Saturday, June 3, 2017

Showcase #4 / The Flash - Joe Kubert art & cover

Showcase v1 #4 dc comic book cover art by Joe Kubert (Flash)
Joe Kubert
Showcase v1 #4 featuring The Flash, 1956 - A landmark moment, the issue heralds in the Silver Age of Comics with its introduction of the new Flash. The lead story chronicles the hero's origin while referencing his Golden Age counterpart. The lesser-known second tale features an encounter with an unnamed futuristic thief. Both stories are pencilled by Carmine Infantino, but the superb inks by Joe Kubert are often overlooked. His subtle textures are pervasive throughout the book, including the ominous thunderclouds on page 2, panel 5 and the lapping waves on page 10, panel 5 (see interior page below). These fine details and others call for a greater appreciation of Kubert's role in the Flash's highly successful launch. The first story in this issue has been reprinted in Secret Origins #1 and Secret Origins v2 #1. This is number 2 of 19 Showcase issues with Kubert art and/or covers.
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Kubert cover inks (Carmine Infantino pencils) = ***
"Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt"
Kubert story inks (Carmine Infantino pencils) 12 pages = ***
"The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier" Kubert story inks (Carmine Infantino pencils) 10 pages = ***

Showcase v1 #4 dc comic book page art by Joe Kubert (Flash)
Joe Kubert
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