DICK GIORDANO COLLECTION Wonder Woman #199 CGC 8.0 Classic Bondage Cover 1972

DICK GIORDANO COLLECTION Wonder Woman #199 CGC 8.0 Classic Bondage Cover 1972

DICK GIORDANO COLLECTION Wonder Woman #199 CGC 8.0 Classic Bondage Cover 1972

From the Dick Giordano Collection (personally owned by Giordano himself) this CGC comic comes from Dick's personal collection. He often kept comics for use later as reference. A great, one-of-a-kind item from Giordano's personal collection. It includes its original COA from VaultCollectibles. About the Dick Giordano Collection.

Saved by Dick Giordano over the course of his fifty-plus year career in the comics industry, the Dick Giordano Collection spans from the beginning of his career in the 1950's into his semiretirement period in the mid 1990's and beyond. It includes various comic books, special projects items, advertisements, book covers, cards, stickers, and more.

While the reason Giordano may have kept any given item is now unknown, the comic books themselves (all of which date back to the early days of his career) were specifically used by Giordano as source material and references images for latter works. The Charlton Comics portion of his collection include some books Giordano himself contributed to, either as artist, editor, or inker and the remaining comics - which he did not contribute to - were obtained by Giordano in the early days of his career possibly to examine the styles and methods of other artists as the books including work from such talents as Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Nick Cardy, John Romita, Sr. They were perhaps even passed around the offices at Charlton Comics by artists working under Giordano during his years there as editor. Each item in the collection comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity, hand-numbered and signed (COA shown is a sample and will actually be hand-signed, numbered, and note the item information). About Dick Giordano (From the VaultCollectibles biography).

He is perhaps best known for his work on Batman but his contribution to comics in general cannot be overstated. He began his career at. Iger Studios and soon moved to Charlton Comics (in 1952), where worked his way up to editor, bringing in new talent such as Jim Aparo and Denny O'Neil (who he would later bring to DC). In 1968, at the suggestion of Steve Ditko, Irwin Donefeld and Carmine Infantino hired Giordano. One of his first assignments was editing Ditko's creation Hawk & Dove for Showcase #75.

He went on to pencil and ink numerous DC characters, including inking Neal Adams' classic run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow. He left DC for a time, drawing The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu and Dracula for Marvel's black & white magazines, co-founded with Neal Adams Continuity Studios, and illustrated several other projects before returning to DC. He was also instrumental in helping to develop DC's popular Vertigo line of books and bringing in such British talent as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. After leaving DC in 1993 and continuing on in to the early 2000's Giordano illustrated a graphic adaptation of Modesty Blaise, helped launch Future comics, illustrated several European and Australian comics featuring Lee Falk's classic character the Phantom, and completed with writer Roy Thomas their Dracula comic originally began in the 1970's but left unfinished when Marvel canceled their magazine-sized monster comics line. His last published work appeared in, appropriately enough, a DC comic- Johan Hex #51, published in March 2010.

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DICK GIORDANO COLLECTION Wonder Woman #199 CGC 8.0 Classic Bondage Cover 1972