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FLASH COMICS 1940-49 #2
CGC F/VF: 7.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Thursday, 08/30/2018 1:38 PM
$8,450
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: ow/white pgs
2nd app. of Flash and Hawkman (1st cvr app.)
Billy Wright copy
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ow/white pgs
2nd app. of Flash and Hawkman (1st cvr app.)
Billy Wright copy
DC was hedging their bets on their recently introduced speedy superhero when they decided to feature his co-star, Hawkman, on the cover of only the second issue in the title’s run. Maybe it made sense to test the waters and see if Flash or Hawkman would sell more copies, or maybe they had a Hawkman cover already completed, whatever the case, Flash Comics #2 features a humdinger of an illustration by Dennis Neville, the first time the winged hero made a solo cover appearance. Since both heroes struck a chord, they would continue on, sharing this book, but with Flash owning up to his bragging rights as title hero, as he would go on to become one of the biggest names in DC’s stable, throughout the Golden Age and well beyond, while Hawkman would hold steady as a popular star in his own right. This book is painfully rare with just over thirty copies on the census.



Overstreet Guide 2017 F/VF (7.0) value = $5,875.




Artist Information

Moldoff is best known for his early work on DC's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and was one of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists" on Batman. He co-created the Batman villains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the second Clayface, and Bat-Mite, as well as the original heroes Bat-Girl, Batwoman, and Ace the Bat-Hound.