COMMENTS: Carmine Infantino pencils, Murphy Anderson inks; DC Poster illo; 1966; 11.5" x 14.5"
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Carmine Infantino pencils, Murphy Anderson inks; DC Poster illo; 1966; 11.5" x 14.5"With trick umbrella in hand our feathered felon the Penguin is set to land in Gotham. This image was created as one of 6 posters DC used throughout 1966 and 1967 but was later used for a myriad number of licensed products like glasses and even the Mego action figure box art.
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,