WONDER WOMAN #1
CGC VG/F: 5.0
William Moulton Marston's complex comic creation was a vital addition to the superhero pantheon, a fearless feminist icon, equal parts warrior, diplomat, fetish object, and symbol of empowerment. Wonder Woman is one of the few Golden Age creations whose style and format were dead-on from the start, resulting in a nearly unbroken run of quality throughout the WWII-era. After her auspicious debut in All Star Comics 8, Wonder Woman grabbed her own cover and comic with Sensation Comics, her long running title that proved to be such a break-out success that DC introduced Wonder Woman 1 in the summer of 1942. This issue contains four tales of groundbreaking Golden Age heroine-ism, the first of which re-tells the character's origin story and her introduction to love interest Steve Trevor.
There's been plenty of debate over the quality of some of the recent additions to the DC Cinematic Universe. Everyone but the most jaded of hearts agrees that Gal Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman was a knockout. Her star turn has generated buzz in the world of geekdom, which is no easy feat. The Wonder Woman film is the sensational blockbuster we knew it would be., which will further serve to drive the value of this book.
Who knows why it took so long for Warner Brothers to get its act together and give this beloved character her own movie, but now that they have, man alive has it reignited interest in her comic appearances. This mid-grade copy should hit just the spot for anyone who wants a solid investment copy of this important key issue without having to empty out their savings. The classic central image is in very nice condition, making this an attractive centerpiece for any Wonder Woman or Golden Age key collection, and its relative scarcity as compared to other Golden Age first issues keeps it well in the must-have range for any collector. With the DCU exploding on screens and Warners heavily invested in keeping the franchise going, expect demand for this and other WW keys to continue to swell.
Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $12,500.
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