(December 1978)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
37
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Larry Hama
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

This issue has variants.

This issue is called a "250th Anniversary Special" on the splash page.


[Tournament] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyte; Orana
Reprints:

Tournament (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo [as G. D'Angelo]
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5485

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Orana (Amazon); Queen Hippolyte; Sandra (Amazon); Neptune (God); Athena; Aphrodite; Mars
Synopsis:
An arrogant Amazon challenges Diana for the role of Wonder Woman, pitting her brutal tactics against the compassion of the Princess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Orana first appeared in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #98, which featured the first contest of the Earth-One Wonder Woman. Orana had issues with Princess Diana back then as well, complaining Queen Hippolyte would unfairly favor the Princess in the games.
Diana notes that her tiara and her lasso are the symbols for which the tournament is held, and removes them for the duration of the games.
In this version of the games, four days are dedicated to one element each: Earth (Combat), Air (Wind-Gliding), Water (Endurance), Fire (a Falling Meteor Race).
It is noted that the gods created the rules of the Tournament, eons ago.
As Diana bequeaths the lasso and tiara, she asks that Orana use them "well, and with compassion," a line also used in the Wonder Woman tv pilot starring Lynda Carter.
Diana notes that the Wonder Woman costume is based on the American flag, as the ideals of the United States most closely resemble those of the Amazons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Words / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-161

Synopsis:
Letters from Wallace Hopkins; Beppe Sabatini; Ron Melendez
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Tournament]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Tournament
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Words
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • S Turunen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross