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    All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Why is this issue on Overstreet's list of the 30 most valuable comic books? You wouldn't know it by looking at the cover, but it has the first appearance and origin of Wonder Woman! This comic was released with an unusual page count of 72 pages, with the Amazon's origin added on to the book-length Justice Society feature. That has led some to speculate that the story was originally intended for Sensation Comics #1, with a last-minute decision to give the character exposure in a popular, established series. Whatever the case, the new heroine caused a sensation, making this one of the key Golden Age books. On the JSA front, Dr. Fate gets a new helmet, and Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite become members. The Wonder Woman story is of course by H. G. Peter, the cover is by E. E. Hibbard, and the JSA story has the usual format of different artists drawing each chapter, with Sheldon Moldoff, Jack Burnley, and Bernard Baily among them. Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value = $5,650; FN 6.0 value = $8,475. CGC census 4/05: 4 in 5.0, 10 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0625812001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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