START TIME: Monday, 10/05/2020 12:00 PM
COMMENTS: OW/W pgs, tiny spine split
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2nd Golden Age Flash; 1st SA app. JSA in flashback
OW/W pgs, tiny spine split
2nd Golden Age Flash; 1st SA app. JSA in flashbackAn incredibly complex plotline in this issue sees the Flashes of Earths 1 & 2 battling a duet of their most pesky enemies, Captain Cold and the Trickster. There is a threat to the Earth of Jay Garrick in the form of a deadly radioactive meteor, which Garrick devines can be averted by a certain radiation-absorbing metal that only exists in Barry Allen's dimension, upon travelling there he become embroiled in a caper at a masquerade ball where there are a lot of confusing hero and villain costumes, but the Captain Cold and Trickster disguises turn out to be real. To make a long story short, the two Flashes capture the bad guys and save the world, the Jay Garrick one, because there are in fact two. This second team-up of the GA and SA Flash is a cult classic fave.
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.