Golden Age Wonder Woman
This is one of my favorite Golden Age WW stories ever, Wonder Woman vs. the International Milk Company. It's one of those unusually cracked out ones. Originally published in Sensation #7 in 1942.
"Mr. Gyppo". If any of you ever go to live in the Wonder Woman universe, pay attention to people's names, willya? If their last name is something like "Untrustworthy" they're probably not upstanding citizens.
Isn't every office equipped with one of these?
Bad stuff is going on. Ergo, Baroness Paula von Gunther must have resurrected! What other explanation could there be?
I really love how she's planning ahead here. Though in fact, all it took to achieve that result was to invent soda pop.
The villains capture the Holliday girls at some point, as usual, and:
May I point out now that humans who are past infancy do not, in fact, need milk? And that nature provides milk for human infants in a manner that no corporation yet has managed to put a corner on? Why did we decide that humans are the only animals on earth who should never be weaned? I'm not complaining, you understand; I'm quite fond of dairy products myself. But scientists believe that the ability to digest milk after infancy (lactose tolerance) showed up in humans only about 7000 years ago, and is still not universal among the human race. It's most prevalent among those of northern European descent, though found in all ethnic groups. So while we might be inconvenienced by a milk shortage, it would hardly be the disaster Marston depicts here.