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DC is releasing a new volume of the Wonder Woman Archives in July! Yaaaay!!! In celebration, I bring you four pages from Sensation Comics 41: the adventure of the Octopus Plant! (Art by Harry G Peter, story by Robert Kaninger)

Sensation #41 cover

The plot, not that it matters: We meet "'Creeper' Jackson, the crippled gardener," and his former business partner Lars Lang. Lang stole Creeper's company from him while he was in the hospital after being hit by a car. Creeper has nothing except his tiny shack now, where he breeds special and unusual plants with which he says he hopes one day to make enough money to get his business back from Lars.

Creeper must be a car magnet - Diana meets him after she narrowly avoids running him over, and then (as Wonder Woman) she rescues him from being run down by Lang only hours later. Wonder Woman tells Lang that he is to give Creeper back his business or else. For some reason she forgets to use her lasso on him, though, so once she's gone, Lang tells his henchman to arrange for Creeper to be evicted and committed to an insane asylum.

Creeper is given one day's notice to move out of his shack. He snaps, and declares "Lang stole my flowers - my pet plants will steal him! Haha! Haha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

That night, he plants a special plant outside a window of the Lang house, and:

Sensation #41 p11

Sensation #41 p12

Sensation #41 p13

Sensation #41 p14

Wonder Woman breaks free of the plant's tentacles, but finds that fighting it is rather difficult since it grows so quickly. Fortunately, Steve arrives and Wonder Woman tells him to turn out the lights, which cause the plants to all abruptly die. Wonder Woman chastizes Lang and Creeper, but allows that they can have a new start if Lang will give the stolen property back to Creeper, and if Creeper will agree to go in for "mental hospital treatment." The end.

Date: 2010-06-18 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wonderwomanhero
Tentacles always seem to go for the mouth as well as the hands and such. Now, in say, hentai or yuri, they would go to every place as well as their holes...which speaks for itself.

Date: 2010-06-18 11:29 pm (UTC)
jeyl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeyl
Yuri? What the &%$# are you talking about?

Date: 2010-06-19 02:26 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Yuri is Japanese for Lesbian shit. Just like Yaoi is Japanese for Gay stuff.

Date: 2010-06-19 02:33 am (UTC)
jeyl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeyl
I know what it stands for, but what I don't understand is why it's put into a category that involves tentacles. If it's tentacles, it's not yuri.

And it's not lesbian sh&$. Some stuff out there is pretty good. Simoun for example.

Date: 2010-06-19 03:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Sorry, didn't mean shit in a derogatory fashion, meant it as in :"They do Lesbian shit to each other, its so awesome."

Sorry for confusion.

Date: 2010-06-18 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradhanon
The amazing thing here is Marston's pioneering work in fetish theory. I mean, those plants fulfill, by my count, at least four and possibly as many as eight distinct fetishes. How many of these Marston was aware of is an interesting...


Sorry. I get distracted easily. What was I saying?

Date: 2010-06-19 03:51 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Etta Candy herself plays to the fat fetish crowd.

Date: 2010-06-19 11:53 pm (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
And the small people crowd.

Date: 2010-06-19 12:50 am (UTC)
filkertom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filkertom
"WHAT'S got me now?" is a very telling sentence....

Date: 2010-06-19 03:56 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I didn't know WW wore socks with her boots. But apparently she does (at least, in that one panel).

I know Etta Candy went on to join the Air Force or whatever, but did we ever get to see what became of the rest of WW's college BFFs? Or did they just graduate and never appear again?

(P.S. I love Etta Candy, she's awesome. XD)

Date: 2010-06-19 05:39 am (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Wearing books without socks is asking for pain.

Date: 2010-06-19 07:56 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Well, I knew that (I have to wear big stompy heavy boots for work), but I just never figured WW would wear them. I figured she had, like, magic superhero-universe shoes that didn't have to obey the rules normal shoes do (like how, apparently, stiletto heels are a practical and normal choice for crimefighting footwear in superhero-land).

Date: 2010-06-19 09:23 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Wearing books just seems uncomfortable, period...I mean, think of the papercuts!

Date: 2010-06-19 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, pretty pictures.

It looks like this volume is all Marston stories, as opposed to the other ones I've seen. Finally.

Date: 2010-06-19 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I hadn't realized Marston took a break in 45-46, or that he had been so prolific the rest of the time. (Even during the break, he had a decent sized output.) I guess if they ever did do a Marston collection, it would go into more volumes than I could buy and more money than I could spend on Wonder Woman. I bet it would sell better than Silver Age reprints, though.

Date: 2010-06-19 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] persoconchii
wow! and here I thought Japan~land invented tentacle porn
but apparently we were years ahead of them...

also, hoorah for Wondy wearing some kinda socks with those boots! I was beginning to wonder how her feet weren't getting calloused to death in those things w/out something

Date: 2010-06-19 09:21 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
but apparently we were years ahead of them...

Yeah...not so much.

Google Dream of the Fisherman's Wife...if you dare.

Date: 2010-06-19 04:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
They had the old "Fisherman's Wife's Dream" carving but the modern tentacle hentai got as wide spread and iconic as it is now because after WWII the Americans placed certain restrictions on Japanese Animation, namely that they could not show penetration by a penis. Some subverise animator saw the carving and the rest is history.

Date: 2010-06-19 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
What the HELL is up with Etta's hair here? Those curls in front look like a pair of antennae in some panels.
Also, am I the only one who thinks the basic premise for this would make for a very effective horror film?

Date: 2010-06-19 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
How else can she communicate telepathically with Wonder Woman without her haer-ials?

Date: 2010-06-19 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Y'know, normally I would say 'good point', but this IS the series that prominently features a 'mental radio' which does that very same thing, so...


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