(March 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Ted Udall (assistant editor, uncredited); Dorothy Woolfolk (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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

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

Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Miriam Sandberg
Letters
typeset
Editing
Josette Frank (staff advisor)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. A short book review of "Lassie Come Home."

[Victory at Sea] (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]; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Simon Slickery (villain, a lawyer, introduction); Tony (villain, a bootblack, introduction); the Nazis (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Diana Prince survives the explosion of a bomb planted in her desk by the local bootblack, and, when he makes another attempt, it leads Wonder Woman to sea to stop a Nazi invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from Archives reprint.

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

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Captured By Flint] (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Pirate and Son / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Flint (villain; Introduction; Death?); Maria (Introduction; Death?); Justin Valor; Jon Valor; Viriginia; Donna Bonita

Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to all those who help the March of Dimes! (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (see notes)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hippolyte; Steve Trevor
Synopsis
Wonder Woman explains infantile paralysis to her mother, and how it can be treated with an iron lung. She agrees to offer an autographed picture of herself to each child who contributes to the March of Dimes.
Keywords
infantile paralysis; invisible plane; iron lung; March of Dimes; mental radio

Indexer Notes

Appears in several DC comics circa March 1943.

Writer unlikely to be Jack Schiff, who did DC's PSAs from 1949-1967 but is not known to have worked on any All American titles prior to their merge with DC, so probably written by an AA staffer. Ted Udall was on the AA staff in 1942-3, wrote a lot of the AA fillers, and would have been familiar with Wonder Woman, so he's a likely suspect. Another is (the future) Dorothy Woolfolk, who was also staff around this time, and is said to have written Wonder Woman, prior to her working on EC's Moon Girl in 47. Sheldon Mayer has also been identified as a potential writer of this PSA, but the source of that credit is not known.

[The Fake Haunting Sting] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Gay Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell [as Purcell] (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell [as Purcell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gay Ghost; Capt. Warren (introduction); Ruff (villain, introduction); Dag (villain, introduction); Wister (villain, introduction)

Energy for Victory! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Foresight (Table of Contents: 10)

Tippie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Pencils
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Inks
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cap Stubbs and Tippie Sunday (George Matthew Adams Service) ?

[100 Years!] (Table of Contents: 11)

Flying Colors / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John M. Jenks (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Mr. Terrific Took a Vacation!! (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific; Wanda Wilson

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Elected Kings (Table of Contents: 15)

Sensation Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

The Little Girl's Secret, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 16)

Hal Mason / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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

[Robbery at the Country Club] (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Boy Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue; Toughy; Tubby; Dan Rogers; The Copperhead (villain, intro)

Indexer Notes

credits by Jerry Bails

[The Strange Case of Joe Jarrett] (Table of Contents: 19)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat; Stretch Skinner; Joan Fortune; Joe Jarrett (intro); Rocky Ronn (villain); Capt. Grotz (Intro for both); Nazis

Indexer Notes

credits by Jerry Bails

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Another Meeting of the Justice Society! (Table of Contents: 21) (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: 22) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / 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. Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [Victory at Sea]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["Thanks, boys and girls for the wonderful reception you're giving Wonder Woman!"]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  7. 6. [Captured By Flint]
    Black Pirate and Son
  8. 7. Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to all those who help the March of Dimes!
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. [The Fake Haunting Sting]
    The Gay Ghost
  10. 9. Energy for Victory!
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. Foresight
    Tippie
  12. 11. [100 Years!]
    Flying Colors
  13. 12. Mr. Terrific Took a Vacation!!
    Mr. Terrific
  14. 13. ["They're back again!"]
    All-Flash
  15. 14. ["It's here again!"]
    Green Lantern
  16. 15. Elected Kings
    Sensation Stamp Page
  17. 16. The Little Girl's Secret, Part 2
    Hal Mason
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  19. 18. [Robbery at the Country Club]
    Little Boy Blue
  20. 19. [The Strange Case of Joe Jarrett]
    Wildcat
  21. 20. ["What? A new Mutt & Jeff issue already??"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  22. 21. Another Meeting of the Justice Society!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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