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CLAIRE VOYANT #0
CGC NM/M: 9.8
SOLD ON:  Tuesday, 09/10/2019 1:51 PM
$4,077
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PUBLISHER: Standard
COMMENTS: ow/white pgs; 1 of 1 at the top!
classic lingerie cover
Phantom Lady Collection
Highest Graded
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DESCRIPTION
ow/white pgs; 1 of 1 at the top!
classic lingerie cover
Phantom Lady Collection
Highest Graded
Claire Voyant began life as a comic strip that was illustrated by respected Golden Age artist Jack Sparling - found adrift in a lifeboat the heroine suffered from amnesia, but had obtained psychic powers, making her one of the earliest female superheros in comics. This racy cover is a wonderful example of GA Good Girl Art, and the addition of crime elements makes this book doubly desireable. A real treat from the Standard imprint, the first comic book appearance of Claire Voyant is popular amongst GGA collectors.



The highest-graded copy on the census, a stunning 9.8 uncovered in the new-to-market Phantom Lady collection, this is another esoteric and important comic that has survived in impossible condition.

Artist Information

In the 1950s, he worked for companies like Harvey, Toby Press, Charlton and Ziff Davis, doing western, horror and romance titles. He also did syndicated strips like 'Mister Rubbles' and 'Sam Hill'. For Gilberton's Classics Illustrated, Sparling drew 'Robin Hood' and Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'. In the late 1960s, Sparling was additionally present in Eerie with several horror stories. From 1960 to 1972, he did the daily 'Honor Eden' for the McClure Syndicate. Jack Sparling remained active until the late 1980s. In the final stages of his comic book career, he worked mainly on Western Publishing titles like 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Turok', but he also did contributions to DC and Marvel titles.