| Grade || CGC 9.0 WHITE || || || |
| Certification Number || 1212173003 || || || |
| Publisher || DC || || || |
| Issue Number || 1 || || || |
| RANK || HIGHEST GRADED || || || |
| Certification || SOLICITATION COPY || || || |
| Main Character || Wonder Woman || || || |
| Publication Date || JUNE 1942 || || || |
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From the guys who auctioned off the worlds best copy of Action Comics #1...
Up for Auction:
An Extraordinary Historic Copy, This is the Highest Graded Wonder Woman #1, with white pages, and can actually be traced back to the offices of D.C. Comics itself.
The documentation that comes with this book is unprecedented, unique, and historic in its own right !
When DC Comics launched the very first female superhero to have her own solo comic book, they pulled no punches in making her a stunning success. And success is what they achieved, financially and historically. They presented an amazing amazon icon, part Greek warrior, part feminist, part symbol of empowerment, combined with some eye candy, all to create a lasting addition to the comic book world that has been published consistently for the last 75 years, a feat only equaled by Superman and Batman.
Dc tried her out on readers twice, first as a back up feature in All Star Comics #8, and then with a cover feature in Sensation Comics #1. It was then time to award her own book in the summer of 1942 with Wonder Woman #1. This issue featured not only her origin story and 3 more stories of Golden Age heroics.
The buzz has only multiplied with the smashing box office success of the Gal Gadot solo Wonder Woman movie. Beloved by moviegoers, comic geeks, and critics alike, DC finally has a motion picture hit on its hands to rival the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movies. This hype will only increase the value of this book.
DC made unprecedented moves in selling Wonder Woman to the wartime public in 1942. First, they ditched the musclebound, he-man prototype that performed amazing feats that young boys could only dream of, and introduced something else entirely. A powerful feminist, first and foremost, she also displayed an abundance of intelligence, patriotism, and beauty. Created by Dr. William Moulton
Marston, a Harvard psychologist newly famous for his polygraph invention, the hero created an ideal that young girls could look up to, and that young boys would respect.
To ensure that not only the readers, but that the publishers and editors would understand the significance of their new creation, a unique set of promotion materials were produced.
Included in this auction is:
The original press release from DC (then All-American) Associate Editor Alice Marble announcing the Amazon princess receiving a solo book.
An original photo of Marble reading the first issue.
Also included is a press release sent to the editor of Harper's magazine dated July 22, 1942, emphasizing the importance of comic books on American youth and how a female hero, already popular, is receiving her own book. The set also includes a small card asking publishers which historic female they should feature next in their "Wonder Women of History" series, following Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton. Lastly, a copy of Dr. Marsten's essay Women: Servants For Civilization. Collectible ephemera like this was not meant to last and calling it rare is a vast understatement. These, the only copies in existence, and are not just for comic aficionados, but for historians everywhere. The rarity, current demand, historical significance, condition, as well as inclusiveness of this auction lot makes this truly a once in a lifetime auction.
Like the All Star Comics # 8 CGC 9.4 and the Sensation Comics #1 CGC 9.6 The auction of this Copy provides you a very rare opportunity. This very well may be the ONLY chance you ever have at owning this book.
Whomever wins this auction will truly be in the enviable position of having full control and ownership of this book and IF they should ever decide to part with it, would undoubtedly seek far more than today's final hammer price.
To the deep pocketed collector, money alone is not a reason to sell, and If that is the case, then this truly is.... the only chance you will ever have at owning this book.
It is my distinct honor and privilege to auction off: THE MOST DOCUMENTED & HIGHEST GRADED COPY OF WONDER WOMAN #1 IN THE WORLD !!
Bid accordingly, and good luck.
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The War-Time Comic Find
Mere months before the dawn of WWII, December 7, 1941, and continuing until just a few months before the war ended, the owner of a small mom and pop grocery store started collecting comic books.
He took the books straight to his home, where some were read, and others lay undisturbed for 70+ years. In all, the collection consists of approximately 400 books and focused on Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and Captain Marvel along with other Golden Age heroes. The books remained in the same home for the remainder of his life.
In summary: The War-Time Comic Find.
Q: Who is Matchfire?
- 1941 – 1945
- Magazine Distributor --- Store Owner --- Attic
- Same Location --- 70 plus years later
- A very rare original owner collection that has yielded the finest known copies of Wonder Woman’s first two appearances. Other comics from this collection have also been graded as highest known copies.
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