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ALL STAR COMICS (1940-78) #8
CGC FN-: 5.5
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 09/11/2017 1:44 PM
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origin and 1st app of Wonder Woman; one of the scarcest major Golden Age keys! Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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origin and 1st app of Wonder Woman; one of the scarcest major Golden Age keys! Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)

Wonder Woman's first appearance didn't rate a place on the cover of All Star Comics #8. The amazing Amazon was still an instant hit with the kids who discovered her debut on page 19 of this classic book. William Marston's tale of Princess Diana (illustrated by H.G. Peter) revealed the origin of Diana's powers after she saves a brave pilot shot down over Paradise Island, later competing for the chance to return Captain Steve Trevor to the USA. "In America," her mother explains, "you'll indeed be a Wonder Woman."

In fact, Diana would settle down in the U.S. as one of the comic industry's most beloved characters — predating Rosie the Riveter as the face of the women's war effort by two years. This issue remains one of the most desirable Golden Age comics, with the recent success of Gal Gadot's turn as the big-screen Wonder Woman leaving a new generation anxious for the character's next incarnation in the DC Extended Universe.

As for that cover: Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite join the Justice Society of America. Hooty the Owl becomes the JSA's official mascot. Dr. Fate still has that half-mask he started wearing in More Fun Comics #72. Also, Hawkman's pet hawk can talk.

Click here to view the interior page of Wonder Woman's first appearance!

Certified at a very respectable FN- grade, this book should generate high levels of interest and enthusiasm among collectors. Nice strong colors on the cover with few visible flaws, and the cream to off-white pages in the interior combine into a very desirable investment that is sure to continue to appreciate in the coming years.

Overstreet Guide 2017 FN- (5.5) value = $41,250.

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Artists Information

Harry George Peter usually cited as H. G. Peter, was a newspaper illustrator and cartoonist known for his work on the Wonder Woman comic book and for Bud Fisher of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Moldoff is best known for his early work on DC's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and was one of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists" on Batman. He co-created the Batman villains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the second Clayface, and Bat-Mite, as well as the original heroes Bat-Girl, Batwoman, and Ace the Bat-Hound.

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