Wonder Woman No. 249 Cover by Buckler & Giordano

It’s a great Wonder Woman drawing by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Plus Hawkgirl is fluttering about like a pigeon, and some assassin with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher behind them is about to learn the effect of Newton’s third Law of Motion as he swings free there on a painting platform.

This comic package – 44 pages, all new for 50¢ – is a mark of the DC Explosion, where DC began expanding their line. For Wonder Woman and other DC books it meant they had backup stories added. Due to some horrible weather that winter which severely hampered distribution and sales, it damned near killed DC. The explosion was followed by the infamous DC Implosion. DC survived, and I can’t fault them for the experiment. They had some good ideas going there which they’d capitalise on to better effect as the Eighties got going.

As ever, art restoration and new colouring by me.

Wonder Woman 249 Comic Book Cover

As published

Wonder Woman 249 art by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano

Scan from Comic Art Fans

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art with the missing bits re-created

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Trade dress re-created and added

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

I’ve got a soft spot for the original Wonder Woman logo, so here’s a version with it included

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