Wonder Woman #250 [Whitman]
(December 1978)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
37
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Larry Hama (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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #250. There exist further variants.

This issue is called a "250th Anniversary Special" on the splash page.


[Tournament] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyte; Orana
Reprints

Tournament (Table of Contents: 1)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Gene D'Angelo [as G. D'Angelo]
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5485
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Orana (Amazon); Queen Hippolyte; Sandra (Amazon); Neptune (God); Athena; Aphrodite; Mars
Synopsis
An arrogant Amazon challenges Diana for the role of Wonder Woman, pitting her brutal tactics against the compassion of the Princess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Orana first appeared in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #98, which featured the first contest of the Earth-One Wonder Woman. Orana had issues with Princess Diana back then as well, complaining Queen Hippolyte would unfairly favor the Princess in the games. Diana notes that her tiara and her lasso are the symbols for which the tournament is held, and removes them for the duration of the games. In this version of the games, four days are dedicated to one element each: Earth (Combat), Air (Wind-Gliding), Water (Endurance), Fire (a Falling Meteor Race). It is noted that the gods created the rules of the Tournament, eons ago. As Diana bequeaths the lasso and tiara, she asks that Orana use them "well, and with compassion," a line also used in the Wonder Woman TV pilot starring Lynda Carter. Diana notes that the Wonder Woman costume is based on the American flag, as the ideals of the United States most closely resemble those of the Amazons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Words / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-161
Synopsis
Letters from Wallace Hopkins; Beppe Sabatini; Ron Melendez.

Volume 78 Issue 39A - Week of September 25, 1978 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tournament]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Tournament
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Words
  4. 3. Volume 78 Issue 39A - Week of September 25, 1978
    Daily Planet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jochen G.
  • Dan Stevenson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross