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(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:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (also as a girl); the Holliday Girls; Etta Candy; Queen Hippolyte
Keywords:
Kanga; Magic Lasso

Siege of the Savage War Maidens (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman {Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; the Amazons [Sporta (introduction); rest un-named]; the Holliday Girls; Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite; Mala; several prisoners of Odin (introduction for all); Odin (villain); The Valkyries [Gundra; rest un-named] (villains)
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. When Steve arrives to rescue the prisoners, the distraction allows the Amazon Princess to capture the real Valkyries.
Keywords:
Paradise Island; Reform Island; Vahalla

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously Robert Kanigher ?.

Story 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, and 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
Characters:
Amelia Earhart
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.

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:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls [Bobbie String; Glamora Treat; rest un-named]; Dean Sourpuss; Professor Chemico; Professor Ainchent (an archaeologist, introduction); King Aknaten (villain, introduction, death); the King's followers (villains, Egyptians, introduction for all, all die)
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 with a deadly gas.
Keywords:
Egypt; Holliday College

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously Robert Kanigher ?.

Aknaten is so demoralized by his defeat, he commits suicide at story's end and 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] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (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.

Gag cartoon.

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

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

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Queen Hippolyte; Princess Diana (flashback, as a child); The Amazons [Mala (flashback, as a child); rest un-named]; The Sky Riders of Nebulosta (villains, introduction for all, all reform)
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 who are riding Kangas.
Keywords:
Kangas (introduction and origin); Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously Robert Kanigher ?.

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 and 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. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' Fun
  7. 6. Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas
    Wonder Woman
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