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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Passing of Carmine Infantino... April 4th, 2013
Mood:  sad
Topic: Comic Book Artists
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Mentions The Passing Of... 
 Carmine Infantino
April 4th of 2013



TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3826 -    Earlier this morning I posted a blog about the passing of George Gladir, (see blog #3825).  

A couple of hours ago I posted a note on my Facebook Fan Page about two more passings... That of Roger Ebert, and then Carmine Infantino.  And then I closed down my laptop and ran a couple of errands.

While I was driving I thought about Carmine, who was 87 years old at his passing. 

I remembered first seeing him back in 2000 at the San Diego Comic-Con International, as shown at the top right, where he autographed a few publications he was involved in.   

Carmine Infantino contributed in many ways during the years he worked in the comic book genre.

Carmine was born in 1925 and was an early freelancer in comics.

He worked for Timely Comics, Prize Comics (Joe Simon & Jack Kirby's publishing biz), drawing Charlie Chan.

He also worked for DC Comics, drawing westerns, mysteries and sci-fic stories.

It was in 1956 that he helped start the Silver Age of Comics. He drew the updated version of the Flash for Showcase #4 for DC Comics.

Later, in 1967 he became the art director for DC Comics.

In 1971 he became the Publisher of DC, and brought Jack Kirby over from Marvel to produce his Fourth World comics line there.

Carmine later stepped down from that position, and became a freelancer again, this time for Warren Publishing and Marvel Comics.

For Marvel he drew the popular Star Wars comics, Spider-Woman and Nova! 

I hadn't seen Carmine at any conventions for a while...

Here is a link to his credits in the comics industry, at the Grand Comics Database.  With almost 4300 listings!

Here is a link to his Wikipedia entry.

My condolences to his family and friends.  Plus my Thanks to Carmine for all the stories he provided during my years of reading comics.

~ Michael



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,826 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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