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    Murphy Anderson Hawkman #4 Zatanna First Appearance Complete 13-Page Story "The Girl Who Split In Two!" Original Art (DC, 1964). The very first appearance of Zatanna Zatara, who has become a mainstay character in DC's stable of heroes. This Gardner Fox story is remarkable in its own right, just as a Hawkman/Hawkgirl story. But it becomes even more important when you realize it was the first chapter of what would become DC Comics' first cross-title "Event!" The character was on a hunt for her father, Zatara, and would turn up in six different books over the course of two and half years to complete this story.
    Zatanna herself would keep popping up in the background of the DCU until she was finally admitted to the Justice League of America in issue #161 (in 1978). The character would factor into the stories of several of DC's Vertigo imprint titles, and she would also turn up in the DC animated universe, first in Batman Adventures, and most recently in Young Justice.
    This remarkable first appearance story starts with an impressive full-figure image of her, clad in her famous fishnets and Tux jacket costume. As mentioned earlier, this story is a fantastic Hawkman and Hawkgirl tale, with wonderful pages of the winged warriors in action, but it's really Zatanna who steals the show.
    The twice-up scale pages were rendered in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13" x 18". The logo on Page 1 is a stat paste-up, and there is some whiteout art correction on the credits. There is also a stripped-in text correction on Page 1. Each of the remaining pages has a stat paste-up banner on the top. The pages are lightly toned and in Very Good condition. Get a bid in on this one before it sraeppasid, er, disappears! From the Murphy Anderson Collection.

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