so, on friday, i posted wally wood's 22 panels that always work.
today, i'm giving you
carmine infantino's 7 covers that always sell!
carmine infantino was a renowned artist in the industry throughout the 50s and 60s and was responsible, in many ways, for the look and the feel of the dc line at the onset of the silver age, co-creating the silver age flash, adam strange, and elongated man, as well as handling a long and impressive run as the artist on batman. in the mid-sixties, he was advanced to art director, where he reinvigorated dc comics by hiring on great artists--like our pal, nick cardy--to produce some of the most exciting and eye-catching covers that comics had ever seen, then or since! carmine was eventually promoted to editorial director, and then publisher, where he oversaw the entire workings of dc comics until 1977.
these are images or elements that, back in the late 60s/early 70s, carmine claimed were (scientifically!) proven to sell more copies of that particular issue!
are ya ready? write 'em down!
you won't wanna miss this important information!
~ the city in flames! (or destroyed!)
~ the color purple!
~ the hero crying (defeated)!
~ a question posed to the reader, like "why is this hero crying?!"
and this is why the cover to an upcoming issue of your favorite perhapanauts comic will feature our own big, on a motorcycle, escaping a burning city enveloped by a strange purple glow, as he is chased by a rampaging dinosaur.
and he is crying.
also, in the corner, is a pop-up of choopie asking, "who took my friggin' fruit pie?!"
(actually, i'd really like to see that...)
and now, the
answers to your
"five for friday!"
here are their real names--
by what name are they infamous...?
1. anakin skywalker
2. norton g. fester
(also accept meteor man)
3. johann shmidt
the red skull
4. arnold wexler
5. dennis rader
the btk killer
have a fancy-pants monday!
smell ya later!