First Ever Wonder Woman Art Put on Sale, How Much Will You Pay?

By   /   Apr 11, 2015

How often do we see the genesis of Superhero characters popping up for sale? Not enough I guess. With almost all Comic characters leading back to 1940s expecting to see original inspirations is impossible.

Until recently a letter was recovered from H.G. Peter’s estate, which included the initial sketch of Wonder Woman. A sketch of her costume that is not quite different from what we see now.

Peter (Original artist) created this piece of art for William Marston’s Wonder Woman, a super-heroine that made a debut in All Star Comics #8 in December 1942. Whats mesmerizing is how Peter got it almost right the first time, Marston only changed a few things from the original sketch.

Namely Wonder Woman changes from her boots into sandals, the design for sandal was provided by Marston. He also believed that Wonder Woman should not be left all exposed so he covered her top midriff and added a plain belt.

Another interesting aspect to this retrieved letter is the comments written by Peter and Marston. The size of the letter is app 13″ x 18.75″ (considering it was a letter and sent through mail it is in a good condition).

ComicLink is selling the art piece on their website with no specified price. Read the comments from the letter below!

Dear Dr. Marston, I slapped these two out in a hurry. The eagle is tough to handle – when in perspective or in profile, he doesn’t show up clearly — the shoes look like a stenographer’s. I think the idea might be incorporated as a sort of Roman contraption. -Peter
And Marston Replied,
Dear Pete – I think the gal with hand up is very cute. I like her skirt, legs, hair. Bracelets okay + boots. These probably will work out. See other suggestions enclosed. No on these + stripes – red + white. With eagle’s wings above or below breasts as per enclosed? Leave it to you. Don’t we have to put a red stripe around her waist as belt? I thought Gaines wanted it – don’t remember. Circlet will have to go higher – more like crown – see suggestions enclosed. See you Wednesday morning – WMM.

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