(Summer 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wonder Woman Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #211, 214, 217, 300)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; the Nazis
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic lasso

["Introducing Miss Alice Marble"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inside front cover: photos and text on Alice Marble and Helen Wainwright Sterling

Who Is She? (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Aphrodite; Athena; Mercury; Hercules
Synopsis:
The Gods behind the epithet, "Beautiful as Aphrodite, Wise as Athena, Strong as Hercules and Swift as Mercury", are visually and in text introduced to the reader.
Reprints:

["Wonder Woman's Story"] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (origin); Ares [Mars] (god of war); Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty); Hercules (introduction); Queen Hippolyte (origin); Amazons (origin); Steve Trevor; Mala; Colonel Darnell; Dr. Hellas (famed archaeologist); Athena (goddess of wisdom); Doctor Althea; Fatsis (Amazon); un-named Japanese agent (villain); Heinrich Fritz Uber (villain, Hitler's Chief Agent, only mentioned)
Synopsis:
Upon her arrival in man's world, Wonder Woman drops an Amazon scroll that details the origin and early days of the Amazons, while later sources outline her birth, her youth, and her battle in the arena for the right to be Wonder Woman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Amazonia; Invisible Plane; magic girdle; magic lasso; Paradise Island; purple ray; Robot Plane

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman's origin from All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #8 is shown with more detail, including the creation of the Amazons from clay by Aphrodite, and Diana's birth on Paradise Island: sculpted from clay by Hippolyte's hand under the direction of Athena, and brought to life by Aphrodite.

Wonder Woman is shown here to receive her magic lasso along with her costume after winning the contest, whereas she originally received her lasso after having lived in man's world for a time, as shown in Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #6.

Captain Trevor is promoted to Major.

Wonder Woman Goes To the Circus! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Elva King (circus owner's niece); Dom Carney (trapeze artist); Mike Mulgoon; Etta Candy; Torrence "Slugger" McGee; Ed King (circus owner); Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; San Yen (villain, head elephant man of the circus); Mike Mulgoon (villain, head of Strongarm Protective Association); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman brings children to King's Colossal Circus, performs in the big ring, and with the help of Etta and Steve, investigates a rash of elephant deaths which threaten to close the circus.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic lasso

Florence Nightingale: Angel of Crimea (Table of Contents)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alice Marble (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Florence Nightingale; Florence's un-named Nana; Florence's un-named father; John (Florence's ex-fiancee); Tommy; Queen Victoria; King Edward VII
Synopsis:
The story of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), who sacrificed personal happiness to nurse soldiers on the Crimean War front and throughout her life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005).

[The Master Plan of Paula Von Gunther] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; un-named prison warden; Freddy (warden's son); Mabel (warden's daughter); Captain Loyal (death); Heinrich (villain); Baroness Paula von Gunther (villain, death); Swipe (villain, prison guard, death); the Nazis (many die)
Synopsis:
Suspecting Paula von Gunther of leaking Military secrets, Diana and Steve visit her in prison, where Paula is aided in her subterfuge when the magic lasso accidentally falls into her hands.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic lasso

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Error Report #2983, by Darci.

The image of Wonder Woman riding a horse on the splash page was used for the cover.

Mabel is shown reading an issue of Sensation Comics.

This story was the basis for an episode of the Wonder Woman tv series, "Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther."

Paula is shot and killed at story's end, although she's alive in her next appearance, Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #12, because an "electric machine she invented brought her back to life."

A Message From Phil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Phillip Downs; Phillys (Phillip's twin sister); Dr. Rines; Uncle William; Sergeant Ryan (Policeman); Lt. Commander Rawlings (British sub base commander)
Synopsis:
Phillip's invention, a miraculous combination compressed air and water suction valve, is stolen and he and his brother believe the Nazis had stolen it to use on their U-Boats.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, confirmed by the Who's Who.

Songs Without Music (Table of Contents)

Sweet Adeline / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Adeline; Adeline's un-named father; Hy; Snort (oil expert)
Synopsis:
Adeline's father buys a hotel. When the hotel's tennants complain that the water tastes like oil, he hires an oil expert to see if there is oil on the property.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-6-23.

The Greatest Feat of Daring In Human History! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; Mint Candy; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; un-named train porter; Captain Diaz; un-named President of the Corrida; Pancho (villain, death); Pepita Valdez (villain, dancer, reforms); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
When Etta's brother is attacked by spies, Wonder Woman and Etta trail them from Texas to Mexico City, where Wonder Woman fights a bullfight and stops a secret Japanese invasion of Mexico.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic lasso; mental radio

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman crashes a car into a tree to avoid hitting Etta, seemingly killing the other passengers, noting they were "too lazy to jump in time."

Instead of using the magic lasso, Wonder Woman hypnotizes Mint to determine what he revealed to the Mexican spies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. ["Introducing Miss Alice Marble"]
  3. 2. Who Is She?
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. ["Wonder Woman's Story"]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Wonder Woman Goes To the Circus!
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. Florence Nightingale: Angel of Crimea
    Wonder Women of History
  7. 6. [The Master Plan of Paula Von Gunther]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. A Message From Phil
  9. 8. Songs Without Music
    Sweet Adeline
  10. 9. The Greatest Feat of Daring In Human History!
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • S Turunen
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross