(May-June 1947)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer, 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

[A Story From Wonder Woman's Childhood] (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:
Holliday Girls; Etta Candy; Queen Hippolyte; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]

Siege of the Savage War Maidens (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sporta (Amazon); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Holliday Girls; Queen Hippolyte; Mala; Odin (Villain); Gundra (Valkyrie, Villain); Valkyries (Villains); Steve Trevor; Aphrodite
Synopsis:
When the heroes of Valhalla refuse to fight, Odin orders his Valkyries to capture Amazons and transform them into Valkyries, surmising they'll be strong enough to handle the lazy men.

Indexer Notes

Refers to Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1942 series) #17, "The Valkyries' Prey" (October-November 1946), Wonder Woman's first encounter with Gundra and the Valkyries. Odin is so demoralized by his defeat, he commits suicide at story's end; the villain in Sequence 3 does the same.

Amelia Earhart (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Sale
Inks:
Robert Sale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Life story of Amelia Earhart (1898-1937), a record-breaking aviator who disappeared in the South Pacific attempting to circle the world at the equator.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005).

The Vanishing Mummy (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Chemico; Bobbie Strong (Holliday Girl); Glamora Treat (Holliday Girl); Etta Candy; Professor Ainchent; Dean Sourpuss; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Aknaten (villain); Steve Trevor; General Darnell
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls travel to Egypt, where Professor Chemico has been enslaved by a resurrected pharaoh bent on destroying the modern world.

Indexer Notes

Aknaten is so demoralized by his defeat, he commits suicide at story's end; the villain in Sequence 1 does the same.

Grim Gamble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Letters:
typeset

gags (Table of Contents)

Ton O' Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; Holliday Girls; Queen Hippolyte; Princess Diana (flashback, as a child); Mala (flashback, as a child); Kangas (origin); Sky Riders of Nebulosta (Villains)
Synopsis:
Queen Hippolyte shows the Holliday Girls a home movie of Princess Diana on her 7th birthday, when she rallies the Amazons against an invasion by the Sky Riders of Nebulosta.

Indexer Notes

Story re-done in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #209 as "Attack of the Sky Demons." This story shows how Kangas arrived on Paradise Island; prior to this, Diana and her Amazon girls rode giant rabbits. 7 year old Diana wears bracelets in this story, although she was previously shown receiving them upon turning 15 in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #1. In the tradition of many Wonder Woman villains, the Skyriders pose as men but are revealed as women at story's end; Amazons who have lost their homeworld, they ask to remain on Paradise Island.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [A Story From Wonder Woman's Childhood]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Siege of the Savage War Maidens
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Amelia Earhart
    Wonder Women of History
  4. 3. The Vanishing Mummy
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Grim Gamble
  6. 5. gags
    Ton O' Fun
  7. 6. Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas
    Wonder Woman
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