MBartist Exclusive, Golden Age of Comics Reprint (Partial) - 16 pages of select content from the classic PHANTOM LADY #16 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by Chad Hardin (2020). Contents include reproductions of classic stories and characters, as well as the original cover art (1948 Matt Baker).
The partial reprints were first produced in 2020 as a pilot project.
PHANTOM LADY #16: THE BEASTLY BOMBSHELL exclusive variant cover by Chad Hardin
"I love the pulp classics of the 1930s that gave way to comics as we know them today and I was drawn to recreate this cover. I chose to update and empower the cover character in my version, a better representation of the ‘Beautiful Beast’ in the story, showing how she might take control of a situation with a man lurking outside her window with a gun, and added a greater sense of action instead of a mystery." - Chad Hardin
About PHANTOM LADY
A property of Fox Feature Syndicate, the original crime drama book was published in February 1948, with pencils and inks by Matt Baker and titled ‘The Beautiful Beast!” referring to the true crime story of Clara Peete narrated by Phantom Lady.
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, Chad Hardin
Chad Hardin grew up in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. His earliest work was the animation of video games, including: ‘God of War’ and ‘Destroy All Humans’. Today, he is best recognized as an illustrator of ‘Harley Quinn’ in the hit DC Comics series, and co-creator of ‘Temerity’ with Jemma M. Young.
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.