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ALL STAR COMICS (1940-78) #8
CGC FN-: 5.5
SOLD ON:  Monday, 12/09/2019 1:10 PM
$75,500
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs
origin and 1st app. Wonder Woman; one of the scarcest major Golden Age keys!
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crm/ow pgs
origin and 1st app. Wonder Woman; one of the scarcest major Golden Age keys!
DC's Big Three were blessed with auspicious beginnings. All Star Comics #8 did for Wonder Woman what Action #1 and Detective #27 did for Superman and Batman. America's Guardian Angel was an instant hit who served as a graphic representation of the women's war effort during WWII, predating Rosie the Riveter by two years. The daughter of Hippolyta rescued fighter pilot Steve Trevor, whose pursuit of a Nazi spy ended with his crash landing on Paradise Island. Men were forbidden on the island, but in divining his past, Hippolyta recognized that he was a hero worthy of sacrifice. The Amazons decided to aid the war effort to defeat the vile Nazis with the lovely Diana ultimately chosen for the assignment. The upside potential of this issue cannot be stressed enough. Wonder Woman's overdue solo film received critical acclamation and birthed a whole new generation of fans and feminists alike, the much anticipated sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" is scheduled for a 2020 release.

Click here to view the interior page of the first appearance!

All Star Comics #8 is a quintessential piece of comic book history and this 5.5 copy does every bit of justice to that dearly held position in the comic book canon. The cover tones are rich, dark, and dramatic. Clean perimeters frame this masterpiece that holds in its revered pages the origins of the absolute goddess of comic books as it invites the reader to embark on a new and exciting adventure.


Overstreet Guide 2019 FN- (5.5) value = $51,563.



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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.