(September 1980)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
39
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-06-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893072509
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (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 Comic Reader #180.


[Renewal on Paradise Island] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-398
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have won the competition, daughter!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyte; Huntress [Helena Wayne] (inset)
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Renewal on Paradise Island (Table of Contents: 1)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyte; Aphrodite; Cleo; Artesia; Ken Toshiba; Kobra (villain, unnamed)
Synopsis
Destiny decrees that Princess Diana win the contest and return to man's world, seeking the source of recent global chaos-- but does she want to return to the world she so recently abandoned?
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Indexer Notes

Aphrodite explains that this Steve Trevor came from another, unknown Earth in the multiverse. The goddess uses the mists of Nepenthe to wrap the entire Earth so that the whole world forgets about the previous Steve Trevor, just as Diana has. In Diana's "new" reality, her career until this time is intact, just without Steve Trevor. First Earth-One appearance of the Purple Ray and Magic Sphere in the Wonder Woman comic; in this incarnation, the Sphere is a freestanding giant crystal ball, not wall-mounted. The Purple Ray is kept in the temple of Athena. Cleo and Artesia are called Diana's closest friends. Unlike previous contests, a 3-way swordfight is the final contest, not bullets and bracelets.

A Matter of Good Taste (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Into Darkness Once More (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Solomon Grundy [Cyrus Gold]; Arthur Cranston; Carole Martin (secretary); Winston Pitt; Sidney (Fence); Harry Sims
Synopsis
Beauty dies when an artist's paintings are destroyed-- can the beast responsible be far behind?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wonder Words / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis [as Ted P. Skimmer]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-564
Synopsis
Letters from T. M. Maple; Phil Brierly; Irene Blaho.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Renewal on Paradise Island]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Renewal on Paradise Island
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. A Matter of Good Taste
    Batgirl; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Into Darkness Once More
    The Huntress
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Words
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dave Marchand
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Dwayne Best
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