Comic book artist and editor Carmine Infantino died April 4. He was 87.
Infantino worked on various superhero comics for both DC and Marvel. His accomplishments included designing the costume for an updated version of The Flash, a comic whose success contributed to the superhero revival in the years after Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent.
Sleek, beautiful art by Carmine Infantino, illustrating stories by John Broome and occasionally Gardner Fox (who had created the original Flash) ensured the comic’s success.
[Thanks to Morris Keesan and John King Tarpinian for the story.]
Update 04/08/2013: Corrected name to Fredric Wertham. Thanks to those who gently pointed out the error.