(March-April 1948)

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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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Villainy, Inc. [Eviless; Giganta; Clea; Dr. Poison [Princess Maru]; the Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]]
Reprints:

Villainy Incorporated [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Mala; Villainy, Inc. [Eviless; the Saturians; Giganta; Queen Clea; the Blue Snow Man [Bryna Brilyant]; Dr. Poison [Princess Maru]; Hypnota; Mara; the Cheetah [Priscilla Rich] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
As Wonder Woman brings Saturian women to Transformation Island, one of them, Eviless, escapes and gets control of Wonder Woman's magic lasso. The villain sets the other prisoners loose and uses Venus girdles on the Amazons to force them into submission.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Holliday College; Magic Lasso; Transformation Island; 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 on May 2, 1947, but her stories continued to appear in print into 1949.

Oddity: Lapore's book only lists Hummel scripting part 2 of this 3 part story.

Trap of Crimson Flame [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; the Amazons; Irene (introduction); transformed prisoners of Transformation Island (introduction for all); Villainy, Inc. [Eviless; Saturians; Queen Clea; the Cheetah; the Blue Snowman [Byrna Brilyant]; Dr. Poison]
Synopsis:
Villainy, Inc. succeeds in capturing Queen Hippolyte and the rest of the Amazons, then summon Wonder Woman, planning to kill her and Queen Hippolyte. But a riot by transformed prisoners releases Wonder Woman and allows the capture of many members of Villainy. Inc..
Reprints:

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.

Oddity: Lapore's book only credits this part of the story to Hummel. Printer's error?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Table of Contents)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Elizabeth Barret Browning

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Craig Delich.

[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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Recoil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

In The Hands of the Merciless [Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte, Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Steve Trevor; Professor Zool (scientist at Holliday College); Clarice Mystic (a cult member, introduction); Irene (introduction); several prisoners from Transformation Island (introduction for all); Villainy, Inc. [Giganta; Zara; Hypnota; Queen Clea] (villains)
Synopsis:
The four remaining members of Villainy, Inc. have fled to the man's world with Hippolyte's jewels. These remain hidden until a tip from a shopkeeper leads the Amazon Princess to the criminal's lair where she is captured, but later freed by Steve, Etta and the Hollidays Girls. The four villains are then taken to Transformation Island.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Holliday College; Transformation Island

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.

Oddity: Lapore's book only lists part 2 of the story by Hummel. Printer's error?

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

National Comics, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: Sheldon Mayer; Owners:Harry Donenfeld, Gussie Donenfeld, Jack Liebowitz; Rose Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner; Sophie Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld;Sonia Donenfeld

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Villainy Incorporated [Part 1]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Trap of Crimson Flame [Part 2]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' Fun
  6. 5. Recoil
  7. 6. In The Hands of the Merciless [Part 3]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
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