Book - 2012 | 1st Fantagraphics Books ed
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"Spacehawk features every story from Spacehawk's intergalactic debut in 1940 to his final, Nazi-crushing adventure in 1942"--From publisher web site.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed
ISBN: 1606995502
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 WOL
Characteristics: 263 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 34 cm
Alternative Title: Space hawk


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Mar 06, 2018

People who read early 1940's comic books for the first time are often shocked by the books' primitive and raw qualities. People who savor the Golden Age of comics often love this quality. It seems like pure, unfettered imagination let loose. Basil Wolverton later worked for Mad and has a distinctive quality to all his art. No one matches his strangeness in his unearthly early material. Amazing here as you read the complete run onfthe character, as comics moved to war propaganda, his aircraft battles are done very well. Spacehawk himself is a unique spaceman hero. He is, as described, the "Lone Wolf of the Void." He seems to have no attachments and only one friend, an occasional alien sidekick named Dork. For collectors and fans of Wolverton, this package is like a miracle. Even the Digital Comic Museum (a truly fantastic site) has not to date put together a complete run of the Target Comics in which these appeared. The reproduction is some of the best and most accurate of rare 40's material, larger than the original comics, in a handsome volume up to Fantagraphic's usual high quality.


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