(Spring 1945)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wonder Woman Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
An All-American Publication
Editing:
M C Gaines (managing); Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (Assistant Editor); Ted Udall (Assistant Editor)
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

[Wonder Woman and the Winged Maidens of Venus] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Winged Maidens of Venus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover carries the All-American Comics group bullet.

[The Winged Maidens of Venus [Part 1]] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joye Hummel [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Desira (Queen of Venus); natives of Venus (introduction for all); Third World War Promoters [Pierre Finati (President); Bird Boswell; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all); Nerva (villain, Steve's secretary, introduction)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman is given the gift of magnetic hearing by Desira, Queen of Venus, and learns that a 3rd World War is being planned. So she allows herself to be captured by the group responsible, which tries to get her to betray secret information that would arouse the ire of 30 nations.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Venus

Indexer Notes

Title taken from the cover.

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

Joye Hummel is the maiden name for the scripter (before 1947), then she married David Murchison. When he passed away, Joye married Jack Kelly. So her name, all combined, reads Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the way Jill Lapore refers to her in her book above.

Inker background credit per Jerry Bails.

The Ordeal of Fire [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joye Hummel [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Desira; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Paula von Gunther; Gay (Holliday Girl pledge, introduction); Hester (Holliday Girl pledge, introduction); Third World War Promoters [Pierre Finati; Bird Boswell; rest unnamed] (villains); Velma (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Etta and the Holliday girls are initiating new members of their sorority when one is transported to Venus and Wonder Woman must follow her. When she arrives, she must submit to Velma or the girl will be killed, and only action by Paula back on Paradise Island saves the day!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Paradise Island; Venus

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

Joye Hummel is the maiden name for the scripter (before 1947), then she married David Murchison. When he passed away, Joye married Jack Kelly. So her name, all combined, reads Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the way Jill Lapore refers to her in her book above.

Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

Helen Keller (Table of Contents)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alice Marble
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene
Inks:
Alfonso Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Helen Keller

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

S.O.S. Miami (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lynne Lawrence (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Conquest of Venus [Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Joye Hummel [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Paula von Gunther; Queen Desira; Third World War Promoters [Pierre Fenati; Bird Boswell; rest unnamed] (villains); Velma (villain); Killer Dogan (villain, Velma's boyfriend, introduction)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman tries to convert Velma to the ways of love and peace, but Velma succeeds in contacting a noted gangster and his men, getting them to invade and hopefully conquer Venus.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic girdle; Venus

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

Joye Hummel is the maiden name for the scripter (before 1947), then she married David Murchison. When he passed away, Joye married Jack Kelly. So her name, all combined, reads Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the way Jill Lapore refers to her in her book above.

Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Wonder Woman and the Winged Maidens of Venus]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [The Winged Maidens of Venus [Part 1]]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Ordeal of Fire [Part 2]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Helen Keller
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. S.O.S. Miami
  6. 5. The Conquest of Venus [Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
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