Wonder Woman #289 [Newsstand]
(March 1982)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
41
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-12-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893072503
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Len Wein (editor); Mike W. Barr (associate 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) #289 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #197.


[His Name Is Psycho!] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-829
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Captain Wonder; Dr. Psycho (superimposed image); Huntress [Helena Wayne] (inset)
Reprints

His Name Is Psycho! (Table of Contents: 1)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7794
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyta; Paula; Kraken; Etta Candy; Helen Alexandros [Silver Swan] (villain); Dr. Psycho [Captain Wonder] (villain); Melvin (assistant); Marva Psycho (flashback, deceased)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman trails Dr. Psycho to his Virginia estate, where Pyscho has drawn ectoplasm from Steve Trevor's mind to become Captain Wonder, an idealized amalgam of Steve and Wonder Woman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Dr. Psycho, closely mirroring his Golden Age (Earth-2) origin in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #5. "Psycho" is a shortened form of the Dr.'s Greek surname, not revealed here. Wonder Woman notes she has never heard of Dr. Psycho before, suggesting this is Dr. Psycho's first Earth-1 appearance. Steve Trevor's other-dimensional origin allows Dr. Psycho to use him as a source for ectoplasm. Jumpa, Princess Diana's kanga from the Golden Age, makes an appearance.

The K-9 Caper! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Walls of Stone, Chains of Steel! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Bruce Patterson

Job Number
J-7863
Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Crimelord [formerly Karnage] (villain); Arthur Cranston; Charles
Synopsis
Crimelord abducts Helena Wayne and hunts her down in his immense manor.
Reprints

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

Wonder Words / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Tamsyn O'Flynn
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-952

Indexer Notes

Letters from Neil Ahlquist; Devon James; William Rudolph.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [His Name Is Psycho!]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. His Name Is Psycho!
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The K-9 Caper!
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Walls of Stone, Chains of Steel!
    The Huntress
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Words
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross