Showcase Presents a Great Deal

Two topics for today’s discussion: Hawkgirl vs. Wonder Woman – Who came first? Book deals Briefly… concerning Hawkgirl & Wonder Woman. I am fairly certain that they have always been friends and for many years they were the only female super-heroes. The question is which one has been around the longest? Answer: Hawkgirl… by 22 months. Hawkgirl debuted in Flash Comics #1 in January 1940. Wonder … Continue reading Showcase Presents a Great Deal

Even More Showcase Deals

I want to thank my son, Aaron, for helping build up my cheapo-cheapo comic book collection. For Father’s Day he gave a $100 Amazon gift card and with I bought eight “Showcase Presents…” books. For those who have not read my previous posts here is what Wikipedia says about Showcase Presents: “[It] is a line of black-and-white paperback books published by DC Comics. Each book … Continue reading Even More Showcase Deals

June Covers

I have decided to get into collecting comic books. It was bound to happen. My plan is collect only comic books in which Shiera Hol, the Thanagarian police officer who was known on Earth as “Hawkgirl“, appeared on the cover of the book between 1961 and 1987. In the research that I have done, there appears to be less than 30 issues in which the … Continue reading June Covers

Hawkgirl/Covergirl – Pt.1

In a previous post, I discussed the history of Hawkgirl‘s appearance and origination the early 1940s. It started out as a comparison with Wonder Woman in light of the recent publicity surrounded a live-action flick featuring the Amazon princess, but I also touched on the topic of the number of book covers that Hawkgirl appeared on during that decade. In that regard I have a … Continue reading Hawkgirl/Covergirl – Pt.1

July Covers pt. 2

Five more Hawkgirl covers for my collection arrived today. Actually, make that four Hawkgirl covers and one without… In 1978, “Showcase Presents” presented a three-issue “Hawkman” story. Hawkgirl appeared on only two of the three covers. On the cover of the middle issue of the mini-series was Hawkman, Adam Strange, and Alanna. Why did they not make it a double-date? Here is what I got. … Continue reading July Covers pt. 2