Wonder Woman No. 306 Unpublished Cover by Gil Kane

Towards the end of the Bronze Age, Wonder Woman’s popularity was at a low, the book better known for The Huntress back-ups than the main feature. Gil Kane drew a number of pin-up-style covers for the book during this time, including this one for No. 306, cover dated August 1983.

But it was never published. Instead, José Luis García-López took Kane’s design and re-drew it, adding a WW figure in the background. The final art was inked by Dick Giordano.

Here is Kane’s version, restored and packaged as the cover that never was.

Wonder Woman 306 Cover

As published.

Wonder Woman 306 Cover by Gil Kane

Scan of the original art from Heritage Auctions. Kane was fond of using felt markers to ink, and the pens of the day faded considerably over time.

Comic book inking by Scott Dutton

A re-inking of the art was called for.

Comic book logos by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book logos by Scott Dutton

First colour version.

Comic book logos by Scott Dutton

Second version with the original WW logo.

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