(July-August 1947)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-05-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer; Robert Kanigher (assistant)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Challenge of the Mask (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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]; The Mask [Nina Close]
Reprints
Keywords
Magic Lasso

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman and the Mask are in the same pose on the splash page of "The Challenge of the Mask" story inside.

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) /

The Flash; Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Tutine, the Tutor of Destruction (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
WW 24A
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Principal Smith (of Central High School, introduction); Hardy Strive (student, introduction); Ezy Waye (student, introduction); C. Tutine (villain, racketeer, introduction); Tutine's gang [Bignose; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Amazon Princess visits Central High School to confer awards on students doing well on their exams. However, when a smart but lazy student, Ezy Waye, cheats his way to acclaim, a racketeer takes notice.
Reprints
Keywords
Central High School

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed in "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014). Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

Buddy Rosar (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Maria Mitchell (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Women of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Sale
Inks
Robert Sale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
WW26
Genre
biography
Characters
Maria Mitchell
Synopsis
Biography of Maria Mitchell, one of the first female astronomers.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails.

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

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Challenge of the Mask (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Job Number
WW 24B
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Brutus Close (Nina's husband, introduction); Fancy Framer (a guide, introduction); The Mask [Nina Close] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Who is the Mask? Everyone's a suspect, even Wonder Woman herself, when a diabolical villainess affixes deadly masks to the faces of her victims.
Reprints
Keywords
Invisible Plane

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014). Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

Wonder Woman is still hiding her robot plane in an abandoned barn outside of Washington, D.C. Wonder Woman possesses Amazon jewelry which she is able to pawn for $1,000,000.

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

Old Mill Stabilizer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My hobby is crossword puzzles...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

How to Grind the Mill (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tips on Expert Skating; Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Brave Buckaroo (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Landscape
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Craftsmen's Guild / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Curse of Montezuma (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Job Number
WW 24C
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Etta Candy; Queen Hippolyte (in the year 1519); the Amazons; Azta (villain, an Aztec Queen, introduction); Emperor Montezuma (villain, Aztec ruler, introduction, flashback); Hernando Cortez (villain, a conquistador, introduction, flashback)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman fights off a band of undersea pirates to help the heir to an Aztec treasure reclaim her shipwrecked fortune once stolen from King Montezuma by the Spanish conquistador, Cortez.
Reprints
Keywords
Magic Sphere; Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014). Background inker credit by Jerry Bails.

In a rare instance, Queen Hippolyte leaves Paradise Island to aid the Aztecs against the Conquistadores, in 1519 AD. It is noted that this is "long before the birth of Wonder Woman." Hippolyte mentions she is not "permitted" to remain longer, suggesting she was granted permission by the goddesses. She is still renowned amongst modern Aztecs as "the white goddess."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Cuckoo Kayo" (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenge of the Mask
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Flash Comics
  4. 3. Tutine, the Tutor of Destruction
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Buddy Rosar
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. Maria Mitchell
    Wonder Women of History
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  10. 9. The Challenge of the Mask
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Old Mill Stabilizer
  12. 11. ["My hobby is crossword puzzles..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  13. 12. How to Grind the Mill
    Tips on Expert Skating; Winchester Skates
  14. 13. The Brave Buckaroo
  15. 14. ["Landscape"]
    Ton o' Fun
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Craftsmen's Guild
  17. 16. The Curse of Montezuma
    Wonder Woman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  20. 19. The "Cuckoo Kayo"
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
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