(Fall 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1942-10-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wonder Woman Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Alice Marble (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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Listed in house ad in Batman #14 as on sale "Oct. 21st."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mars
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mars' armor is colored blue, white, and orange here, whereas inside it's all orange with a green emblem.

Boys and Girls! Here Are The Men Behind "Wonder Woman" (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alice Marble (signed)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dr. William Moulton Marston; Harry G. Peter; Sheldon Mayer; M. C. Gaines
Synopsis
Dr. Wm. Moulton Marston, H.G. Peter, Sheldon Mayer, and M.C. Gaines are introduced to the readers, accompanied by a photograph of the 4 men, which shows Marston and Mayer holding the original art to this issue's cover.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

It is noted that William Moulton Marston writes Wonder Woman under the pen name "Charles Moulton." H.G Peter has 4 assistants to help him with his Wonder Woman drawings. Alice Marble took the photograph.

Various issues of comics are displayed on the wall, including All-Star Comics, Mutt and Jeff, Flash Comics, Stories from the Bible, Sensation Comics, and All-American Comics.

[The Spirit of War] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Marston
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; Major Steve Trevor (head view); Deception (villain, head view); Greed (villain, head view); Conquest (villain, head view); Ares [aka Mars] (villain)
Synopsis
Mars has control of the world, and yet he's incensed by the one girl standing against him: Wonder Woman, Aphrodite's agent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text. Title from Chronicles reprint. It is noted that Wonder Woman's adversary is the Greek god Ares, but he's better known by his Roman name, Mars.

[Part 1: Mars, the God of War] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Aphrodite; Tiva (Martian slave, introduction); Satan (Saturnian slave, introduction); Ares [aka Mars] (villain); Duke of Deception (villain, aide of Ares, introduction); General Destruction (villain, Are's Aide-de-Camp, introduction); Earl of Greed (villain, introduction); Lord Conquest (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Mars kidnaps Steve Trevor to lure Wonder Woman to his home planet, where she secretly participates in the war tournaments while searching for Steve.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

Only the souls of the dead, shackled as prisoners, may enter Mars' domain. Aphrodite gives Wonder Woman an elixir of living death so her astral form may be captured by Mars' slave collectors. Wonder Woman gives her name as Etta Candy, and is unrecognized by Mars and his aides, suggesting this is the first time he's ever seen her. Wonder Woman fights a Saturnian slave in the arena; she later meets the Saturnians in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #10. Wonder Woman's healing purple ray can be taken in tablet form.

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

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[Part 2: The Earl of Greed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Etta Candy; Agent X-49 [Jim Blake] (spy, introduction); Jake Dough (baseball team owner, introduction); The Pups (a baseball team, introduction for all); Ares [aka Mars] (villain); General Destruction (villain); Earl of Greed (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Lord Conquest (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain); Dr. Prexy Deacon (villain, President of Holliday College)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman plays baseball to help keep Holliday College open, undermining the Earl of Greed's attempt to use the school as a channel to the U.S. Treasury.
Reprints
Keywords
Holliday College

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

According to the text, Hitler's brain is attuned to Mars' radio wavelength, making him susceptible to influence from Mars and his minions. Hitler is shown to chew on the carpet when having an attack of nerves.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fat and Slat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that word, Slat, you said about my pudding?
Genre
humor

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

Flying Colors / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John M. Jenks
Pencils
John M. Jenks
Inks
John M. Jenks
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These are the only flags in existence...
Genre
non-fiction

Clara Barton "Angel of the Battlefield" (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alice Marble
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Clara Barton
Synopsis
Biography of Clara Barton (1821-1912), the "Angel of the Battlefield," who helped establish the Red Cross in America.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

[Part 3: The Duke of Deception] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Scriba (the Duke's slave, introduction); Taki (dance manager, introduction); Senator Deal (introduction); Mr. Bost (a lawyer, introduction); Ares [aka Mars] (villain); Earl of Greed (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Naha (villain, dancer, introduction); Emperor Hirohito (villain); General Hammi [Duke of Deception] (villain)
Synopsis
Framed for murder, Wonder Woman is then taken prisoner by the victim, as the Duke of Deception manipulates Hirohito to attack Hawaii.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

The Earl of Greed is imprisoned on Mars, and suddenly, Adolf Hitler is acting less greedy on Earth. Wonder Woman gives Etta the elixir of living death so her astral spirit can animate one of Deception's phantasms. Shackled, and with her eyes sealed with tape, Wonder Woman is too vain to tear off the tape and lose her eyelashes, so she escapes blindfolded.

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, confirmed by the Who's Who.

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

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

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

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

[Part 4: The Count of Conquest] (Table of Contents: 14)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Ares [aka Mars] (villain); Lord Conquest (villain); Duke of Deception (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain); Emperor Hirohito (villain); Count Crafti [Don Unaldi] (villain, introduction); Mammotha [Lord Conquest] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Using her love of competition, charity, and handsome men against her, Lord Conquest captures Wonder Woman and brings her to Mars a captive slave.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

The Duke of Deception is thrown into prison, and Hirohito is suddenly brutally frank in negotiations with the Italian ambassador.

[Buy War Bonds] (Table of Contents: 15)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Colonel Darnell; Buck Winters
Synopsis
Wonder Woman stumps for war bonds in Midland along with war hero Buck Winters.
Reprints
Keywords
invisible plane; war bonds

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

Buck describes what people see when Wonder Woman flies by in her robot plane--a girl sitting in the air.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Sachim Bird by Gertrude Robinson (Table of Contents: 18)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Picture Stories from the Bible / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Boys and Girls! Here Are The Men Behind "Wonder Woman"
  3. 2. [The Spirit of War]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [Part 1: Mars, the God of War]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["The Justice Society is here again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. ["Another complete novel-length story featuring The Flash..."]
    All-Flash
  7. 6. [Part 2: The Earl of Greed]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. ["What's that word, Slat, you said about my pudding?"]
    Fat and Slat
  9. 8. ["These are the only flags in existence..."]
    Flying Colors
  10. 9. Clara Barton "Angel of the Battlefield"
    Wonder Women of History
  11. 10. [Part 3: The Duke of Deception]
    Wonder Woman
  12. 11. The Rainmaker
  13. 12. ["Doiby Dickles, speakin'..."]
    Green Lantern
  14. 13. ["Well, Jeff, we made it!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  15. 14. [Part 4: The Count of Conquest]
    Wonder Woman
  16. 15. [Buy War Bonds]
    Wonder Woman
  17. 16. The Big Eight!
  18. 17. Editorial Advisory Board
  19. 18. Sachim Bird by Gertrude Robinson
    Good Books Worth Reading
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
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