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    Though Wonder Woman has had a LOT of weirdness throughout her career, I thought a fun thread might be to shine a light on some of the strangest of the strange... places OUTSIDE the main WW and Sensation Comics where our heroine appeared. This can be other comics or licensing, animation or live-action. Share your own Weird Wonder Woman!

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    From 1956 to 1971, DC published a series called SUGAR and SPIKE, about a pair of tykes who could communicate with each other. In almost every issue, they presented 1-2 pages of "Pint-Size Pin-Ups," which were paper dolls of the characters with outfits designed by readers. Though the main Sugar and Spike characters were drawn by Sheldon Mayer (original editor of Sensation and WW at All-American Comics), it's unclear if the outfits were drawn by him or not.

    The only super-heroine outfits ever designed for Sugar were variations on Wonder Woman (paging Carol Strickland!), although Spike got to be Batman (twice), Robin, Superman, and Hawkman.

    Here are the three pages featuring Sugar as Wonder Woman, from issues #16, 91, and 93!

    For some reason, they're not coming up on this page, so you'll have to click the links...





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    My Wonder Woman knowledge and zeal is miniscule compared to yours.
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    In the late 1970s, DC published the "DAILY PLANET" news page in the backs of their comics. Every week, the page changed, bringing up-to-date headlines on DC comics, the popular "Ask The Answer Man" section, crossword puzzles, and eventually, Hembeck cartoons. Fred Hembeck was a popular fan cartoonist, and the Daily Planet toons were some of his earliest forays into professional comic book work.

    You can find out a lot more about Fred Hembeck (who also contributes art every year to Wonder Woman Day) at his site: hembeck.com

    But meanwhile, here are the three examples of Wonder Woman-themed weirdness from Fred, from the mid-1978 to early 1979. The JPG titles give the books they're from, although some other books that week carried the same strip.





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    here are the three more examples of Wonder Woman-themed weirdness from Fred, from 1979.





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    Oh, and your final bit of Sugar & Spike-related Wonder Woman Weirdness?

    Courtesy of John Byrne in Wonder Woman v2 #113, guess who Cassie is babysitting. And check out the blocks on the floor for a special shout-out...


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    From 1977 to 1981 or so, DC and Marvel (and some other companies including Harvey, Archie, God Key and Whitman) ran comic book ads for Hostess Fruit Pies and other Hostess products. These one-page stories showed that ANY problem could be solved by tossing delicious Hostess products at a villain.

    For more on the Hostess phenomenon, see SeanBaby's Hostess Page

    Wonder Woman appeared in ten episodes of the Hostess series. The undated strips are earlier in the run.

    COOKY LA MOO ON BROADWAY (November 1976)
    THE MALTESE CUP CAKE (May 1977)
    DILEMMA (May 1978)
    VS. THE CHEETAH (March 1979)
    THE GOLDEN TREASURE (May 1979)
    SAVES THE ASTRONAUTS (October 1979)
    THE BORROWER (April 1980)
    AND THE BARON! (Dec 1980)
    OLD GOLD (April 1981)
    VERSUS THE ROBOT MASTER (September 1981)


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    THE MALTESE CUP CAKE (May 1977)


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    DILEMMA (May 1978)


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    VS. THE CHEETAH (March 1979)


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    THE GOLDEN TREASURE (May 1979)


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    SAVES THE ASTRONAUTS (October 1979)


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    THE BORROWER (April 1980)


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    AND THE BARON! (Dec 1980)


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    OLD GOLD (April 1981)


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