A birthday salute to Wonder Woman’s first artist…
The late H.G. Peter — born 141 years ago on March 8, 1880 (!) — was the first artist to draw Wonder Woman, an illustrator with a distinctive, often oddball style that’s easy to pick out from his Golden Age compatriots.
He also happened to be one of the oldest creators of the Golden Age — he was 61 when William Moulton Marston’s Amazing Amazon debuted in the fall of 1941, in the back of All-Star Comics #8.
Wonder Woman wasn’t on the cover of that issue, but it wouldn’t be long before she headlined two titles — Sensation Comics and her eponymously named series.
Dig this 13 COVERS birthday tribute:
— How GEORGE PEREZ Saved WONDER WOMAN From Becoming a ‘Raunchy Sex Object’. Click here.
— 13 TOP CREATORS: How WONDER WOMAN Changed My Life. Click here.
March 8, 2021
Wow. That is interesting to read about him. 1880!
So much had changed in that time by 1940. Automobiles, widespread electricity, motion pictures , radio, sound recordings, skyscrapers.
Is there anything written about if he said he had a model or influence for Wonder Woman?
We can speculate for fun. These stick out to me who could have for sure. Strong features , recognizable at the time, beautiful.
Jane Russell, Hedy Lamarr, Joan Bennett, Vivian Leigh, Dorothy Lamour, just to name a few from the 30s-1940 who may be an influence.
Thanks for celebrating his work and honoring him. It will stay with me when i read the Winder Woman Chronicles again.