The strangest story of the Phantom Lady gets even weirder at auction

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When we covered the auction for a copy of All Top Comics #10 (1948) Last year, we noticed that it contains the strangest story of the Phantom Lady of the golden age. Many of the Phantom Lady’s Golden Age adventures were typical crime comics (or even true crimes), but this tale in All Top Comics #10 Quite another thing. Amazingly, the main story in Farrell Phantom Lady #3 (1955) reuses Ruth Roachscript from All Top Comics #10, redrawn by a different artist, and introduces some elements that make it even more whimsical than before. The Phantom Lady comedy is always in demand, and there is a strong example of this Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955) Status: VG/FN for public auction 2022 Sep 18-19 Sep & Monday Selection of Picture Books Auction # 122238 In Heritage Auctions.

Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955)
Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955)

Through a connection made through her father who was a US senator in this tale, Sandra Knight finds a spy bent on stealing the plans for the US atomic bomb. This story was originally written in 1948, and is an apparent reaction to Panic ‘Atomic Spy’ who made Frequent titles Throughout the past two years. As it happens, things were worse than they were back then All Top Comics #10 Hit the newsstands. The most harmful atomic spy ever, a theoretical physicist Klaus FuchsAnd the He was still stealing secrets In connection with the development of the hydrogen bomb at that time.

This was an unusual departure from the adventures of the Phantom Lady in 1948, but it was at home in the middle of the Cold War era in the mid-1950s, and Farrell’s Phantom Lady revival contained some other stories in which the character was involved in such international intrigues. This may be the reason why Roche’s 1948 text was revived at this time. While the original 1948 was drawn by the legendary Matt BakerThis 1955 version by an unknown artist is making some changes to ensure Comics Code approval.

But the most unusual change in the story is the addition of what we can only call the Phantomobile. As far as we can tell, this is the only look this blue-and-red jet-look has ever seen, perhaps for good reason. While it’s hard to match Matt Baker’s era glory to the character, Farrell’s revival Mrs. ghost The series tends to be underappreciated by collectors. This is an interesting example, and there Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955) Status: VG/FN for public auction 2022 Sep 18-19 Sep & Monday Selection of Picture Books Auction # 122238 In Heritage Auctions. If you have never bid on Heritage Auctions before, get more information, you can Check Frequently Asked Questions regarding the bidding process and related matters.

Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955)
Phantom Lady #3 (Ajax, 1955)
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