Wonder Comics (1939 Fox) comic books
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Cover by Will Eisner. Stories by Will Eisner, S.M. Iger, and Bob Kane. Art by Will Eisner, S.M. Iger, Adolphe Barreaux, Bob Powell, Chuck Wilson, Glenda Carol and Bob Kane. The notorious comic from Victor Fox and Fox Feature Syndicate that introduced Wonder Man, created by the legendary Will Eisner and designed to imitate DC's Superman. The result was a DC lawsuit that remains a subject of debate, although its historical significance is clear. A power-ring provided by a mysterious Tibetan transforms timid radio engineer Fred Carson into the superhuman Wonder Man, in a story by Will Eisner; Reporter Patty O'Day parachutes onto a cruise ship to cover a fire; Navy sailors Spark Stevens and his pal Chuck quit their constant arguing to save their ship from hijackers, in a story by Batman legend Bob Kane. Winged Wonders; Wonder Man; Shorty Shortcake; Wonders That Are True; Patty ODay; Men Who Made the West; Dr. Fung; The Wrath of Allah; Tex Dawson; Sport Album; Movie Memos; K-51, Spies at War; Gang-Buster Robinson; Spark Stevens; Some Fun; Prof. Penpusher's Cartooning Class; Wonder Stamp Club; Belly Busters. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.
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- INCOMPLETE. Two center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story. Complete spine split through first wrap.
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- Paper: Cream to off white
- Coverless. INCOMPLETE. 1st wrap missing.
- Label #1238779015
Cover by Lou Fine. Stories by Will Eisner, S.M. Iger, Bob Powell and Bob Kane. Art by Will Eisner, S.M. Iger, Adolphe Barreaux, Bob Powell, Munson Paddock, Chuck Wilson, Glenda Carol and Bob Kane. The notorious comic from Victor Fox and Fox Feature Syndicate that triggered a DC lawsuit over the character Wonder Man; note the sudden absence of Wonder Man in this issue. Yarko the Great realizes that the evil hypnotist Shadibba is forcing Oliver Tate and his daughter to commit crimes, in a story by comics legend Will Eisner; Secret agent K-51 thinks Jack is his friend and Jack's girl Claire is a spy, but the reverse is true; The short pieces Frankfurter Follies of 1939 and Movie Memos spoof famous actors of the time, including Buddy Ebsen, Gladys Swarthout, Wallace Beery, and Boris Karloff. Great wizard vs. ape cover by Lou Fine. Also featuring art by Batman legend Bob Kane. Winged Wonders; Yarko the Great; Minnie the Mermaid; Don Quixote In New York; Wonders in the News; Short Shortcake; Wonders That Are True; Patty ODay; Men Who Made the West; Dr. Fung; The Children's Crusade; Tex Maxon; Sport Album; Filmore Dudd; Movie Memos; K-51, Spies at War; Gang-Buster Robinson; Short Subjects; Wonder Stamp Club; Slight Errors; Spark Stevens; Belly Busters. Final issue under this title; numbering continues with Wonderworld Comics (1939) #3. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.