RIP Carmine Infantino

This news totally took me by surprise! My friend told me of this news and was shocked. Yeah Carmine was old and all, but you

never really expect

someone like a

family member or a celeb you really like to die. I came on here because I wondering if he was joking with me or if he really meant it. This being Comic Vine and all I thought they'd have something about it on the homepage or something. When I came on to see only news about upcoming comics and reviews I was really surprised. Surely this site would've have acknowledgement to such a person of influence on the comic world. I mean he brought back super heroes when the genre was dying with the Flash (Barry Allen). Without him creating Barry odds are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Robin would have faded into obscurity and

Marvel would have no way have brought back their own heroes.

Also Mr. Infantino created such popular characters as Wally West, Barbara Gordon, Captain Cold, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Mirror Master, and Gorilla Grodd to name a few. On top of that he has done covers for every single DC comic book at the time he was working at the company, changed the Batman logo and his design remained until the New 52, and he was a editorial director. This man was a legend and believe he should have much more recognition on this website. RIP Carmine Infantino!

11 Comments
11 Comments
Posted by JLDoom

I was extremely shocked to hear about his passing and I'm as surprised as you are that CV has no articles about this. He created one of the most recognizable and enduring superhero costumes ever guys, for crying out loud!

Edited by SmashBrawler

I heard about this yesterday. Extremely saddening news, Infantino was a true legend and deserves all the respect he can get. I honestly can't believe there isn't an article about his passing here already.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@jldoom: Well at least there is a blog up about Carmine now.

Posted by MrMiracle77

I always liked his spy comics best.

Posted by PowerHerc

This man was a giant in the comics industry.

May comicbook fans never forget Carmine Infantino.

Edited by Xanni15

RIP.

Posted by Manwhohaseverything

Sad news. Drawing the Flash has always been about showing motion. With grace, and fluidity. And while I maybe didn't get the way he drew faces all the time, NO ONE could show motion on a page better than Mr. Infantino.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@powerherc: Hopefully not. He and Julie Schwartz were the Stan Lee of DC. The only others I think would be more influential than those two are Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and William Moulton Marshton only because they created the big 4 DC characters.

Edited by LaserLambert

@crazyscarecrow said:

@powerherc: Hopefully not. He and Julie Schwartz were the Jack Kirby of DC. The only others I think would be more influential than those two are Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and William Moulton Marshton only because they created the big 4 DC characters.

Fixed as to not insult the dead.

Posted by PowerHerc

@powerherc: Hopefully not. He and Julie Schwartz were the Stan Lee of DC. The only others I think would be more influential than those two are Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and William Moulton Marshton only because they created the big 4 DC characters.

I'd include Gardner Fox in any group of the most important creators for DC Comics.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@laserlambert: Yeah :)

@powerherc: Yeah Gardner Fox would be very influential to DC seeing that he did many early stories for DC and did create the Justice League.