(September 1980)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
39
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1980-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Len Wein
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

-first Huntress as co-feature
-10 cent price jump


[Renewal on Paradise Island] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-398

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyte; Huntress [Helena Wayne] (inset)
Reprints:

Renewal on Paradise Island (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Jose Delbo
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite; Cleo; Artesia; Ken Toshiba; Kobra (unnamed; villain)
Synopsis:
Destiny decrees that Princess Diana win the contest and return to man's world, seeking the source of recent global chaos-- but does she want to return to the world she so recently abandoned?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-Aphrodite explains that this Steve Trevor came from another, unknown Earth in the multiverse
-the goddess uses the mists of Nepenthe to wrap the entire Earth so that the whole world forgets about the previous Steve Trevor, just as Diana has
-in Diana's "new" reality, her career until this time is intact, just without Steve Trevor
-first Earth-One appearance of the Purple Ray and Magic Sphere in the Wonder Woman comic; in this incarnation, the Sphere is a freestanding giant crystal ball, not wall-mounted
-the Purple Ray is kept in the temple of Athena
-Cleo and Artesia are called Diana's closest friends
-unlike previous contests, a 3-way swordfight is the final contest, not bullets and bracelets

Into Darkness Once More (Table of Contents)

Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Solomon Grundy; Arthur Cranston; Carole Martin (secretary); Winston Pitt; Sidney (Fence); Harry Sims
Synopsis:
Beauty dies when an artist's paintings are destroyed-- can the beast responsible be far behind?
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Rozakis [as Ted P. Skimmer]
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-564

Synopsis:
Letters from T.M. Maple; Phil Brierly; Irene Blaho
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Renewal on Paradise Island]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Renewal on Paradise Island
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Into Darkness Once More
    Huntress
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Words
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Wells
  • Dwayne Best
  • S Turunen
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross