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These are from Sensation Comics #9, 1942. Some of you may know how Wonder Woman originally got her "Diana Prince" identity. She ran into a nurse who resembled her and was coincidentally named Diana - Diana Prince - who wanted to go to South America where her fiancé was, but didn't have the money. Wonder Woman gave her the money in exchange for her identification papers, which she used to get a job in the hospital where Steve Trevor was being treated.

In this issue, the original Diana Prince, now Diana White, returns to America. Her marriage is to all appearances happy, but, well, odd. I'm sure none of you are surprised.



Here Diana Prince White's husband sees Wonder Woman and mistakes her for his own wife.



She goes to the White's home, where:

Just the normal household items every couple has in their kitchen.


I love that that's her first thought about an organization with a name like that. *EG* Also, the way she said, "Darn padlock" is the Wonder Woman who first fired my imagination when I was a girl, cheerfully meeting every challenge.

The original Diana Prince, now Diana White, pleads with Wonder Woman to let her have her secretarial job; the Whites are broke and have a baby. Wonder Woman, naturally, accedes to the request. It turns out Mr. White has invented some doohickey or other that he's been trying to sell to the Defense Department, but no one will give him an interview. The Axis powers, however, know that the invention is something good and take his wife hostage to try to get it. This is Diana Prince White, not Wonder Woman:


Wonder Woman tells Steve to give it a shot, he does, Mr. White gets a pile of money for his invention, Diana Prince White changes her hairdo to prevent future confusion, and they all live happily ever.


Helluva disguise, huh?
Also: "I'll tell her"? Wondy, you were wearing your costume when the real Diana Prince first met you. She has to know all about your secret identity.

Date: 2009-07-19 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] retro_nouveau.insanejournal.com
Hee hee - you don't see Diana at a loss for words, but ... "What-why-who?!"

Departure from the normal golden age "chained by a man, lost my powers" - only ten seconds for that darn lock.

I can only guess that "I'll tell her" was for Mr. White's benefit.

For a caveman with anger management issues, Mr. White had a good idea knocking around in that tough guy skull.

Date: 2009-07-19 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] retro_nouveau.insanejournal.com
Oh, yeah, now it comes back - the watered-down version was that they had to be fastened together instead of welded. Snap goes the lock on the chain around her foot.

Date: 2009-07-19 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
So... uh... wait - WHY did he chain the person whom he thought was his wife to the kitchen stove? And why, upon hearing about this, did the original Diana not divorce his sorry ass, but good? I mean, the man has issues, even by Wonder Woman standards (by which a woman chaining up a man, or a woman chaining up another woman, is, of course, perfectly all right, but a MAN chaining up a WOMAN? That's caveman behavior, that is.)

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