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"The Riddle of the Chinese Mummy Case": At the Great Wall, two archaeologists discover a 2,000-year-old mummy box, but it falls during transport and breaks into many pieces. For days, the pair tries to piece together the fragments, without success. Prof. Dorane then asks Wonder Woman for help; t

Wonder Woman #37 is an issue of the series Wonder Woman (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1949.

Synopsis for "The Riddle of the Chinese Mummy Case"

At the Great Wall, two archaeologists discover a 2,000-year-old mummy box, but it falls during transport and breaks into many pieces. For days, the pair tries to piece together the fragments, without success. Prof. Dorane then asks Wonder Woman for help; the heroine finishes the job in 20 seconds! The result is a Chinese female mummy... wearing a pelta, an Amazonian shield. Intrigued, Wonder Woman asks Paula Von Gunther to send her to 2300 years ago.

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Synopsis for "The Fatal Beauty"

Diana is asked to guard a famous actress whose jewelry is the next suspected target for a group of thieves, unbeknownst to her Steve has also been assigned to the case and is acting as the actress' escort. Diana becomes increasingly uncomfortable with how enamored Steve seems to be with Lorelei, but learns the truth when they catch the thieves.

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    • Gasher

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Synopsis for Wonder Women of History: "Bethenia Owens"


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Synopsis for "The Secrets of Circe"

Professor Owler, a meteorologist, brings in Steve Trevor to pilot his rocketship on its trip to space. While monitoring the spacecraft, Wonder Woman sees it suddenly disappear. When it finally returns to Earth, Professor Owler explains to Wonder Woman that he was turned into an owl by Circe, who was banished by the Amazons to an isolated planet where she could do no harm. Wonder Woman flies to this planet in her invisible plane and immediately finds the rest of the crew (who have been turned into animals depending on their personality). Circe discovers Wonder Woman and transforms her into a deer with her magic formula. She escapes and finds the antidote on top of a glass mountain, turning herself back into a human. She then finds a normal deer and tricks Circe into thinking that is her. Wonder Woman brings the antidote to her friends and cures them. She also decides that isolating Circe was a bad idea and takes her back to Earth to be reformed on Paradise Island.

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  • Circe (First appearance)
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  • The Chang in the first story doesn't seem to be Chang, who sculpted the Starheart into a green lantern, although both men lived in China around 2000 years ago.
  • "The Riddle of the Chinese Mummy Case" story is later re-imagined for the Earth-One continuity as revealed in Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #207.



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