Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Fleeting FLASH Facts! 1975 DYNAMITE Magazine Fast Feature! DC Comics!

Back again with a special piece from those diverting dudes at DYNAMITE magazine! This time, we peer in on their dizzying dossier on DC Comics' fleet-footed Flash! Learn how Barry Allen became the second swingin' superhero to bear that name! Read the rapid run-down on his awesome origin, and see actual excerpts from his 1956 (it's this comic book than fans point to as the very start of the "Silver Age" of comics) DC debut! Click images below to enlarge!

The art in the above sample was pencilled by Carmine Infantino, who'd
later become known as the main artist on the 60s FLASH comics!

BONUS! Click below to enlarge the very cover that housed the Flash's 1956 debut!

In addition to a dynamic new costume design, note how artist Infantino gave this new Flash
a lithe, thin runner's body, as opposed to the usual over-muscular
physique the majority of super-doers get saddled with!

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