"Wonder Woman: "Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World"": Wonder Woman returns Steve Trevor to America, from Paradise Island, in her [[Wonder Woman's Invisi
Sensation Comics #1 is an issue of the series Sensation Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1942.
Synopsis for Wonder Woman: "Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World"
Wonder Woman returns Steve Trevor to America, from Paradise Island, in her invisible plane. Leaving him at the hospital, she finds a job working for promoter Al Kale. She later quits after learning that Kale is crooked and returns to visit a recovering Steve Trevor. Outside the hospital Wonder Woman bumps into a nurse named Diana Prince who looks just like her. Using the money she earned from Kale she convinces the nurse to let her take on her identity.
Disguised as the nurse, Diana visits Steve. Once fully recovered Steve returns to work with Army Intelligence and chases down a spy ring. Diana saves Steve's life again and helps him bust up the spies. When Steve returns with tales of a Wonder Woman, people are skeptical, but his nurse Diana Prince knows the truth.
Appearing in Wonder Woman: "Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World"
- Al Kale
- Gang of Spies
- Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane (First appearance)
Synopsis for Black Pirate: "The Marriage of Jon Valor"
Believing that his beloved Donna Bonita is lost to the despicable Don Carlos, Jon Valor eschews secrecy and attacks the Spanish Fleet under his own identity. The battle goes badly, and he is captured. Although they do not realize he is secretly the Black Pirate, the Spanish don't like Valor either, and his execution is quickly scheduled.
Donna Bonita shows up and disrupts the execution by marrying Jon Valor on the spot. King Philip grants Jon Valor a conditional pardon: he shall be spared as long as he is loyal to Spain. Donna Bonita and Jon Valor both know that the Black Pirate has no intention of being loyal to Spain.
Appearing in Black Pirate: "The Marriage of Jon Valor"
- Don Carlos
- Phillip II of Spain
- Father Fernando
Synopsis for Mr. Terrific: "Who Is Mister Terrific?"
Years ago, at the U.S. Naval Headquarters, the Navy picked the aeronautics design of the young Terry Sloane over hundreds of others, which can be attributed to Terry's genius intellect. An officer reviewed Terry's plans with him. The officer left with the plans and was ambushed by two men in suits. Terry rushed out and beat up the two attackers, who were later arrested. Throughout his life, due to his level of intelligence, Terry Sloane would have no friends, excel at chess, skip twelve grades from kindergarten to college, only to receive an honorary degree after one year, and win five events in one day. When he became an adult, he was placed in charge of the largest plant of a company. As Terry continued to succeed at everything, he felt jaded. He was driving on a bridge, considering killing himself, when he saw a woman jump off into water. He followed her into the water and saved her and she revealed her name as Wanda Wilson. Wanda explained to Terry that she jumped off because her brother Billie had joined a gangster named Big Shot. Later, Terry dressed up in a costume and appeared at the Purple Dagger Club, drawing away boys from Big Shot. Then, Terry found Big Shot's headquarters and beat him and his goons up as the boys watched. Then, Terry attempted to prove that he was smarter than Big Shot by making him solve a math equation, which the gangster failed to do. Terry, who refused to tell the boys his real name, was nicknamed Mister Terrific by them. The next day, the boys formed the Fair Play Club with Mister Terrific. In Terry's office, Wanda thanked him for what he did for Billie.
Appearing in Mr. Terrific: "Who Is Mister Terrific?"
- Mister Terrific (First appearance)
- Wanda Wilson (First appearance)
- Big Shot
- New York City
- Fair Play Club (First appearance)
- Purple Dagger Club
Synopsis for Gay Ghost: "The Origin of the Gay Ghost"
In the year 1700, Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere, rode into town and came upon thugs, who killed him with a gunshot. His lover Deborah Wallace came upon him, moments before he died. After he died, he became a ghost and was unnoticeable by his lover. Eighty years later, Deborah was long dead and his ancestors appeared in front of him and granted him the chance to return to Earth, in exchange for bringing justice. He was told to wait for Deborah and returned to the castle to wait there, waiting for centuries, in the painting of his past life. In Ireland, in 1941, Charles Collins came with Deborah Wallace, the descendant of Keith Everet's fiancée of the same name. The two entered Castle Connaught and saw the ghost of Keith Everet come out from the painting. Spies had also entered the castle and killed Charles with a gunshot. Keith entered Charles' body and beat up the spies. As he returned to Deborah, one of the spies got up and aimed his gun at them, only to be thrown aside. Then, Keith took the form of himself from the painting again, dubbing himself, "the Gay Ghost" and taking care of the last spy, taking plans from him, dropping him in the Irish Sea, and returning them to the British military. The Gay Ghost returned to the castle, into Charles' body, before leaving with Deborah and the painting of his past life.
Appearing in Gay Ghost: "The Origin of the Gay Ghost"
- Gay Ghost (Keith Everet) (First appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Origin)
- Deborah Wallace (20th Century descendant of the original Deborah Wallace) (First appearance)
- Charles Collins (First appearance)
- Deborah Wallace (18th Century fiancee of Keith Everet) (First appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Michael O'Mara
- British Military
- Christopher Columbus (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Gunner Godbee"
During World War I, in Northern France, a plane flown by the Americans "Gunner" Godbee and Nick flew off of the airfield and encountered German planes. They engaged the German fighters, but crashed onto a beach. The next day, the woke up and decided to take one of the German planes, only to crash in the middle of a field. After six days, Gunner and Nick woke up in an American base, with the colonel presenting the former with a Croix de Guerre from the French government.
Appearing in "Gunner Godbee"
- "Gunner" Godbee
- The colonel
- The doctor
Synopsis for Little Boy Blue: "The Origin of Little Boy Blue"
Big City experiences a crime waive in which storekeepers are forced into buying protection services from mobsters. The victimized business owners pay the mobsters but they are hopeful that the election of a new district attorney, Dan Rogers will bring about change. Rogers immediately calls a town meeting and urges business owners to testify against the criminals that have been victimizing them. That is the only way he can bring them to trial and put them away. In the days that follow, a mobster named Lupo gathers his men and intimidates local storekeepers into not cooperating with Rogers. Everyone seems reluctant to testify against Lupo except a lone store owner named Mr Kraus. Kraus is then kidnapped by the mob and held hostage as an example of what happens to those that cross Lupo and his mob. The scene changes to the home of the District Attorney who is discussing the details of the case with his wife. His young son Tommy listens and offers his help but his father tells him this is a man’s job. Tommy then visits his friend Tubby who is busy reading comics. Tommy then gets the idea of creating costumes to fight crime just like the characters that they read about in the stories. They rummage through their homes to come up with blue material to create their costumes complete with masks. As they enter their clubhouse, they stumble onto a group of mobsters that are holding Mr Kraus hostage. The two boys jump into action and they are joined by a third boy named Toughy. They manage to subdue the mobsters including Lupo himself. The police soon arrive and ask Krause about who rescued him. Krause merely replies “Boys in Blue.” The final panel shows the happy District Attorney reading about Lupos downfall as he tells his young son that he wants him to be like the three boys that broke up the gang.
Appearing in Little Boy Blue: "The Origin of Little Boy Blue"
- Wolf Lupo
Synopsis for Wildcat: "This is the Story of Wildcat"
Growing up, Ted Grant was trained extensively in sports and self-defense. However, he wanted to become a doctor, but when his parents died, everything changed for him, so he went to New York City to look for a job, with little luck. He saw two men beating up another man and intervened, chasing the two attackers away. A man named Socker Smith, who was a heavyweight champion approached him and hired him to be one of his sparring partners. Ted met Smitty's managers, Flint and Skinner, who helped him become a professional boxer. During his boxing career, Ted would have many wins. One day, Smitty introduced Ted to his fiancée Joan Fortune. Later on, Flint and Skinner arranged a fight between Ted and Smitty. Also during the fight, Flint had a needle slipped into Ted's glove, resulting in Smitty's death. Ted won the fight and the needle was discovered in his glove and he was arrested for murder. The needle was actually placed to knock Smitty unconscious, but accidentally killed him, so Flint decided to send men to attack the police car carrying Ted, knocking it off of a gorge. Fortunately, Ted survived and escaped. He came upon a boy whose Green Lantern comic was stolen by a man; this gave Ted an idea. Ted gave the boy money to buy new comics before he suited up in a costume and attacked the people who had set him up, forcing confessions out of them. The next day, Ted was found innocent and dubbed himself as Wildcat.
Appearing in Wildcat: "This is the Story of Wildcat"
- Wildcat (First appearance)
- Joan Fortune (First appearance)
- Henry Grant
- Joe Morgan (First appearance)
- Socker Smith (First appearance) (Dies)
- Green Lantern (Mentioned only)
- Published by J.R. Publishing Company.
- Black Pirate:
- Wildcat is the inspiration for Tommy Rogers becoming the masked vigilante known as Little Boy Blue. Tommy read about Ted in a comic book, much as Wildcat had earlier read about Green Lantern.
- First and last issue for Everett E. Hibbard art on Mister Terrific, replaced next month by Hal Sharp.
- The Origin Of Mister Terrific is reprinted in The JSA All Stars Archives Volume 1.
- In Wildcat, Joe Morgan's name is not revealed in this issue, and remains unrevealed until All-Star Squadron Annual #1.
- Wildcat (Ted Grant) appears next in Sensation Comics #2.
- Joan Fortune appears next in Sensation Comics #2.
- The Origin Of Wildcat is reprinted in The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told and The JSA All Stars Archives Volume 1.
- Green Lantern (Alan Scott) is the inspiration for Ted Grant becoming the Mystery Man known as Wildcat. Ted read about Alan in a comic book.
- Wonder Woman:
- This is the second appearance of the Earth-Two Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman appeared previously as a back-up promotional feature in All-Star Comics #8.
- Colonel Phil Darnell (referred to only as Colonel Darnell in this issue), appeared previously in All-Star Comics #8. He appears next in the first story in Sensation Comics #2.
- Steve Trevor's previous published appearance was in All-Star Comics #8. He appears next in Sensation Comics #2.
- Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World is reprinted in Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 1 and Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years.
- In this point of time, Wonder Woman does not yet have the Lasso of Truth. She will gain it in Sensation Comics Vol 1 6.
- In "Little Blue Boy and the Blue Boys", Tubby mentioned that Wildcat got the idea of becoming a costumed fighter from the Green Lantern.