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FLASH COMICS 1940-49 #1
CGC G+: 2.5
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Origin & 1st Flash, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder
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Origin & 1st Flash, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder
Flash Comics boasted some of the most distinctive and finely drawn covers of the Golden Age, thanks to the skill of artists such as Sheldon Moldoff. His malleable style worked well both for children's cartoon comics and action-packed hero books, and here his fine line and deft sense of drama create an exciting and memorable cover image. A wonderful design from a true master that communicates the character's super skills with a few simple details, such as the sense of speed created by motion lines and the path of the bullet fired by the thug in the foreground. These elements all combine to form a perfect introduction to the newly minted hero. ÿý

ÿýThe importance of this issue is often understated as it introduced the world to two of DC's biggest names, characters that continue to bear fruit today, Flash and Hawkman. The current version of the Flash has a successful TV series that is currently wrapping up its fifth season, as well as various cameo appearances and an upcoming feature film in the DCEU.

The G+ grade belies a truly well-preserved cover. All the fine detail and intense colors are on full display with fairly clean edges and corners. This issue kicked things off for all future Flash adventures and remains a cornerstone in the Golden Age pantheon.

Overstreet Guide 2018 G+ (2.5) value = $20,531

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