Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection #96

Super-Team Family #12 (September 1977) FN+ 6.5 $4.30

When I was doing research and building the list of Hawkgirl covers that I wanted to buy, I relied upon two websites. One website that I used will unfortunately be going off-line in a few days. This was comicbookDB.com. It was from this website that I obtained lists of all the appearances of all the different variations of the Hawkgirl character. What this did not tell me was if the character appeared on the cover.

To find out if Hawkgirl was on the cover of a particular issue, I relied upon another website called Fandom DC database. This site has cover galleries for just about every series DC Comics has published in the past 80+ years. In some cases, I had to examine each and every cover of a particular series to determine if Hawkgirl was present on the cover.

Later on, I became attracted not only to issues where Hawkgirl appeared on the cover but also, I took an interest in issues from the 1970s and early 80s where the character played a role in the story within. I relied upon the lists that I obtained from comicbookDb.com

However, this time around I made a mistake. I misread the notes for Super-Team Family # 12 to believe that it reprinted the main feature story from The Brave and the Bold (July 1962) #42. This was the third appearance of the Silver age Hawkman and Hawkgirl. And according to the fandom DC database, that issue contains the “earliest chronological appearance of Hawkgirl (in flashback).”

Unfortunately, Hawkgirl appears nowhere in Super-Team Family #12. This issue does contain two features. The main feature is a story titled “The Eternity Pursuit” and it features Green Lantern, Hawkman, and the Atom. Hawkgirl is nowhere in sight.

Cover Artist Al Milgrom

Super-Team Family #12 does contain content that was originally published in Brave and the Bold #42; however, it is not the main feature. Instead it is a three-page special feature entitled How Hawkman Won His Wings. This is significant because the feature is written by Gardner Fox, the man who created Hawkman in 1940. It is drawn by Joe Kubert. He was the third artist to draw Hawkman and he began his career with DC comics when he was a teenager in 1943.

Given that, I say that Super-Team Family #12 deserves to a place in the special features wing of the collection.

Words by Gardner Fox / Art by Joe Kubert

From the Solicitation:
Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. The Eternity Pursuit, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Bill Draut; Atom, Green Lantern and Hawkman search space for the kidnapped Jean Loring; They find her and rescue two separate worlds but at the last moment Jean disappears again. How Hawkman Won His Wings, script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert. 52 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60. Grade: FN+ 6.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)