Friday, April 5, 2013

Infantino Month Part 1: The Flash in "Around the World in 80 Minutes"

 Kicking off what will hopefully be a whole series of posts related to Carmine Infantino, here’s my favorite of the early Silver Age Flash stories; “Around the World in 80 Minutes”. It’s a cheeky little story more reminiscent of something Will Eisner would have done than anything Flash stories would be known for, and Infantino’s art is excellent:

 From Showcase #13, enjoy! All © DC.
 Believe it or not, the “Black Cat” villain who appears only in a handful of panels here would later be referenced in Flash #137!

 And my, does this look familiar or is it just me?

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