(May-June 1947)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-03-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (credited) (editor); Robert Kanigher (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

A Story from Wonder Woman's Childhood (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Holliday Girls [Etta Candy]; Hippolyta; Jumpa; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Young Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]
Reprints
Keywords
Kanga; Magic Lasso

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

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

[Funny Stuff #21] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Dodo and the Frog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Siege of the Savage War Maidens (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston (under house name Charles Moulton)
Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One by one, Amazon girls mysteriously disappear from Paradise Island.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazons [Hippolyte; Mala]; The Holliday Girls [Etta Candy]; Valkyries [Gundra (antagonist)]; Aphrodite; Odin (antagonist); Steve Trevor; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; the Amazons [Sporta (introduction); rest unnamed]; several prisoners of Odin (introduction for all); The Valkyries [various unnamed] (vilains)
Synopsis
When the heroes of Valhalla refuse to fight, Odin orders his Valkyries to capture Amazons and transform them into Valkyries, surmising they'll be strong enough to handle the lazy men. When Steve arrives to rescue the prisoners, the distraction allows the Amazon Princess to capture the real Valkyries.
Reprints
Keywords
Invisible Plane; kangas; Lasso of Truth; Magic Sphere; Mental Radio; Paradise Island; Reform Island; Temple of Aphrodite; Valhalla; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014); we previously suggested Robert Kanigher.

Story refers to Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1942 series) #17, "The Valkyries' Prey" (October-November 1946), Wonder Woman's first encounter with Gundra and the Valkyries. Odin is so demoralized by his defeat, he commits suicide at story's end, and the villain in the following story does the same.

Rudy York (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise Story / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Amelia Earhart (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Bob Siege)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Bob Siege)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Q. Sale

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all women aviators who ever lived, Amelia Earhart has been the most famous and most publicized.
Genre
biography
Characters
Diana Prince (narrator); Amelia Earhart; Grace Earhart [as Pidge] (Amelia's sister); Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart (Amelia's father); Katherine; Lucy; Frank Hawks; Amelia "Amy" Earhart (Amelia's mother)
Synopsis
Life story of Amelia Earhart (1898-1937), a record-breaking aviator who disappeared in the South Pacific attempting to circle the world at the equator.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails.

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

Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Vanishing Mummy! (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston (under house name Charles Moulton)
Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Valley of the Kings in Egypt lies the root of all world chaos.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Holliday Girls [Etta Candy; Bobbie Strong; Glamora Treat]; Phillip Darnell; Professor Chemico; Dean Sourpuss; Steve Trevor; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; the Holliday Girls [rest unnamed]; Professor Ainchent (an archaeologist, introduction); King Aknaten (villain, introduction, death); the King's followers (villains, Egyptians, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls travel to Egypt, where Professor Chemico has been enslaved by a resurrected pharaoh bent on destroying the modern world with a deadly gas.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Holliday College; Invisible Plane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014); we previously suggested Robert Kanigher.

Aknaten is so demoralized by his defeat, he commits suicide at story's end and the villain in the previous story does the same.

Grim Gamble (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (credited as John Osgood)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'I'll bring in Kid Newsome because I''m a little smarter than he is,' Sheriff Pat Barnes had told Judge Huneker quietly.
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Pat Barnes; Judge Huneker; Kid Newsome

[October 1 1946] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz (credited as J. S. Liebowitz)
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed as HARRY LAMPERT)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed as HARRY LAMPERT)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As an employee, Barton, you certainly are setting a very poor example!
Genre
humor
Characters
Barton; Flossie; Polly (a parrot)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

4 gag cartoons.

Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas! (Table of Contents: 13)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston (credited as William Moulton Marston)
Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No one from our world has ever looked behind the clouds of mystery that conceal the story of Wonder Woman's childhood.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazons [Hippolyte; Mala (flashback) (as a child)]; The Holliday Girls [Etta Candy; Lillie Heyday; Millie Heyday; Tillie Heyday]; Jumpa; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Young Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; The Amazons [rest unnamed]; The Sky Riders of Nebulosta (villains, introduction for all, all reform)
Synopsis
Queen Hippolyte shows the Holliday Girls a home movie of Princess Diana on her 7th birthday, when she rallies the Amazons against an invasion by the Sky Riders of Nebulosta who are riding Kangas.
Reprints
Keywords
Aphrodite's Magic Girdle; Invisible Plane; Kangas (introduction and origin); Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014); we previously suggested Robert Kanigher.

Story re-done in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #209 as "Attack of the Sky Demons." This story shows how Kangas arrived on Paradise Island; prior to this, Diana and her Amazon girls rode giant rabbits. 7-year old Diana wears bracelets in this story, although she was previously shown receiving them upon turning 15 in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #1. In the tradition of many Wonder Woman villains, the Skyriders pose as men but are revealed as women at story's end: Amazons who have lost their homeworld and they ask to remain on Paradise Island.

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

Post Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flash Comics #83 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!) (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Story from Wonder Woman's Childhood
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [Funny Stuff #21]
    The Dodo and the Frog
  4. 3. Siege of the Savage War Maidens
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Rudy York
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon
    Another Jim Wise Story
  7. 6. Amelia Earhart
    Wonder Women of History
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle Pete
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  10. 9. The Vanishing Mummy!
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. Grim Gamble
  12. 11. [October 1 1946]
  13. 12. ["As an employee, Barton, you certainly are setting a very poor example!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  14. 13. Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas!
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. Flash Comics #83
    The Flash
  17. 16. The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!)
    Thom McAn
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