([August-September] 1974)

DC, 1974 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
72
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-05-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor); M. C. Gaines (original managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (original assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Replica of Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #1 with a new additional outer wrap.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #106.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Harry Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The success of Superman and Batman in the late 1930's...

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Harry Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the original cover.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
M. C. Gaines
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls:--
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the original inside front cover.

[Wonder Woman Comes to America] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton]
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Diana Prince (Army nurse); un-named Army doctor; Al Kale (a promoter); Nazi spy ring (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman takes Steve Trevor to America and purchases the identity of nurse Diana Prince so that she can remain near Steve. Soon, in order to earn some money she'll need, she begins to perform her "bullets and bracelets" routine, not realizing her promoter is stealing all the profits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from later reprints.

[All-Star Comics #8 Ad] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Black Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the blue waters of the Mediterranean…
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Bonnie [Donna Bonita]; Father Fernando; King Phillip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain)
Synopsis
Jon Valor is captured, but is secretly married to Bonita and is thus pardoned, earning Don Carlos' undying wrath.
Reprints

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

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Reizenstein
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is Mr. Terrific--?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane] (introduction); Wanda Wilson; Billie Wilson (Wanda's brother); Fair Play Club; unnamed big shot (villain)
Synopsis
Socialite and master of every field of human endeavor, Terry Sloane adopts the identity of Mr. Terrific to escape boredom, but soon finds a purpose in life after saving the life of Wanda Wilson and getting her brother out of the clutches of a local hoodlum.
Reprints

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

The Gay Ghost / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the tale of Keith Everet...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Gay Ghost [Keith Everet; Charles Collins] (introduction); Keith Everet (Earl of Strethmere, introduction, death); Charles Collins (introduction, death); Deborah Wallace (Great-Great-Grand Aunt of Deborah Wallace, introduction, death); Deborah Wallace (introduction, death); The Secret Council of the Dead (Keith's ancestors, introduction for all); three unnamed spies (villains, introduction, two die)
Synopsis
The ghost of Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere in the 1700s, inhabits the recently deceased body of Charles Collins in the 20th century to be near the reincarnation of his lost love.
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Gunner Godbee (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George S. Hurst, Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
"Gunner" Goodbee; Nick; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
In this story of the First World War, American war ace, "Gunner" Godbee and his buddy Nick, aboard a patrol ship, are suddenly attacked by two German Heinkel aircraft and shot down.
Reprints

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

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing, in this issue, the story of a typical American boy and his two pals...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers] (introduction); The Blue Boys: Tubby and Toughie (introduction for both); D. A. Dan Rogers (Tommy's father); Martha Rogers (Tommy's mother); Wolf Lupo (villain)
Synopsis
Tommy Rogers, Tubby, and Toughie are inspired by reading about Wildcat to become Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, and their first mission is to rescue a vital witness, Kraus the grocer, kidnapped by gangsters.
Reprints

[Green Lantern #1 and All-Flash Quarterly #2 Ad] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As night cloaks the city with a mantle of blackness…
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Joan Fortune (introduction); Henry Grant (Ted's father, death); Socker Smith (introduction, boxer, death); Ralph Flint (villain, fight promoter); Natie Skinner (villain, fight promoter); Fain (villain)
Synopsis
Boxer Ted Grant kills the former champ in the ring and is inspired by Green Lantern to adopt the identity of Wildcat to clear himself.
Reprints

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Superman #14, World's Finest Comics #4, and Batman #8 Ad] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the original inside back cover.

Your Christmas Daisy Ready (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Line of DC Super-Stars (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. ["The success of Superman and Batman in the late 1930's..."]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. ["Boys and girls:--"]
  6. 5. [Wonder Woman Comes to America]
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. [All-Star Comics #8 Ad]
  8. 7. ["Across the blue waters of the Mediterranean…"]
    Black Pirate
  9. 8. ["Who is Mr. Terrific--?"]
    Mr. Terrific
  10. 9. ["This is the tale of Keith Everet..."]
    The Gay Ghost
  11. 10. Gunner Godbee
  12. 11. ["Follow the adventures of Hop Harrigan..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  13. 12. ["Introducing, in this issue, the story of a typical American boy and his two pals..."]
    Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
  14. 13. [Green Lantern #1 and All-Flash Quarterly #2 Ad]
  15. 14. ["As night cloaks the city with a mantle of blackness…"]
    Wildcat
  16. 15. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. [Superman #14, World's Finest Comics #4, and Batman #8 Ad]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Good Books for Christmas
  19. 18. Your Christmas Daisy Ready
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. The Line of DC Super-Stars
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Allen Ross