COVER OF THE DAY

Hawkman has never been a major player amongst DC's long list of super-hero titles and many comic fans do not realise that Hawkman made his first appearance in Flash Comics #1 as far back as January 1940. So, he has been around for a long time. The 27 issue Silver Age Hawkman run in the 1960s is often overlooked for collecting purposes  - a big mistake in my view. This issue for example, Hawkman #4, showcases a wonderful cover and interior artwork by the great Murphy Anderson. It is also notable for containing the first appearance of Zatanna, a heroine who is now a permanent part of the DC Universe. This actual copy has just sold for $9,422 in the March ComicConnect auction! A Near Mint copy would have cost you £70 according to The Comic Book Price Guide for 1997/1998. Check out your collections. See whether you have a nice copy tucked away you had all but forgotten about. 

Oh, and by the way, this issue is also notable for Hawkman and Hawkgirl's footwear changing from ankle sock-boots to form-fitting boots with stripes up the centre....!