(January-February 1951)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-11-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Robert Kanigher (actual editor)
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

First: Robot Plane as jet; Wonder Woman origin without ties to World War II.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Wonder Woman Story! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor (background)

Indexer Notes

Cover credit corrected after discussion on GCD-Main list by Gene Reed and Craig Delich.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Wonder Woman Story! [Part One] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Mary Ellen; John Lane; Aphrodite; Hercules
Synopsis
A female reporter gets the scoop that will win her a job at the Daily Globe over her male rival: the secret story of Wonder Woman and the Amazons.

Indexer Notes

The origin of Wonder Woman and the Amazons is retold, although the creation of the Amazons from clay, as detailed in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #1, is omitted.

Mary watches the origin on the Space-and-Time Transformer Screen, which seems to have taken the place of the Magic Sphere. The Space-and-Time Transformer is primarily used to send Wonder Woman anywhere on the planet, at any time, past or future.

Wonder Woman was herself hired as the Romance Editor at the Daily Globe in Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #97.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Wonder Woman Story, Part Two: Act of Treachery! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hercules; Queen Hippolyte; Steve Trevor; Giganta (Amazon); Mary Ellen; John Lane
Synopsis
As Mary Ellen observes the early days of the Amazons and Wonder Woman's origin, her male rival tracks her to Paradise Island, where his reckless flying threatens the Amazons.

Indexer Notes

For the first time, Wonder Woman's origin is not explicitly tied to World War II. When Steve Trevor crashes on Paradise Island, he mentions "invaders" trying to enslave the world, and contemporary stories show Military Intelligence investigating Soviet-like countries.

Hippolyte does not forbid Diana from participating in the contest, as she has in the past; instead, she doubts her daughter will fare that well against her sisters. Diana participates anyway, disguised in a mask.

The robot plane is called a gift of Aphrodite, and is said to be controlled by the sound of Wonder Woman's voice, as opposed to telepathically controlled. Later stories are inconsistent on which is correct.

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

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

[Billie Roberts; Chuck Nelson; Rolfe Reinhart; Susan Reed] (Table of Contents: 8)

In the Groove / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen ?
Pencils
Stookie Allen ?
Inks
Stookie Allen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Billie Roberts; Chuck Nelson; Rolfe Reinhart; Susan Reed
Synopsis
Text about four talented young musicians.

Lucky Block (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Helene Kottauer (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Robert Oksner
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Story of Helene Kottauer (1410-1470), who made a perilous journey to crown the son of the dead Emperor of Austria, and whose records of court life were cherished for centuries.

Indexer Notes

Writer and inker credits by Craig Delich. Editing and pencil credits by Jerry Bails; we previously credited John Giunta.

The Amazon and the Leprechaun! (Table of Contents: 11)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Moon O'Day (intro); Dean Merrily; Etta Candy; Holliday Girls; Nox Nolan (villain)
Synopsis
A leprechaun wins a scholarship to Holliday College, and Wonder Woman, as acting dean, must endure his pranks while protecting him from gangsters attempting to steal his pot of gold.

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

Carol / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's late!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Carol
Synopsis
Carol fantasizes an attractive passerby makes a date, then she's perturbed when he's late.

Indexer Notes

Has only three words of text-- "Later" and "He's Late."

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

How to Bring Christmas Cheer (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Synopsis
Superboy explains that letting poor families purchase their own items with charity money helps them maintain their dignity.

"Gentlemen Be Seated" (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry ?
Inks
Raymond Perry ?
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Historical facts and trivia about chairs.

Wonder Woman -- Western Whirlwind! (Table of Contents: 16)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; Holliday Girls; Bill Cloud; Cal Cloud; Luke Tyler; Susan Smith
Synopsis
Wonder Woman and the Holliday girls travel to the "New West" for a wedding that may be cancelled when the groom's father is suspected of resuming his career as a stagecoach robber.

Indexer Notes

Although Wonder Woman's robot plane is called voice-controlled in the revamped origin in Sequence 2 of this issue, it is still telepathically-controlled in this story.

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

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

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Cowboy (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wonder Woman Story!
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Wonder Woman Story! [Part One]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. ["It's a hold-up!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Wonder Woman Story, Part Two: Act of Treachery!
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Big Town
  9. 8. [Billie Roberts; Chuck Nelson; Rolfe Reinhart; Susan Reed]
    In the Groove
  10. 9. Lucky Block
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. Helene Kottauer
    Wonder Women of History
  12. 11. The Amazon and the Leprechaun!
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. ["He's late!"]
    Carol
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  15. 14. How to Bring Christmas Cheer
    Superboy
  16. 15. "Gentlemen Be Seated"
  17. 16. Wonder Woman -- Western Whirlwind!
    Wonder Woman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. Be a Cowboy
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • S Turunen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross