#5149 – 2016 First-Class Forever Stamp - Wonder Woman: Modern Age

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.00
$2.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.70
$0.70
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM646215x49mm 15 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM62232x47mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.75
$4.75
- MM420932x47mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.75
$4.75
U.S. #5149
2016 47c Modern Age

  
Value:  47c
Issued: October 7, 2016
First Day City:  New York, NY
Type of Stamp:  First Class Mail
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  60,000,000
 

First Appearance Of Wonder Woman

On October 21, 1941, Wonder Woman was introduced in All Star Comics #8.

As the world was at war in the early 1940s, comic books came under fire for promoting violence.  While some called for comics to be banned, one man saw an opportunity to improve comics and empower young girls, with the wise and mighty Wonder Woman.

That man was psychologist William M. Marston.  In response to the outcry, Marston published his own thoughts in an article in Family Circle magazine.  In his article, he said he saw “great educational potential in comics.”  Marston’s article got the attention of comics publisher Max Gaines, who encouraged him to develop a new character.  At his wife’s suggestion, Marston chose to create a female superhero.  However, even though she possessed Superman’s strength, she would resolve her problems with love instead of her fists.

And so, on October 21, 1941, Wonder Woman made her debut in All Star Comics #8.  She then made her first cover appearance a month later on Sensation Comics #1 and received her very own comic later in 1942.  Wonder Woman displayed a more compassionate and less violent side of superheroes and served as a role model for young girls.

By the end of the 1940s, many comics had been canceled.  But Wonder Woman endured.  In fact, in the early days of the Silver Age (1956–70), Wonder Woman was one of just three DC superheroes to have their own comic (the others being Batman and Superman).  Though comics in general may have waned in popularity, Wonder Woman was still a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the page.

During the Silver Age, Wonder Woman lost her powers.  Though she was still a symbol of strength without her powers, some were angry that they had been taken away.  Among them was journalist Gloria Steinem.  Steinem led a successful campaign to have Wonder Woman’s powers restored, featuring her on the cover of the first issue of her magazine, Ms. D.C.  Comics heard these cries and the super-powered-warrior Wonder Woman returned in the comics of the Bronze Age. 

One of the most notable events of Wonder Woman’s history from the 1970s was the popular television show, which ran from 1975 to 1979.  The show was so well received that certain aspects from it were brought into the comics – most famously, the way Diana Prince spun to transform into Wonder Woman. 

Today, Wonder Woman is one of the world’s most popular superheroes, appearing in a variety of media.  In 2016, Wonder Woman made her big-screen debut.  She currently holds the record for the longest-running female comic book series.

Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamp - Holiday Delights 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Holiday Delights

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 4 new Forever stamps picturing Holiday Delights.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $4.50- $21.50
    BUY NOW
  • 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection, 212 mint stamps 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection of 212 Mint Stamps
    Save time and money with this year-set.  You'll receive every US commemorative stamp with a major Scott number issued in 2019 in one order.  Plus, get the seven mint sheets pictured in our 2019 Heirloom Supplement.  It's the easy way to keep your collection up to date. 
    $219.95
    BUY NOW
  • US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps
    Act now to get an instant collection of 650 used U.S. definitive stamps in one easy order! Definitive stamps are the backbone of the U.S. postal system and essential additions to your collection. Take advantage of this money-saving offer and make your collection grow fast.
    $32.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #5149
2016 47c Modern Age

  
Value:  47c
Issued: October 7, 2016
First Day City:  New York, NY
Type of Stamp:  First Class Mail
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  60,000,000
 

First Appearance Of Wonder Woman

On October 21, 1941, Wonder Woman was introduced in All Star Comics #8.

As the world was at war in the early 1940s, comic books came under fire for promoting violence.  While some called for comics to be banned, one man saw an opportunity to improve comics and empower young girls, with the wise and mighty Wonder Woman.

That man was psychologist William M. Marston.  In response to the outcry, Marston published his own thoughts in an article in Family Circle magazine.  In his article, he said he saw “great educational potential in comics.”  Marston’s article got the attention of comics publisher Max Gaines, who encouraged him to develop a new character.  At his wife’s suggestion, Marston chose to create a female superhero.  However, even though she possessed Superman’s strength, she would resolve her problems with love instead of her fists.

And so, on October 21, 1941, Wonder Woman made her debut in All Star Comics #8.  She then made her first cover appearance a month later on Sensation Comics #1 and received her very own comic later in 1942.  Wonder Woman displayed a more compassionate and less violent side of superheroes and served as a role model for young girls.

By the end of the 1940s, many comics had been canceled.  But Wonder Woman endured.  In fact, in the early days of the Silver Age (1956–70), Wonder Woman was one of just three DC superheroes to have their own comic (the others being Batman and Superman).  Though comics in general may have waned in popularity, Wonder Woman was still a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the page.

During the Silver Age, Wonder Woman lost her powers.  Though she was still a symbol of strength without her powers, some were angry that they had been taken away.  Among them was journalist Gloria Steinem.  Steinem led a successful campaign to have Wonder Woman’s powers restored, featuring her on the cover of the first issue of her magazine, Ms. D.C.  Comics heard these cries and the super-powered-warrior Wonder Woman returned in the comics of the Bronze Age. 

One of the most notable events of Wonder Woman’s history from the 1970s was the popular television show, which ran from 1975 to 1979.  The show was so well received that certain aspects from it were brought into the comics – most famously, the way Diana Prince spun to transform into Wonder Woman. 

Today, Wonder Woman is one of the world’s most popular superheroes, appearing in a variety of media.  In 2016, Wonder Woman made her big-screen debut.  She currently holds the record for the longest-running female comic book series.