Wonder Woman got a stamp of approval — four, in fact — when the U.S. Postal Service (in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment) previewed four Forever stamps featuring the iconic superhero today. The stamps, which will be officially unveiled at Comic-Con Saturday, show Wonder Woman from four eras and are set for a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony on Oct. 7 at New York Comic-Con.
The stamps — commemorating Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary – seem designed to delight WW fans of all ages, depicting the character from four eras: the Golden Age (1941–55), Silver Age (1956–72), Bronze Age (1973–86) and Modern Age (1987–present).
The designs will be issued on a sheet of 20 stamps depicting all four eras. The text on the stamp – or selvage, to you philatelists – uses the current block-letter Wonder Woman logo in white, with what the USPS describes as “a comic book style power burst rendered in shades of blue.”
Take a look at the stamps, with USPS descriptions:
Modern Age (1987–present)
“On the first row of stamps Wonder Woman of the Modern Age wields a hammer with a power and determination befitting her roots in the heroic world of Greek mythology.”
Bronze Age (1973–86)
“The Bronze Age Wonder Woman’s bold stance empowers the second row of stamps. With her fist held high and bulletproof bracelets gleaming, the Amazon princess leads the charge against injustice.”
Silver Age (1956–72)
“The third row of stamps depicts Wonder Woman during the Silver Age. Although she possesses great strength and speed, the world’s favorite superheroine prefers compassion to the use of brute force. With her golden lasso of truth close at hand, she compels honesty from her foes.”
Golden Age (1941–55)
“In the last row of stamps, Wonder Woman from the Golden Age bursts onto the scene as originally envisioned by creator William Moulton Marston.”
The pane of stamps was designed by art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, and as Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.
Here’s the pane in full:
The new stamps are not the USPS’s first run-in with Wonder Woman: She was included in the 2006 stamp pane honoring comic book heroes (see that one, below left, with art by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito) and a 1988 George Perez-designed Wonder Woman stamp (below right).
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