(May 1958)

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
1958-03-20
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); 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.

Bob Kanigher launches a Silver Age revamping of the book, starting from square one with a new, blonde Queen Hippolyta officiating the contest that sends Princess Diana to Man's World. In the next few issues, Diana will assume a secret identity as secretary to Col. Steve Trevor in Military Intelligence, and many of the old Golden Age villains will be relaunched.


The Million Dollar Penny! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Million Dollar Penny! Part I: The Secret Amazon Trials! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Queen Hippolyta; Pallas-Athena; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Orana
Synopsis
Athena asks Hippolyta to choose a champion from the Amazons to go to Man's World and fight crime and injustice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Silver Age Wonder Woman.

Superman DC National Comics Presents Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Marriage a la Mode! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is taboo for tribesmen...
Genre
non-fiction

The Million Dollar Penny, Part II: The Undersea Menace! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Queen Hippolyta; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor (intro)
Synopsis
Steve Trevor crashes his plane over Paradise Island and is rescued by Princess Diana.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman rides on air currents for the first time?

Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; teen

A Message from Sally Townsend! (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going over to Nancy's house for the evening...
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Million Dollar Penny, Part III: The Impossible Bridge! (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steve Trevor; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Synopsis
Wonder Woman has to turn a penny into a million dollars in 24 hours.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

American Geographical Society's Around the World Program / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Million Dollar Penny!
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  3. 2. The Million Dollar Penny! Part I: The Secret Amazon Trials!
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Superman DC National Comics Presents Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  5. 4. ["It is taboo for tribesmen..."]
    Marriage a la Mode!
  6. 5. The Million Dollar Penny, Part II: The Undersea Menace!
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!"
    Buzzy
  8. 7. A Message from Sally Townsend!
  9. 8. ["I'm going over to Nancy's house for the evening..."]
    Peg
  10. 9. The Million Dollar Penny, Part III: The Impossible Bridge!
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Geographical Society's Around the World Program
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