Issue #204: Diana Prince gets her powers back — and meets Nubia! Plus, two classic re-releases…
DC’s solicitations are out Friday and included are a whopping three Facsimile Editions to scratch your retro comics itch.
One is a brand-new selection — Wonder Woman #204, featuring Diana Prince’s 1972 return to her star-spangled costume, as well as the first appearance of Nubia — and the others are re-releases: Detective Comics #38 (featuring Robin’s debut) and The Brave and the Bold #28 (the first Justice League of America story).
Dig the official descriptions, which will be formally released later Friday:
WONDER WOMAN #204 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER
Art and Cover by DON HECK and DICK GIORDANO
After the shocking loss of her mentor, Diana Prince returns to Paradise Island only to be met with more conflict. An armored challenger demands the right to fight our hero for the title of Wonder Woman. Introducing Nubia! Just in time for the characters 50th Anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents the character’s iconic first appearance.
$3.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 11/15/22
DETECTIVE COMICS #38 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by BILL FINGER, JERRY SIEGEL, GARDNER FOX, and others
Art by BOB KANE, MAURICE KASHUBA, KEN ERNST, and others
Cover by BOB KANE and JERRY ROBINSON
Discover the sensational character find of 1940 all over again with the debut of Robin, the Boy Wonder! Learn how orphaned acrobat Dick Grayson fell under the care of Bruce Wayne and became Batman’s partner in crime-fighting. This period-accurate facsimile edition also includes re-creations of vintage ads from the 1940s and backup features such as Spy, Red Logan, The Crimson Avenger, Slam Bradley, and more!
$6.99 US | 64 pages
ON SALE 11/8/22
THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by GARDNER FOX
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY and BERNARD SACHS
Cover by MIKE SEKOWSKY and MURPHY ANDERSON
It’s the issue that made DC Comics history when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern teamed up for the very first time as the Justice League of America. Be amazed as this early version of the League faces the menace of Starro the Conqueror. Witness how they use their combined powers and wits to take on this seemingly unstoppable foe. And celebrate the bond of friendship between these Super Friends that has lasted over six decades!
$3.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 12/6/22
A few thoughts:
— Wonder Woman #204, which was released in 1972, is a welcome curveball. The last few months have seen announcements for Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27, for example, so I knew it was a matter of time before Wonder Woman would get into the act. But I expected, oh, Sensation Comics #1. DC has been deepening Nubia’s role in the DCU, so this is a groovy surprise.
— Standard Price Comparisons: An unslabbed, Fine copy of Wonder Woman #204 recently sold on eBay for $243. The Facsimile Edition, which as you know includes all the ads and extras, is $3.99. Meanwhile, you have to be very well off to afford an original Detective #38 or B&B #28, so getting another shot at these Facsimile Editions — $6.99 and $3.99, respectively — is cool.
— Hey, Mego! How about including an 8-inch Nubia figure in your upcoming 50th Anniversary World’s Greatest Super-Heroes series? There was the 12-inch version back in the ’70s, so an 8-inch release would be fab — and fit right into the line.
— SUPERMAN #1 Facsimile Edition Coming From DC. Click here.
— DC COMICS to Re-Release DETECTIVE COMICS #27 As a Facsimile Edition. Click here.