COVER GALLERY : Favorite Flash Comic book Covers! 1959-1970

COVER GALLERY : Favorite Flash Comic book Covers! 1959-1970

If you have watched television recently, you probably know the very popular FLASH TV series. After some misgivings regarding the show, I’ve grown quite fond of it.

What you might not know, is the comic book series.

The Flash is a comic book series that has had several incarnations; and without doubt, one of the most popular ones is the silver age series, that introduced the scarlet clad Flash, Barry Allen.

The silver age series ran from the late 1950s to about 1970. Here is a selection of my favorite FLASH comic book covers from that period. The covers (as were the interiors) overwhelmingly were the vision of one man, Carmine Infantino, who was the art director of all of DC’s comics, and (at the formative years of an oft maligned medium) defined the look of what an exciting comic book cover was.

His artwork, while perhaps crude and simplistic compared to the more refined and rendered artists of today, has a sense of design, the placement of text and graphics, and the art of getting you excited, that is still head and shoulders above most artists today.

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Carmine, at the end of 1967 with his workload as art director/executive editor increasing, after almost 8 consistent years as the sole artist of the Flash, passed on the reigns of cover and interior artist to talented newcomer Ross Andru.

Ross Andru after some initial growing pains proved himself a talented artist, growing into a strong cover artist in his own right. His issues get progressively better.

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But by far the best covers of this period are the haunting, almost baroque covers by the great Joe Kubert. Paired with stories by John Broome and the always great Robert Kanigher, these issues are a must own for any fan of great art and story. Some exemplary Neal Adams and Gil Kane covers round out the list of best covers as 1970 closes out the silver age of comics.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of the best of Silver Age FLASH Comic Book Covers! Drop us a line and let us know some of your favorites!

And to own these issues yourself? Well the bad news is most of these have not been collected yet. The good news is brand new collections are on the way. The first one, THE FLASH OMNIBUS was released last year, is hardcover, full color, and contains over 800 pages!! At $60 it is not cheap, but considering you get reprinted tens of thousands of dollars of comics, it’s a deal.

Get it The Flash Omnibus Vol. 1
here!

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The BEST Green Lantern Covers of the past 50+ years!

Well with the GREEN LANTERN movie on the horizon (which I really have no interest in seeing, I’ll try it when it comes on DVD) I thought a nifty post would be covering some of the character’s most iconic covers, from his almost six decades of publication history.

Particularly since I find the cover artwork more interesting than the stories. The Green Lantern character I find relatively uninteresting, exceptions being the later Wein/Englehart/Staton issues with John Stewart as Green Lantern and of course the O’Neil/Adams “Search for America” storyline. You can decide for yourself as I offer a link at the bottom of this article to compilations of the stories.

The stories aside, mostly one artist dominates the best Green Lantern covers, and that is the book’s definitive artist and co-creator, Gil Kane.

So without further ado the Best Green Lantern Covers:

Well there you go. The best Green Lantern covers!! Enjoy! And feel free to mention any you think I may have missed!

Oh, and here’s links to economical ways for you to read many of the stories to the covers shown (without mortgaging your house 🙂 ). Good Reading!

Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 3 (See all Superheroes Graphic Novels)
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox; Art by Gil Kane, Sid Greene, Carmine Infantino and others; Cover by Kane and Murphy Anderson
Over 500 pages of classic Green Lantern adventures, from the pages of GREEN LANTERN #39-#59 (1965-1968)!

* DC Universe
* 528pg.
* B & W
* Softcover

Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 4 (See all Superheroes Graphic Novels)
Written by Dennis O’Neil, John Broome and others; Art by Gil Kane, Mike Fekowsky and others; Cover by Neal Adams
The late ’60s/early ’70s adventures of Green Lantern continue! Collects GREEN LANTERN #60-75

* DC Universe
* 392pg.
* B&W
* Softcover