Friday, March 4, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: A Flash In the Spinner-Rack

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! We haven't dug on nearly enough Groovy Age Flash covers, so whaddya say we make up for lost time right now! Here are a dazzling dozen super-speed showpieces by artists like Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Rich Buckler, and more!

Art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito

Art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano

Art by Dick Giordano

Art by Nick Cardy

Art by Rich Buckler and Jack Abel

I knew you'd dig 'em!


  1. Flash covers are zany, because the stories were zany and fun. That top one, the one with the Rogues leering atop the giant Flash logo is on my all-time list of greatest covers ever. I got hold of this issue somewhere and just lingered and lingered over that image, elegant and graceful and dynamic. Great stuff!

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    1. The late Carmine Infantino was a master at laying out covers. This issue was the final one in his initial run of the Flash. What a way to go.

  2. Great eye candy there, Groove. How could you go wrong with such an array of talent gracing these covers? My personal faves are # 174 and 204.

  3. There was this one Neal Adams cover of Flash defending a dog from a hostile mob (March 1970). You've got to wonder about some of those editorial conferences...

  4. anything with a neal adams cover gets my attention and the 246 cover doesn't dissappoint. wow! the gil kane cover rocks, but I'm a big gil kane fan. whoever did that 186 cover,man that cat was on his game.



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