"Perils of the Paper-Man": Diana Prince and Steve Trevor are at a chemical plant checking on a new process for making paper for the military when they encounter a timid factory worker named Horace, whom Diana takes pity on. Shortly afterward, Horace falls in a vat of chemicals used in making pa
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Appearing in "Perils of the Paper-Man"
- Paper-Man (Only appearance; dies)
- Washington, D.C.
- A chemical plant
- A movie set
Synopsis for "Perils of the Paper-Man"
Diana Prince and Steve Trevor are at a chemical plant checking on a new process for making paper for the military when they encounter a timid factory worker named Horace, whom Diana takes pity on. Shortly afterward, Horace falls in a vat of chemicals used in making paper, and becomes a being of living paper. The workers laugh at him, but Diana offers him pity again, and the Paper-Man silently vows to shower her with expensive gifts until she loves him and agrees to be his bride. The gifts are stolen ones, and, though Wonder Woman attempts to stop each theft, the Paper-Man successfully carries them out. However, Diana Prince rebuffs his advances. In their last encounter, Wonder Woman blows the Paper-Man through the window of a building into a newspaper press, and he becomes one of the many editions of the latest newspaper. Wonder Woman wonders whether or not the Paper-Man will return.
Appearing in "The Three Fantastic Faces of Wonder Woman"
- Pleasure Island
- Washington, D.C.
Synopsis for "The Three Fantastic Faces of Wonder Woman"
When Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor unveil what is supposed to be a statue of Wonder Woman built from copper pennies donated by her young fans, they are flabbergasted to see it has been stolen and replaced by a statue of Dr. Psycho. Later, Psycho calls Diana Prince and asks her to tell Wonder Woman that he has had a change of heart and wants her to tell Wonder Woman he will return her statue. This proves to be a ruse in which the villain lures her beneath a ray that splits off two duplicate selves from her--a tyrannical Wonder Woman and a vain Wonder Woman. Both wicked Wonder Women unite to knock her unconscious and, at Psycho’s behest, chain her to a whale’s back. But the Amazon recovers in time and frees herself. Later, by playing on the vain Wonder Woman’s ego, she convinces her duplicate to help her trap the tyrannical Wonder Woman, after which the original Wonder Woman encircles her vain duplicate with her Magic Lasso. Steve Trevor captures Dr. Psycho as Wonder Woman reverses the villain’s ray and remerges her two other selves with herself.
- This book was first published on August 2, 1966.
- The series of "Golden Age Wonder Woman" stories that ran from Wonder Woman #159 thru issue 165 (with a final story in issue 168) were hard to place in continuity for many years. While done in a style consistent with Earth-Two, they don't fit into Earth-Two continuity well. Some comics historians therefore assumed they were early Earth-One stories, happening before Wonder Woman #98. Finally (in 2005), Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium revealed these stories happened on Earth-Forty.
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