By Jarrod Jones. If you follow certain comic creators on social media, you’ve noticed that more than a few of them have been talking excitedly about “The Wonder Woman 100 Project”. And if you haven’t been able to dig deeper into what they’ve been on about just yet, allow us to get you up to speed. After all — time is a factor.
To commemorate 75 years of Wonder Woman, DC Entertainment released Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special which, y’know, isn’t news. But what you probably didn’t know is that DC only published a small smattering of blank-covered editions of the book, and the Hero Initiative — the trusted non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need — saw an opportunity to do something, well, wonderful. (As they do.)
“The Wonder Woman 100 Project” has lassoed over 100 of the industry’s top artists to illustrate an original piece of their own onto these blank covers, which will be auctioned off at three separate locations with dates in May and June. If it happens that you can’t physically be in Manhattan Beach, CA, Phoenix, AZ, or Houston TX in the next two months, THI will happily appoint a proxy bid in your name. But time is running out! And don’t forget — this is all for a great cause!
Get an idea of how ambitious this project is with a cursory glance at our gallery below, and then take the deep plunge by heading over to the Hero Initiative’s gallery here. Auction dates and info can be found after the gallery!
From The Hero Initiative: DC Entertainment created a precious few blank-covered editions of the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special and the Hero Initiative got 100+ top artists to do original drawings right on the cover. The result is The Wonder Woman 100 Project!
These covers WILL be auctioned off at three great live events:
May 20 at The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach, CA
May 27 at the Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix, AZ
June 10 at Bedrock City Comics, Houston, TX
Bidding takes place at the live events, or via proxy. If you cannot attend one or more of the live events, we will appoint a proxy to bid for you. Your proxy will attempt to win your cover for the lowest possible amount, up to and including your maximum bid. Proxy bids must be submitted in writing in whole US dollar amounts to: [email protected]
Proxy deadlines are as follow:
May 20 Manhattan Beach event: No later than 8 p.m. Pacific time, May 17
May 27 Phoenix event: No later than 8 p.m. Pacific time, May 23
June 10 Houston event: No later than 8 p.m. Pacific time, June 6
Both hardcover and softcover editions of a Wonder Woman 100 Project book collecting all the covers in print will be available in June, 2017.
(And YES, Andy Smith did two covers that are almost EXACTLY the same. Don’t let it throw ya!)