FLASH, THE 1959-85 #127
CGC NM-: 9.2
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: Cream to Off-White pages
Gorilla Grodd
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Cream to Off-White pages
Gorilla Grodd
Fan favorite Gorilla Grodd returns to the pages of Flash much to the delight of his devotees, the beloved simian villain hatches a plot to run for president of the US in this issue. After being exposed to a mysterious device, Grodd becomes endowed with the power of unrelenting charisma, making everyone he comes into contact with think he's the grooviest guy in Gorilla City. He then decides to take his talents to Central City where he is quickly put up as a candidate for Governor. Eventually the Flash shows him he still needs to evolve a bit before he can defeat the Fastest Man Alive, but as a consolation prize Grodd gets to appear on one of the coolest gorilla covers of all time.


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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.


 

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