(November-December 1947)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
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

[The Golden Women and the White Star] (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]; Etta Candy; un-named Holliday Girl; Crystallar; the Genii
Keywords:
Magic Lasso

Speed Maniacs from Mercury (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter; Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Queen Desira; natives of Venus; the male slaves of Mercury (introduction for all); Queen Celerita (villain, introduction); the giant women of Mercury [Speeda; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Accidentally arriving on the planet Mercury, Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls are captured by giantesses who have enslaved their men and been driven mad by their resulting idleness.
Keywords:
Invisible Plane; Magnetic hearing; Mental Radio; Mercury (planet); Venus (planet); Venus Girdles

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously given as William Moulton Marston.

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.

Note: Hummel resigned from DC in 1947, not long after Marston's death, but her stories continued to appear in print into 1949.

Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

Story re-written and re-drawn in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #211 as "The Maniacs of Mercury," where the villains are male instead of female. The Robot Plane, despite having a propellor, is able to travel into outer space. Queen Celerita gets the idea of enslaving the men of Mercury after hearing a radio show from Earth, "Mary's Easy Existence," where all women gossip, play cards, and spend money, as the men slave to support them and maids do all the housework.

Carrie Chapman Catt (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Carrie Chapman Catt

Indexer Notes

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

The Mistress of the Beasts (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter; Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Angus Richman (introduction, death); Jarvis (Richman's servant, introduction); Tigra Tropica (villain, introduction); Tigra's trained tigers [Tabby; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A famous animal trainer uses hypnotism and her tiger slaves to extort money from faint-hearted millionaires.
Keywords:
Loving Authority; Mental Radio; Transformation Island; Tycoon Club

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously given as William Moulton Marston.

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.

Note: Hummel resigned from DC in 1947, not long after Marston's death, but her stories continued to appear in print into 1949.

Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Art, script and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Under the Waves (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall [as Charles King] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Golden Women and the White Star (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter; Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Paula von Gunther; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; three un-named Army scientists (introduction for all); Queen Supreema (leader of an Intergalactic Peacekeeping Force, introduction); Supreema's followers (introduction for all); King Crystallar (villain, King of the White Star, introduction); the Genii People (villains, Crystallar's people, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A giant red planet is discovered by Army scientists emitting radiation deadly to the Earth, just as Wonder Woman receives a distress call from the King of the White Star. Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls are then captured by Queen Supreema and her golden women, but soon learn they are not the enemy!
Keywords:
Hydronitigin; Mental Radio

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously given as William Moulton Marston.

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.

Note: Hummel resigned from DC in 1947, not long after Marston's death, but her stories continued to appear in print into 1949.

Background inker credit by Jerry Bails. Last issue with this credit?

Story re-written and re-drawn in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #210. Although the Robot Plane was able to fly into outer space in the story from Sequence 1, here it needs to be fitted with a "stratosphere-jet attachment" to do so.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Golden Women and the White Star]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Speed Maniacs from Mercury
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Carrie Chapman Catt
    Wonder Women of History
  4. 3. The Mistress of the Beasts
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Out of the Gag Bag
  6. 5. Under the Waves
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' Fun
  8. 7. The Golden Women and the White Star
    Wonder Woman
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