Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,077

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 25 days left to consign to the 2019 August 1 - 3 Comics - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We are delighted with you and Heritage Auctions!!! And we are amazed at the bids at the auction so far.
    Kenneth W.,
    Livermore, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 April 23 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,477,408
    2019 May 16 - 18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 May 16 - 18 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $15,201,836