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(March-April 1946)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wonder Woman Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
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

[In Pluto's Kingdom] (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]; King Pluto
Keywords:
Magic Lasso

In Pluto's Kingdom Part 1: The Secret of the Dark Planet (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]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls [Lorrie; rest un-named]; the Amazons; Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite (goddess); Persephone (introduction, flashback); Dean Sourpuss; King Pluto (villain, mythological king of the underworld, introduction); Pluto's minions (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
After a Holliday girl is abducted by King Pluto, Wonder Woman and the Holliday girls travel to the furthest planet, where the king extracts their "color bodies" to light his gloomy planet and attempts to melt Wonder Woman like a color tablet.
Keywords:
Holliday College; Pluto (the planet)

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.

According to Hippolyte, the River Styx is actually the stream of interplanetary ether between Earth and Pluto.

This story was written when Pluto was still considered a planet, not a dwarf planet.

Wonder Woman travels through space dragged behind a rocket ship, holding her breath; luckily, there's oxygen on Pluto.

In Pluto's Kingdom Part 2: The River of Liquid Fire (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
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; the Holliday Girls [Lorrie; rest un-named]; King Pluto (villain)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman and her girls pierce Pluto's underworld and fight off his forces to retrieve their "dark earth" bodies, while Pluto escapes to mount an assault on Earth.

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.

Madame Curie (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:
Madame Curie

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Victory Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
A. W. Nugent

Genre:
children
Keywords:
games; puzzle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[Didn't you hear me say, Fore?] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published by Wonder Woman Publishing Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY. NY
Owners: J. S. Liebowitz; Detective Comics, Inc.
Editor: Sheldon Mayer

Dangerous Adventure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Robinson (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Big Chief Moose (Table of Contents)

Who's Who In Zooville / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronald Santi
Pencils:
Saul Kessler ?; Ronald Santi ?
Inks:
Saul Kessler ?; Ronald Santi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Script credit and art credits via the Who's Who.

In Pluto's Kingdom Part 3: King Pluto's Revenge (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]; General Darnell; Steve Trevor; Aphrodite; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls [Lorrie; rest un-named]; Paula von Gunther; Steve's secretary (un-named, introduction); Ebony (Pluto's horse); King Pluto (villain)
Synopsis:
Pluto kidnaps Steve and extorts a dynamo from Wonder Woman, intending to light his gloomy kingdom forever and let his kidnapped girls burn out.
Keywords:
Pluto

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [In Pluto's Kingdom]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. In Pluto's Kingdom Part 1: The Secret of the Dark Planet
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. In Pluto's Kingdom Part 2: The River of Liquid Fire
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Madame Curie
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  6. 5. [Didn't you hear me say, Fore?]
    Watt the Question Man
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership
  8. 7. Dangerous Adventure
  9. 8. Big Chief Moose
    Who's Who In Zooville
  10. 9. In Pluto's Kingdom Part 3: King Pluto's Revenge
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • S Turunen
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