(January 1954)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept., and Dec.
On-sale Date
1953-11-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Robert Kanigher (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Secret Invasion (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credit corrected after discussion on GCD-Main list by Gene Reed and Craig Delich.

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents: 1)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Lucy
Synopsis
Binky and his sister Lucy have both planned parties for that evening, and democracy helps them devise a solution.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

The Human Tank! (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Human Tank (Villain, Intro)
Synopsis
No weapon can harm him and no jail can hold him; how can Wonder Woman defeat the Human Tank?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Lady Wildroot Shampoo / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Strange Glove Beliefs (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Morris Waldinger ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Superstitions and customs concerning gloves.
Reprints

The Secret Invasion! (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Duke Deception; Professor Dekon (illusion figure)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman wakes up in San Francisco-- or does she? A scientist projects images with his alien-granted abilities...or does he? It's all an elaborate ruse to frustrate Wonder Woman's defense against an alien invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Duke of Deception calls himself "Duke Deception" here.

Although Professor Dekon (Duke Deception) tells Wonder Woman the invaders are Orlusians from the planet Orbis, they're actually the Duke's Martians.

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Lover's Quarrel (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Sure signs to portend marital strife.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Wedding Souvenirs! (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Historical roots of the bridal veil, bridesmaids, the best man, honeymoons, and the wedding cake.
Reprints

Lucky in Love (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry ?
Inks
Raymond Perry ?
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

The Impostor Queen! (Table of Contents: 13)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Paula von Gunther; Queen Niada; Prince Rupert
Synopsis
To solve the mystery of her appearance in an old picture book, Wonder Woman travels to ancient Sardonia, where she impersonates the missing queen to prevent the evil Prince Rupert from usurping the throne.

Three Smashing Adventures of Superman (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret Invasion
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Human Tank!
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  5. 4. ["Watch your step here, Butch..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Strange Glove Beliefs
  8. 7. The Secret Invasion!
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  10. 9. Lover's Quarrel
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. Wedding Souvenirs!
  13. 12. Lucky in Love
  14. 13. The Impostor Queen!
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. Three Smashing Adventures of Superman
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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