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If you've ever wondered why the 1940s are considered the Golden Age of Comics, you can stop wondering, because the answer will be clear in the pages of THE GREATEST GOLDEN AGE STORIES EVER TOLD. This is a 288-page hardcover volume featuring 22 of the best tales the Golden Age DC, All-American and Quality Comics lines had to offer, including some fabulous firsts.
In this volume of classics are: Batman in "While the City Sleeps" from Batman (1940) #30, with art by Dick Sprang; Black Canary in "Riddle of the Topaz Brooch" from Flash Comics (1940 DC) #96, with art by Carmine Infantino; Blackhawk in "The Plateau of Oblivion" from Modern Comics (1945) #67, with art by Reed Crandall; The Flash in "The Rise and Fall of Norman Empire" from ALL-FLASH #14 (1944), written by Gardner Fox, with art by E.E. Hibbard; Green Lantern in "The Icicle Goes South" from All American Comics (1939) #92, with art by Alex Toth; The Justice Society in "The Injustice Society of the World" from All Star Comics (1940-1978) #37, by Gardner Fox, Irwin Hasen, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino and Alex Toth; Kid Eternity from Kid Eternity (1946 1st Series) #3, with art by Mac Raboy; Plastic Man in "Where is Amorpho?" from Plastic Man (1943 Vital/Quality) #21, by Jack Cole; Scribbly in "Midget Cartoonist" from All American Comics (1939) #6, by Sheldon Mayer; Slam Bradley in "Dime Store Detective" from Detective Comics (1937- ) #1, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; Superman in "Superman Returns to Krypton" from Adventures of Superman (1939) #61, with art by Al Plastino; Wonder Woman in "Icebound Maidens" from Wonder Woman (1942-1986 1st Series DC) #13, by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter. Plus stories of Black Condor, the Boy Commandos, Hawkman, Johnny Quick, Robotman, Sandman, the Spectre, Vigilante and Wildcat, all by some of the greatest talents of the Golden Age. Also included are 3 pages of Golden Age house ads and a pair of 1940s vintage institutional ads featuring Superman and Green Arrow. Golden Age expert Roy Thomas provides an informative Foreword, and the book's editor, Mike Gold, the Introduction. The painted cover is by Jerry Ordway.