Maltese Falcon (1946) comic books 1946
Story by Dashiell Hammett. Art by Rodlow Willard. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay's Feature Book was the first US comic book to devote complete issues to a single character. This issue featured an adaptation of the classic hardboiled mystery novel by Dashiell Hammett. Although the influential detective story was adapted for radio and film several times, this was the first (and for many decades, the only) comics depiction of Sam Spade, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, The Fat Man and the other searchers for the mysterious Falcon. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.