*EC: Leading this week’s Bute Collection releases, did you know that before the line of horror and science-fiction comics in the 1950s for which EC are rightly remembered, they produced material in a wide range of genres? Moon Girl was the princess of an isolated tribe of warrior women, and fought evil in her telepathically controlled flying moonship. Her powers derived from a moon rock. Sound a bit like Wonder Woman? Starting out as super-heroic adventures, elements of horror began to creep in as the series progressed (it didn’t progress very far, lasting only six proper issues). In #4 (1948), listed here, we have a vampire story and a costumed villainess called Satana. Created by Bill Woolfolk and Sheldon Moldoff, the series produced a high standard of story and art. Issue #4 is a lower grade, with some small tears and small chips out at spine and cover edges, but nothing too bad. Lower spine has a 3.5 cm split, and there is a small wedge out of the bottom cover which has been taped back in on the inside front. Pages and staples are very reasonable, although the centrefold is off top staple, with the bottom staple coming loose. You don’t see issues of Moon Girl come on to the market very often at all!
PICTURED: MOON GIRL #4 GD £125 SOLD