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Sunday, May 09, 2010


Number 733


Brain Pirates From The Inner Moon-World!


This is one of those Wonder Woman stories I love so well. It's so goofy it's indescribable, so you'll just have to read it. It's from Sensation Comics #82, 1948.

H.G. Peter was 60 years old when he began drawing Wonder Woman in 1942. He went on until he retired in the mid-'50s. His work, although not traditional comic art, was so distinctive and lively it is in a category of its own. I wonder how his mind worked, and if he smirked when he drew the subliminal sex, panel 3 of page 7.

I think the title of this story would make a good name for a rock band.




















5 comments:

Jeff Overturf said...

I have a special penchant for the golden age Wonder Woman as well...thanks for posting Pappy!

Kirk Jusko said...
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Kirk Jusko said...

It's interesting that Peter was in his 60s when he drew this. Growing up during the Victorian era doesn't seem to have made him into a prude.

prof. grewbeard said...

i love these old Wonder woman comix! Aphrodite be with you, my friend!...

The Vicar of VHS said...

Woo! Woo! This is truly a wild one! Of course it raises as many questions as it asks. If there's a sun and planet *inside* the moon, as Dr. Astronimo calculates, just how big *is* that planet? About the size of Pittsburgh? And a planet THAT size is going to invade the earth! Talk about yer chutzpah!

Also, what exactly is the calculation that "proves" that the moon-people want to invade earth? That must be some complex geometry!

I love how Steve is just totally going to blow off Etta's "mental radio" call. "Aw wow, that telepathy thing I keep RIGHT THERE ON MY DESK is buzzing again. Just ignore it!"

Question: are the moon men German, Belgian, or French?

Also:
>>"By Amazon law I lose my strength whenever a man welds my bracelets together!"

That Amazon Lawbook covers EVERYTHING! ;)

Great stuff, Pappy! Love it!