Wonder Woman #300 [Direct-Sales]
(February 1983)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
42
Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1982-10-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Marv Wolfman
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.


Special Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Job Number:
C-200

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Elongated Man; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow; Red Tornado; Firestorm; Zatanna; Aquaman]; Queen Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; General Darnell; The Gods [Mars; Vulcan; Hermes]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Supergirl; Batgirl; The New Teen Titans [Kid Flash; Wonder Girl; Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyborg; Starfire; Changeling]; Sandman [Garrett Sandford]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover, black & white.

Beautiful Dreamer, Death Unto Thee! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-8462

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Shadow-Thing (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman's life begins to unravel as her nightmares become increasingly real.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-Diana Prince is promoted to Major, soon to be promoted to Colonel, matching Steve Trevor's rank.

My Sister, My Self! [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Steve Trevor (Earth-2); Lyta Trevor [later becomes Fury] (intro)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman gets a glimpse of her own potential future happiness when she learns her Earth-Two counterpart is now a wife and mother.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-The Earth-2 Wonder Woman discloses she has revealed her secret identity to the world, has married her Steve Trevor, and has a daughter.
-Steve cooks dinner; he noted cooking was his hobby in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #9.

The Sands of Doom! [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; General Darnell; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Mrs. Vanderfeller; Queen Hippolyta
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman agrees to marry Steve Trevor, and then does away with the third wheel in their relationship-- Diana Prince.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-Pages 17-25 and 30 of story.
-Wonder Woman gives a eulogy at Diana Prince's funeral.

[The Sands of Doom! Sandman Interlude] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman [Garrett Sanford] (origin)
Synopsis:
The Sandman, recent voyeur, helpmate, and admirer of Wonder Woman, reveals his origin as a watcher of dreams to his Amazon beloved.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-Pages 26-29 of story, within the "Sands of Doom" chapter.
-The Jack Kirby Sandman [Sandman, The (DC, 1974 series)] is given a name and origin for the first time.

The Queen Is Dead! Long Live the Queen! [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Jan Duursema
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Mala; Athena; Aphrodite
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman dreams she wins the contest, but must remain on Paradise Island as Queen when Hippolyta ascends to Olympus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-The text suggests that Wonder Woman's nightmares may be a result of her repressed memories about the first Steve Trevor.

Interlude [1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta; Paula von Gunther
Synopsis:
Princess Diana seeks solace from her mother concerning her nightmares.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-Queen Hippolyta reveals she had considered acting as her dream-self had done in Diana's nightmare.

The Princess and the Sky-Pirate! [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Trevor Stevens (villain); Queen Hippolyta
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman dreams that Trevor Stevens lands on Paradise Island, a hardened criminal who takes advantage of the young Princess' innocence.
Reprints:

[Interlude 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Superman
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman delivers her wedding invitations personally to the JLA satellite, where she's greeted by Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-According to the invitation, the wedding of Steve and Wonder Woman was set for November 10th.

Let No Superman Put Asunder! [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Rich Buckler
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Superman; Hippolyta; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman dreams she marries Superman, but the two workaholics are hardly an ideal match.
Reprints:

[Interlude 3] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Paula von Gunther; Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
On Paula's advice, Wonder Woman calls Steve, but the bad connection gives the Princess little comfort.
Reprints:

The Power That Corrupts! [Chapter 7] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Keith Pollard
Inks:
Keith Pollard
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Mayor of New York; President of the United States
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman dreams she arrives in man's world as an "avenging angel," becoming a ruthless vigilante hunted by the authorities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-The President appears to be Ronald Reagan.
-Wonder Woman carves her own face on Mount Rushmore.

Interlude [4] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Justice League of America [JLA; Superman; Batman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Firestorm; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Arrow; Zatanna; Black Canary; Red Tornado]; New Teen Titans [Starfire; Wonder Girl]; Power Girl; Etta Candy; General Darnell; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Queen Hippolyta; Sheila Phillips (Anchorwoman)
Synopsis:
Steve says "no" at the altar, explaining to Wonder Woman he's obsessed with another woman-- the dead Diana Prince.
Reprints:

--Beyond the Gates of Sleep! [Chapter 8] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
In the dream dimension, Wonder Woman confronts and conquers the Shadow-Thing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

-The Shadow-Thing reveals itself as Wonder Woman's "fears" and "self-loathing." The Sandman explains it was a product of Wonder Woman's guilt at deceiving Steve as Diana Prince.
-The story ends with Steve and Wonder Woman in a clinch, as General Darnell exclaims over the phone that Diana Prince has turned up alive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Kaluta
Inks:
Mike Kaluta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black & white.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Anniversary Issue
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Beautiful Dreamer, Death Unto Thee! [Chapter 1]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. My Sister, My Self! [Chapter 2]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. The Sands of Doom! [Chapter 3]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. [The Sands of Doom! Sandman Interlude]
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. The Queen Is Dead! Long Live the Queen! [Chapter 4]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. Interlude [1]
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. The Princess and the Sky-Pirate! [Chapter 5]
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. [Interlude 2]
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. Let No Superman Put Asunder! [Chapter 6]
    Wonder Woman
  12. 11. [Interlude 3]
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. The Power That Corrupts! [Chapter 7]
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. Interlude [4]
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. --Beyond the Gates of Sleep! [Chapter 8]
    Wonder Woman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
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