(February-March 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-15
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 ads as "on sale everywhere Dec. 18."

First: Transformation Island.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Baroness Paula von Gunther
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Christmas Gift Books / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Part 1: A Spy on Paradise Island] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
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]; Etta Candy; Eve Brown; Dorothy Lord; Baroness Paul von Gunther (villain); Queen Hippolyte; Steve Trevor; Apollo; Keela (villain, intro); Zoe (Amazon); Mala
Synopsis
Wonder Woman flies to Paradise Island to celebrate Diana's Day, unaware she's brought a stowaway-- one of Paula von Gunther's slave girls, intent on killing Wonder Woman and guiding a Japanese destroyer to the Amazon homeland.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

The Amazons speak English when Etta Candy visits, an indication they speak another language. Diana's Day is the Amazon Christmas, which occurs on the Winter Solstice (dated here on December 25th, instead of the 21st). An Amazon is chosen to wear the mask of the goddess, filling arrow quivers with gifts; any Amazon girl can attempt to remove the goddess' mask to take her place, but should she fail, she must dress as a woodland creature and be prey in the next day's hunt. Steve receives a mental radio from Wonder Woman as a Diana's Day present.

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Part 2: The Devilish Devices of Baroness Von Gunther] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steve Trevor; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Colonel Darnell; Mala; Etta Candy; Paula von Gunther (villain)
Synopsis
Paula enslaves Steve and Wonder Woman and leads them into an underground deathtrap.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

Wonder Woman uses a "brain wave detector" on Paula's slave girls, a machine that prints a read-out of a person's thoughts. It is noted that the Paradise Island piers are electrically wired to detect approaching vessels. It is suggested that the power of the lasso comes from Aphrodite. Paula demonstrates her hypnotizing technique, to which even Wonder Woman is susceptible. Paula has created a wearable version of the invisibility machine she used in Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #6.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Nurse Edith Cavell (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Story of Nurse Edith Cavell (1865-1915), who helped allied soldiers escape German custody so they could rejoin the war effort.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails. Nurse Cavell was tried by a German court for her activities and killed by firing squad on the morning of October 12, 1915.

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Part 3: The Secret of Baroness Von Gunther] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paula Von Gunther (villain, origin, reforms); Gerta Von Gunther (intro, Paula Von Gunther's daughter); Kibby Maxwell; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Baron Gottfried von Gunther (flashback); Etta Candy; Mala
Synopsis
Learning the cause of Paula's villainy, Wonder Woman travels to Nazi Germany to retrieve the Baroness' daughter from a concentration camp.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from Chronicles reprint.

Another Meeting of the Justice Society! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Here They Are Again! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Furlough (Table of Contents: 12)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
aviation

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

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

[Part 4:] Ordeal of Fire! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Kibby Maxwell; Paula Von Gunther; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mala; Ann Maxwell; Aphrodite; Queen Hippolyte
Synopsis
In preventing a Nazi plot to destroy a munitions factory and saving Wonder Woman's life, Paula von Gunther is redeemed and accepted into Aphrodite's service as a neophyte.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The date of Paula's trial is given as December 10th 1942; Wonder Woman serves as Paula's lawyer in the courtroom. Wonder Woman makes an Amazon "anti-oxygenation" ointment that saves Paula's life; Diana Prince returns to nursing to attend to Paula in her convalescence. Hippolyte uses clay to sculpt new features for Paula's burned face, which is brought to life by Aphrodite. Wonder Woman uses the magic lasso on herself, compelling herself to treat Paula well.

Louder and Funnier As the Years Go On! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Victory Frame Outfit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Christmas Gift Books
  4. 3. [Part 1: A Spy on Paradise Island]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  6. 5. [Part 2: The Devilish Devices of Baroness Von Gunther]
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. The Big Eight!
  8. 7. Nurse Edith Cavell
    Wonder Women of History
  9. 8. The Junior Justice Society of America
    Junior Justice Society of America
  10. 9. [Part 3: The Secret of Baroness Von Gunther]
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. Another Meeting of the Justice Society!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. Here They Are Again!
    Green Lantern; All-Flash
  13. 12. The Furlough
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. ["Boys and girls - I'm on the radio now..."]
    Hop Harrigan
  15. 14. [Part 4:] Ordeal of Fire!
    Wonder Woman
  16. 15. Louder and Funnier As the Years Go On!
    Mutt & Jeff
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Victory Frame Outfit
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