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(Winter 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:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; 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

The Tigeapes of Neptunia (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]; Tigeape
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The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 1: The First Battle of Neptunia (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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Eve Brown; Queen Hippolyte; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Professor Astrolog (astronomer, introduction); The President of the United States; The Great Solo (villain, introduction); The Masters of Neptunia [Stalthon; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Devastating earthquakes herald the arrival of Neptunia, a fragment of Neptune landing in the Pacific Ocean -- but are the inhabitants friend or foe?
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Keywords:
Neptune

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.

Like the God Neptune (Poseidon), the Neptunias are masters of water-- they build their cities from crystalized water, and turn men to robots by extracting salt from their bodies.

The U.S. President, presumedly Harry S. Truman, is shown from behind, unnamed.

The Story of Evangeline Booth (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:
Evangeline Booth
Synopsis:
Born December 25, 1865, in London, England, Evangeline Booth broadened the scope of the Salvation Army from local assistance to worldwide disaster relief.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

Evangeline Booth was the daughter of William and Catherine Booth, who founded the Salvation Army and she was still alive at the time this story was published (1945).

References to the Armenian Genocide of 1896, and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 2: The Masters of the Water (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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; the Holliday Girls; Eve Brown; the mechanos (servants of the Masters, inroduction for all); several tigeapes (introduction for all); The Great Solo (villain); The Masters of Neptunia [Stalthon; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Attempting to broker a peace treaty between Earth and Neptunia, Wonder Woman is captured by Solo and forced to watch her friends transformed into human robots. But with the help of the Holliday Girls, Wonder Woman breaks free and forces the Neptunians to surrender.
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Keywords:
Magic Lasso; Neptunians

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.

Trick Dog (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lynne Lovelace (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Watt, the Question Man / cartoon / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 3: In the Killer's Cage (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 14 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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Captain Brown; the President of the United States; General Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Steve Trevor; several tigeapes; the mechanos; Soldar (villain, Neptunian Marshall, introduction); The Great Solo (villain); The Masters of Neptunia [Stalthon; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Suspecting subterfuge on Neptunia, Wonder Woman and Etta dress as tigeapes to investigate, only to learn the plot is greater than they could have imagined: the Masters plan to have the Earth forced from its orbit and taken to Neptune as a moon.
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Keywords:
Neptunia

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.

Steve Trevor is elected governor of Neptunia.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Tigeapes of Neptunia
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 1: The First Battle of Neptunia
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Story of Evangeline Booth
    Wonder Women of History
  4. 3. The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 2: The Masters of the Water
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Trick Dog
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Watt, the Question Man
  7. 6. The Tigeapes of Neptunia: Part 3: In the Killer's Cage
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • S Turunen
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross