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Event AuctionPHANTOM LADY (1947-49) #17
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Grade: CGC NM: 9.4
Publisher: Fox
Bid History: Sold For
$121,000 

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End Time: 7:22 PM EDT
Thursday 9/12/2019
Comments: pink pgs; 1 of 1 at the top! QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + flawless cover edges + deep color strike (Red, Yellow, Blue)
the Ultimate Good Girl Comic! classic cvr used in SOTI; Matt Baker cvr/art
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PHANTOM LADY (1947-49) #17
Publisher:
Fox
Grade:
CGC NM: 9.4
Quality's Phantom Lady was created by Arthur Peddy as a female counterpart to the publisher's pulpy crime fighters. The comic didn't really take off until it moved to Fox, where artist Matt Baker, together with writer Ruth Roche, gave the heroine not only more spunk and attitude, but also an astoundingly risque outfit that played directly to Baker's strengths as the best Good Girl and cheesecake artist of the Golden Age. The low print runs of the title have led to Baker's immortal Phantom Lady covers becoming the most in-demand cape books of the late GA. This may well be his best-known and most-collected cover. Baker, whose work was sadly unsung during his brief life, has become among the most revered of mid-century American illustrators, and his notable position as one of the precious few black artists regularly working in WWII-era comics lends gravitas to his extraordinary body of work. This may be the most coveted Good Girl Art cover ever produced.

When we received this book from its consignor our jaws hit the floor as we knew we had stumbled upon a truly special comic. Glowing yellows and flesh tones dominate the QES Certified cover, as the Baker illustration has never looked better. In all honesty, there was a discussion at our offices as to whether this book would attract more heat at auction than an Action #1, due to its scarcity, cult stature, and stellar condition.

Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $35,000.

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