COMMENTS: Infantino cvr/art; 1st app. of Spellbinder (12/66)
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Infantino cvr/art; 1st app. of Spellbinder (12/66)Written by John Broome. Art by Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane) and Joe Giella. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella. The Circle of Terror!; Batman and Robin battle Spellbinder, a new supervillain who puts Batman into a trance. Written by Gardner Fox. Art by Sid Greene. The Faker-Takers of the Baker's Dozen!; Sue Dibny is going to unveil the paintings Peter Baker at an art gallery, but the paintings are missing. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Pennies for UNICEF! public service announcement with Superman, written by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff.
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.