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5. “The Planet That Came to a Standstill!” Mystery in Space #75
Gardner Fox, Infantino and Murphy Anderson combined for this acclaimed story that had the first meeting of the Justice League and Adam Strange as they take on Kanjar Ro together.
4. “Gauntlet of Super-Villains” Flash #155
Gorilla Grodd manipulates the Rogues into fighting the Flash so that Grodd can take control of Barry’s mind. Story by John Broome, art by Infantino and Joe Giella. This was the first time that the Rogues teamed up as a unit.
3. “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl” Detective Comics #359
Infantino gives the world Batgirl in this debut issue, written by Gardner Fox with inks by Sid Greene.
2. “Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!” Showcase #4
Before he gave the world Batgirl, Infantino helped give the world the brand-new Flash, in this issue written by Robert Kanigher with inks by Joe Kubert.
1. “The FLash of Two Worlds” Flash #123
One of the greatest tales of the Silver Age, this brings Barry Allen face to face with his hero, Jay Garrick – the original Flash! (I occasionally see this argued as a classic only in hindsight, due to its importance in introducing the concept of Earth-2 and bringing back all of the Golden Age versions of the DC superheroes. However, it is worth noting that this was a highly acclaimed story at the time – it won all the fan awards back in 1962). Written by Gardner Fox with art by Infantino and Joe Giella.
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