Carmine Infantino Cover Gallery

Legendary Flash artist Carmine Infantino died yesterday. In honor of his legacy, the five regular Speed Force contributors have each chosen our favorite Carmine Infantino Flash covers. Without further ado, here they are in reverse-chronological order:

Flash #323: Flash vs. Flash

Flash #323 (1983), features the ultimate confrontation between Barry Allen and the Reverse-Flash.

Flash #174: Stupendous Triumph of the Six Super-Villains

Flash #174 (1967) remains the gold standard of Villains Triumphant covers.

Flash #155: Gauntlet of Super-Villains

Flash #155 (1965) is the first true appearance of the Rogues as a group.

Flash #140: Heat Wave and Captain Cold

Flash #140 (1963) introduced Heat Wave and immediately paired him up with Captain Cold. The blasted-from-both-sides layout proved to be a classic.

Flash #123: Flash of Two Worlds

Flash #123 (1962) is one of the most recognizable covers in comics history, and probably among the most frequently homaged (up there with Pieta covers, I’d imagine). In fact, four of these five covers have been remade more than once, a testament to Infantino’s influence.


10 thoughts on “Carmine Infantino Cover Gallery

  1. Flash Fact

    The only one missing, IMO, is Showcase #4. So iconic, I own a shirt of it. But great choices, all.

  2. Lia

    Honestly, I could have picked a whole bunch of covers — there are a lot that are amazing or at least amusingly whimsical. Infantino was great at both covers and sequential art.

    (And I like Flash #174 so much that I bought two t-shirts with it)

    1. Flash Fact

      Oh, man! You lucky dog! I bet those shirts are awesome. That image is EASILY the most iconic pic of the Rogues ever.

    1. Flash Fact

      You’re right on the money with that one. Hard to think what super-speed effects would like nowadays wihout his influence, eh?

  3. Flash Fact

    Another great one is the Flash and Superman race from #199. I’ve always loved that image of the two fastest heroes of the time together at the starting line.

  4. Kyer

    Is there a site with all the Flash covers? I’ve seen all the ones from Wally’s era on, but only a few of the Jay and Barry ones.


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