MBartist Exclusive, Golden Age of Comics Reprint (Partial) - 16 pages of select content from the classic PHANTOM LADY #15 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by Francine Delgado (2020). Contents include reproductions of classic stories and characters, as well as the original cover art (1947 Matt Baker).
The partial reprints were first produced in 2020 as a pilot project.
PHANTOM LADY #15: THE WALKING DEAD VS DARK KNIGHT exclusive variant cover by Francine Delgado
"I was super excited to cover one of the first books where a woman was the lead, not a sidekick, damsel, or secretary. I chose #15 because I wanted to draw Sandra Knight/ Phantom Lady interacting with her surroundings. I wanted to give more depth to the image and a greater feel for the dimensions and space between our hero and the other characters. .... I updated her costume to be more of a modern woman but keeping items that make her recognizable, like her color scheme. It also impressed me that she is one of the rare classic female heroes fighting crime in flats, not heels. Phantom Lady for me is like Batman. She is a crime-fighting detective with fighting skills, not superpowers, and a cool gadget that helps her in taking down her foes." - Francine Delgado
About PHANTOM LADY
A property of Fox Feature Syndicate, the original crime drama book was published in December 1947, with pencils and inks by Matt Baker and titled ‘An Army of Walking Dead,” referring to a story inside featuring Doctor Crime and plot to take over control of the United States using zombie operatives. The female protagonist Sandra Knight is a Washington D.C. socialite and daughter to Senator Henry Knight. As heroic costumed alter ego Phantom Lady, Sandra Knight battles crime using her detective-like wit and fighting skills. She is aided by a specialty gadget, a blacklight ray that she uses to project darkness, blinding her foes and making her invisible.
About the Creator, Francine Delgado
Fran(cine) Delgado is a Costa Rican-born artist (Pura Vida!) now living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Skilled in many aspects of design, her most recognized fan artworks include the female heroes from X-Men: Evolution and her on-screen illustration work include The Addams Family, Monster High, and Megaman.
About the Experience
MBartist Golden Age of Comics reprints are printed in limited edition, in a size similar to the era of the original production, measuring approximately 7.25" x 10.5". Each book is packaged with a ridged backboard in a protective Crystal Clear bag.
The 4-ply, double sided, super smooth, illustration board is made from 100% recycled fiber, and 90% post-consumer waste product. Manufactured at an alkaline pH. The flap-seal Crystal Clear bags come with re-sealable adhesive strips on the flap, allowing them to be folded and sealed over the opening of the bag. The Crystal Clear optical clarity, high quality material will not easily rip, tear, wrinkle, or fog. The material is acid and lignin free, archival safe, made with 10% recycled content and approximately 1.6 mil in thickness.