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Finally, a publisher is doing justice to this legendary comic book heroine who has become the epitome of what's now known as Good Girl art. The Phantom Lady actually began her comics career long before the Matt Baker-drawn issues that Fox began in 1947. She began as a back-up feature in Police Comics, which is where Jack Cole's Plastic Man and Will Eisner's The Spirit were the headliners and cover features.
This early Phantom Lady was also quite a sexy heroine and these stories have never before been collected. But that's not all that's here. This first volume also includes the first five issues from Fox, which may well be the ONLY issues actually drawn by Baker. He would leave Fox shortly thereafter to start doing adventure and romance for St. John. Fox knew how good and how popular he was, so they directed their staff artists to either swipe or imitate Baker's work. Thus most of the later Phantom Lady stories, while lots of fun and equally sexy, are not, as often touted, to be Baker's own work.
But here are those first seminal stories. Dr. Wertham offered these as prime examples of all that was bad in comics. Her skimpy costume always exposed very delightful curves and plenty cleavage, as well as gorgeous long legs. Aided only by her special "black-out" lamp, her fast thinking and her fists, she fought crime with no super powers. The Phantom Lady was and remains the hottest heroine of the Golden Age. Here, finally, is a collection that does her appearances justice. Limited to 1700 copies, this will be followed by two more collections, offering every story from the 1940s and 1950s. This collects her back-up stories from Police Comics #1-23, with art by Art Peddy, Joe Kubert and Frank Borth, and Phantom Lady #13-17 (actually issues #1-5), by Baker, Jack Kamen and others.
- Additional Information
Item Code PHL01H Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2013 ISBN 9781848635128 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 304pg Color Full Color