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Issue Details

Issue #5
Published May 1942
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing M. C. Gaines; Sheldon Mayer

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 "Assault on the OCTOPUS"

Characters Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; V: Nazis; Ensign Martin (I), Admiral Funston; Dr. Sands; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Holliday Girls.
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 Treason of Don Diablo"

Characters Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; V: Don Diablo (I, D), King Louis of France (I); Justin Valor (intro, Black Pirate's son, born in this story); Donna Bonita; the court jester.
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 given to Ted Udall.

8 page Mr. Terrific story The "Reform" of Caspar Crunch

Characters Mr.Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Wanda Wilson; V: Caspar Crunch (I).
Synopsis A well-known reformer asks the public to contribute to his cause of closing up all the gambling houses in the city. But when Terry Sloane helps save the life of a man thrown from a car, he discovers the man's attacker is none other than the reformer, Caspar Crunch!
Genre superhero
Script Charles Reizenstein (signed)
Pencils Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks Hal Sharp (signed)
Notes Credits by Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08.
Reprinted in JSA All Stars Archives, The (DC, 2007 series) #1

4 page O'Malley story "The Toothpick Murder Mystery"

Characters James Aloysius O'Malley (I); Emil(I, D); Sam Grabbit (I, D).
Genre detective
Script Irwin Hasen (signed)
Pencils Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks Irwin Hasen (signed)

9 page Gay Ghost story "The Flaming Hand"

Characters Gay Ghost {Charles Collins]; Villains: The Flaming Hand (Von Schlitzer)(I, D), the Nazis.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Howard Purcell
Inks Howard Purcell

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

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

6 page Little Boy Blue story The Adventure of the "Sour" Milk

Characters Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys: Toughy & Tubby; Dan Rogers; Villains: Commissioner Calcium and his gang (Intro for all).
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 "Chips Carder's Big Fix"

Characters Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Joan Fortune; Sgt. Grogan; Chips Carder (villain, introduction); L. J. Decker (introduction, death)
Synopsis Just after Stretch hires Joan to be his secretary, he has two men around him die, and Wildcat figures they are connected. So he assists Skinner round up a crooked gambler responsible for one of the murders.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks Irwin Hasen (signed)
Notes Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08. Story title corrected by Andy Mangels via the GCD Errors list, November 2009.
Reprinted in JSA All Stars Archives, The (DC, 2007 series) #1

1 page Justice Society of America promo (ad from the publisher) "Who in Sensation Should Join the JSA?"

Synopsis 1000 free copies of the next issue of Sensation Comics are offered to readers who send in a post card answering the question of what characters in Sensation should join the Justice Society.
Genre superhero
Letters ?; typeset
Notes Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08.