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1940 Sheldon Moldoff Original Drawing Hawkman First Hawkman EVER Created 1/1
Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff was an American comics artist best known for his early work on the DC Comics characters Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and as one of Bob Kane’s primary “ghost artists” on the superhero Batman. During the late-1930s and 1940s Golden Age of comic books, Moldoff became a prolific cover artist for the future DC Comics.
Presented is the very first black ink drawing of Hawkman done on parchment and created August 15, 1940 by Moldoff. This is the first ever known Hawkman drawing (14×15) done by the artist nicknamed Shelly and a true one-of-a-kind art piece. He used this particular piece to advertise his idea to the studios as a prototype for the iconic character. He signed the drawing in black felt tip pen with the notation “Original Sketch – Hawkman 9-15-40” and it grades a (9-10). Overall, a very special item cherished by the artist in his collection.
Hawkman “Carter Hall” is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville, the character first appeared in Flash Comics # 1 (January 1940). There are two separate origins for Carter Hall: the Golden Age origin and the Post-Hawkworld the current origin.