DescriptionSheldon Moldoff - Moon Girl #3 Cover Original Art (EC, 1948). "Just once in every 700 years there appears on Earth a woman whose characteristics are so outstanding, so beyond our conception that they actually stagger our imagination!" So it was with EC's only superhero, Claire Lune, the Moon Girl! When Sheldon Moldoff returned from the service after World War II, his former editor, Sheldon Mayer, turned him away from his pre-war assignment on the DC feature, Hawkman. Fortunately for Moldoff, Max Gaines, publisher of EC Comics, called and soon Moldoff was back in the superhero business. In an interview with EC historian Grant Geissman, Moldoff recalled his take on the superheroine, "I wanted the character of Moon Girl to be as real and exotic as possible, so I modeled her after the actress Merle Oberon. She had kind of an Asian quality to her." Moon Girl only ran for seven issues before the "pre-trend" era at EC ended, so don't miss your chance at winning this beauty -- it may be 700 years before another one rolls around! The image area of the piece measures 13.5" x 19.25". The cover art is actually made of two pieces of original art, cut apart, then pasted onto a larger support board. The printed comic book has an entirely different logo treatment than the original art -- the EC logo and the price tag elements are reversed in their positions. The logo treatment on the original art is actually closer to the version used on Moon Girl #4. A title logo strip that ran along the upper left edge is missing; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.
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