(March 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M C Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor); Ted Udall (assistant editor); Dorothy Rubicek (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
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:
?

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

Lassie Come Home By Eric Knight (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Miriam Sandberg
Editing:
Josette Frank (staff advisor)

Indexer Notes

A short book review of "Lassie Come Home".

[The Sinister Simon Slickery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Simon Slickery (villain, a lawyer, introduction); Tony (villain, a bootblack, introduction); the Nazis (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Diana Prince survives the explosion of a bomb planted in her desk by the local bootblack, and, when he makes another attempt, it leads Wonder Woman to sea to stop a Nazi invasion.
Reprints:

[Captured By Flint] (Table of Contents)

Black Pirate and Son / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Flint (villain; Introduction; Death?); Maria (Introduction; Death?); Justin Valor; Jon Valor; Viriginia; Donna Bonita

Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to all those who help the March of Dimes! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (see notes)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince], Hippolyte, Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman explains infantile paralysis to her mother, and how it can be treated with an iron lung. She agrees to offer an autographed picture of herself to each child who contributes to the March of Dimes.
Keywords:
infantile paralysis; invisible plane; iron lung; March of Dimes; mental radio

Indexer Notes

Appears in several DC comics circa March 1943. PSA featuring Wonder Woman for Infantile Paralysis.
Writer unlikely to be Jack Schiff, who did DC's PSA from 1949-1967
but is not known to have worked on any All American titles prior to their
merge with DC. Probably an AA staffer.
Ted Udall was on the AA staff in 1942-3, wrote a lot of the AA
fillers, and would have been familiar with Wonder Woman, so he's a
likely suspect.
Another is (the future) Dorothy Woolfolk, who was also staff around
this time, and is said to have written Wonder Woman, prior to her
working on EC's Moon Girl in 47. A PSA would make sense.
Sheldon Mayer has also been identified as a potential writer of this PSA,
but the source of that credit is not known.

[The Fake Haunting Sting] (Table of Contents)

Gay Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gay Ghost; Capt. Warren (Introduction); Ruff (Villain; Introduction); Dag (Villain; Introduction); Wister (Villain; Introduction)

Foresight (Table of Contents)

Tippie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edwina Dumm
Pencils:
Edwina Dumm (signed)
Inks:
Edwina Dumm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from newspaper strip

100 Years!! (Table of Contents)

Flying Colors / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John M. Jenks (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Mr. Terrific Took a Vacation (Table of Contents)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Terrific; Wanda Wilson

The Little Girl's Secret (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Hal Mason / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Robbery At the Country Club] (Table of Contents)

Little Boy Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher
Inks:
Joe Gallagher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; superhero
Characters:
Little Boy Blue; Toughy; Tubby; Dan rogers; The Copperhead (villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

credits by Jerry Bails

[The Strange Case of Joe Jarrett] (Table of Contents)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildcat; Stretch Skinner; Joan Fortune; Joe Jarrett (intro); Rocky Ronn (villain); Capt. Grotz (Intro for both); Nazis

Indexer Notes

credits by Jerry Bails

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Lassie Come Home By Eric Knight
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. [The Sinister Simon Slickery]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [Captured By Flint]
    Black Pirate and Son
  5. 4. Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to all those who help the March of Dimes!
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. [The Fake Haunting Sting]
    Gay Ghost
  7. 6. Foresight
    Tippie
  8. 7. 100 Years!!
    Flying Colors
  9. 8. Mr. Terrific Took a Vacation
    Mr. Terrific
  10. 9. The Little Girl's Secret (Part 2)
    Hal Mason
  11. 10. [Robbery At the Country Club]
    Little Boy Blue
  12. 11. [The Strange Case of Joe Jarrett]
    Wildcat
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