Wonder Woman Stars in Sensation Comics: So long Sea Swingin’ Saboteur!
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SENSATION COMICS #5, May 1942 “Wonder Woman Versus the Saboteurs” Cover Artist: Harry G. Peter
Dr. Sands has invented a new kind of submarine, dubbed “The Octopus,” and Diana Prince and Steve Trevor are there on the day of its launch. An attempt at sabotage with an explosive-filled bottle is foiled by the quick-thinking Amazon Princess, who hurls the deadly device away from the sub, but the Ensign that delivered the bottle for its ceremonial role is suspected of being a double agent. When they discover the ensign was actually replaced by a double, the wrongly accused man joins Wonder Woman and Trevor as they battle the saboteurs on a boat and send them into the sea. Conveniently, Etta Candy and her Holliday Girls are nearby, enjoying a day on the waves. With a signal from Diana, they drag the saboteurs out of the drink. Additional stories featuring Black Pirate,Mr. Terrific, O’Malley, The Gay Ghost, Little Boy Blue, and Wildcat round out the issue.
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