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Flash of Two Worlds cover (37 Comments)

Artists: Carmine Infantino (Penciller) ,  Murphy  Anderson (Inker)

Flash of Two Worlds cover Comic Art
   

Artwork Details

Title: Flash of Two Worlds cover 8
Artist: Carmine Infantino (Penciller)
Artist: Murphy  Anderson (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 7,624
Comments: 37
Added to Site: 5/22/2009
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Description

This iconic cover had resided in the Forbes Collection for the last 19 years. I would like to thank Kip Forbes for parting with this amazing cover.



Awarded to Don Thompson in 1961 for his fan letter praising this landmark issue. Last transacted in the pre-historic days of 1991 when it broke the record for the most expensive piece of comic art ever sold.



Flash #123 is certainly the most important 60's DC comic and a true milestone in comic history with the creation of Earth II and the merging of the Golden Age and the Silver Age.



The holy grail.

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Stephen Fishler
Joined: December 2005
 
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Tony Marine wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Way cool!!
Posted on 5/22/2009


Jim D'Amico wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Not bad ole' man !!!!
Posted on 5/22/2009


Colorado Kid wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonka!
Posted on 5/22/2009


- Artemaria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
It is almost funny to see someone who has a collection like yours use the word "grail," but the historical significance of this piece (and indeed of a significant number of the pieces in your collection) is undeniable. I think that your collection is getting to, or has been at, the point where you should seriously consider approaching museums of note (MOMA, etc.) to host temporary exhibitions of your collections. Such exhibitions could increase exposure of our little hobby and introduce this wonderful art to a great number of people in the world who likely do not even know it exists. Think about it. In the meantime, enjoy your pretty pictures. They are spectacular beyond words.
Posted on 5/22/2009


Nelson Animated Ink wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Carmine Infantino will always be the definitive artist of the Flash for me. This cover bridged the generation of Flashes and essentially had the Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick pass the torch to the Silver Age Flash Barry Allen. I was forntunate to view this cover in person many moons ago and am ecstatic to see it finally make it's way here to CAF. An outstanding addition to your already museum quality collection. Cheers! N.
Posted on 5/22/2009


Lloyd White wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Stunning!
Posted on 5/22/2009


Joseph Melchior wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Seeing something as historic as this cover just pop up without fanfare is an experience in itself. Congratulations, where do you go from here??
Posted on 5/22/2009


I D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Historic is an understatement. A true GRAIL!
Posted on 5/22/2009


C F wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Aw man. That's AWESOME!
Posted on 5/22/2009


Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote: Paid Member Hero Supporter    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome and reassuring to know it is good safe hands...this is never really owned but it is always treasured
Posted on 5/22/2009


Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the reasons this cover is considered a classic is the design. Everything about it is compelling, even the dialogue, but the central image of the wall is simply brilliant.
Posted on 5/23/2009


Will K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Whether we know it or not, this comic is why a lot of us started reading comics.
Posted on 5/23/2009


Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I'm speechless.
Posted on 5/23/2009


Matt S wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
how awesome is this?! one of the most impressive Flash/silver age covers i've seen yet!
Posted on 5/23/2009


Constant N wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
It's okay, if you like historic, monumental and significant covers. =) Seriously, wow....just....wow! What do the covered word bubbles next to Barry say? Seeing an image of the original is a real treat, you get to see the slight changes and tweeks that weren't seen in the published version.
Posted on 5/23/2009


Lan Pitts wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
wow! and infantino AND Anderson piece. congrats!
Posted on 5/23/2009


Jared Simmons wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I can only echo everyone comments and thank you for sharing this spectacular piece.
Posted on 5/24/2009


Olivier D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My God, I don't know how you do to find all of these beauties!!! I would stay hours & hours watching, dreaming,..., your collection. Tx for sharing ;o)
Posted on 5/25/2009


Alkis Vlachos wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
perfect fit to your collection ... congrats!
Posted on 5/27/2009


J. Hollon wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
NO WAY!!!!! Incredible! One of the truly classic pieces of comic art in the history of the medium!
Posted on 5/27/2009


Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member Hero Supporter    [ Quote & Reply ]
Thanks for sharing!! Amazing.
Posted on 5/27/2009


John Coates wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just...wow. To have an early 1960s DC cover survive the shredder is one thing, but for that cover to *also* be from a seminal issue (Dictionary.com: “Highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas”) is impressive to say the least!! I seem to remember in a lettercol from the 1960s where the issue editor mentioned that this cover was either given away in a contest to a reader, or given away to a kid that visited the office. Even more impressive if that’s true; could be wrong about the lettercol memory, though JC
Posted on 5/28/2009


Murray Roach wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow. To own one of about a handful of covers that every fan in the world would recognize is just awesome. Congrats!
Posted on 5/28/2009


John Cogan wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy sh#t, Stephen, what an incredible and historic piece to add to your already amazing collection. I would have to agree with just about every comment already make about this piece, espicially with what Artemaria wrote. This piece definitely deserves to be viewed in museums.
Posted on 5/31/2009


Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member Hero Supporter    [ Quote & Reply ]
There are so many wonderful features of this cover - composition, finishing, historical event. It's hard to express how wonderful this is to me.
Posted on 6/19/2009


adam martin wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
thanks for sharing. That is just simply amazing to see with the whole historical significance of the cover. That is just stunning for me to see.
Posted on 7/8/2009


Nick Katradis wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fishler, if God took human form and lived amongst us, his address would probably be metropolis collectibles! A truly historic piece and an incredible art masterpiece - whoever does not believe that comic art belongs in museums, they need only look here!
Posted on 7/25/2009


Patrick Carlos wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
you're the man! congratulations!
Posted on 10/16/2009


Artur & Biggi J. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, congrats for this historic cover!
Posted on 10/29/2009


Mike (aka Off White) White wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the best pieces period on all of this site! You have an amazing collection!
Posted on 2/26/2010


Dave Ruth wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
When I first saw this I couldn't believe that it was real ! Several folks mentioned that it is amazing that this cover survived, well there was no luck involved. Don Thompson was a man with incredible knowledge and insight into this hobby that we love. That fact that he would receive , and care for this historic cover is as much a contribution to our hobby as his publication, Comics Buyers Guide.
Posted on 3/12/2010


Adam Ianbarry wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is TOTALLY amazing. Amazing........ Wow.... and....... sigh. Wow. Yep. Don't get much better than that! X
Posted on 10/23/2010


Marc Pecorella wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great cover. Goes well with your first class collection.
Posted on 2/20/2011


FRED deBOOM wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This cover is FLASH-tastic!!! It doesn't get much better than this one!!!
Posted on 7/15/2011


James Halperin wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Absolutely glorious!
Posted on 5/31/2013


Sean Rutan wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Speechless...
Posted on 6/14/2013


Frank L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is 1 of 2 iconic Flash covers, the other being the Showcase cover featuring Barry. I am sure you smile each day when you see this. I am curious, and I don't know if this topic is taboo in comic art collecting, but have you had it restored? I am almost curious to see how these works of art would appear if the word balloons and lettering were cleaned up.
Posted on 9/28/2013


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