Here is an update of the Hawkgirl/Covergirl Collection. I collect comic books and only ones with Hawkgirl on the cover (or some from the 1970s where she’s on the inside).
I was certain that in my research I had found every cover that Hawkgirl has appeared on from 1940 to present. There are over 200 covers and the numbers grow each month while Hawkgirl is a member of the current run of Justice League.
So far, I have collected 203 covers and there are about 60 more to go. Those numbers are a little fuzzy because I have also a side-project of collecting books from the Seventies where Hawkgirl appears somewhere in a story between the covers.
When I looked at the prices for comic books from the Seventies, it sure seemed like a bargain to me.
HERE! TAKE MY MONEY!
No, but seriously folks: I came up with a list of about a dozen books where Hawkgirl and Hawkman either had a story after the main story (such as in Detective Comics) or they appeared in a team-up (such as in Justice League of America or Brave and the Bold). They appeared almost regularly for a time in Detective Comics following the main story featuring the Batman.
She appeared in some short-lived series such as DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #6 (Summer 1974), Four Star Spectacular #1 (Mar/Apr 1976), Super-Team Family #3 (Feb/Mar 1976), and The Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition #1 (February 1976).
I went to my favorite comic bookstore and looked first for the first one in the list, DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #6 (Summer 1974). They had a dozen copies in stock with prices ranging from $75 for CGC 7.0 to $8.60 for GD+ 2.5.
DC 100 Page Super Spectacular was an American comic book series published by DC Comics from 1971 through 1973, featuring only reprints initially and later including new stories. The “100 Page” count included both sides of the front and back covers as pages. Each numbered issue appearing under this title featured a wrap-around cover with all editorial content and no advertisements. Versions after late 1973 included advertisements.
– DC 100 Page Super Spectacular, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=DC_100_Page_Super_Spectacular&oldid=824349974 (last visited June 14, 2019).
I just wanted something that was not torn and falling apart. They had a scan that I could look at, so I peeked at the Good one – not bad looking at all. To my surprise who was on the cover in the lower right corner but none other than the superheroine of my dreams, Hawkgirl. Needless to say, I bought the Good one.
DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #6 (Summer 1974) GD+ 2.5 $8.60
World’s Greatest Super-Heroes. Neal Adams wrap-around cover. JLA/JSA team-up. Reprints Justice League of America 21, 22; Spectre; Hawkman by Joe Kubert (Brave and the Bold 36). Contains unpublished Wildcat story. Cover price $0.50. Grade: GD+ 2.5
One cool part about this is the story the Hawks appear in is a reprint of their third appearance of the Silver age. This was in Brave and the Bold #36 in the classic Hawks story title “Shadow-Thief of Midway City!” written by the man who invented Hawkman, Gardener Fox and drawn by the legendary Hawkman and Hawkgirl artist, Joe Kubert.
By the way, all the other titles in my list for the 1970s, I noticed, were priced similarly.