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(Summer 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

Adventures in Bitterland (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; King Rigor; Prince Pagli
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic Lasso

The Icebound Maidens [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 (uncredited, backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Aphrodite; Queen Hippolyte; Mala; the Amazons [Araidna; rest un-named]; Queen Desira; natives of Venus (introduction for all); the women of Eveland [Leda; rest un-named] (introduction for all); Eve (Desira's daughter, introduction); Lectress [aka Nema] (Eve's daughter, introduction); The Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
After helping a group of Amazon girls pass their initiation rites, Wonder Woman is sent by Aphrodite to inspire a race of Venusian women to repel their enemies: the evil Seal Men, who have kidnapped Eve, daughter of Queen Desira.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eveland; Invisible Plane; Paradise Island

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.

In this story, the Garden of Eden still exists in the Antarctic under a ceiling of crystal ice
and young Amazon girls are shown to be living on Paradise Island, with no explanation of their origin.

The Mystery Maid [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]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Professor Frooz (zoologist, introduction); Queen Eve; Leda; Princess Lectress [aka Nema]; King Rigor (villain, introduction); the Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
When Princess Lectress goes missing, Queen Eve, with Wonder Woman's help, invades Bitterland to retrieve her. Wonder Woman rescues several Eveland girls, but she is unaware that the Princess has stowed away in hthe Amazon Maiden's Invisible Plane away to become a student at Holliday College.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bitterland; Holliday College

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.

The Man Who Hated Trees (Table of Contents)

Darby Dunaway / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Darby Dunaway

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich, confirmed by the Who's Who.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published by Wonder Woman Publishing, Inc.
225 Lafayette Sreet, New York, NY.
Sheldon Mayer, editor
Owners: Jack Liebowitz; M. C. Gaines

Sojourner Truth (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alice Marble
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Inks:
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Sojourner Truth
Synopsis:
Life story of Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), born Isabelle, an uneducated black slave who uses her oratorical skill to champion social justice for women and blacks.

Slaves In the Electric Garden [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]; General Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Queen Eve; Princess Lectress [as Nema]; Eveland girls [Leda; rest un-named]; King Rigor (villain); the Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
While testing her new invention at the South Pole, Wonder Woman and Steve are captured by Seal Men and made slaves in the "Electric Garden," where they plan a revolt with the Eveland girls.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bitterland; Eveland; telepathograph

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.

Wonder Woman invents the "telepathograph," which registers the face and voice of anyone talking in the world.

The Seal Men worship a Walrus god.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Adventures in Bitterland
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. The Icebound Maidens [Part 1]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Mystery Maid [Part 2]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Trees
    Darby Dunaway
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership
  6. 5. Sojourner Truth
    Wonder Women of History
  7. 6. Slaves In the Electric Garden [Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • S Turunen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross