Comic-book historian Arlen Schumer gave one of his signature VisuaLectures on the legacy of recently deceased DC artist and editor Carmine Infantino. You can watch a recording of the presentation here. Starting off with Infantino’s legendary run on The Flash, Schumer took us through the artist’s career at DC, highlighting his innovative style and his contributions to Silver Age comics.
If Eric Stanton had a hand in designing Spidey's costume, is it fair to say that he was a Spidey co-creator? ;)
Hmmm; first off, is this a hypothetical, or is there evidence stanton helped? because this is the first time I’m hearing about it. But I’d say if ditko was the primary creator of spidey’s costume, but might’ve had a suggestion from a studio mate whose style was close to his, it all depends on that “suggestion,” I suppose. For example, the writer Bill Finger made MORE costume design suggestions on his partner artist bob kane’s first batman sketch that not only is finger deserved of co-creator status on batman for his writing alone, but his “art direction” of Batman makes him ALMOST the entire creator of the character!
As a comic book historian and Batman expert, I’ll be introducing 2 films that inspired his creation, 1928’s “The Man Who Laughs” (where The Joker came from) and 1930’s “The Bat Whispers,” at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater this Sunday, June 10 at 8pm, $5.