At last, in a world torn by the hatred and wars of men, appears a woman to whom the problems and feats of men are mere child’s play. A woman whose identity is known to none, but whose sensational feats are outstanding in a fast-moving world. She serves as a symbol of integrity and humanity, so that the world of men would know what it means to be an Amazon. With a hundred times the agility and strength of our best male athletes and strongest wrestlers, she appears as though from nowhere to avenge an injustice or right a wrong! As lovely as Aphrodite- as wise as Athena- with the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules – She is known only as Wonder Woman! – Written by William Moulton Marston
Michael Netzer: Vinnie did me good on the inks every time. The Wonder Woman story he inked was sweet and delicate. I was never disappointed with him.
Dan Forman: Just got in a really cool Wonder Woman story from the early 70’s. I love the way Colletta inked women… hubba!
Droid714: I recently picked up a run of Wonder Woman comics from the late 70’s. As I was reading through them, I was struck by the quality of the artwork and by how strong, yet feminine Wonder Woman looked. It wasn’t until I had read a number of these books that I discovered, to my great surprise, that the inker was none other than Vinnie Colletta!
In comic book fandom, the most beautiful of the female superheroes was undoubtedly Wonder Woman. Here, she appears in the long-running newspaper strip, The World’s Greatest Superheroes. The original creators of this feature were Martin Pasko, George Tuska and Vince Colletta.
Vince Colletta became an instant legend in the genre of romance comics for the reason that his portrayal of females was equally realistic and idealized – a tricky recipe for an illustrator to master. His art work put both the beauty and the individual uniqueness of women on full display. Wonder Woman was the perfect subject. In the artist’s deft hands, Diana blossomed into a super heroine every bit as beautiful as she was unconquerable. DC Comics deserves much of the credit both for naming Vinnie art director and pairing him with inventive pencilers such as Mike Netzer (Nasser), Jose Delbo and Jose Luis-Garcia to create a celebrated strip that revealed the most stunning interpretations of the character.
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