Limited Edition, Golden Age Tribute by John Hebert:
PHANTOM LADY #23 Partial Facsimile
Cover A: Trade Dress - Limited Edition of 250
About the Phantom Lady:
Phantom Lady was created by the Eisner & Iger studio, one of the first to produce comics on demand for publishers. The character's early adventures were drawn by Arthur Peddy. As published by Fox Feature Syndicate in the late 1940s, the busty and scantily-clad Phantom Lady is a notable and controversial example of 'Good Girl Art', a style of comic art depicting voluptuous female characters in provocative situations and pin-up poses that contributed to widespread criticism of the medium's effect on children. The character was ranked 49th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.
About the Creation:
A recreation of the classic comic book cover art from PHANTOM LADY #23 (1949, Jack Kamen) from the Golden Age of Comics and early detective books. "I got excited about the cover for issue #23 for the opportunity to add more detail and texture to an already great composition. One of the things about drawing back in that era was a lot of the time you didn’t have the opportunity to include a lot of detail. You were up against high demand to put new issues out quickly, and limited to the technology of the time so printed detail wasn’t that great. For my recreation, I wanted the hair to look like it would feel like hair; and rope would feel like rope, and the metal of the gun would shine, and so on. I worked to give each different material in the images more realistic texture and bring the classic action into a more modern comic reality." - John Hebert
About the Artist:
John Hebert, born in New York State is a Marvel alumnus whose earliest canvas was the walls of his family home. At age four, he sketched his vision for how TV’s Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) would escape from The Penguin (Burgess Meredith).
At the insistence of his mother, John’s media transitioned to pencil and paper where his talents accelerated, accepting a job to draw his first comic book just 2 days before his graduation from art school... John’s most recognized work includes the Punisher: War Zone, X-Men Adventures, Deathlok, Captain America, Spider-Man, Sable, and Jonny Quest.
Comic Book Details
- Brand: Phantom Lady
- Production / Publication: Fox Feature Syndicate
- Character: The Phantom Lady
- Genre: Golden Age, Superhero
- Product: Comic Book
- Program: Golden Age Tribute
- Subject: Pin Up, Published Art