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"Wonder Woman: "The Girl with the Gun"": Marva Psycho infiltrates a WAAC training unit and apparently attempts to assassinate the training camp's commander. Major Steve Trevor is on the scene, investigating some prior sabotage, and Lieutenant Diana Prince is assisting him. They investigate the s


Quote1 You can't fool me any longer, Diana -- Incredible as it seems, YOU must be WONDER WOMAN! You've made a fool of me long enough -- Take those horn-swoggling glasses off! Quote2
Major Steve Trevor

Sensation Comics #20 is an issue of the series Sensation Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1943.

Appearing in Wonder Woman: "The Girl with the Gun"

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  • Stoffer, former associate of Dr. Psycho (Apparent Death)
    • his platoon of saboteurs
  • Doctor Psycho (Mentioned only)

Other Characters:

  • Marva Psycho
  • General Standpat, Chief of Staff
  • General Scott, WAAC Training Commander
    • Military Police (MPs)

Locations:

  • Camp Doe, WAAC training base

Items:

Vehicles:

  • ambulance (Destroyed)
  • 2-engine bomber (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Wonder Woman: "The Girl with the Gun"

Marva Psycho infiltrates a WAAC training unit and apparently attempts to assassinate the training camp's commander. Major Steve Trevor is on the scene, investigating some prior sabotage, and Lieutenant Diana Prince is assisting him. They investigate the shooting, and Lt. Prince quickly deduces that Marva is guilty. Steve finally figures out that Diana Prince has to be Wonder Woman, and snatches away her spectacles. Diana uses ventriloquism to distract Steve, jumps out the window, and returns in costume, and deceives Steve yet again into disbelieving the abundant obvious evidence of her double identity.

Marva Psycho ingeniously traps Diana in her own Lasso of Truth, then puts on a black wig, and swaps outfits with Wonder Woman. Whatever she's up to, it doesn't work out, and soon she's arrested by the camp's MPs; Wonder Woman, disguised as Marva, is soon also arrested. The M.P.s compel them to swap back into their own clothes, then they tie up Marva with Diana's Lasso. Thus bound, Marva protests her innocence again, so now Diana deduces that Marva really is innocent of the earlier murder attempt.

According to Marva, she had stumbled onto the saboteurs responsible for the earlier incidents that Major Trevor was now investigating. Their leader was an old associate of her estranged husband Dr. Psycho, a Nazi agent named Stoffer. Marva had tried to use a handgun to arrest Stoffer, but he easily took it away from her, then later used it to shoot General Standpat, neatly framing Marva for the crime. The Lasso also compels her to point out that "General Scott", in whose office this conversation takes place, is actually Stoffer, in disguise.

Stoffer not only escapes, but head-konks both Marva (effectively) and Diana (ineffectively) unconscious, and brings them along with him, plus the real General Scott, as he escapes in an ambulance. Then Stoffer gets into an airplane and it takes off. Wonder Woman is only faking unconsciousness, and this ambulance has a bomb aboard it, she gets herself and everybody else out of the speeding ambulance, grabs it, and flings it into the path of Stoffer's getaway aircraft, destroying it.

Marva is exonerated of all charges and awarded a medal.

Appearing in Black Pirate: "Poseidon's Ring"

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Antagonists:

  • Seagrim, High Priest of Atlantis (Dies)
    • Malo, son of Seagrim (Dies)
      • many trident-wielding guards
      • The Maw (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Atlanteans
    • Princess Undine (disguised as Enidnu, a boy)
    • Arios, Green Faction Captain

Locations:

Items:

  • Poseidon's Ring
  • Atlantean Undersea Helmets

Vessels:

  • Valor's 2-masted square-rigged caravel

Synopsis for Black Pirate: "Poseidon's Ring"

In a tropical storm, Jon and Justin Valor are blown overboard, and wash up on a desolate volcanic rock, which has an illuminated opening and a set of stairs within it. They explore. Deep underground they encounter a colony of Atlanteans, and befriend Princess Undine. These Atlanteans have two factions: Princess Undine's Green faction and High Priest Seagrim's Red faction. Seagrim seeks to extract the secret of gunpowder ballistics from the two Earthmen, and when Jon refuses, Seagrim tries to feed him to "the Maw", a big belligerent octopus. Undine frees Justin who dives after Jon, and together they fight and kill the monster. They team up with Undine and her loyal guard captain Arios, and Undine leads them thru a secret passage in the Temple of Poseidon to a secret storeroom, stuffed with powder, shot, and cannon. So this was why Seagrim wanted to know how these things worked. Soon Jon and Justin and their Green Faction friends put these explosives to use in blowing up Seagrin and his evil son Malo.

Just before the Black Pirate and son leave for the surface world, Princess Undine gives him "Poseidon's Ring" and tells him that if he ever needs help, to dip this ring in the ocean, and that all Atlantis will answer his call. Then the Atlanteans equip the Earthmen with undersea helmets, and they exit the city via an airlock. They reach the surface within sight and hailing distance of their own caravel, and soon are back aboard it, packing along some souvenirs with which to reassure themselves that their adventure wasn't just some mad dream.

Appearing in Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys: "Gorinty's Gorillas"

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Supporting Characters:

  • J.J. "Dan" Rogers, District Attorney

Antagonists:

  • Boris Gorinty
    • his Gorillas

Other Characters:

  • Freddy Stone
  • John Stone
  • Martha Stone

Locations:

Synopsis for Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys: "Gorinty's Gorillas"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Gay Ghost: "The Secret of Castle Elsinore"

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Antagonists:

  • Franz Luger (wears a monocle)
    • Karl, henchman
    • Rudy, henchman
  • Oberleutnent, submarine commander (Dies)
    • his crew (all die)

Other Characters:

  • Jack Faye, Army Recreation Director
  • Roger Abbot, retired actor

Locations:

  • Britain
    • Army Camp
    • Castle Elsinore, on the coast

Vehicles:

  • German submarine U-79 (Destroyed)
  • American convoy
  • American bombers

Synopsis for Gay Ghost: "The Secret of Castle Elsinore"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Mr. Terrific: "The Masqueraders"

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Antagonists: Other Characters:

  • Colonel Livingston
  • Wilson
  • Higgins

Locations:

Synopsis for Mr. Terrific: "The Masqueraders"

A gang of actors impersonate Terry Sloane's wealthy friends, and Terry too, embezzling and defrauding them out of thousands of dollars, and framing the friends for these crimes also. Terry Sloane is secretly Mister Terrific, and he impersonates one of the millionaires, penetrates the racket, and busts it.

Appearing in Wildcat: "The Sting of the Yellow Wasp"

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Other Characters:

  • Honey Davis, night club singer

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Madison Square Gardens
    • Yellow Wasp's beehive-shaped house
    • Stretch Skinner's detective office
    • Club 51

Items:

  • Yellow Wasp's Paralysis-drug-tipped Darts
  • Yellow Wasp's Dart Gun
  • Yellow Wasp's Wasp-sting-immunity Solution

Vehicles:

  • Yellow Wasp's Yellow Roadster
  • Catocycle (First appearance)

Synopsis for Wildcat: "The Sting of the Yellow Wasp"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Published by J.R. Publishing Co.
  • At the end of their adventure, the Black Pirate and son have got not only Poseidon's Ring but two functional Atlantean Undersea Helmets.
  • Gay Ghost: Charles Collins gets head-konked with a spiked mace, and feigns unconsciousness.
    • Another submarine and crew are destroyed, by bombers.
  • Little Boy Blue: Tommy Rodgers attends Central Junior High School in Big City.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman can knock a flying getaway plane out of the air with a thrown ambulance at 300 yards.
    • Stoffer, the villain, is wiped out in a mid-air plane crash, and is not seen again.
    • The Girl with the Gun is reprinted in 'Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 3'.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Sensation Comics were:
    • "A Letter To You From Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker" (War Stamps Advertisement)
    • "Good Books Worth Reading: 'Struggle is Our Brother' by Gregor Felson" (text article) by Josette Frank
    • Hal Mason "Sister Spy" (text story) by Evelyn Gaines

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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