Classic Wonder Woman: Sensation Comics #38

Copyright: DC Comics

Copyright: DC Comics

Welcome my Amazonian amigos to a festive instalment of “Classic Wonder Woman,” Precinct1313’s weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Zeus’ favoured daughter. We’ve gone retro for this holiday episode, as we hearken back in time to December 1944 and Wonder Woman’s appearance in Sensation Comics #38. Written by: William Moulton Marston. Cover and interior art by: Harry G. Peter.

Diana takes on the role of Santa for the day in a local poor neighbourhood, during which she stumbles onto a plot to rob the US treasury. Events take a turn for the worse when the escalating predicament turns into a hostage situation, when the very children Diana was bringing seasonal cheer become the hostages.

Sens #38 panels

This issue really is the epitome of ‘Classic Wonder Woman,’ written by her creator William Marston and illustrated by the great Harry Peter. Though modern comics are substantially more professionally produced, with sublime art, depth of plot and sophisticated dialogue, there’s just something I love about these retro 40’s and 50’s four colour comics, bold imagery, simple but fun story-lines and a general feel good atmosphere. Happy holidays everyone, and why not join us again next week for more Classic Wonder Woman.

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About ArcaneHalloween

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies....but then isn't everyone?

Posted on December 25, 2015, in Comics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Amazing festive retro u found here, sir!
    I agree, there is something about 40s and 50s comics
    Great Post! Keep them coming
    Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

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