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Issue Details

Issue #4
Published April 1942
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing M C Gaines (managing) Sheldon Mayer (editor)

Cover Details

Characters Wonder Woman
Genre superhero
Pencils Harry G. Peter
Inks Harry G. Peter
Reprinted in Wonder Woman Archives (DC, 1998 series) #1

13 page Wonder Woman story "The Coming of Paula Von Gunther"

Characters Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; V: Baroness Paula Von Gunther (I); Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; Col. Darnell; Eve Brown; Carla Swanson.
Genre superhero
Script William Moulton Marston [signed as Charles Moulton]
Pencils Harry G. Peter (signed as H.G. Peter)
Inks Harry G. Peter (signed as H.G. Peter)
Reprinted in Wonder Woman Archives (DC, 1998 series) #1

8 page Black Pirate story "The Man In the Iron Mask"

Characters The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; King Philip of Spain; Villains: Don Carlos (D); Count Valdez (I, D); Jester.
Synopsis Count Valdez and Don Carlos (the King's son) plot to place Don Carlos on the throne by imprisoning the King. But the jester tips off The Black Pirate, who rescues the King, imprisons Count Valdez and helps to kill Don Carlos.
Genre period
Script Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Notes Writer revision by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005) and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously assigned to Ted Udall.
Reprinted In Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975).

8 page Mr. Terrific story "The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe"

Characters Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Wanda Wilson; V: Dapper Joe (I); Buster Anderson (a policeman, I).
Synopsis When Buster Anderson arrests a big time hood, he discovers to his dismay that he and his goons have too much pull to remain in jail. So Mr. Terrific decides to intervene by distributing specially marked "bribe money" through underground channels to entrap Dapper Joe.
Genre superhero
Script Charles Reizenstein (signed)
Pencils Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks Hal Sharp (signed)
Notes Credits by Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-15-08.
Reprinted in JSA All Stars Archives, The (DC, 2007 series) #1

13 page Gay Ghost story "Smashing the Supply Train"

Characters Gay Ghost [Charles Collins]; Deborah Wallace; Villains: Baron Von Molte (I), Adolf Hitler, the Nazis; Philip and Tommy Langdon (I); General Rourke.
Synopsis Charles Collins volunteers to pilot a bomber being sent to England so that he can get into action against the Germans.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks Howard Purcell (signed)

2 page Hal Mason text story "Double Danger (Part 1)"

Characters Hal Mason
Genre adventure
Script Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters typeset

6 page Little Boy Blue story "The Scorpion's Counterfeiting Ring"

Characters Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys: Toughy & Tubby; Dan Rogers; Officer Clancy; Villains: The Scorpion [I], Fancy Dan (I).
Genre superhero; children
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Jon L. Blummer
Inks Jon L. Blummer
Notes Writer credit by Jerry Bails & Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

10 page Wildcat story "Introducing Stretch Skinner"

Characters Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner (I); Villains: Gile and Hogg (Intro for both).
Synopsis While on his daily training run, Ted runs into a "newly certified" detective, Stretch Skinner.....then he smells a rat when he makes the connection between jewel heists taking place and the firm that awarded Stretch his diploma!
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks Irwin Hasen (signed)
Notes Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-15-08.
Reprinted in 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-14 (March 1973); in JSA All Stars Archives, The (DC, 2007 series) #1