(April-May 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
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:

[The Adventure of the Mole Men] (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]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Blakfu; Mole Men
Reprints:

[The First Test of Aphrodite: 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]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; General Brown (introduction); General Tling (introduction); Etta Candy; the Amazons; five prisoners of the Amazons [Jeane; rest un-named] (introduction for all); Queen Hippolyte; Mae Wu (a Chinese girl, death then is restored to life, introduction); Mala; Paula von Gunther; Aphrodite; General Sansu Hideo (villain, introduction); Major Fu (villain, introduction); General Von Bop (villain, introduction); General Blatsu (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Paula von Gunther undertakes a series of Amazon tests to prove herself worthy to serve Aphrodite, and her first test: aiding Wonder Woman foil a Japanese plot to drive American women insane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Paradise Island; Reform Island

Indexer Notes

Rather than using the Purple Ray, Wonder Woman uses Paula's electrical machine to restore Mae Wu to life.

The Adventure of the Mole Men: Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 14 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; General Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Mala; Paula von Gunther; the Queen's Messenger (introduction); Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite; several Mole women [Calla; rest un-named] (introduction for all); Blakfu (villain, introduction); the Mole Men (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
In her second test, Paula must reform the Mole Men of the underworld, which she and Wonder Woman accomplish by opening the Mole Men's eyes surgically to the beauty of the girls they enslave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

The Mother of New York's East Side (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
Characters:
Lillian D. Wald

Indexer Notes

Story of Lillian D. Wald.

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

[The Third Test of Aphrodite: 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:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Colonel Darnell; Mala; the Amazons [Joan; rest un-named] (introduction); Aphrodite; Paula von Gunther; rubber manufacturers [Ivar Torgson; Skelly; Cornelius R. Quod; Larry Hefton; Sigmund Spoil] (villains, introduction for all); Elva Dove (villain, intelligence clerk, introduction)
Synopsis:
To complete the third test of Aphrodite, Paula uses her subconsious X-ray machine to understand the motives of war-profiteering rubber magnates, so as to "change the character of men and make them serve their fellow humans."
Reprints:
Keywords:
Holliday College; Paradise Island; Reform Island; Subconscious X-Ray

Human Guinea Pig (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

[games] (Table of Contents)

Victory Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Treachery of Mavis: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Paula von Gunther; Paula's Slave Girls (introduction for all); Mala; Aphrodite; Aphrodite's Priestesses (introduction for all); the Amazons [Zoe; rest un-named] (introduction for all); Gerta von Gunther; Mavis (villain, former slave of Paula, introduction)
Synopsis:
Paula had passed her tests, but in failing to oversee the reformation of a slave girl and the rubber magnates, Wonder Woman has failed twice, which backfires when one of her charges takes revenge.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Reform Island
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Adventure of the Mole Men]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [The First Test of Aphrodite: Part 1]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Mole Men: Part 2
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. The Mother of New York's East Side
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. [The Third Test of Aphrodite: Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. Human Guinea Pig
    Hop Harrigan
  7. 6. [games]
    Victory Puzzles
  8. 7. [The Treachery of Mavis: Part 4]
    Wonder Woman
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