(November-December 1946)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wonder Woman Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Robert Kanigher (assistant)
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.


Wonder Woman and Red Beard the Pirate! (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]; Red Beard; Nifty
Keywords:
Magic Lasso

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) (Expand) /

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

[Part 1] Terrors of the Air (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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; General Darnell; Steve Trevor; Professor Chemico; Nifty (villain, introduction); Redbeard (villain, Nifty's husband; introduction); the Air Pirates (villains, introduction for all); Karma Monster (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Diana Prince has a strange feeling about Etta's friend Nifty, and it's not just that she's secretly an air-pirate, intent on stealing Professor Chemico's formula for harnessing nuclear power. When Nifty summons up an ogre-type monster and captures Wonder Woman, he transports her and the pirates back in time.
Keywords:
Holliday College; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Why shouldn't I talk back to Grandfather?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Unrelated gag cartoons.

Lucretia Mott (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Alice Marble
Pencils:
Robert Sale [as Sal-Pete] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Sale [as Sal-Pete] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lucretia Mott
Synopsis:
Story of Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), a Quaker minister and anti-slavery activist who used her eloquence to champion equal rights for women and blacks.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified by Jerry Bails. "Sal-Pete" signature spotted by Keith Chandler. "Sal-Pete" was later used by Sal Trapani and Pete Morisi, but this predates their work in comics by a decade.

The Motts left the Quakers in 1827 because the Quakers disapproved of her activism.

Bo McMillin (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Part 2] The Rage of Redbeard (Table of Contents: 7)

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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyte; Paula von Gunther; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Captain Redbeard (villain); Nifty (villain); the Karma monster (villain)
Synopsis:
While the Karma Monster brings the Air Pirates to Charleston Harbor, circa 1750, where they battle Wonder Woman in an earlier incarnation as sea pirates, Paula transports Steve, Etta and the Holliday Girls back in time to aid the Amazon Princess. However, the monster then transports Wonder Woman and the rest to ancient Rome.
Keywords:
reincarnation; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Since when are animals playing football?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

4 unrelated gag cartoons.

The Case of the Horseshoe Nail (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Robinson (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Out of the Gag-Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Our daughter has arranged a little piece...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Credits per Jim Van Dore. We previously credited Art Helfant.

Gag cartoons.

[Part 3] The Pirates' Galley Slave (Table of Contents: 12)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 14 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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor [as Stevus]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Serva; Julius Caesar (introduction); Nifty [as Nifta] (villain); Rufus (villain); the Karma Monster (villain)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman and friends are reincarnated in Ancient Rome, where they fight for their lives in the arena and on the open seas. But when all foes are defeated, and Nifty surrenders, Wonder Woman promises to take her to Reform Island.
Keywords:
Reform Island (mention only); reincarnation; Rome; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

As her friends toast with wine, Wonder Woman opts for fruit juice. At story's end, it is explained Nifty's desire for revenge was powering the Karma Monster. In this chapter, Steve does not remember his later reincarnations, knowing only that he is Stevus, Roman gladiator.

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

Utility Stores / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Stopped the Bus Smash-Up (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wonder Woman and Red Beard the Pirate!
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Have you read these new issues yet?"]
  4. 3. [Part 1] Terrors of the Air
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["Why shouldn't I talk back to Grandfather?"]
    Ton o' Fun
  6. 5. Lucretia Mott
    Wonder Women of History
  7. 6. Bo McMillin
    Wheaties
  8. 7. [Part 2] The Rage of Redbeard
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  10. 9. ["Since when are animals playing football?"]
    Ton o' Fun
  11. 10. The Case of the Horseshoe Nail
  12. 11. ["Our daughter has arranged a little piece..."]
    Out of the Gag-Bag
  13. 12. [Part 3] The Pirates' Galley Slave
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Utility Stores
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  16. 15. How Thom McAn Stopped the Bus Smash-Up
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • S Turunen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross