Atom and Hawkman #40

Atom and Hawkman #40, January 1969

Had a great time at the Bristol convention at the weekend picking up a load of cheap Silver Age comics. While I have no particular fondness for either Atom or Hawkman, I had to buy this issue as soon as I saw it. What a great cover! Joe Kubert, the visual creator of Hawkman, turns in a stunning piece of work. And, what’s more, the backup Hawkman story within is also pencilled by him, and inked by Murphy Anderson. That’s right, the two premier Hawkman illustrators together! Lovely.

Stumbling across little hidden gems like this is part of what makes comics collecting so satisfying a hobby.

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