727 – The Justice League of America!

Well here we are, at the last post from the 1950s, and it’s a milestone event for DC: The introduction of the Justice League of America in The Brave and the Bold #28 (Dec 1959). Written by Gardner Fox, who also created and wrote the Golden Age Justice Society of America, this new team features […]

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698 – Wonder Girl’s Costume and Mer-Boy

DC continues to make efforts to round out the mythos of its characters, this time focusing on a non-Superman related one. In Wonder Woman #107, they give the newly introduced Wonder Girl her costume and she meets her first non-Amazonian supporting character: Mer-Boy. After Wonder Girl studies herself in the future using a “Time and […]

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688 – Wonder Girl!

In Wonder Woman #105 (Feb 1959), the writers revised the origin story of Wonder Woman and decided to start telling tales of Wonder Woman as a young teen, Wonder Girl. Much like Superboy, Wonder Girl started out as another famous-superhero-as-a-teen and then became popular enough that DC weaved that character into the mainstream timeline. The […]

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569 – Tiara Translator

In “The Talking Tiara!”, a story from Wonder Woman #66 (March 1954), we get the origin story for Wonder Woman’s tiara. The tiara apparently gives Wonder Woman the ability to understand and speak any language she wants. She tells the story to Steve Trevor about how she won the tiara by battling a dinosaur, a […]

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533 – Wonderful Multiverse

In Wonder Woman #59 (March 1953), Diana meets a doppleganger who has identical appearance and powers. This is Princess “Tara Terruna”, which means “Wonder Woman” in their language. Wonder Woman deduces that she is on a parallel Earth that has doubles of everyone on Earth: We are still a long ways away from a true […]

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519 – Wonder Woman at the Movies

In Wonder Woman #56 (Sept 1952), Steve Trevor takes Wonder Woman out on a date to see a movie. What movie? Superman and the Mole Men of course! Wonder Woman would not see a theatrical release for another 65 years!

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491 – Sensation-less Wonder Woman

Sensation Comics #107 (November 1951) makes the abrupt transition from a superhero comic featuring Wonder Woman to becoming a supernatural/horror type comic. Sensation only lasts for about another year or so before being cancelled, leaving Wonder Woman’s only regular appearance in her own mag. This is in stark contrast to Superman (appearing in four different […]

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477 – Junior Justice Society Back

The Junior Justice Society of America (JJSA) was an actual DC fan-club that sometimes made in-universe appearances in stories. With the last appearance of the Justice Society of America in All-Star Comics, I suppose DC didn’t know what to do with this fan club, so they revived it in Wonder Woman comics.

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475 – Trinity in the Future

In Sensation Comics #103 (March 1951), Wonder Woman goes up against a foe which requires her to time travel to 2051. Once in New York, she discovers that no one remembers Wonder Woman, yet the rest of the Trinity, Superman and Batman, are fondly remembered. It turns out the villain had deliberately wiped out every […]

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466 – JSA Jets Out

The last appearance of the Justice Society for more than ten years occurs in All-Star Comics #57 (December 1950) with “The Mystery of the Vanishing Detectives”. It’s mostly a bland story about a crime syndicate boss named The Key, but I did find it interesting that a panel featuring Wonder Woman’s invisible plane describes it […]

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