In 1964, DC Comics enlisted artist Carmine Infantino to introduce the "new look" Batman. As he had with The Flash and Adam Strange before, Infantino came up with a slick, modern look for the series, making the Dark Knight a creature of the shadows once more. These stories and especially their cover illustrations showcase Infantino's powerful design sense, one that influenced DC's cover artwork for years to come. In addition, Batman's many battles against crime in the streets of Gotham City paralleled the action on the 1966 Batman TV series. Collects various issues of DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN, plus THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #183, 190 and 194.
The man most closely associated with the Silver Age Flash, Carmine Infantino began working in comics in the mid-1940s as the artist on such features as Green Lantern, Black Canary, Ghost Patrol and the original Golden Age Flash. Infantino lent his unique style to a variety of super-hero, supernatural, and Western features throughout the 1950s until he was tapped to pencil the 1956 revival of the Flash. While continuing to pencil the FLASH series, he also provided the art for other strips, including Batman, the Elongated Man and Adam Strange. Infantino became DC's editorial director in 1967 and ultimately its president before returning to freelancing in 1976. Since then he has pencilled and inked numerous features, including the Batman newspaper strip, GREEN LANTERN CORPS and DANGER TRAIL.