According to his colleagues George Perez and Arlen Schumer, former DC Comics Editor Carmine Infantino has passed away at the age of 87.
Perez is best known as the “father” of the Silver Age of Comics, having been responsible for the mid-century reboots of golden age characters like Green Lantern and the Flash. He was the creator behind the classic “Flash of Two Worlds,” which introduced the concept of the DC Multiverse, and even appeared in the pages of his own work, as himself, helping Barry Allen return to the DC universe after a brief visit to Earth Prime.
DC Comics released a statement yesterday, with Co-Publisher Jim Lee stating “Carmine was a legend. The number of classic covers he created are innumerable. His influence, reach and impact is humbling and will always live on.”
Infantino’s vision defined an entire generation of comics and readers and continues to be driving force behind the industry, as there is likely not a single creator working today who is not influenced in some way by the work Infantino did himself or by works done by those whom he brought into the fold at DC, such as Jack Kirby.
We here at Capeless Crusader want to send our heartfelt condolences to Carmine Infantino’s family and offer a heartfelt salute to a fallen titan of the industry.
Godspeed, Carmine Infantino. We will miss you.