Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection Update # 77

Here is an update of the Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection. I collect comic books and only ones with Hawkgirl on the cover (or some from the 1970s where she’s on the inside). This time around, I purchased four books from the bronze age of comic books, none of which have Hawkgirl posed on the cover. She does however appear in a story in each of the books.

Cover art by Dick Giordano

World’s Finest #268 (May 1981) VG 4.0 $4.49

The fourth book is World’s Finest #268 (May 1981). This was one of the Dollar Comics format. Dollar comics was a line of DC Comics comic book publications issue from 1977 to 1983. There were several titles including World’s Finest Comics. Dollar comics cost one dollar and had 64 advertising-free pages. World’s Finest Comics always contained a Batman/Superman story along with two or three backup features. The backup stories featured different heroes such as Green Arrow, Vigilante, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Adam Strange, Black Lightning, and others including Hawkman and Hawkgirl who appeared in about two dozen issues of the series in the late 70s and early 1980s.

World’s Finest #268 contains a story titled “Your City or Your Life”. In this story featuring both of the Hawks, Hawkman battles the evil Lord Insectus aboard their Thanagarian star cruiser. In one scene, Hawkgirl suddenly appears on board the ship and relates an embarrassing incident in which she led the “National Guard” in a fight against an army of “Bee-men” who turned out to be ordinary bumblebees.

script by Bob Rozakis,
pencils by Alex Saviuk,
inks by Rodin Rodriguez

From the Solicitation: Cover art by Dick Giordano. The Twelve Coins of Power starring Superman and Batman, script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Romeo Tanghal, inks by Bob Smith; Superman and Batman team up against Dr. Zodiac, who wants to steal 12 Atlantean coins bearing the sign of the Zodiac. The Blade of Death starring Green Arrow, script by Bud Simons, pencils by Trevor von Eeden, inks by Brent Breeding. Whose Body Is It, Anyway? starring Red Tornado, script by Gerry Conway and JM DeMatteis (plot), pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Joe Giella. Your City Or Your Life starring Hawkman, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Rodin Rodriguez. A Sleep and the Deep starring Shazam!/Captain Marvel, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Steve Mitchell; Captain Marvel, Jr. origin retold. 52 pgs. $1.00. Cover price $1.00. Grade: VG 4.0

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