(Fall 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter]
Inks:
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mars
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mars' armor is colored blue, white, and orange here, whereas inside it's all orange with a green emblem.

Boys and Girls! Here Are The Men Behind "Wonder Woman" (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alice Marble
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Dr. Wm. Moulton Marston, H.G. Peter, Sheldon Mayer, and M.C. Gaines are introduced to the readers, accompanied by a photograph of the 4 men.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

It is noted that William Moulton Marston writes Wonder Woman under the pen name "Charles Moulton." H.G Peter has 4 assistants to help him with his Wonder Woman drawings. Alice Marble took the photograph.

[Mars is Triumphant!] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Mars; Aphrodite
Synopsis:
Mars has control of the world, and yet he's incensed by the one girl standing against him-- Wonder Woman, Aphrodite's agent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text. It is noted that Wonder Woman's adversary is the Greek god Ares, but he's better known by his Roman name, Mars.

[The Tournament of Slaves: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mars (Villain); General Destruction (Intro, Mars' Aide-de-Camp); Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Etta Candy; Duke of Deception (Villain; Intro); Earl of Greed (Villain; Intro); Lord Conquest (Villain; Intro); Aphrodite; Tiva (Martian slave girl); Satan (Saturnian slave)
Synopsis:
Mars kidnaps Steve Trevor to lure Wonder Woman to his home planet, where she secretly participates in the war tournaments while searching for Steve.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the souls of the dead, shackled as prisoners, may enter Mars' domain.

Aphrodite gives Wonder Woman an elixir of living death so her astral form may be captured by Mars' slave collectors.

Wonder Woman gives her name as Etta Candy, and is unrecognized by Mars and his aides, suggesting this is the first time he's ever seen her.

Wonder Woman fights a Saturnian slave in the arena; she later meets the Saturnians in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #10. Wonder Woman's healing purple ray can be taken in tablet form.

[The Earl of Greed Strikes Out: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Mars (villain); General Destruction; Earl of Greed (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Lord Conquest (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain); Jim Blake (American spy); Etta Candy; Dr. Deacon (Holliday Prexy); Jake Dough (Pups' Owner)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman plays baseball to help keep Holliday College open, undermining the Earl of Greed's attempt to use the school as a channel to the US Treasury.
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Indexer Notes

According to the text, Hitler's brain is attuned to Mars' radio wavelength, making him susceptible to influence from Mars and his minions. Hitler is shown to chew on the carpet when having an attack of nerves.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fat and Slat / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flying Colors / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John M. Jenks
Pencils:
John M. Jenks
Inks:
John M. Jenks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Clara Barton (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alice Marble
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Biography of Clara Barton (1821-1912), the "Angel of the Battlefield," who helped establish the Red Cross in America.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005).

[Framed By the Duke of Deception: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mars (villain); Earl of Greed (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Scribla (the Duke's slave); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Naha (dancer, villain); Taki (Dance manager); Senator Deal; Mr. Bost (lawyer); Emperor Hirohito; General Hammi [Duke of Deception]; Etta Candy; Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
Framed for murder, Wonder Woman is then taken prisoner by the victim, as the Duke of Deception manipulates Hirohito to attack Hawaii.
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Indexer Notes

The Earl of Greed is imprisoned on Mars, and suddenly, Adolf Hitler is acting less greedy on Earth.

Wonder Woman gives Etta the elixir of living death so her astral spirit can animate one of Deception's phantasms.

Shackled, and with her eyes sealed with tape, Wonder Woman is too vain to tear off the tape and lose her eyelashes, so she escapes blindfolded.

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

[Captured By Lord Conquest: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Mars (villain); Lord Conquest (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain); Emperor Hirohito (villain); Don Unaldi [Count Crafti] (Intro, villain); Mammotha [Lord Conquest] (Intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Using her love of competition, charity, and handsome men against her, Lord Conquest captures Wonder Woman and brings her to Mars a captive slave.
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Indexer Notes

The Duke of Deception is thrown into prison, and Hirohito is suddenly brutally frank in negotiations with the Italian ambassador.

[The Midland War Bond Rally] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; General Darnell; Buck Winters
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman stumps for war bonds in Midland along with war hero Buck Winters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Buck describes what people see when Wonder Woman flies by in her robot plane-- a girl sitting in the air.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Boys and Girls! Here Are The Men Behind "Wonder Woman"
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [Mars is Triumphant!]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [The Tournament of Slaves: Part 1]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. [The Earl of Greed Strikes Out: Part 2]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fat and Slat
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Flying Colors
  8. 7. Clara Barton
    Wonder Women of History
  9. 8. [Framed By the Duke of Deception: Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. The Rainmaker
  11. 10. [Captured By Lord Conquest: Part 4]
    Wonder Woman
  12. 11. [The Midland War Bond Rally]
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • S Turunen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross