One of the most influential comics artists of the Silver Age, Infantino not only drew “Flash of Two Worlds” in FLASH #123 that kicked off Earth Two and ushered in the modern age of comics. Sleek and dynamic, his artwork defined the DC look for decades. He later served in a more controversial role as DC’s editor in chief, before returning to art on Star Wars, Spider-Woman and many more titles.
Tributes are pouring out on Twitter and Facebook.
R.I.P. Carmine Infantino, the greatest designer in comics history and one of my heroes. Tough day.
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) April 4, 2013
Very first sketch I ever got from an artist was a Flash sketch from Carmine Infantino. One of my art heroes.
— Jeff Lemire (@JeffLemire) April 4, 2013
Sad to hear Carmine Infantino has died. I was lucky to meet him at NYCC and thank him for his work and creating Batgirl and Black Canary.
— DC Women Kicking Ass (@dcwomenkicknass) April 4, 2013