(November-December 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); Robert Kanigher (assistant)
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 Red Beard the Pirate!] (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]; Red Beard; Nifty
Keywords:
Magic Lasso

Terrors of the Air [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; General Darnell; Steve Trevor; Professor Chemico; Nifty (villain, introduction); Redbeard (villain, Nifty's husband; introduction); the Air Pirates (villains, introduction for all); Karma Monster (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Diana Prince has a strange feeling about Etta's friend Nifty, and it's not just that she's secretly an air-pirate, intent on stealing Professor Chemico's formula for harnessing nuclear power. When Nifty summons up an ogre-type monster and captures Wonder Woman, he transports her and the pirates back in time.
Keywords:
Holliday College; time travel

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.

"Why Shouldn't I Talk Back to Grandfather?" (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Unrelated gag cartoons.

Lucretia Mott (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alice Marble
Pencils:
Robert Sale [as Sal-Pete] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Sale [as Sal-Pete] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lucretia Mott
Synopsis:
Story of Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), a Quaker minister and anti-slavery activist who used her eloquence to champion equal rights for women and blacks.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

The Motts left the Quakers in 1827 because the Quakers disapproved of her activism.

"Sal-Pete" signature spotted by Keith Chandler. "Sal-Pete" was later used by Sal Trapani and Pete Morisi, but this predates their work in comics by a decade.

The Rage of Redbeard [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyte; Paula von Gunther; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Captain Redbeard (villain); Nifty (villain); the Karma monster (villain)
Synopsis:
While the Karma Monster brings the Air Pirates to Charleston Harbor, circa 1750, where they battle Wonder Woman in an earlier incarnation as sea pirates, Paula transports Steve, Etta and the Holliday Girls back in time to aid the Amazon Princess. However, the monster then transports Wonder Woman and the rest to ancient Rome.
Keywords:
reincarnation; time travel

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.

"Since When Are Animals Playing Football?" (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Unrelated gag cartoons.

The Case of the Horseshoe Nail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Robinson (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Our Daughter Has Arranged a Little Piece"] (Table of Contents)

Out of the Gag Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

Gag cartoons.

The Pirates' Galley Slave [Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor [as Stevus]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Serva; Julius Caesar (introduction); Nifty [as Nifta] (villain); Rufus (villain); the Karma Monster (villain)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman and friends are reincarnated in Ancient Rome, where they fight for their lives in the arena and on the open seas. But when all foes are defeated, and Nifty surrenders, Wonder Woman promises to take her to Reform Island.
Keywords:
Reform Island (mention only); reincarnation; Rome; time travel

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.

As her friends toast with wine, Wonder Woman opts for fruit juice.

At story's end, it is explained Nifty's desire for revenge was powering the Karma Monster.

In this chapter, Steve does not remember his later reincarnations, knowing only that he is Stevus, Roman gladiator.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Wonder Woman and Red Beard the Pirate!]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Terrors of the Air [Part 1]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. "Why Shouldn't I Talk Back to Grandfather?"
    Ton o' Fun
  4. 3. Lucretia Mott
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. The Rage of Redbeard [Part 2]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. "Since When Are Animals Playing Football?"
    Ton o' Fun
  7. 6. The Case of the Horseshoe Nail
  8. 7. ["Our Daughter Has Arranged a Little Piece"]
    Out of the Gag Bag
  9. 8. The Pirates' Galley Slave [Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
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