Wonder Woman #300 [Direct]
(February 1983)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
42
Price
1.50 USD; 0.50 GBP; 2.00 CAD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-10-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Marv Wolfman (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

Special Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-200
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Elongated Man; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow; Red Tornado; Firestorm; Zatanna; Aquaman]; Queen Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; General Darnell; The Gods [Mars; Vulcan; Hermes]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Supergirl; Batgirl; The New Teen Titans [Kid Flash; Wonder Girl; Raven; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Cyborg; Starfire; Changeling]; Sandman [Garrett Sandford]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2)
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Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta
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Indexer Notes

On inside front cover, black & white.

Beautiful Dreamer, Death Unto Thee! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-8462
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Shadow-Thing (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman's life begins to unravel as her nightmares become increasingly real.
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Indexer Notes

Diana Prince is promoted to Major, soon to be promoted to Colonel, matching Steve Trevor's rank.

Chapter Two: My Sister, My Self! (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Steve Trevor (Earth-2); Lyta Trevor [later becomes Fury] (intro)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman gets a glimpse of her own potential future happiness when she learns her Earth-Two counterpart is now a wife and mother.
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Indexer Notes

The Earth-2 Wonder Woman discloses she has revealed her secret identity to the world, has married her Steve Trevor, and has a daughter. Steve cooks dinner; he noted cooking was his hobby in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #9.

Chapter Three: The Sands of Doom! (Table of Contents: 4)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; General Darnell; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Mrs. Vanderfeller; Queen Hippolyta
Synopsis
Wonder Woman agrees to marry Steve Trevor, and then does away with the third wheel in their relationship-- Diana Prince.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 17-25 and 30 of the story. Wonder Woman gives a eulogy at Diana Prince's funeral.

[The Sands of Doom! Sandman Interlude] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Garrett Sanford] (origin)
Synopsis
The Sandman, recent voyeur, helpmate, and admirer of Wonder Woman, reveals his origin as a watcher of dreams to his Amazon beloved.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 26-29 of story, within the "Sands of Doom" chapter. The Jack Kirby Sandman from The Sandman (DC, 1974 series) is given a name and origin for the first time.

Chapter Four: The Queen Is Dead! Long Live the Queen! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Jan Duursema
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Mala; Athena; Aphrodite
Synopsis
Wonder Woman dreams she wins the contest, but must remain on Paradise Island as Queen when Hippolyta ascends to Olympus.
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Indexer Notes

The text suggests that Wonder Woman's nightmares may be a result of her repressed memories about the first Steve Trevor.

Interlude [1] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Queen Hippolyta; Paula von Gunther
Synopsis
Princess Diana seeks solace from her mother concerning her nightmares.
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Indexer Notes

Queen Hippolyta reveals she had considered acting as her dream-self had done in Diana's nightmare.

Chapter 5: The Princess and the Sky-Pirate! (Table of Contents: 8)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Trevor Stevens (villain); Queen Hippolyta
Synopsis
Wonder Woman dreams that Trevor Stevens lands on Paradise Island, a hardened criminal who takes advantage of the young Princess' innocence.
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[Interlude 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Superman
Synopsis
Wonder Woman delivers her wedding invitations personally to the JLA satellite, where she's greeted by Superman.
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Indexer Notes

According to the invitation, the wedding of Steve and Wonder Woman was set for November 10th.

Chapter 6: ...Let No Superman Put Asunder! (Table of Contents: 10)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Superman; Hippolyta; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Wonder Woman dreams she marries Superman, but the two workaholics are hardly an ideal match.
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[Interlude 3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Paula von Gunther; Steve Trevor
Synopsis
On Paula's advice, Wonder Woman calls Steve, but the bad connection gives the Princess little comfort.
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Chapter 7: The Power That Corrupts! (Table of Contents: 12)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Keith Pollard
Inks
Keith Pollard
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Hippolyta; Steve Trevor; Mayor of New York; President of the United States
Synopsis
Wonder Woman dreams she arrives in man's world as an "avenging angel," becoming a ruthless vigilante hunted by the authorities.
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Indexer Notes

The President appears to be Ronald Reagan. Wonder Woman carves her own face on Mount Rushmore.

Interlude [4] (Table of Contents: 13)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Justice League of America [JLA; Superman; Batman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Firestorm; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Arrow; Zatanna; Black Canary; Red Tornado]; New Teen Titans [Starfire; Wonder Girl]; Power Girl; Etta Candy; General Darnell; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Queen Hippolyta; Sheila Phillips (Anchorwoman)
Synopsis
Steve says "no" at the altar, explaining to Wonder Woman he's obsessed with another woman: the dead Diana Prince.
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Chapter 8: --Beyond the Gates of Sleep! (Table of Contents: 14)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Danette Thomas; Dan Mishkin (consultant)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Sandman [Garrett Sanford]; Steve Trevor
Synopsis
In the dream dimension, Wonder Woman confronts and conquers the Shadow-Thing.
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Indexer Notes

The Shadow-Thing reveals itself as Wonder Woman's "fears" and "self-loathing." The Sandman explains it was a product of Wonder Woman's guilt at deceiving Steve as Diana Prince. The story ends with Steve and Wonder Woman in a clinch, as General Darnell exclaims over the phone that Diana Prince has turned up alive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks
Mike Kaluta (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black & white.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Anniversary Issue
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Beautiful Dreamer, Death Unto Thee! [Chapter 1]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Chapter Two: My Sister, My Self!
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Chapter Three: The Sands of Doom!
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. [The Sands of Doom! Sandman Interlude]
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. Chapter Four: The Queen Is Dead! Long Live the Queen!
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. Interlude [1]
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. Chapter 5: The Princess and the Sky-Pirate!
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. [Interlude 2]
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. Chapter 6: ...Let No Superman Put Asunder!
    Wonder Woman
  12. 11. [Interlude 3]
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. Chapter 7: The Power That Corrupts!
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. Interlude [4]
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. Chapter 8: --Beyond the Gates of Sleep!
    Wonder Woman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
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