Wonder Woman by Miller & Austin

July 1, 2024|In General

I’ve noted before that I’m not a big fan of Wonder Woman as a bloodthirsty warrior with sword and shield. Bullets and bracelets, a lasso of truth and occasionally riding oversized kangaroos is more my speed.

But super-hero readers like their violence, and after Xena Warrior Princess resonated with a generation, and 300 gave people an awareness about how ferociously Greeks fought, it was perhaps a foregone conclusion that Wonder Woman stories would turn their focus to active combat.

But back in 1980, Frank Miller had already had the idea of making Wonder Woman a lot more aggressive with this drawing that graced the cover of the fanzine LOC. Inked by Terry Austin, it’s a piece of a place and time in comics that’s pretty cool to me. And so I could ultimately not let this one go.

New colour and packaging by me.

LOC No. 1 published by NMP

As published.

Wonder Woman illustration by Frank Austin and Terry Austin

Original art scan found on the web.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colour by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created and new trade dress added.