If you’re a comic head, here’s some news that may interest you! Wonder Woman’s first-ever comic debut was recently offered on sale at Heritage Auctions, and it was sold for a whopping $1.62 million! Yes, you heard that right!
The Amazonian warrior has made her first-ever appearance in DC Comics in the eighth issue of All-Star Comics. The book was published in 1941, and a copy of it had been preserved in mint condition by a collector ever since.
The same was offered on sale as part of Heritage Auctions’ comics-heavy four-day program last week. It is graded a 9.4 (out of 10) by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and features the Justice Society of America, with Wonder Woman appearing only on the interior.
Commenting on the copy, CGC, in an announcement on its website, said, “No comic book that is primarily sought for its connection to a female superhero had ever realized more than $1 million at auction until now.” The book’s auction also has broken the previous record for this issue — a 2017 sale that went for $936,223.
Aside from it, other comic books offered at the auction included a Fantastic Four #1 graded CGC 9.0 (lot 91018), which sold for $420,000, a Detective Comics #29 graded CGC 8.5 (lot 91016), which sold for $276,000, an Amazing Fantasy #15 graded CGC 7.5 (lot 91003), which sold for $216,000, and X-Men #1 graded CGC 9.2 (lot 91031), which sold for $204,000, and more.
Overall, the auction totaled $24 million. Hence proved that comics are clearly not for kids alone!