(Summer 1945)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-05-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wonder Woman Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
An All-American Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Alice Marble (associate editor, credited); Julius Schwartz (assistant editor, uncredited); Ted Udall (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 copyright registration.


Adventures in Bitterland (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]; Etta Candy; King Rigor; Prince Pagli
Reprints
Keywords
Magic Lasso

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

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

The AA Emblem Makes a Hit Every Time!! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[Part 1] The Icebound Maidens (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joye Murchison [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (uncredited, backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Aphrodite; Queen Hippolyte; Mala; the Amazons [Araidna; rest unnamed]; Queen Desira; natives of Venus (introduction for all); the women of Eveland [Leda; rest unnamed] (introduction for all); Eve (Desira's daughter, introduction); Lectress [aka Nema] (Eve's daughter, introduction); The Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
After helping a group of Amazon girls pass their initiation rites, Wonder Woman is sent by Aphrodite to inspire a race of Venusian women to repel their enemies: the evil Seal Men, who have kidnapped Eve, daughter of Queen Desira.
Reprints
Keywords
Eveland; Invisible Plane; Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

In this story, the Garden of Eden still exists in the Antarctic under a ceiling of crystal ice and young Amazon girls are shown to be living on Paradise Island, with no explanation of their origin.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Part 2] The Mystery Maid (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joye Murchison [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Professor Frooz (zoologist, introduction); Queen Eve; Leda; Princess Lectress [aka Nema]; King Rigor (villain, introduction); the Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
When Princess Lectress goes missing, Queen Eve, with Wonder Woman's help, invades Bitterland to retrieve her. Wonder Woman rescues several Eveland girls, but she is unaware that the Princess has stowed away in the Amazon Maiden's Invisible Plane away to become a student at Holliday College.
Reprints
Keywords
Bitterland; Holliday College

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

The Man Who Hated Trees (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Darby Dunway

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz (signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published by Wonder Woman Publishing, Inc.
225 Lafayette Sreet, New York, NY.
Sheldon Mayer, editor
Owners: Jack Liebowitz; M. C. Gaines

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sojourner Truth (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Alice Marble
Pencils
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Inks
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Sojourner Truth
Synopsis
Life story of Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), born Isabelle, an uneducated black slave who uses her oratorical skill to champion social justice for women and blacks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Part 3] Slaves in the Electric Gardens (Table of Contents: 11)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Joye Murchison [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed); Arlene (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; General Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Queen Eve; Princess Lectress [as Nema]; Eveland girls [Leda; rest unnamed]; King Rigor (villain); the Seal Men [Prince Pagli; Count Frigid; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
While testing her new invention at the South Pole, Wonder Woman and Steve are captured by Seal Men and made slaves in the "Electric Garden," where they plan a revolt with the Eveland girls.
Reprints
Keywords
Bitterland; Eveland; telepathograph

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lapore, 2014), also confirmed to Jerry Bails.

Wonder Woman invents the "telepathograph," which registers the face and voice of anyone talking in the world.

The Seal Men worship a Walrus god.

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys-girls! Be sure to show this to your mother...

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Captain Tootsie Captures Red the Terror! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventures in Bitterland
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The AA Emblem Makes a Hit Every Time!!
  4. 3. [Part 1] The Icebound Maidens
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["Stop worrying!"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. [Part 2] The Mystery Maid
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. The Man Who Hated Trees
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  10. 9. Sojourner Truth
    Wonder Women of History
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  12. 11. [Part 3] Slaves in the Electric Gardens
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  14. 13. ["Boys-girls! Be sure to show this to your mother..."]
  15. 14. Captain Tootsie Captures Red the Terror!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Allen Ross
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