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WONDER COMICS-1939 #1
CGC FN: 6.0
SOLD ON:  Thursday, 09/12/2019 4:21 PM
$56,015
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PUBLISHER: Fox
COMMENTS: John Wise Collection; off white pgs; vry mnr amt of glue on spine of cvr; QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area +preferred cover edges
Will Eisner story, cvr/art; Bob Kane art; 1st and only app. of Wonder Man
Windy City Copy
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John Wise Collection; off white pgs; vry mnr amt of glue on spine of cvr; QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area +preferred cover edges
Will Eisner story, cvr/art; Bob Kane art; 1st and only app. of Wonder Man
Windy City Copy
Wonder Comics #1 owns a special little piece of comicbook history, you see, this issue is the one, and only ever, appearance of Wonder Man. Why, you may ask, did this character only survive through the first issue of his self-titled book? Let's just say it has something to do with one Clark Kent aka Superman, and the obvious resemblances between the two super-beings. DC sued Fox Publications over perceived copyright infringement, and the Will Eisner character was forced into early retirement, but has remained forever in comicbook lore. Wonder Comics, however, persisted, then morphed into the respected Wonderworld Comics after a few issues, which became the home of another Golden Age hit, The Flame, who would then go on the become the inspiration for the Human Torch, but that, my friends, is another story.
Golden Age books become increasingly difficult to find in high grades and a character as short-lived as Wonder Man leaves his singular appearance a rarer find still. This copy is in truly splendid condition with a neat and clean presentation. The edges are straight, the QES Certified cover clear and saturated, this brilliantly preserved Windy City pedigree copy is sure to be a major draw for rarity hounds.


Overstreet Guide 2019 FN (6.0) value = $7,725.



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Artists Information

Golden Age GGA known for his work on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and the popular Mars Attacks! trading cards.

Will Eisner is an American cartoonist, writer and entrepreneur who's one of the earliest cartoonist to contribute to the comics industry. Will is famous for his experiments in content and form in comics as well as popularizing the term "Graphic Novel". Will Eisner's most recognized works are The Spirit and A contract with God.

A celebrity comic artist of the Golden Age, co-created Batman and Robin with Bill Finger, as his brainchild became more in demand he hired an army of ghost artists to illustrate the dearth of Batman features on the market, but all were credited to Kane. His other achievements include the creation of Catwoman, Two-Face and cartoon character Courageous Cat. Kane was the object of some controversy for taking credit for the art and inspiration of others, but he was also undoubtedly an important figure in the history of comics. He published an updated version of his autobiography "Batman and Me: The Saga Continues" shortly before his death in 1998. He got his start at the Eisner/Iger studio and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.