Written by Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer, William Marston, Bob Kane and various
Art by Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Harry G. Peter, Jack Burnley, Shelly Moldoff, Creig Flessel and various
Cover by Sheldon Mayer, Howard Purcell, E. E. Hibbard and various
For the first time ever, in one huge collection, three of DC Comics' most hard to find early anthology titles are reprinted in their entirety! DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVE Vol. 1 is a whopping 348-page hardcover collecting NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1940 and BIG ALL-AMERICAN COMIC BOOK #1 (1944).
This volume, with an introduction by Roy Thomas, features appearances by virtually every early Golden Age DC hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Sandman, Hawkman, Scribbly, The Atom, Green Lantern, Mr. Terrific, Jonny Thunder and Wildcat! Plus, loads of backups, funny animals, gag strips, text pieces and information about the Fair!
The two World's Fair Comics were specially created to be dstirbuted at the legendary New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 and feature adventures revolving around the DC heroes' visits there. Most of the strips included in this very special Archive have never been reprinted! This is truly a testament to the diversity of the Golden Age of DC Comics that no serious comics collector should be without.
348 pg, FC