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    Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella The Flash #117 Cover Original Art (DC, 1960). The Silver Age of Comics is generally considered to have begun with the first appearance of the new Flash in Showcase #4. This re-imagining of DC's Golden Age superhero characters caught the attention of young comic buyers, and suddenly what was considered a dying format was totally revitalized. Every week, kids with dimes to spend were treated to some of the most fantastic cover images ever, with each new issue seemingly topping the one before. And for a very few selected fans who sent in letters, a special prize was awarded, in the form of original artwork. Imagine the thrill of opening up a package from DC and finding something like this!
    From the thirteenth issue of the series, artist Carmine Infantino hit one out of the park with his depiction of Captain Boomerang, about to kayo the Scarlet Speedster with one of his well-tossed weapons. While the colors of the printed comic's cover really stood out at the newsstand, seeing the fine pen and ink artwork in person really is beyond comparison. From the speed lines emanating off the Flash, to the crosshatched city skyline in the background, this one is a real beauty. Apparently, DC enlarged the two figures slightly for the final cover, as the original actually shows a bit more detail in the outer edges than what finally appeared.
    The art is in ink and graphite on DC/Sparta Bristol board, with an image area of 12.5" x 18.5". The art has been professionally conserved, and the Flash logo, issue number, and Comics Code elements are all recent replacements. There is a minor amount of wear on the board, with tack holes in the corners, and a whisper of soiling visible throughout, but none of these distractions take away from the main image area. We're calling this Very Good, condition-wise, but the impact is definitely "excellent!"

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