Post-Infantino Flash... Off-Model?

When Carmine Infantino was finally succeeded on The Flash by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, the results weren't exactly conclusive. The Scarlet Speedster was too bulky for many fans, and Andru himself conceded that he "was trying to incorporate the Marvel superhero look into the wrong character. He shouldn't have been that beefy... that muscular. [...] I look back on some of that stuff and I cringe." Was it really that bad? Let's take a look at a random early issue...
Yep, completely off-model. Shame.

Panel from The Flash #177 (1968) by Gardner Fox, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.
Quote from Cary Burkett's 1977 article "Remembering With Ross Andru and Mike Esposito" in The Amazing World of DC Comics #15


SallyP said...

I don't know what it is, but Flashes just don't have the...exceptional hindquarters boasted by any average Green Lantern.

A shame really.

Siskoid said...

You'd think a runner would have good buns.


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