The first issue of Sensation Comics marked the first cover appearance of Wonder Woman.
|Publication date||January 1942 – May-June 1952|
|Number of issues||109|
|Main character(s)||Wonder Woman|
Sensation Comics is the title of an American comic book series published by DC Comics that ran for 109 issues between 1942 and 1952. For most of its run, the lead feature was Wonder Woman, a character which had been introduced in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). Other characters that appeared included the Black Pirate, the Gay Ghost, Mister Terrific, Wildcat, Sargon the Sorcerer, Hal Mason, the Whip, the Atom, Little Boy Blue, Hop Harrigan, Romance, Inc., Lady Danger, Doctor Pat, and Astra.
The series briefly became a romance title starting with issue #94 (November 1949). Johnny Peril became the lead feature with issue #107, when the theme of the comic changed to a supernatural/mystery format. The title was changed to Sensation Mystery with #110 and ran for another seven issues. The retitled series ended with issue #116 (July-August 1953).
The Sensation Comics title was used again in 1999 as the title for one issue of the Justice Society Returns storyline. Sensation Comics returned in August 2014 as a Digital First series featuring Wonder Woman
- Wonder Woman Archives
- Volume 1 includes Sensation Comics #1-12, 240 pages, May 1998, ISBN 1-5638-9402-5
- Volume 2 includes Sensation Comics #13-17, 240 pages, February 2000, ISBN 978-1563895944
- Volume 3 includes Sensation Comics #18-24, 240 pages, June 2002, ISBN 1-5638-9814-4
- Volume 4 includes Sensation Comics #25-32, 240 pages, March 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0145-8
- Volume 5 includes Sensation Comics #33-40, 240 pages, September 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1270-0
- Volume 6 includes Sensation Comics #41-48, 232 pages, July 2010, ISBN 978-1401227340
- Volume 7 includes Sensation Comics #49-57, 240 pages, November 2012, ISBN 978-1401237431
- The Wonder Woman Chronicles
- JSA All-Stars Archives
- Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "Wonder Woman...took the lead in Sensation Comics following a sneak preview in All Star Comics #8."
- Wallace "1940s" in Dolan, p. 61: "Sensation Comics started to focus entirely on romance with issue #94 in November."
- Irvine, Alex "1950s" in Dolan, p. 68: "For most of Sensation Comics run the lead feature remained Wonder Woman, but from issue #107, the theme changed as the mysterious adventurer known as Johnny Peril took center stage…At issue #110, Sensation Comics changed its name to Sensation Mystery to better represent its new focus. Johnny Peril remained the lead feature of the comic until its demise six issues later in July 1953."
- Sensation Mystery at the Grand Comics Database
- Goyer, David S.; Robinson, James (w), Benefiel, Scott (p), Propst, Mark (i). "Womanly Deeds and Manly Words" Sensation Comics v2, 1 (May 1999)
- Millennium Edition: Sensation Comics at the Grand Comics Database
- Sensation Comics at the Grand Comics Database.
- Sensation Comics at the Comic Book DB.
- Sensation Comics at Mike's Amazing World of Comics