(January-February 1949)

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:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Robert Kanigher (actual editor)
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 Four Dooms (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman

Indexer Notes

art id by Craig Delich 9/05

The Four Dooms Part 1: Paradise Island Condemned (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:
Queen Hippolyte; Inventa (Villain, intro); Mala; Torcha (Amazon prisoner); Hercula (Amazon champion)
Synopsis:
An evil inventor and her cohorts escape Transformation Island, then pose as accident victims to ambush the Amazons.

Indexer Notes

This story is re-written and re-drawn in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #207, August-September 1973.

Wonder Woman's robot plane is said to travel at 3000 miles per second.

Paradise Island cannot be easily found from Transformation Island, suggesting the two islands are not near each other.

The Four Dooms Part 2: The Titanic Trials (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:
Queen Hippolyte; Inventa (villain); Wonder Woman; Torcha; Steve Trevor; Mala
Synopsis:
The Amazons are brought to Inventa's island, Cadmea, where Wonder Woman must overcome the trial of the four dooms to prevent the execution of the her mother and sister Amazons.

Indexer Notes

This story is re-written and re-drawn in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #208, October-November 1973.

Annie Jump Cannon (Table of Contents)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Life story of Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), an astronomer who was credited with cataloguing more stars than any other person.

Indexer Notes

Editor and pencil credits verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005). Revised ink credit verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005). Ink credit previously given to Paul Reinman.

The Majestic Giant (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall [as Charles King]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The Colossus of Rhodes-- Chares of Lindus built this colossal statue between 292 and 280 BC to commemorate the victory of Rhodes over the besieging Macedonians. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, it was destroyed by Earthquake in 224 BC, but it was never able to be reconstructed without Chares' architectural brilliance.

The Menace of Murkton (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]; Queen Pallida (Intro, Villain); Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Eve; Holliday Girls; Hippolyte; Paula von Gunther; Captain Umber
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman investigates the disappearance of busloads of strongmen, uncovering a plot to destroy the Earth so a nearby planetoid will get more sunlight.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Four Dooms
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. The Four Dooms Part 1: Paradise Island Condemned
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Four Dooms Part 2: The Titanic Trials
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Annie Jump Cannon
    Wonder Women of History
  5. 4. The Majestic Giant
  6. 5. The Menace of Murkton
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • S Turunen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross