Carmine Infantino

Paul Kupperberg on June 11th, 2021

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Direct Comments: Comic Book Creators in Their Own Words
The DC Direct Currents Interview Transcripts (1989 – 1991)
Conducted, Transcribed, and Annotated by Paul Kupperberg

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Paul Kupperberg on February 21st, 2020

Browsing through old DC Comics house ads reminds me of probably my all-time favorite comic book, Showcase, a title I would eventually get to contribute to. Here’s the introduction I wrote in 1992 for the collected THE ESSENTIAL SHOWCASE (1956-1959) volume.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 16th, 2020

Last time on PaulKupperberg.com…this! Now, Part 2–“The Choice!” from Green Lantern #153 (June 1982). This Tale of the Green Lantern Corps was pencilled by Carmine Infantino, inked by Frank Chiaramonte, lettered by Adam Kubert, colored by Anthony Tollin, and blue-pencilled by Dave Manak.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 15th, 2020

Part 1 of a 2-part Tales of the Green Lantern Corps back-up story from Green Lantern #152 (May 1982), another pencil and ink job by irascible Carmine Infantino. “Paradise World” was lettered by the cantankerous Milt Snappin, colored by the avuncular Anthony Tollin, and edited by the durable Dave Manak.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 12th, 2020

I love Carmine Infantino.

Well, I love his art, anyway. To be honest, in person, he could be kind of crotchety and snarly. But as a young, early-1960s comic book reader, Carmine was the first artist whose style I came to recognize and could instantly identify from his work on Flash and Adam Strange.… Read the rest

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Another find from the files, an Elongated Man back-up story written for, but never published in, THE FLASH #270 (February 1979) for editor Ross Andru. The scans I found had the notation pencilled “unedited” on page one of the script, and a “Written OFF -30-” stamp on the back of the last page.… Read the rest

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From the “Lost Stories” file comes this, “The Children’s Crusade,” a proposal I wrote in January of 1989 for a 3-issue DC Comics Prestige Format Black Canary miniseries that was, according to the title page, to be drawn by Michael Davis.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 15th, 2017

It must have been 1968, just before DC Comics (then known as National Periodical Publications, or just National) move from 575 Lexington Avenue, and I was a thirteen year old comic book reader making my first visit to the Manhattan offices of DC Comics.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 4th, 2016

img_2383Once upon a time, the mighty Warner Entertainment was known as Warner Bros. and it wasn’t so mighty. In fact, in 1968, it was sold to Steve Ross’s Kinney National Company, a small conglomerate consisting of a Hollywood talent agency, parking lots, cleaning companies, and funeral homes for $64 million.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 22nd, 2015

Sure, Marvel Comics had their little “No Prize,” but when you wrote a fan letter to DC Comics…I’m sorry, I mean National Periodical Publications in the 1960s, you received a reply with substance!

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*Midge was Sol Harrison’s secretary. Sol Harrison was head of production, later president of DC between Carmine Infantino and Jenette Kahn.
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