(October 1957)

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
1957-08-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Invading mermen! -- I must warn Amazon Island!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; mermen

Indexer Notes

Andru and Esposito credits per Nick Caputo, with Keith Chandler also agreeing to Esposito inks via the GCD Error Tracker. We previously credited the art to Irv Novick, and before that Andru and Esposito.

Cover has Wonder Woman incorrectly referring to her homeland as "Amazon Island" instead of "Paradise Island."

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Menace of the Mermen! (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Queen Hippolyta; Lura (Amazon); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mermen (Villains)
Synopsis
After Queen Hippolyta goes missing during a swim off the coast of Paradise Island, Wonder Woman is reluctant to assume the throne until she learns what has become of her mother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Here the Mermen are called the Amazons' ancient enemies, although later stories show friendly relations between the two nations.

We for a time credited the inks on this story to Kurt Schaffenberger per an error report from Saltarella. However, all involved in a discussion on the GCD-Main list agreed it was not Schaffenberger, though it was also not Harry Peter as we originally had either.

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How NOT to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Green Family; Terry the dog
Synopsis
Terry the dog recounts the perils of not planning for a family vacation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Dairy Queen / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Shrinking City! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Duke Deception (villain); Queen Hippolyta; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Synopsis
Duke Deception attacks Skyscraper City with his R-Zero weapon, a shrinking ray, in a prelude to a greater attack on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Duke of Deception is called "Duke Deception" in this story. Queen Hippolyta celebrates her birthday on Paradise Island. The tallest building in Skyscraper City is Skyscraper Tower, modeled after the Empire State Building.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Romantic Rings! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man on the lookout for a bride...
Synopsis
The romantic customs of the Middle Ages, Greece, Persia, and Britain.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Gloria!" "Why Jerry, you're giving me your fraternity pin?
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry; Gloria
Synopsis
Jerry asks Gloria to wear his fraternity pin.
Reprints

Women in White (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article describing to girls the benefits of becoming a nurse.

20th Century King Arthur! (Table of Contents: 11)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Jimmy
Synopsis
Wonder Woman secretly aids an outcast boy in his attempts to model himself after his hero, King Arthur.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Invading mermen! -- I must warn Amazon Island!"]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Menace of the Mermen!
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. How NOT to Enjoy a Vacation!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dairy Queen
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. The Shrinking City!
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. ["A man on the lookout for a bride..."]
    Romantic Rings!
  10. 9. ["Oh Gloria!" "Why Jerry, you're giving me your fraternity pin?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. Women in White
  12. 11. 20th Century King Arthur!
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Josely Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing!
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
  • S Turunen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross