COMIC CAVALCADE #12
I only read the Wonder Woman story at the front. It’s actually a surprisingly entertaining story, with more than a few parts revealing snippets of the history and culture of the time that seem very strange today.
But overall, the main storyline would work well even today. By emphasizing too much her experience in the real world, but not really talking about the downside, Wonder Woman creates an undue temptation to the women who are stuck on the island.
As a result, a group of the warriors decide to try to break free. One actually succeeds, and unfortunately that one is particularly evil and murderous.
In the end Wonder Woman only succeeds in stopping this crazy lady from doing her in because Steve Trevor at the last second is able to intervene and distract the villainness.
So a very solid suspenseful storyline. It reminds me a lot of the darker films that came out in the early 1950s where about the only people that would be left alive at the end of a film would be the hero and heroine, with dozens others no longer among the living.
Here’s the pieces of culture and history that come through in this particular story that I found intriguing and a little baffling at times:
Can this really be true that there were laws against women wearing shorts in public at some point in the 1940s???
Then there’s this scene of Wonder Woman having a classy breakfast:
Nowadays, this would be more of the scene of somebody impoverished where they only have an old time radio to listen to and they’re forced to boil their coffee instead of being able to afford walking over to Starbucks.
But I have to say I was very startled by the famous invisible plane not being a jet but instead having a propeller. I’m pretty sure they had jets by then, but you know, I might be mistaken!
Again thanks for posting this reading! I think there’s at least one other one I want to check out later this week.