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WONDER WOMAN: Vol.1, No.4, May 1943; Cover Art: Harry G. Peter; Writer: William Moulton Marston; Penciler: Harry G. Peter; Inker:Harry G. Peter
In a multi-part adventure, Paula von Gunther attempts to reform and dedicate herself to serving Aphrodite, but she must pass three tests. The first of these teams her with Wonder Woman herself, as they uncover a Japanese plot to control the women of America via a toxin carried by gnats. Next, it’s time to teach the malevolent Mole Men that the women they’ve been enthralling are beautiful, thus changing their temperament and turning them to the side of good. In the final test, Paula delves into the minds of corrupt war profiteers dealing in rubber, to make them altruistic and empathetic to the plight of their fellow men. But while Paula succeeds, Wonder Woman faces challenges of her own, including a treacherous former slave of Paula’s, Mavis, who seeks revenge. A “Wonder Women of History” feature focuses on Lillian D. Wald, known as “the Mother of New York’s East Side.”
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