Happy Holidays From Wonder Woman And Precinct1313…

Precinct1313 welcomes all it’s loyal agents to rousing revelry and much celebratory carousing in the majestic mansion of mystery’s ‘Great Hall of Quaffing’ (Eldritch, our resident carrion crow of woe will show you the way, it’s near the end of the Corridors of Collation, just take a left at the Comic-Book Crypts, if you reach the Mortuary of Movie Mayhem then you’ve definitely gone too far) But before we take our seats at the titanic table of terrific tales and indulge in holiday merriment how about a quick jaunt through the Ancient Amazon Archives to catch up with our favourite Themysciran Princess’ festive adventures.

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We have some absolutely Classic Wonder Woman here my astonishing Amazonian associates, Sensation Comics #38 was published in December 1944, written by WW’s genius creator William Moulton Marston and illustrated by the legendary Harry G. Peter. We follow our heroic Hellenic herald as she decides to play Santa in a notoriously poor and downtrodden neighbourhood, to bring some festive cheer to a local orphanage. Upon arrival the Themysciran Titan accidentally stumbles across a nefarious plot to rob the US treasury, with the events quickly escalating to a hostage situation involving the children themselves.

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December ’44 was a busy month for the delightfully dynamic duo of W.M Marston and H.G Peter as they also presented us with the festive edition of DC Comics’ timeless ‘Comic Cavalcade’, comprising three tenaciously terrific tales and a cadre of classic characters that includes The Flash (original Jay Garrick version) Green Lantern and, of course, our illustriously immortal idol Wonder Woman!

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Sensational seventies superstar Wonder Woman, the lovely Lynda Carter came face to face with ‘The Deadly Toys’ in a holiday themed episode of the scintillating seventies show that formed part of the second season and aired in 1979. Once again penned by Wondy’s ceaseless composer of creation W.M. Marston (writing under his oft used pen name of Charles Moulton.)

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This effervescent episode found the wondrous one investigating a suspicious toy maker (played by none other than sixties Batman villain – The Riddler’s Frank Gorshin) who had replaced three scientists with his own android creations after they refused to create a weapon of mass destruction known as Project XYZ. As Diana nears the source of her investigation, the dastardly Toy Maker whips up his own android version of Gaea’s Glorious Gal, and the two Wonder Women engage in a (delightfully camp) fracas, only in seventies Wondy can Hula Hoops become weapons of mass destruction!

Happy Holidays Fellow Agents Of Precinct1313, And How About We End With A Few Festive Felicitations From The Batman Himself…

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Well, What Did You Expect… it’s Batman!!

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

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Posted on December 25, 2020, in Comics, Comics/television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Merry Christmas to you too πŸŽ„!
    Batman hates it , eh?
    Haha, the epitome of British humour is your punch line πŸ˜‚!

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    • Thanks my friend, Happy Holidays to you too, hope yourself and family have a wonderfully relaxing time. You just know that ol’ Batman spends Xmas brooding and belligerent in the Batcave, rather than Santa, I think Krampus is more Batsy’s style! πŸ™‚

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  2. LMAO that last part with Batman is fantastic! πŸ˜›
    Happy Holidays to you and Salem and here’s to a Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

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  3. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” – Quote by The Polar Express

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

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  4. If you recall the Christmas episode of Batman the Animated Series, Dick finally got him to sit down and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and Bats liked it.

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  5. Merry Christmas greets mate! A fun post with some cool Wondy delights there. Have to try and find that episode with the Toy Maker. Reminds me of DC’s the Toyman Winslow Schott who I read in a couple of Superman issues.

    The Batman panel… too funny πŸ˜‚

    Batman: ‘The true spirit of Christmas is bashing a villain’s head in.’

    or

    Judge Dredd: ‘The true spirit of Christmas is twenty in an Iso-Cube.’

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    • Happy Holidays and New Year to you my friend. Yeah, I also instantly thought of Toyman whilst re-watching this episode, speaking of whom, he was one of the villains in the rather excellent animated movie – Justice League versus Teen Titans. Ol’ Bats has hated Xmas ever since he first heard – “jingle bells, Batman smells!” I mean, who can blame him!! (and I’m sure whomever came up with said verse, is now regretting that particular life choice, in intensive care!) πŸ™‚

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