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DC EXPLODES ON TV - NUMBER FIVE OF TWELVE
The NEW Wonder Woman!
Welcome back to "DC Explodes on TV," counting down the top 12 DC comic covers seen on television and in movies. Today it's TWO covers in a tie for position number FIVE! Our first cover appeared in the landmark 1969 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, directed by John Schlesinger...
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Would-be stud Joe Buck (Jon Voight) rides a bus to New York...
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A young Wonder Woman fan on the bus stares at Joe...
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He hides behind the brim of his hat...
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She lowers the comic and makes goo-goo eyes at Joe...
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Suddenly he tilts his hat back, and looks at her, smiling...
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Embarrassed, she hides behind the comic book....
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This issue began a history-making reboot that just didn't work out. (And yet I, Robby Reed, liked it better than any other WW series I ever read!) Here's the comic, Wonder Woman #178, written and drawn by Mike Sekowsky.
MOD!
WARNING!
THE IMPS ARE BACK!
PLACE YOUR CURSOR OVER
THE WW COVER ABOVE TO SEE THEM!
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DC in-house ad for the second issue of the NEW Wonder Woman...
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"Clark Kent, Convict"
Our second cover in a tie with Wonder Woman for the number FIVE spot is Superman #83, featuring "Clark Kent, Convict," which was shown in the Superman TV series, in the episode "A Ghost For Scotland Yard."

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Jimmy's in Scotland for a story! A vendor gives him a Superman comic book...
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He shows the cover to Mr. Kent, who laughs it off...
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As Jimmy walks away, we see the issue's cover...
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Finally, the vendor holds the issue up directly in front of the camera...

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Here's the cover. It's Superman #83, July-August 1953.
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Just in case Jimmy didn't realize what Superman's secret i dentity is from seeing this cover, the story's splash page makes it perfectly clear!
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This comic also contained the bizarre little ad seen as below -- which sets up a surreal "Truman Show" scenario if Jimmy saw it. Did Jimmy know he was being filmed for a TV show? Raises all kinds of weird questions.
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"A Ghost for Scotland Yard" was paired with two other episodes, "Lady in Black" and "Panic in The Sky," and released as a feature-length MOVIE that played in actual movie theaters.
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BELOW: Miscolored lobby card for the movie.
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BELOW: Another lobby card, this one showing Noel Neil as Lois Lane.
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Rare behind-the-scenes shot -- filming in Clark's office!
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