WONDER WOMAN v1 #101-200 (1958-1972)
After Wonder Woman saves Steve Trevor from a flight danger, she claims in an interview that he needs no help from her to be safe. He makes a proposal: if she has to save him three times in the next 24 hours, she will have to marry him. Wonder Woman finally agrees to the bet, but General Darnell tells Steve he is grounded from flying for the next day. Nonetheless, Wonder Woman finds she has to save Steve three times the next day…but the third task is performed fifteen minutes after the deadline, so Wonder Woman is not obligated to marry him.
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The Fun House of Time
Fecha: 1958.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are invited to be the first to tour the Fun House of Time, an attraction which creator Ty M. Master promises will be open to the public afterward, with all profits earmarked for charity. But Steve and Wonder Woman find themselves in a room of mirrored doors, with each one leading to a different perilous past or future era. Ty M. Master, who reveals that his real name is the Time Master, appears to them in the mirrors, but is always one second out of synch with them, preventing them from capturing him. After several dangerous episodes, Wonder Woman discovers that when she vibrates through the doors, rather than opening them, she remains in the present and can (and does) drive the Time Master from his hiding place. The villain vanishes from sight, and Wonder Woman and Steve are barely able to escape the Fun House of Time before it collapses and also vanishes away.
Notas: Super Friends #17 alleges that Time Master is the Time Trapper, a frequent foe of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are brought to another dimension by an alien giant. Thought the giant plans to invade Earth, he gives Steve an opportunity to halt the invasion if he can pick out the real Wonder Woman from two robot doubles created by the giant. Steve puts all three girls through a series of tests to determine which is the real Amazon. After the tests, Steve is still not sure which one is real. For a final test, he kisses each of them. Only the real Wonder Woman responds, leading him to deduce the correct one. The alien giant returns Steve and Wonder Woman to Earth and calls off the invasion.
Young Amazons on Paradise Island are astonished to discover that the Wonder Woman Album, ostensibly a book of photographs of Wonder Woman taken by the Amazon Tara, is full of blank pages. Tara explains why: when she had a chance to accompany Wonder Woman, the Amazon Princess told her to save her film for really unusual events. However, when Wonder Woman fought a tidal wave and a whale, seawater drenched Tara’s camera, making it useless, and, when Wonder Woman broke up a giant glacier, the icy cold froze the shutter of Tara’s camera stiff. Thus, she simply filled the album with blank pictures and captions. Tara finishes her tale, and Wonder Woman makes an appearance. But before she can pose for the other girls’ cameras, she is called away to another emergency. “Now you know why the Wonder Woman album is empty!” says Tara.
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The Box of Three Dooms
Fecha: 1959.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman receives a box from an unknown admirer. Inside the box is a tiny horse that expands to full size when removed. Wonder Woman is delighted until she realizes the horse is a bomb. She draws the bomb away from herself and others where it explodes harmlessly. Wonder Woman opens the box two more times, finding two other toy bombs. One is shaped like a hawk; the other is a shark. Wonder Woman deals with both bombs, then tracks down the man who sent the box. To find him, Wonder Woman shrinks herself down to tiny size and hides in the box. The box then returns to its creator. Wonder Woman then exits the box, returns to normal size, and captures the Gadget-Maker.
Notas: Wonder Woman shrinks herself to tiny size in this story. Since, this is not one of her regular powers, it must be accomplished using some form of Amazon magic.
Diana Prince and Steve Trevor have their fortunes told. Diana’s fortune predicts she will undergo a trial by fire. Throughout the day as Wonder Woman, Diana encounters a fire sale, a firecracker, fire boats, and a finally a building fire. After dealing with the emergencies, Steve begins to wonder why Wonder Woman is encountering the trials by fire instead of Diana. The Amazon diverts his thought by using Steve’s own fortune to trick him
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Key of Deception
Fecha: 1959.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor attend a charity bazaar, where they receive a key that opens a prize chest. When Steve tries to open the chest, he and Wonder Woman are drawn into space where they are captured by the Duke of Deception. Wonder Woman escapes captivity aboard the spaceship. Then she pilots the ship to defeat an alien invasion force led by the Duke. After stopping the invaders, Wonder Woman and Steve return to Earth.
Notas: Wonder Woman removes her bracelets in this story. This should cause her to lose control, but no mention of this is made in this story.
Centuries ago, Princess Diana, the infant daughter of Queen Hippolyta is gifted with special powers by Athena, Aphrodite, Hercules, and Mercury. By the time she has grown into a teenager, all the men have been killed in the wars. Hippolyta leads the women on a journey to find a new home for the Amazon race. Using her God given powers, Diana constructs an ark for the Amazon journey. Then she helps to navigate the ship through several perils, eventually finding a home on Paradise Island. During the journey, the Amazons passed through a mist of eternal youth which makes them nearly immortal. Diana continues to use her powers to protect the Amazons as Wonder Girl.
Notas: This story explains how Wonder Woman got her powers, and how Paradise Island was founded. This story reveals that Diana was born centuries ago and was involved in the trip to Paradise Island from the Man’s World. Later stories contradict this version of events, with Diana being born after the creation of Paradise Island. The adventures of Wonder Tot, which begin in the second story of Wonder Woman #113, take place between page 3, panel 4 and page3, panel 5 of this story. See also issue #157 and DC SPECIAL SERIES #19.
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Eagle of Space
Fecha: 1959.04| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Steve Trevor investigates the disappearance of several Mars rockets. Wonder Woman follows him into space, where they are attacked by a dinosaur. The dinosaur brings them to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, where dinosaurs still exist. Wonder Woman meets a race of primitive men, whom she grants knowledge to telepathically. Steve and Wonder Woman escape from the dinosaurs and return to Earth in the Amazon’s invisible jet.
Notas: It is possible that the Titanians in this story are somehow changed into Saturn Girl’s race by the 30th Century.
On a day in which Wonder Woman’s lasso and plane have lost their powers for 24 hours, a giant named Tooroo wins an Olympic-style contest on Planet G and is given the prize of his choice, which turns out to be Earth. Tooroo’s girlfriend Rikaaa demands a special present from Earth, so Tooroo captures Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor and makes them part of a giant charm bracelet, along with Wonder Woman’s robot plane, lasso, and tiara. But Wonder Woman challenges Tooroo to a contest herself, with the restoration of their freedom, her weapons, and the Earth as the prize. Even bereft of her weapons’ power, Wonder Woman manages to triumph over Tooroo in the contest events. Wonder Woman and Steve are given their freedom, and the Earth is no longer claimed by Tooroo.
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The Invisible Wonder Girl
Fecha: 1959.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl is replaced by a chameleon girl from another world. When some aliens attack Paradise Island, the girl is forced to reveal herself. Due to a cosmic dust storm on the other world, the chameleon girl is unable to exchange places with Wonder Girl and bring her back. Eventually Wonder Girl finds her way home to defeat the aliens, but the chameleon girl is trapped on Paradise Island. The girl decides to remain and be trained by the Amazons.
Notas: This story features Wonder Woman’s adventures as a teen-age girl and takes place in the past.
Wonder Woman, as a teen-aged Wonder Girl, uses a machine to look into her own future. She decides that she wants a costume like the one worn by her future self. Her mother sets up tests which Wonder Girl must complete to earn each piece of her new costume. Diana is able to overcome all the obstacles with some help from her new friend, Ronno. She earns the stars on her skirt, her emblem, and lasso.
Notas: 1st Appearance of Merboy. Wonder Girl wins her costume in this story.
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Gunslingers of Space
Fecha: 1959.07| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor appear stymied by what appears to be the return of Billy the Kid and Jesse James, on flying horses, leading similarly-equipped gangs of outlaws, and apparently impervious to Wonder Woman’s weapons. The two outlaw leaders are in reality Ronnkyn and Zuggm, harbingers of an alien invasion force, who have chosen to see if Wonder Woman can defeat them. When the aliens make an attempt to capture Wonder Woman, though, she has deduced that their clothing, which repels bullets, is metal and uses a huge magnet to trap them all. They direct her back to their planet, where she unceremoniously dumps them and the magnet.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor observe a flying saucer, which eludes them. But the three insectoid alien invaders within use their telepathic abilities to influence Wonder Woman into acting contrary to her own nature, feeling that if they can control her, then the normal inhabitants of Earth will be no match for them. Wonder Woman, despite herself, agrees to marry Steve Trevor, and then acts erratically, even breaking into a bank and robbing it. For this effort, she becomes wanted as a criminal. But her actions “smoke out” the invaders, and she uses her magic lasso to whip their saucer through the air at such great speed that it is destroyed by air friction. Steve refuses to hold Wonder Woman to her marriage promise, and she reveals that she only took blotters, pens, and calendars from the bank.
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The Stamps of Doom
Fecha: 1959.08| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman is assigned to guard one of three special stamps which are carried on special government missions. Steve Trevor is assigned to carry another, and Diana Prince is assigned to carry the last one with the aid of General Darnell. The stamps have been booby-trapped by a foreign agent. The stamps expand and then explode. Wonder Woman must protect her secret identity by carrying out both Diana Prince’s mission and her own, and also she must stop the stamps from killing the carriers. She succeeds and captures the agent as well.
When Paradise Island is ravaged by a fleet of exploding rockets, Wonder Girl rides one back thru the rift in the clouds through which it came, and finds it is part of a fireworks display being staged by giants from another dimension. The giants strike a bargain with her: if she can perform three tasks successfully, they will stop their fireworks. If not, she will be the sole survivor of Paradise Island, and their prisoner. Wonder Girl manages to beat a giant in a leaping contest, rides a unicorn, and swims against a powerful current in a river to reach a rock. The giants agree to leave Paradise Island alone, and Wonder Girl returns home.
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The Million Dollar Pigeon
Fecha: 1959.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
In order to get Wonder Woman to expose her secret identity, and thus make herself an easy target, a crime syndicate led by a crook named Slicker publicly offers a million dollars for the exposure of her double identity. The criminals figure that many women will impersonate Wonder Woman, trying for the money, and that the real Wonder Woman will have to interfere to save them from foolhardy stunts and thus expose her true identity. In most of this, they are right. Wonder Woman is finally forced to save people while in her Diana Prince identity, at which point Slicker and his men gas both Diana and Steve Trevor unconscious, load them into the nose cone of a rocket, and send it into space. Diana recovers, becomes Wonder Woman, escapes from the rocket with Steve into the safety of her robot plane, and returns to Earth. There Wonder Woman captures Slicker and his cohorts, convincing both the crooks and Steve Trevor that Wonder Woman is not Diana Prince.
An alien race threatens Earth and demands the return of their missing princess. Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor go in search of the princess, but Steve is lured away by the music of a jungle girl. Wonder Woman learns the girl is the alien princess, and Steve is under a spell. The Amazon Princess duels the alien princess with the fate of the Earth on the line. Wonder Woman outwits her opponent, who is punished by a jungle tribe and forced to cross a bridge of crocodiles. Wonder Woman rescues her and turns her over to the aliens who then leave in peace.
After Wonder Girl rescues Mer-Boy from a shark, he gains the confidence to ask her to a dance being held in his underwater world. But mermen sea centaurs have seen them, crash the festivities, and steal a tiara which is to be awarded as the prize for the best dancing couple at the affair. Wonder Girl subdues two of the three sea-centaurs with her lasso, while Mer-Boy fights with the third for the tiara. The Amazon princess is forced to defeat an attacking whale, and she has the centaurs make up with Mer-Boy afterwards. Mer-Boy is proud to award Wonder Girl the tiara from the dance.
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The Battle of the Mermen
Fecha: 1960.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl attends a dance with Mer-Boy and his people. The merfolk make fun of her because she is human. When a race of sea-centaurs crash the party, Wonder Girl and Mer-Boy stop them, preventing injuries. Wonder Girl helps make peace between the merfolk and centaurs. She is then awarded a pearl crown for her achievement.
Bonnie Bates wins a contest by exhibiting incredible bravery in order to save two small children. The contest prize is three wishes granted by Wonder Woman. Bonnie’s first wish is to visit Paradise Island. She meets the Amazons there and witnesses several contests. She makes a wish for Wonder Woman to win one of the contests, using her second wish. For the final wish, Bonnie wishes to spend a few hours with Wonder Girl. Bonnie is sent back in time, where she meets Wonder Girl and Mer-Boy. Mer-Boy finds and opens a chest containing alien insects. Wonder Girl defeats the insect invaders; then Bonnie returns to her own time.
Wonder Woman travels to Egypt to stop the nosecone of a missile from landing in the desert. After completing her mission, Wonder Woman joins Steve Trevor on a tour of the pyramids. Wonder Woman bears a striking resemblance to Queen Mikra a legendary ruler. When she approaches a sphinx, her appearance causes it to come to life. The sphinx is joined by others who plan an invasion in the name of Queen Mikra, whom they believe has returned. At the same time, archaeologists uncover the tomb of the real Queen Mikra. She comes back to life and takes control of the sphinx army. Wonder Woman is entombed by the sphinxes, but she escapes and builds her own sphinx to destroy the others. After the sphinxes are destroyed, Queen Mikra crumbles into dust.
Hippolyta and the Amazons attend Wonder Girl’s birthday party on Paradise Island. Hippolyta tells her daughter tales of previous birthdays in which Wonder Girl’s cake is invariably destroyed by disasters. This time, a bird creature grabs the cake. Wonder Girl chases the bird, who drops the cake into the ocean, where it is eaten by a whale. Wonder Girl returns to the party with only a candle in hand.
Several giant balloon are mysteriously blown away from a parade. When Wonder Woman tracks them down, she discovers the monsters have become real. She is able to defeat the monsters and learn they have been animated by an alien invasion force. She managed to destroy the aliens with an S-bomb, before they can successfully invade Earth
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Wonder Girl’s Robot Playmate
Fecha: 1960.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl is sad because there is no one her own age on Paradise Island. Hippolyta has the Amazon scientists construct a robot playmate for Diana. The robot gets into trouble, forcing Diana to save it from an octopus. Later, Mer Boy finds the girl and kisses her. Diana is jealous, and when the robot is destroyed she asks that it not be rebuilt.
Angle Man designs a robot brain with the ability to animate objects. When Wonder Woman explores a graveyard of sunken ships, Angle Man uses the brain to animate the figureheads of the ships to attack Wonder Woman. The Amazon defends herself, but finds the brain itself indestructible. Instead of destroying it, she reprograms it, ordering it to fly into deep space. Without the brain, Angle Man is easily captured.
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Mer-Boy’s Undersea Party
Fecha: 1960.07| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl becomes annoyed with Mer-Boy when he disrupts her from her Amazon training. Mer-Boy wants her to attend a party with him, but after bothering her, Wonder Girl refuses to speak with him. He gets her attention by writing messages around Paradise Island. Wonder Girl tries to stop him, especially after he continues to put himself in danger. During one rescue attempt, Wonder Girl is injured, so Mer-Boy leads a sea monster away from her. For his heroic effort, Wonder Girl makes ammends with Mer-Boy and attends his party.
Mer-Boy tries to impress Wonder Girl to show his affection for her. Following the advice of his friend he acts helpless to attract her attention. Then he tries to make her jealous at a party in Mer-World. Finally, Mer-Boy tries to recover a rare jewel from a secret cave. Wonder Girl is forced to save him from the dangers in the cave, but she thinks it is sweet of him to try and impress her.
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The Time Traveler of Terror
Fecha: 1960.08| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Diana Prince and Steve Trevor look through a history book containing pictures of great disasters. They notice that a man with a similar face is in each of the pictures. Later, Wonder Woman sees the same man at a rocket test and concludes that the man, Professor Andro, is a time traveler. Believing Andro to be responsible for the disasters, they do a background check on him, but are unable to turn up any evidence. Andro reveals he is a time traveler and is out to sabotage the rocket. Wonder Woman manages to stop him after learning he is a crystal being, by causing lightning to strike him.
Wonder Woman visits Holliday College, where she tells the girls stories of her past adventures. She tells the girls how she and several other Amazons were captured by underwater fisherman. She escaped that trap and rescued the others. In another tale, Wonder Woman was reduced in size by a robot brain toy. The robot animated other toys including a fisherman to attack Wonder Woman. The Amazon defeated the robot with a toy cannon. After telling the stories, Wonder Woman rescues the girls when Tina Toy’s toy flying saucer turns out to be a real alien ship. The ship tries to abduct the girls, but Wonder Woman destroys it.
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Wonder Girl Meets Wonder Woman
Fecha: 1960.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl wants to meet Wonder Woman, so she asks the Amazon scientists to create a time travel device. Despite her mother’s warning, Wonder Girl goes into the future to meet Wonder Woman. However, every time she gets close to finding her adult counterpart, she is a step behind. Finally, she locates Wonder Woman on Paradise Island, but when Wonder Girl arrives, she must stop a meteor. The exertion of stopping the meteor causes her to hallucinate and see Wonder Woman. When the effect wears off, Wonder Girl realizes it wasn’t Wonder Woman, it was her mother. Hippolyta then explains that it is impossible for Wonder Girl to meet her adult self.
Steve Trevor, after getting another rejection from Wonder Woman to his marriage proposal, believes he must have a rival. To check his suspicion, he tracks her Amazon Plane in secret and beholds a meeting of the Amazon and Merman, the former Mer-Boy, her boyfriend in years past. Wonder Woman scoffs at Steve’s jealousy, telling him Merman is not his rival. But when Steve is endangered by an octopus underwater, Merman comes to his rescue. He makes friends with the amphibian and learns of his teenage crush on Wonder Girl. Later, Steve rescues Merman from a giant bird, evening the score. The giant bird returns and sweeps both Merman and Steve off the cliff on which they had been standing. Wonder Woman captures the bird, but is faced with the decision of which man to save, with both of them hanging on to a ledge by their fingertips. Steve gallantly lets go, telling her to save Merman. But Wonder Woman manages to save both Steve and Merman, and will not reveal which one she would have chosen to save if she had had to sacrifice one of them.
Mer-Boy, trying to win the heart of Wonder Girl, participates in an Atlantean contest to win a pearl tiara by catching the most unusual fish. Instead, she has to save him when he accidentally catches a giant bird. Later, she has to intervene again when he catches a giant sea monster. Another Atlantean wins the pearl tiara for his girl. But when Mer-Boy retrieves his rod and reel from a shark which he has hooked, he finds a pearl tiara on the end of the hook, which the shark had swallowed. Mer-Boy is thus able to give Wonder Girl the tiara, which she calls “the most beautiful girft I ever received in my life”.
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Three Wishes of Doom
Fecha: 1961.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Inez Grey, a star athlete at Holliday College, beats Etta Candy and her three friends in bouts of swimming, jumping, tennis, and fencing. When Wonder Woman comes to console the Holliday Girls, Inez tells her that she could do anything Wonder Woman can do if she only had the use of her bracelets, tiara, and lasso. Wonder Woman refuses to lend her equipment to the girl. But an electronic tabulator machine used to decide which person should have three wishes granted by Wonder Woman chooses Inez Grey. Inez naturally asks to borrow Wonder Woman’s bracelets, lasso, and tiara, but says she will return them as soon as she fails while using them. Since she does not have Amazon training, Inez fails in each attempt to use the equipment, and Wonder Woman has to save her. Finally, Inez apologizes for her rash statements, and says that “You are a Wonder Woman with or without your Amazon equipment!”
Notas: Wonder Woman removes her bracelets in this story. This should cause her to lose control, but no mention of this is made in this story.
A meteor-shaped spaceship brings an alien to Earth from Mercury. The alien generates intense cold and begins freezing the ocean. Wonder Girl intervenes to save Mer Boy and his people and then she defeats the monster, sending him back to Mercury. Years later as Wonder Woman, Diana encounters the monster again. He has returned, this time with fire-powers. He captures Steve Trevor and forces Wonder Woman to back off or risk losing Steve. Wonder Woman manages to stop the creature, believing she has doomed Steve in the process. Fortunately, he is able to survive with the aid of his plane’s oxygen mask.
Wonder Girl and her mother Hippolyta view Wonder Woman in the future. Wonder Woman rescues Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls from some gangsters, then saves Steve Trevor from a plane crash. Wonder Girl decides that she will need to train hard to become Wonder Woman. She seeks challenges to test and develop her skills and in doing so follows Mer-Boy into a dimension containing dinosaurs. She rescues her friend, then escapes the strange world. Upon her return, Wonder Girl observes her mother Hippolyta repel an alien attack on Earth. Wonder Woman also observes the events from the future, realizing that her mother is a great woman.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor recover a satellite from outer space. When they return to Earth they learn the satellite was replaced with another by the Sinister Seer of Saturn. Inside the new satellite is a Wonder Woman doll which grows to tremendous size and terrorizes the city. It eventually brings Wonder Woman to Saturn to duel the robot. Wonder Woman faces the robot in three challenges. The first she fights as Wonder Woman, the next she is deaged into Wonder Girl, and in the final contest she becomes Wonder Tot. The Amazon is triumphant in each contest and destroys the robot. The Seer is defeated and imprisoned by his brother the ruler of Saturn.
Notas: 1st Appearance of Wonder Tot. Wonder Woman is the victim of an Age-Clock which causes her to age backwards into Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot forms.
Wonder Woman and her mother Hippolyta view a magic photo album which shows adventures Wonder Woman experienced as a child. They witness Wonder Woman’s younger selves Wonder Tot and Wonder Girl in separate adventures, then Wonder Woman enters the photo album herself to learn the origin of a mysterious photo. The environment inside the picture attacks her, but she is returned to normal before she can be injured.
Notas: This story introduces Wonder Woman’s former self of Wonder Tot. The adventures of Wonder Tot take place when Diana was approximately one year old.
Steve Trevor and Diana Prince discover a cave painting revealing Wonder Woman was in the past along with her mother and her former selves, Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot. Diana recalls that by splicing together film and with the aid of Amazon magic, she was able to do the impossible, exist as three separate beings in the same time. Together they battled Multiple Man, a shape-changer created in a nuclear blast. After defeating Multiple Man, Hippolyta fashions pieces of him into a bracelet. The bracelet possesses the Queen, who then forces herself into exile in the past. The Wonder Family follows her. The bracelet is restored and Multiple Man again threatens them in the past as a dinosaur. They defeat him once again, when lightning strikes him. Then they return to the present. The thankful cavemen record the battle in a series of cave paintings.
Notas: 1st Appearance of Wonder Family. Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time.
Steve Trevor and Mer-Man battle for the affections of Wonder Woman. Steve proves superior on land, but Mer-Man shows his worth in the water. A third suitor appears from a flying saucer in the form of a knight. Wonder Woman instantly falls for the new man. The knight defeats both Steve and Mer-Man and takes Wonder Woman inside his saucer. Inside the ship, the knight is revealed to be an amoebic creature and part of an alien invasion force. He takes the captive Wonder Woman back to his fleet and begins attacking Earth. Steve and Mer-Man team-up using Wonder Woman’s invsible jet to stop the invasion. They take out the command ship and rescue Wonder Woman. Then she must rescue them from the plane crash. When the invasion is over Mer-Man and Steve resume their rivalry.
Wonder Tot finds an island with a tree that grows magic apples. The apples are guarded by a fierce dragon. The dragon attacks Wonder Tot, but the girl’s Amazon powers allow her to defeat the dragon and retrieve a golden apple. Later, Wonder Tot encounters a genie in a box. She releases the genie and eventually befriends him. Together they travel through space to get a star. Wonder Tot ages to Wonder Woman and asks the genie to return. In doing so, Wonder Tot is restored to her rightful age. During the flight, Wonder Tot deflects some meteors and creates a star-shaped clip for her hair. Upon her return to Earth, she explains the happenings to her mother who is horrified by the danger her daughter was in.
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The Unmasking of Wonder Woman
Fecha: 1961.11| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman tries to get Steve Trevor interested in Diana Prince. He isn’t interested in Diana, only Wonder Woman. Nothing Wonder Woman does will convince Steve, so she thwarts an alien invasion as Diana to convince Steve. However, the sun blinded Steve causing him to miss the entire encounter.
Wonder Woman attends Krazy Kaper Day at Holliday College. During the events, Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls are abducted by aliens from the planet Krazy K. Wonder Woman rescues them several times before the aliens finally give up and return home.
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Wonder Woman’s Surprise Honeymoon
Fecha: 1962.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Steve Trevor is injured when he and Wonder Woman try to apprehend some armored car robbers. While unconscious he dreams that he finally marries Wonder Woman. He is disappointed though because she never has time for him and is frequently called away for emergencies. Just as Steve voices his frustration, he wakes up. Wonder Woman hears him voice his anger and becomes upset with him too.
Wonder Woman is contacted by her former selves, Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot. Surprised, Wonder Woman visits her mother on Paradise Island and learns that the messages were taped on video and both girls want to know how Wonder Woman got her invisible plane. Wonder Woman relates the story of how she asked Athena to give her a magic plane to travel with. She then set out on a journey, encountering Pegasus, the winged horse. After befriending the horse, Wonder Woman rides him through a magic cloud which transforms the animal into her magic plane.
Notas: Origin of Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet. Wonder Woman’s invisible plane is revealed to be Pegasus transformed by a magic cloud. This tale has been contradicted several times and has not been refered to since this story. Therefore they are probably not part of Wonder Woman’s true continuity.
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Vengeance of the Angle Man
Fecha: 1962.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman is tricked by Angle Man into having her feet encased in a stone block. The Amazing Amazon flees from her captor and must perform several rescues hampered by the concrete block. Finally Angle Man catches her, but a lightning bolt shatters the stone, allowing Wonder Woman to free herself and capture Angle Man.
Wonder Woman visits her mother on Paradise Island. Using Amazon magic, Hippolyta and Wonder Woman are able to bring Diana’s past incarnations into the present, which allows Wonder Tot and Wonder Girl to exist alongside Wonder Woman. Steve Trevor’s plane is attacked by Multiple Man, the nuclear menace. The Wonder Woman Family flys to help Steve. They rescue his plane, but Multiple Man gets away. The Wonder Family splits up and searches for the villain with the help of Manno, the Mer-Man and his brothers Mer-Boy and Mer-Mite. Multiple Man finds Steve Trevor first and traps his plane again. The Wonder Family arrives to save Steve, barely managing to avoid getting frozen by the villain’s new form, an iceberg. They free themselves and Steve, then face Multiple Man who has become a volcano. They defeat him one final time and send him into space.
Mr. Genie visits Paradise Island and meet Wonder Tot again. Wonder Tot agrees to play with the genie to keep him away from the island where he might accidentally touch the ground. During their play time, Wonder Tot unravels the genie’s turban to use as a lasso. The turban is the source of the genie’s power, and he becomes powerless when it is unraveled. Wonder Tot rescues the genie, fights off an alien invasion, and pulls a tooth from a whale before finally returning home.
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The Mirage Mirrors
Fecha: 1962.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman uses two magic mirrors to alter the shape of her body. She does this because she is tired of Steve Trevor ignoring Diana Prince in favor of Wonder Woman. She is jealous of her own secret identity. While in her altered forms, Wonder Woman battles Angle Man who is stealing from a local carnival. Even with a distorted body she is able to defeat the crooks. Steve is discouraged by Wonder Woman’s strange appearance and attempts to go for Diana. Instead Diana turns him down in favor of Superman.
Notas: Wonder Woman gets the ideas for her new body shapes from the Justice League case: The Cosmic Fun House from Justice League of America #7.
Members of the Wonder Woman Fan Club ask Diana Prince where Wonder Woman got her famous sayings. Diana explains that Jove’s Thunderbolts refers to the king of the gods, Jove. She tells them a tale of Jove trying to make her fail the annual contest.She also tells them about Pluto and Neptune’s attempts to thwart her trials, as well as how she overcame each challenge to earn the right to continue as Wonder Woman.
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Wonder Queen’s Surprise Birthday Gift
Fecha: 1962.07| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman attends the birthday party of her mother, Hippolyta. She has forgotten to bring a gift because she was distracted making rescues. She sets out to bring her mother a fabulous present, but she is continually thwarted by fate. Finally, she smashes a meteor which has a diamond center. Then she delivers the diamond to her gracious mother.
Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island to have her photograph taken with Hippolyta. On her way back to the mainland she spots a young couple and a baby standing around a large crater. Unfortunately only the baby saw what caused the crater and where the babysitter disappeared to. Wonder Woman contacts her mother and is transformed into a baby herself. As a baby, Wonder Woman is able to converse with the child and learn the details of a flying saucer which abducted the babysitter. Hippolyta then tries to restore Diana to her rightful form, but the machine malfunctions leaving her as Wonder Tot. Wonder Tot rescues the babysitter and chases off the aliens, before the machine is finally repaired and Wonder Woman is restored.
Notas: Wonder Woman is transformed by a special machine to assume the forms of Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot.
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Wonder Queen Fights Hercules
Fecha: 1962.08| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman is troubled by the two men in her life fighting over her. She talks with Hippolyta about the problem and learns the story of her mother’s problems with Hercules. Hippolyta was sought after by many male suitors including Hercules. The demi-god arranged for a competition to be held; the winner would receive Hippolyta’s hand in marriage. Opposed to the idea, Hippolyta disguised herself as the missing hero Theno and defeated Hercules in the competition, thus ending her dilemma.
Wonder Woman brings Alice, a fan, to Paradise Island for a day. The Amazons compete to become Queen for a Day. Wonder Woman competes against her other selves, Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot. Wonder Tot is victorious in the final competition and elected Queen for a Day.
Notas: Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time.
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Wonder Woman’s Invincible Rival–Herself
Fecha: 1962.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Steve Trevor is frustrated by Wonder Woman’s refusal to marry him. He is scheduled to appear in an Opus Studio’s movie, so the studio head asks Wonder Woman to disguise herself as Miss X and appear with Steve. Wonder Woman is disappointed when Steve gives Miss X his attention, but when an emergency arises and Wonder Woman saves the day, Steve’s commitment to Wonder Woman is strengthened.
Wonder Woman is drawn into a world of mirrors by the Image-Maker. The Amazon is forced to battle mirror images of herself, as the Image-Maker uses her as a test of his powers in advance of an invasion plan. Wonder Woman succeeds in defeating him and escaping the Mirror-World by running at super-sonic speed, shattering the mirrors.
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The Capture of Mer-Boy
Fecha: 1962.11| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl rejects the advances of Mer-Boy forcing the boy to seek companionship with a surface girl. He allows himself to be captured and tells Wonder Girl not to help him. Wonder Girl realizes that she was wrong for not letting Mer-Boy speak with her. When the surface girl’s ship is menaced by a whale, Wonder Girl saves the ship, but is momentarily injured. Mer-Boy shows his feelings by jumping to her rescue. He then asks her out to a party. Wonder Girl grudgingly accepts the invitation.
Wonder Woman fan Carol Sue wins a trip to Paradise Island in a contest, but gets more excitement than she bargained for: Multiple Man, the Amazons’ nemesis, chooses that time to return and attack the island. Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Wonder Tot, and Queen Hippolyte battle and finally defeat the metamophosizing menace, though they are not certain at the end whether he is destroyed, or merely abated.
Notas: Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time
As a prelude to their invasion, a race of machine men infects Wonder Woman with a food bullet. The infection causes the Amazon to grow to tremendous size. Her appetite is also affected. She must eat and drink more and more food, exhausting supplies of the world. Finally she launches herself into space to protect the Earth. Coincidentally, she is launched at the exact moment of the invasion. She defeats the invasion, and the cosmic rays of space reverse the effects of the food bullet.
Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman are kidnapped and taken to a parallel Earth inhabited by robots. On the robot planet, Wonder Woman must battle a robot doppleganger with Steve as the prize. The contest is fixed, but Wonder Woman still prevails defeating her robotic counterpart. She then disguises herself as the robot Wonder Woman and escapes the planet with Steve. The robots pursue her, but Wonder Woman leads them into a comet which stops their space fleet.
The Wonder Woman Family competes in a contest in which they must have an adventure with a kite. Wonder Tot and Mr. Genie encounter a flying dinosaur in their adventure; Wonder Girl uses a sailfish for her kite; Hippolyta stops an alien invasion; and Wonder Woman is unable to find a suitable adventure. When they return to Paradise Island to relate their adventures. The unique kite which serves as the prize is blown away by the wind. The girls chase it and encounter Multiple Man. Wonder Woman uses the kite to defeat the Nuclear Menace, so she wins the contest.
Notas: Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time.
Steve Trevor teases Diana Prince when comparing her to Wonder Woman. Diana wishes that Steve could be taught a lesson. Later Steve wishes Wonder Woman would forget her heroic role. Aphrodite grants both wishes and Wonder Woman gets amnesia during a rescue. She tells Steve that she is Diana Prince, but he refuses to believe her. He tries to convince Wonder Woman that she is not Diana, only succeeding when Wonder Woman regains her memory from another blow to the head.
Morpheus grants Wonder Woman the ability to see the wishes of three people granted. She decides to see the wishes of Mr. Genie, Mer-Boy, and the Duke of Deception. In each case the person’s wish is granted, but it turns out unfavorably. Fortunately the wishes are granted by Morpheus in a dream, so they never really take place.
Notas: Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time.
The underworld offers a prize to the first villain who can destroy Wonder Woman. Angle Man convinces the amazon that he has reformed, so she asks the parole board to release him. He then tricks her into placing herself in danger. She escapes and recaptures Angle Man, returning him to prison. Then at an amusement park, Fireworks Man attacks. Wonder Woman manages to defeat him too, but she is blinded in the process. Finally a diminuative foe called Mouse Man uses the amazon’s blindness to imperil his opponent. He succeeds in bringing Wonder Woman to the underworld gathering place to publicly destroy her, but she knocks the building down, forcing everyone to flee into the awaiting arms of the police.
While on a hunt for insects, Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Wonder Tot, and Hippolyta walk into a world inhabited by giant mirage versions of themselves. The giants try to capture the family in butterfly nets. Working both together and separately the real Wonder Woman family evade capture until nightfall. When darkness sets in, the mirages disappear and the family returns to their own world.
Notas: Using Amazon magic, Wonder Woman is able to appear as Wonder Tot, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman at the same time. Presumedly, the earlier selves have been temporarily displaced in time.
Paradise Island is attack by an alien invasion force. Wonder Woman and Hippolyta battle the invaders using the Sun-Sword which blinds the attackers. The Sun-Sword runs out of power, forcing Wonder Woman to get a new sword from Forbidden Island. She is attacked by the trees of the island and becomes trapped. However, the alien armada has followed Wonder Woman and use their weapons on her. The weapons free the Amazon from the tree trap. Then using the new sword, she defeats the invasion force.
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The Amazon Mouse Trap
Fecha: 1964.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Mouse Man escapes from jail and captures Wonder Woman with her own lasso. The crook humiliates the Amazon by forcing her to play with giant mouse toys. She escapes by spilling Mouse Man’s chemicals on herself, shrinking her to a size smaller than even Mouse Man. Though, Mouse Man tries to catch her again, Wonder Woman evades him long enough for the chemical to wear off. She returns to normal size and cages the crook.
Wonder Woman is exhausted from performing dozens of rescues. She prepares to sleep it off, when another emergency call comes in. She returns to Paradise Island to stop some invading flame creatures. On the way she rescues Mer-Man from a polar bear. After handling those emergencies and more, Wonder Woman returns home. Wonder Woman is discouraged because people do not treat her as a human. They consider her a fighting machine. Finally, she gives up and walks past two emergencies, leaving them for the fire and police departments. Wonder Woman then meets a young blind girl, Mary Jane. Wonder Woman hides her true identity from Mary Jane, and they become friends. Suddenly, a lightning storm breaks out, threatening them with bolts of lightning. Wonder Woman protects herself and Mary Jane. The lightning restores Mary Jane’s sight. After learning her friend is Wonder Woman, Mary Jane still treats her as a human, restoring Wonder Woman’s faith in humanity.
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Mer-Boy Vs Bird-Boy
Fecha: 1964.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Girl is approached by Bird-Boy who refuses to leave the air above Paradise Island until she agrees to go on a date with him. She reluctantly agrees, then goes to tell Mer-Boy that she must break their date. Bird-Boy and Mer-Boy begin to fight over Wonder Girl. Their fight is interrupted by alien attacks. Both Mer-Boy and Bird-Boy are injured stopping the invaders. When the recover, they resume their hostilities over Wonder Girl’s affections.
Wonder Woman and her family are awakened by the screams of Wonder Tot, who is having a nightmare. Wonder Tot shares her dream with the others in which she encountered a sea beast which disappeared. Wonder Girl and Hippolyta have had the same dream and continue the story after Wonder Tot finishes. Wonder Woman has not had the dream, but when she leaves Paradise Island, the situation in the dream occurs. Wonder Woman struggles to defeat the sea beast, then is drawn to the future by some zookeepers. The future men order Wonder Woman to retrieve a dinosaur from the past for their study. Wonder Woman completes the task, then the men release her family. The family returns to Paradise Island, where Wonder Tot has another dream. This time the others urge Wonder Tot to save the story for another time.
Notas: Wonder family
Wonder Woman visits an orphanage to entertain the children. Cyrus Banes, a millionaire, offers to donate money to charity if Wonder Woman can dream up stories to fit pictures he gives her. Wonder Woman agrees to the challenge. The first story features Wonder Woman battling an undersea monster. In the next, Wonder Woman helps depose an alien tyrant. In the final story Wonder Woman tells how Diana Prince saves a lighthouse from a giant bird creature. Though she reveals her secret identity, no one believes her, thinking it was just made up for the story.
Wonder Girl undergoes a challenge from Athena to officially make her a full-fledged Amazon. Wonder Girl successfully meets Athena’s challenge and as a reward Athena offers to grant the next wish made to her. Bird-Boy and Mer-Boy, who have been watching the challenge, speak first. Each wishes that Wonder Girl be transformed into creatures like them. Athena grants Bird-Boy’s wish first, transforming Wonder Girl into a bird. She then accompanies Bird-Boy to his home. She is disgusted by the worms the bird people eat and causes trouble with Bird-Boy’s friends. Finally, she returns to Paradise Island. After failing as a bird girl, Wonder Girl is changed into a mermaid and joins Mer-Boy. Her experiences with Mer-Boy and his people end in similar fashion to those with Bird-Boy. Wonder Girl leaves the water, and Athena restores her to normal. Bird-Boy and Mer-Boy decide not to give up hope, despite the failed experiment.
The Duke of Deception creates several illusions that cause Wonder Woman to doubt herself. The hallucinations force the Amazon to prevent disasters that aren’t there. She eventually tries ignoring what she sees, which allows the Duke to freely abduct her and take here to Mars. On Mars the Duke imprisons Wonder Woman in an unbreakable cage. He then forces her to compete against the martians in an olympic contest. Despite her imprisonment, Diana wins each competition. Finally, she tricks the Duke into releasing her and trapping himself.
Queen Hippolyta, made lonely for the prince she once loved, calls on Athena to help her fashion a statue in his image. But the image is brought to life by Athena, and the presence of a man on Paradise Island–and Aphrodite’s jealousy in that Hippolyta called on Athena, not herself, the goddess of love–threatens to doom the island and everyone on it.
While «»Bird-Boy»» and «»Mer-Boy»» are racing Mer-Boy gets caught on the hook of a giant avian humanoid. When Bird Boy tries to rescue him they’re both pulled into the alternate dimension the giant fisher is from and need to be saved by Wonder Woman.
After looking through a photo album of Wonder Woman with pictures of her boyfriends Manno the Merman, Wingo the Birdman, and Steve Trevor, Wonder Girl falls asleep and dreams that she and a teenaged Steve Trevor have a battle against a blob-like alien called The Glop, who talks in rhymes after hearing a rock ‘n’ roll song on a radio station.
Athena pronounces Judgment Day on Paradise Island, in which all but one of the Wonder Woman family will have their powers erased for a day, and the single member excepted will be expected to battle all threats, with their island and Amazon powers forfeit if she fails. Wonder Girl is the only family member to retain her powers. The other Amazons leave Paradise Island, and Wonder Girl alone must battle a giant serpent, a Medusa-Bird, a dinosaur, and the Duke of Deception. But she wins every battle, and Athena grants their island and powers once again.
Wonder Girl and Queen Hippolyte become depressed while watching a newsreel from Man’s World showing a “Dad and Daughter Day” celebration; both of them miss the same individual, the man who fathered Wonder Girl, whom Hippolyte says was lost at sea. Later, Wonder Girl rescues a shipwrecked man whose memory was affected by a lightning blast and who thinks Wonder Girl is really his daughter, Annie. Wonder Girl builds an island for both of them to live on temporarily, since the man cannot be allowed to set foot on Paradise Island. Queen Hippolyte tells Wonder Girl to stay with the man till a passing ship can pick him up. Both the man and his lost daughter are acrobats, and Wonder Girl helps him perform acrobatic stunts, with Bird-Boy and Mer-Boy lending a hand. The two put on an acrobatic act for the Amazons, and Wonder Girl enjoys the presence of a surrogate “father”. But, soon afterward, she finds Annie, who has also been lost at sea, and reunites her with her father. The man’s memory returns at the sight of his true daughter, and Wonder Girl takes both of them to a passing ship, which will take them back to America.
The Duke of Deception teleports a face onto Wonder Girl, half-normal, half-green and ugly, in an attempt to madden her and get her to destroy her family and thus pave the way for a Martian invasion fleet. Wonder Girl is maddened, but, after she destroys a temple on Paradise Island, she realizes her family is not fighting back, and that they still love her. Thus, she leaves the Island in self-banishment, finding the Duke’s flying saucer in the clouds above, with her old face visible within it. The Duke traps her and intends to use her as bait for the Wonder Woman family, but Wonder Girl breaks loose and signals her relatives. The Wonder Family destroys the Martian saucer fleet, recovers Wonder Girl’s stolen face, and has it regrafted to Wonder Girl’s head by surgery.
Wonder Woman is summoned to Paradise Island for Name Day, in which she must prove for another year that she is worthy to bear the name Wonder Woman. Steve Trevor threatens to land on Paradise Island, which would violate Aphrodite’s Law, but promises not to set foot on the island if Wonder Woman will promise not to become engaged to Mer-Man or Bird-Man during Name Day, which promise she gives him. On the way, she encounters Mer-Man and Bird-Man while battling a giant sphinx. Then Athena and Aphrodite oversee the Name Day trials, which include a glass pole climb (won by Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Tot), after which the “goddesses” give the three Wonder Family members a series of tests, and say that if they all succeed, the three of them must decide which is worthy of the name “Wonder Woman”. Wonder Tot and Wonder Girl perform their tasks easily. When Wonder Woman’s time comes, she is astonished to see Steve Trevor knocked out of the sky, and Boiling Man, a volcanically-erupting creature, emerging from beneath Paradise Island at the same time. She saves Steve by blowing him skyward, then entombs Boiling Man in an iceberg which she throws into space. Athena reveals that Wonder Woman has fulfilled her task, and Wonder Tot and Wonder Girl vote Wonder Woman the Name Day winner. Wonder Woman takes Steve back to Man’s World in her Robot Plane.
After being pestered for marriage by Steve Trevor, Manno, and Wingo the Birdman, Wonder Woman meets a prince from an island in the sky who was given a horrific visage by magic, and agrees to marry him.
Wonder Woman reads a comic book story which portrays one of her old adventures, in which she battled the Brain Pirate.
Steve Trevor is sent on a dangerous reconnaisance mission to take pictures of a possible enemy development on the island of Oolong, held by the Red Chinese. Eleven men have already been lost trying to accomplish that mission, and Diana Prince fears that Steve could be the twelfth. She becomes Wonder Woman and attempts to help him, but is forced to divert her attention to save the American fleet in the Pacific from robot planes and a sub. Steve Trevor parachutes out over Oolong, taking pictures, and discovers that the master of Oolong Island is Egg Fu, a gigantic egg-shaped creature created by the Red Chinese. Egg Fu irradiates Trevor with rays that turn him into a human atomic bomb, and sends both Trevor and a conventional nuclear missle at the American fleet. Steve is able to shout the facts of his becoming a human bomb to Wonder Woman. She diverts him into the path of the missle, and both she, Trevor, and the bomb are blown to atoms. The American fleet is saved. Queen Hippolyta has Amazon planes fly over the area, magnetizing the scattered atoms of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Then both she and Steve are atomically reassembled by the Amazons’ experimental AS-2 beam. But Wonder Woman and Steve find out that both of them are still irradiated, and that they cause explosions whenever they touch.
Wonder Woman takes herself and Steve Trevor off Paradise Island (Steve, having been on a table, has not touched ground and is thus not in violation of Aphrodite’s Law). They opt to return to Oolong and battle Egg Fu. On the way, they see a tiny meteor of anti-matter destroy a large meteor of positive matter, and deduce that touching anti-matter might rid them of their explosive power. On Oolong, they fight off Red Chinese troops and tanks, but Egg Fu snatches them and uses their power against each other, rendering them both unconscious and then tossing them away. But as they arc skyward, they contact another piece of anti-matter and their explosive power is neutralized. Wonder Woman encircles Egg Fu with her magic lasso. The villain strains against the lasso’s loop and shatters himself, ending his threat forever. Relieved, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor speed off in the Robot Plane.
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The End — or the Beginning
Fecha: 1965.11| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Editor-writer Robert Kanigher summons the entire Wonder Woman cast to his office and tells them that they are all being retired in favor of a “new look” for Wonder Woman, a retro-Golden Age format. As such, only Queen Hippolyte and Steve Trevor remain of the supporting cast, andKanigher makes a proclamation to an audience of comic fans–backed up by Wonder Woman, Queen Hippolyte, and Steve Trevor–that “We’re going to recreate the Golden Age–thrilling step by step!”
In ancient times, Mars, the “god” of war, and Aphrodite, “goddess” of love, conflicted over who would rule humanity…Mars, with a sword, or Aphrodite, with love. To counter Mars’s violence on Earth, Aphrodite created the race of Amazons, giving them “the power of love” as well as strength that made them stronger than the mightiest man. Queen Hippolyte was given Aphrodite’s magic girdle, telling her that as long as she wore it, Amazons would be unconquerable. The Amazons are able to defeat male invaders, but, when Mars learns from Aphrodite about the magic girdle, he passes the information on to Hercules, his ally on Earth. Hercules is defeated by Hippolyte in battle, but romances her at a banquet afterward, tricks her into taking off her magic girdle, and has his men capture the Amazons. The women are shackled and enslaved. Hippolyta prays to Aphrodite, who tells her that, if a man breaks her bonds, she can be free. Thus, the Amazon queen hurls her chains against Hercules’s sword, which shatters the links and frees her. She then frees her sister Amazons, who help her beat Hercules and his army. Aphrodite tells Hippolyte that she and the Amazons must wear the bracelets from then on, as a warning not to submit to male domination. Aphrodite then leads the Amazons in ships to an island home, which they name Paradise Island. The “goddess” tells Hippolyte that, if a man sets foot on their island, the Amazons will lose their immortality and powers. Later, when both Athena and Aphrodite see Hippolyta depressed, Athena decides to give her a child. She guides Hippolyta in carving the figure of a baby girl from clay, then gives the child-statue life. Aphrodite gives the baby the name Diana, after the moon goddess, since the moon is shining down upon them, and Hippolyta calls the baby her “wonder child!”. When Diana is but a child, she shows herself to have the strength of Hercules and the speed of Mercury. At age 15, she gains her Bracelets of Submission. At nineteen, Wonder Girl is allowed to drink from the Fountain of Youth. Shortly after that, Diana and her friend Mala see a wrecked plane, with a pilot floating within, just off their island. Diana reaches the wreckage and beholds the pilot, Steve Trevor, the first man she has ever beheld. She takes Steve to her laboratory outside the city gates, not letting him touch the ground, and heals him with the power of her experimental Purple Ray. But Queen Hippolyta, discovering what she has done, insists that Steve Trevor be returned to Man’s World immediately. Diana insists on returning with Steve, whom she recognizes as unable to fly himself back. Hippolyta warns Diana that she will lose her Amazon birthright if she leaves Paradise Island, but realizes that her daughter has fallen in love with the stranger. Aphrodite appears to Hippolyte and tells her that an Amazon must go to America with Trevor and remain there “to fight evil and injustice everywhere!” Hippolyte is instructed to send her greatest Amazon, and holds a contest to determine who has the greatest power. Diana competes while wearing a mask, and wins the contest. Accepting fate, Hippolyte gives Diana the red, white, blue, and yellow costume designed by Aphrodite and the Magic Lasso, made from links of the magic girdle of Aphrodite, which compels anyone bound with it to obey the orders of the binder. Diana is dubbed “Wonder Woman” by her fellow Amazons, and takes the transparent Robot Plane given her by Hippolyte to take herself and Trevor back to America.
On the way back to America, the Robot Plane carrying Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor is knocked down over the same island which caused Trevor’s plane to crack up. The island is inhabited by a gang of spies, who use a hidden anti-aircraft gun to wreck allied planes. Wonder Woman’s bracelets are chained together, but she tricks the spies into using the blast of their gun to shatter the chains, after which she easily defeats the spies and takes them back to America with herself and Trevor.
Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor stop the Cheetah and her gang from robbing a zoo of its priceless extinct animal exhibit for a client. But the Cheetah escapes, and later hypnotizes Trevor into smooching with her. When Wonder Woman sees them, as the Cheetah had planned, she is tear-stricken and upset, allowing the villainess to take her by surprise, steal her magic lasso, and encircle her with it. Wonder Woman, enslaved by the Cheetah, is forced to take her and Steve to the Cheetah’s private island, where her personal army awaits to fight as mercenaries. The Cheetah forces Wonder Woman to remove her bracelets so t hat she will not be able to repel bullets with them. But the removal of the bracelets causes Wonder Woman to go into a rage, negating the lasso’s control and enabling her to break free and smash wildly into the Cheetah’s men, defeating them. Steve, who has recovered from the hypnosis, manages to get Wonder Woman’s bracelets back on her wrists. She kisses Steve, then captures the Cheetah, promising to take the villainess to an Amazon prison for reeducation.
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Dr. Psycho’s Revenge
Fecha: 1966.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
To show Athena and Aphrodite that Wonder Woman’s beauty and wisdom, derived from goddesses, are nothing compared to the god-derived powers of strength and speed she possesses, Mars steals her Herculean strength and Mercurian speed temporarily and gives them to the woman-hating Dr. Psycho, who has been rejected by all women as a suitor because of his ugliness. Wonder Woman loses her power to Dr. Psycho while performing at a charity carnival, thus enabling Psycho to show her up in a contest of strength and speed. But the crowd rejects Dr. Psycho because of his appearance, leaving the little man alone and sorrowful. When Wonder Woman comes to comfort him, he steals her lasso and encircles her with it, forcing her to perform humiliating actions. Still, she pities Psycho, and says that she wants to be his friend. Disbelieving her, he loosens her from the lasso. She still offers him friendship, even kissing him at her request. Psycho is almost convinced of her sincerity, until Steve Trevor appears and she goes to him to explain. Angered, Psycho lifts the center pole of the tent, but finds his strength fading. Wonder Woman, reimpowered, grabs the pole and rights it as Psycho escapes.
When Countess Draska Nishki comes to Lt. Diana Prince’s office and offers her services as a spy for hire, Diana rebuffs her, and is tossed around the room by the judo-trained spy. Later, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are witness to a “war” between two rival movie studios, each turning out a Cleopatra epic. Magnum Magnus of Magnus Pictures contacts them and asks them to play the parts of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, because the actor and actress who were originally essaying those parts have fallen into catatonia. A mummy-wrapped actress attributes their sleep-spell to a curse laid on the Egyptian queen by a rival. Wonder Woman has to forego her lasso while playing the part, and the mummy-wrapped actress, who is really Draska Nishki, steals it, encircles her with its loop, and forces her to try and wreck the movie set on behalf of Nishki’s employers, the rival movie studio. But when the giant statue in Wonder Woman’s hands threatens to crush the villainess, she lets go of the lasso. Wonder Woman rights the statue, takes the lasso back, and captures Draska Nishki with it.
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Battle Inside of a Brain
Fecha: 1966.04| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman is asked by Gen. Darnell to make sure Steve Trevor gets to the Pentagon safely with info on a new rocket plane he has tested. On the way, they are stopped and overcome by the Angle Man and his gang. Wonder Woman is encircled by her lasso and held helpless by one of the gangsters while truth serum is administered to Steve, but he resists spilling his secrets. Thus, Angle Man and his men use a shrinking device to reduce them to microscopic size, at which time they enter Steve’s brain and attempt to get the information directly. Wonder Woman knocks out her guard and uses the shrinking ray to reduce herself as well, entering Steve’s body and defeating Angle Man and his gang before they can learn the classified secrets, and bringing herself and the crooks safely out of Steve’s corpus.
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The Startling Secret of Diana Prince
Fecha: 1966.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: WONDER WOMAN: 80 AÑOS DE LA GUERRERA AMAZONA (ECC).
After Wonder Woman takes the injured Steve Trevor to a military hospital in Washington, D.C., she sets up a hiding place for her Robot Plane, then goes into town and catches a mob of bank robbers. Then, still looking for a way she can easily be close to Steve, Wonder Woman comes upon a nurse weeping in the park. The nurse, Diana Prince, tells Wonder Woman that she and her fiancé are madly in love, but she has no money to relocate to South America, where he now lives and works. Wonder Woman notices that Diana is a virtual double for her without her glasses. She gives Diana the reward money she receives from stopping the bank robbery, in return for assuming Diana’s identity. The real Diana Prince promises to write Wonder Woman from South America, and Wonder Woman, now nurse Diana Prince, is finally able to be near Steve…and to save him, shortly afterward, from an encounter with enemy agents.
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The Return of Minister Blizzard
Fecha: 1966.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
When nurse Diana Prince can’t get Steve Trevor to stop talking about Wonder Woman, she assumes her other identity and is just about to collect a kiss as the park they stand in becomes covered with ice. The cold snap is the doing of Minister Blizzard, a pale-skinned villain with a ray-gun capable of producing cold, heat, magnetism, electricity, and other forces. Wonder Woman is defeated by him in battle and captured, along with Steve, who is frozen solid. Blizzard tells Wonder Woman that his actions are caused by his desire to give Princess Snoweena a gift of Manhattan Island on ice. While Blizzard is speaking, however, Wonder Woman realizes his ray has only made her imagine herself being bound, and manages to free herself. She breaks herself and Steve out of Blizzard’s spacecraft, and, by playing bullets-and-bracelets with the projectiles that Blizzard’s fleet fires, blasts them all out of the sky. Manhattan is rendered ice-free again, and Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor return to it.
When Dr. Psycho notices Diana Prince and Steve Trevor near the cage of Giganta, a female gorilla, he decides to victimize Wonder Woman by hypnotizing Giganta into falling in love with Steve Trevor. The gorilla grabs Steve and, when Diana changes into Wonder Woman, overpowers the heroine, but falls victim to the Magic Lasso. A Professor Zool appears on the scene, asking that the gorilla be turned over to him for evolutionary experimentation, and Psycho decides to capitalize on it. He and his gang later render Giganta unconscious with a gas, break her out of the zoo, and take her to Zool, whom they force to subject the gorilla to an evolution-ray. Giganta becomes a huge, powerful blonde woman, still in love with Steve Trevor, and Psycho tells her that she will have to get Wonder Woman out of the way before she can romance him. Giganta does briefly defeat Wonder Woman in battle and claim Steve, but the Amazon subdues her with the Magic Lasso and takes her to Paradise Island for rehabilitation.
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Fecha: 1966.07| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
While pulling a jewel robbery with her gang, female criminal Paula Von Gunta sees Wonder Woman walking by with Steve, unaware of the crime being pulled off, and becomes infatuated with Major Trevor. Accordingly, Paula undergoes a crash beauty treatment and has her gang make attempts to destroy Wonder Woman, all of which fail. Finally, the villainess steals Wonder Woman’s lasso and encircles her with it, placing the heroine under her control. Through hypnotic control, Paula makes Wonder Woman remove her bracelets, thus turning her into a berserker, and has her wreck a train Steve is riding on. However, the train’s engine is threatening to crush Paula, so she restores Wonder Woman’s bracelets to her in time for the Amazon to catch the engine and save her. Steve is reunited with Wonder Woman, who asks Paula if she can make anything easier for her while she is turning her over to the authorities. Paula replies that she could be put on probation to Steve for the next 99 years.
Shortly after Wonder Woman finds out that Gen. Darnell is secretly in love with him, she learns that Steve Trevor has, in Darnell’s words, “recklessly went out to test a new super rocket plane which killed a test pilot who took his place while he was recovering!” Steve also fails to return, and Wonder Woman’s searching can reveal no trace of either him or his plane. Wonder Woman grieves, but Darnell consoles her, and she finally accepts a proposal of marriage from the general. However, she is unable to say the words “I do” at the ceremony, still thinking of Steve, and Darnell releases her from her engagement. The Amazon princess rescues another pilot testing the rocket plane, and takes his place, finding the craft captured by rays fired from a submarine. She battles frogmen from the sub, but finally is overcome, and finds herself encircled by her own Magic Lasso, held by her enemy, Angle Man. The villain forces her to retrieve the weapons that the U.S. uses against him, for resale to criminals. Steve Trevor, a prisoner of Angle Man, misunderstands the lasso’s power over her and calls Wonder Woman a traitor. Finally, Trevor is so angered that he knocks down Angle Man, causing the villain to lose his grip on the lasso. Angle Man jettisons Wonder Woman and Trevor from the ship and sends a torpedo at them, but Wonder Woman deflects it back into the sub, sinking it. Wonder Woman gets herself and Steve to the surface, explains that the Magic Lasso compelled her to obey Angle Man, and kisses him.
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.
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The Three Fantastic Faces of Wonder Woman
Fecha: 1966.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
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.
Gen. Darnell sends Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor to sea in the Robot Plane to discover what became of a missing atomic sub. They are both captured by Egg Fu V, the latest in a line of Egg Fus, whose Red Chinese crew have stolen the sub under his direction. The villain holds Wonder Woman prisoner by her own Magic Lasso, but the Amazon asks to perform a dance for him in honor of his victory. Egg Fu V agrees, and she dances, clashing her bracelets together so loudly that the sound waves shatter and destroy the villain. She and Trevor escape the enemy craft, destroying it by ricocheting a torpedo sent at them back at the ship.
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Once a Wonder Woman
Fecha: 1966.11| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
After Steve Trevor asks Diana Prince to ask Wonder Woman when she will marry him, Diana vows to make Steve fall in love with her, rather than her Wonder Woman identity. To this end, Diana, who has just been promoted to captain, stops a truck from crashing and attempts to stop a holdup gang (which Steve defeats himself) and has Wonder Woman host a costume ball in honor of Diana’s promotion, but nothing seems to work. And when the Cheetah and her gang crash the ball in hopes of stealing the charity-marked proceeds, she finally has to change into her Wonder Woman guise and defeat them. Later, dancing with Steve at the ball, Wonder Woman contemplates telling Steve about her secret identity.
Wonder Woman answers the request of Diana Prince, the woman from whom she took her secret identity, to rescue her fiancé Bill, who has fallen prey to an isolated Inca-like tribe atop Tabu Mountain.
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Strange Power of the Magic Lasso
Fecha: 1967.01| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Steve Trevor gains control of Wonder Woman through the Magic Lasso and tries to force her to marry him, but a lot of emergencies get in the way.
The Collector hires three of Wonder Woman’s old enemies to steal her Magic Lasso.
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Never In a Million Years
Fecha: 1967.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
An Amazon falls in love with an American pilot who has crash-landed near Paradise Island (as did Steve Trevor), and demands the right to return to Man’s World with him, which entails fighting Wonder Woman.
Mars unleashes his latest creation at Wonder Woman, a super-villain called the Crimson Centipede.
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The Cage of Doom
Fecha: 1967.04| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
To make Steve Trevor jealous, Wonder Woman agrees to date General Darnell…and it succeeds.
After Dr. Psycho performs plastic surgery to make a gangleader look like Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman is psychologically inhibited from fighting him, and retires.
Wonder Woman v1 #170/2
Fecha: 1967.05| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
A band of gorillas from outer space land on Earth and attempt to take Wonder Woman and other Amazons for wives.
While Wonder Woman is visiting Paradise Island, she and a group of Amazons are netted by Man-Fish, a huge, scaly merman who competes with his brothers to see who can net the perfect catch. Wonder Woman breaks herself, her sister Amazons, and a bevy of mermaids free of his clutches and defeats Man-Fish and his brothers.
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Menace of the Mouse Man
Fecha: 1967.08| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Mouse-Man breaks free of his cage with the help of a pack of mice which obey his commands. He leads them and a gang of human crooks on a series of robberies. When Wonder Woman intervenes, she is at first bested by Mouse-Man when he encircles her with her own Magic Lasso, but she eventually frees herself and recaptures the diminuitive villain.
A typical day for Wonder Woman includes capturing a gang of crooks, foiling an invasion of Lizard Men, and coping with a baby who grows into a giant.
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The Amazing Amazon Crime
Fecha: 1967.10| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Ross Andru (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
The brother of a hood Wonder Woman sent to jail plots revenge with the help of a Wonder Woman android.
Tonia, an Amazon, creates a power pill that enables her to triumph over the other Amazons in ritual tests of strength and skill. If she passes one of three tests Wonder Woman gives her, she will be allowed to fight crime in Man’s World.
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Earth’s Last Human
Fecha: 1967.12| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Irv Novick (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Wonder Woman must go back in time to stop a Martian invasion which, in her own era, has already succeeded.
Angle Man robs Wonder Woman of her powers by a ray-device concealed in a camera which one of his henchmen uses to snap her picture. At the same time, he anonymously gives Steve Trevor super-power pills which make him super-strong, super-swift, and resistant to damage. Steve decides to become a super-hero, and takes on the costume and name of The Patriot. Wonder Woman attempts to carry on her career without powers, but is of little use against criminals. Angle Man anticipates that she will give up and marry Steve Trevor, thus taking herself out of the crime-fighting business. But Steve and Wonder Woman figure out the plot, after which Wonder Woman restores her powers temporarily with one of Steve’s pills and both of them capture Angle Man and his gang. The camera’s power-sapping film is destroyed, restoring the Amazon’s powers completely. But she stops Steve from destroying the power pills, saying they may need the services of the Patriot someday.
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Wonder Woman Vs. The Air Devils
Fecha: 1968.02| Créditos: Robert Kanigher (Guiones), Irv Novick (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
When statues of Superman, Batman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman are unveiled in Washington, D. C., the Wonder Woman statue being made of gold, a villain called the King of Crime takes umbrage and orders his troop of plane-flying henchmen, the Air Devils, to attempt the destruction of the statues. This proves only to be a cover for his snatching the golden Wonder Woman statue and Steve Trevor at the same time. When Wonder Woman tries to rescue Steve, the King of Crime reveals that he has a bomb attached to Trevor, and will set it off if she opposes him. Sadly, the Amazon departs, and later reveals what has happened to Queen Hippolyte on Paradise Island. But she is inspired by a meteor shower to secretly hitch a ride on one of the meteors, guide it to the King of Crime’s island, knock the bomb detonator out of the King’s hand, free Trevor, and capture the King and his gang.
Mr. Gargoyle, a villain whose face has been disfigured in an explosion, forcing him to wear a gargoyle-like mask, tries to force Wonder Woman to love him by capturing both her and Steve Trevor and placing Trevor in a deathtrap. Gargoyle says that he will release Trevor if she will fall in love with him, but, even though Steve is injured during the incident and thinks Wonder Woman has betrayed him when she sees him forced to kiss Gargoyle, the Amazon breaks free and saves both herself and Steve. Wonder Woman heals Steve with the purple ray on Paradise Island. But an evil Wonder Woman from a parallel dimension has seen the incident on a dimensional viewer and comes to Paradise Island, intent on romancing Steve, which she does. Queen Hippolyte declares that the Wonder Women must compete in a tournament for the right to love Steve, and the evil Wonder Woman insists on holding the contest on the Paradise Island of her own parallel world. There, dimensional differences turn Wonder Woman into a young teen who is easily defeated by the evil Wonder Woman. But Steve Trevor is also changed into a teenager, and chooses the teen Wonder Woman for his lover. When Wonder Woman and Steve return to their home dimension, both are restored to their proper age and Steve’s mind is healed.
While Steve Trevor is on an inspection tour of military bases, three triplet brothers, Joey, Jackie, and Johnny Star, decide to compete for Wonder Woman’s affections. All three are poor physical specimens, but, by taking a serum given them by a “hungry scientist”, they become the super-powered Triple Stars. Luckily, they are on hand to spell Wonder Woman at super-tasks on June 18, the one day each year in which she loses her powers for 24 hours. But, despite the fact that she is attracted to each of the Stars, who are now beefcake-style hunks, she refuses to fall for any of them. And when the Stars’ temporary powers wear off, her own super-powers return, and she is able to stop a band of robbers herself. Later, she tells the trio that she cannot consider marriage as long as she has her super-heroic career.
An interplanetary conquerer called Klamos and his prime minister Grok are in search of a suitable queen for the monarch. To this end, they capture powerful and beautiful (by the standards of each planet) females from many worlds. From Earth they take Supergirl and Wonder Woman, capturing the former by red-sun radiation and the latter by magnetizing her bracelets together. The women contestants are set against each other in a battle royal, which at first Supergirl and Wonder Woman opt not to actively participate in, feeling that another woman will be the winner and Klamos will send both of them back home. Unfortunately, all the other candidates defeat each other, leaving only the two super-heroines. When they initially refuse to fight each other, Klamos first blasts them with a power-ray mighty enough to affect them both, then tells them that he will unleash his warfleet against Earth unless they go through with the battle. Supergirl and Wonder Woman do fight each other, and, after a tough battle, Supergirl apparently defeats the Amazon and tosses her limp body onto the dais where Klamos and Grok sit. But when Grok and Klamos approach, Wonder Woman springs to life, tossing Grok to Supergirl. The Maid of Might uncovers a wrist-control device which Grok uses to control Klamos, a robot, and manipulates it to destroy Klamos. Wonder Woman tells the people of the planet where they fought that they are to spread the word of their liberation. However, Grok teleports away, vowing vengeance.
After Steve Trevor is wrongfully accused and convicted of the murder of a man who insulted Wonder Woman, Diana Prince undergoes a glamorous makeover so that she can go underground and ferret out the real murderer.
In order to get in contact with the criminal organization headed by the mysterious Dr. Cyber, Steve Trevor is secretly ordered by Gen. Darnell to pose as a traitor. He goes on the run, pursued by the Army and the authorities, with only Darnell knowing the truth. Just as Diana Prince learns of the news, she is summoned back to Paradise Island as Wonder Woman. There Queen Hippolyte tells her that the magic of the Amazons is exhausted after their 10,000-year stay on Earth, and that they must go to another dimension to rest and renew their powers. Wonder Woman refuses to go, saying that Steve Trevor needs her. Thus, she is forced to give up her costume, perform the Amazon rite of renunciation that removes her powers, and return to Man’s World only as Diana Prince. Diana rents a store and apartment, and soon comes upon a blind Oriental named I-Ching whose martial arts skill enable him to defeat three sighted attackers. Ching reveals that he knows she was once Wonder Woman and that he has come there to help her fight Dr. Cyber, whose agents raided I-Ching’s temple for gems and killed his fellow worshippers, and with whom Steve Trevor is now involved. I-Ching trains Diana in karate and other martial arts. But, during one session, a badly-wounded Steve Trevor stumbles into their dojo, having been shot and left for dead by Dr. Cyber’s agents. They learn that Cyber plans to kill congressmen by planting bombs in children’s toys and sending them to the lawmakers. Diana and I-Ching get Steve to a hospital, then seek out Cyber’s agents and defeat them. But Steve remains unconscious and in critical condition at the hospital, and Diana and I-Ching are later stalked by a mysterious man.
Notas: 1st Appearance of Doctor Cyber
Diana and Cyber turn and discover their mysterious stalker is a detective named Tim Trench, at which point they are all beset by a gun-toting squad of Cyber’s agents, who are all women. The threesome survive the attack, though the gunsels escape. Tim tells them that Cyber murdered his partner, Archy Miles, and that he intends to team with Diana and I-Ching against Cyber. Later, Diana is lured into a trap by one of Cyber’s agents, who reveals–truthfully–that Steve Trevor has been kidnapped from the hospital by the villains. Diana escapes the trap and is reunited with I-Ching and Tim. Later, all three are drawn by an informant’s call to a castle hideout of Cyber’s. There they discover Steve Trevor, who barely has time to warn them of a trap before he is machine-gunned in the back, and dies. The threesome battle Cyber’s agents, most of whom escape, with Tim Trench their captive. But I-Ching has nabbed one of Cyber’s female agents, and tells Diana he will hypnotize her into telling them where Trench has been taken. Meanwhile, Tim finds himself taken to meet Dr. Cyber face-to-face, and learns that Cyber is a woman.
Notas: Death of Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman’s boyfriend)
I-Ching hypnotizes Cyber’s agent into revealing the location of her mistress’s underwater fortress. Before they attempt to invade it, Diana goes to Raphael, a reformed criminal armorer, and gets several concealed weapons. Cyber is attempting to recruit Trench to her side, but before he can give an answer, Diana and I-Ching break into the fortress and join Tim in a battle against Cyber and her cronies. Cyber and her gang escape again, with Diana and her friends barely dodging an explosion that destroys the fortress. Later, a clue Tim overheard leads them to the European nation of Bjorland, where they once again discover and battle Cyber and her troops. Cyber dangles a priceless hoard of gems before Tim and offers them to him if he will become her agent and kill Diana and I-Ching. In response, the greedy Tim turns and fires his gun.
Tim Trench fires over the heads of Diana and Ching, telling them his action isn’t anything personal, but he will fire for real the next time. He takes Cyber’s jewel box, but does not ally himself with Cyber, and leaves in the helicopter Cyber had intended as her escape craft. Cyber and her agents fail to convince Diana and I-Ching to join with them, and loose trained falcons on them, making their escape while Diana and Ching fight off the birds. I-Ching is hurt in the fight, but he and Diana are aided by the wealthy Reginald Hyde-Whyte, who appears as if by coincidence. Hyde-Whyte takes Diana and I-Ching as his guests to his home of London, where Diana finds herself falling in love with him. I-Ching goes to visit an old friend, who is killed by one of Cyber’s agents. Ching learns that Cyber will strike during a treasure hunt held by Lady Rothwell, and he, Diana, and Hyde-Whyte soon learn that Rothwell is a Cyber agent and the hunt is a ploy for Cyber to stage a jewel robbery of wealthy guests. Diana throws Cyber and her crew off-balance, but Reggie pulls a gun on her and reveals that he, too, is an agent of Cyber, though he was truly falling in love with Diana. Cyber escapes, but Diana, in tears, beats Reggie insensible. Then she runs away, telling I-Ching she is never coming back. In another dimension, Queen Hippolyte tells an Amazon that she must bring Princess Diana back to her.
The Amazon emissary locates Diana and I-Ching, who has followed her, and brings them both across dimensional barriers to the land where Paradise Island now exists. The land is ravaged by war, and Queen Hippolyte lies comatose and tormented. An Amazon reveals that Mars (Ares), his sister Eris, and his sons Diemos and Phobus came to Hippolyte and demanded the secret of dimensional travel so that they could travel to Earth and plunge it into bloody war. Hippolyte refused, and battle ensued, in which the Amazons were defeated. But Hippolyte still withheld the secret, whereupon Eris cursed her with a nightmare sleep that would only end when her secret was wrested from her. Now Mars appears to Diana and tells her that she can end her mother’s suffering by asking her to reveal the secret. But Hippolyte, even in sleep, grasps Diana’s hand, signifying her answer is still “No”. When Mars and his family attempt to kidnap Hippolyte, the Amazons surround their queen and prevent it. Mars withdraws, promising to return with troops. Diana rallies the Amazons to fight at her side against their foe, which outnumbers them five to one. Diana later dons battle armor and leads the Amazon army against Deimos’s and Phobus’s Beast Men, during which battle the enemy snatches Hippolyte. The Amazons recover their queen in a raid led by Diana, and they withdraw to a mountain pass where they intend to make their last stand against Mars’s troops.
Diana hits on the idea of going to another dimension where King Arthur and heroes of legend still exist and asking for their help in repelling Mars’s troops. Drusilla, the Amazons’ messenger, takes her to that realm, in which Arthur is holding a tournament of heroes. But none of them wish to go to war again, even after Diana tells them Mars is on the march again. A fight begins between Diana and Siegfried, but the Valkyrie Brunhilde stops it and tells Diana she and her Valkyries would be proud to aid the Amazons. Thus, Diana returns with the Nordic war-women and begin their final engagement with Mars’s forces. Before long, they are joined by Roland and the other heroes from Arthur’s realm, and Mars’s army is defeated. Hippolyte awakens from her sleep, and Mars brings an unconscious Diana back to her, honoring his opponent, but telling her that he will eventually return. Roland, Brunnhilde, and all the other heroes and Valkyries depart. Paradise Island is rebuilt, and I-Ching opts to stay there awhile and study its ancient mysteries. Drusilla takes Diana back to her apartment on Earth, where she finds a frightened young girl who claims, “I thought you were–them!”
Diana finds that the girl, Cathy Perkins, is hiding out from a trio of women whose leader, Top Hat, seeks to bring her back as a collared slave. Diana beats all three of them up and throws them out. Later, Diana learns that Cathy is a runaway who fell into Top Hat’s hands and was reduced to servitude by her, before she pulled off an escape. Top Hat attempts to terrorize Cathy and Diana, even firebombing Di’s boutique. Eventually, Diana and her newfound ally, Tony Petrucci, whose sister Angela was victimized by the villains, have a showdown with Top Hat and her gang, defeat her, and have her jailed for a jewel robbery. Diana reunites Cathy with her parents and floats to them the idea of making Cathy her employee at the boutique, which is accepted. At that point, I-Ching walks in.
Diana introduces I-Ching to all her new friends. The next day, she receives a substantial reward from Mr. Smithson, the victim of Top Hat’s jewel robbery, and uses it to rebuild her boutique in great style. Cathy Perkins has three friends in trouble, though, and brings them to Diana to seek help. One of those friends, a boy named Henry, has been turned into a frog. Henry and the girls explain that he performed a magic spell from an old book and liberated a sorceress named Morgana into their realm. When he sought to send her back, Henry was transformed by her into a frog. Diana, Cathy, I-Ching, Henry, and the girls locate Morgana in town, causing mostly harmless chaos to amuse herself. Morgana is amused by Diana’s challenge, and holds her own with the heroine in a hand-to-hand fight. But when the sorceress attempts to use a spell against Diana, I-Ching, who has studied magic, uses a counter-spell to stop her. After another brief brawl, in which she defeats Diana, Morgana takes her leave…and Henry is still a frog. I-Ching tries other spells on him, but none work. Finally, Cathy hits on the idea of having Abbie, Henry’s girlfriend, kiss him. The ploy works, and Henry becomes a human again.
I-Ching receives a call from an old friend in Hong Kong, asking for help. The only plane he and Diana can charter for the flight is owned and flown by another of Ching’s old friends, Patrick McGuire, who is also carrying a lady named Lu Shan to Hong Kong. During the flight, members of the Tiger Tong criminal clan emerge from crates in the cargo hold and attempt to take over the plane, but are repelled by Diana and her friends and accidentally thrown off the plane. Lu Shan says that the Tiger Tong were trying to get her “employer’s” treasure, but I-Ching, feeling half of a shattered gem on a ring on Lu Shan’s finger, has Diana fit it together with another half-gem he carries on a chain around his neck. By this token, he knows that Lu Shan is really his long-lost daughter. Diana, I-Ching, Lu Shan, and Patrick are attacked again by the Tiger Tong in Hong Kong. Lu Shan finally takes her three newfound acquaintances along with her, to deliver her “treasure” to her employer–Dr. Cyber. Cyber opens the crate Lu Shan has brought to her, and explains that the devices within will power the Earthquaker devices that will cause earthquakes that will destroy Hong Kong. Then, she says, she will blackmail the world with threats of further earthquakes. After gaining Dr. Cyber’s permission, Lu Shan shoots I-Ching. Diana, aghast, asks how she could shoot her father. Lu Shan says that it is because he murdered her mother twenty years ago. Dr. Cyber kills the Tiger Tong members who helped her during the operation, but one of them survives long enough to blast a brazier at Cyber’s side,sending a rain of red-hot coals into her face. Lu Shan gets Cyber to safety, but her face is horribly disfigured. Diana manages to rescue herself and gets I-Ching to a hospital. Later, recuperating, Cyber orders Lu Shan to activate the Earthquakers, and send death squads after Diana Prince.
While Diana Prince is consulting with Inspector David McLean of the Hong Kong police, the island is rocked by an earthquake. She and Patrick investigate outside once the tremors stop and find Lu Shan and some of Dr. Cyber’s gang attacking them, but they elude the assassins. Dr. Cyber, safely off of Hong Kong, broadcasts a blackmail message demanding she be made ruler of Earth, with the world to be levelled by earthquakes as an alternative. Diana is found by Cyber’s killer squad, but she defeats them and forces one of the women to tell her where the Earthquakers are. All but one of the Earthquakers are shut down. At the last Earthquaker locale, both Diana and Patrick are captured and chained up by Dr. Cyber, who forces Diana to look upon her ravaged face. But Diana kicks Cyber unconscious, manages to pull her chains out of the wall, and frees Patrick with a key found on Cyber. The villainess revives and tries to attack Diana with a sword, but Diana knocks her into a high-voltage wire, electrocuting Cyber and causing the final Earthquaker to explode. Diana and Patrick manage to escape. Lu Shan, who also reaches safety, vows vengeance for her mistress. Later, Diana and Patrick learn that Lu Shan has gone into Red China, and I-Ching has gotten out of his hospital bed and followed her there.
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Crime Does Not Pay
Fecha: 1970.06| Créditos: Denny O’Neil (Guiones), Mike Sekowsky (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
While shopping for perfume, Diana Prince nabs pickpocket Creepy Caniguh and his partner.
Diana, remembering that I-Ching mentioned having friends in the Red Chinese city of Ashai, decides to start her search there. Patrick has both of them made up as Orientals and then flies them both over the Chinese border to Ashai, though their plane is shot down in the process. They discover I-Ching among the villagers of Ashai. He tells them that he has broken off his search for Lu Shan because his old friends, the Ashai villagers, are about to be forcibly relocated by the Chinese government to the north, where they will be forced to toil in mines. Since the Ashaians are “river people”, farmers and fishermen, I-Ching fears that they will not survive in the mining country. He and a collaborator plan to bring the Ashaians across the border in an old riverboat, with a cache of World War II-vintage Japanese arms for protection. The operation begins, with Diana and Patrick battling the Red Chinese to cover for them. Despite the heavy odds against them, the Ashaians manage to make it into Hong Kong territorial waters. Diana has been rendered unconscious by a flying piece of debris, but, when she revives, both Inspector McLean and Patrick take her out to dinner.
When Diana has a bout of depression, I-Ching suggests she visit her mother on Paradise Island. She mentally contacts Queen Hippolyte, who sends Leda, an Amazon messenger, to her plane. Leda intends to take herself and Diana back to the dimension in which Paradise Island now exists, but their journey goes awry and they end up on the world of Chalandor, battling black-hued beings called Shadowmen. They manage to defeat the Shadowmen with the help of a rising moon, whose light the beings cannot bear. But, moments afterward, a Chalandorian craft lands and its crew intend to bring both Amazons back to their arena to fight as gladiatrixes. Diana orders Leda to return to Paradise Island to get help, while she fights the Chalandorians. She is finally overpowered and brought before the queen. There she meets a fellow captive, a barbarian called Ranagor. Diana attacks the Queen and her guards, trying to free herself and Ranagor, but she is once again defeated and imprisoned with her new barbarian friend. Both end up in the arena facing the gnarth, a vicious beast, but they destroy it. Then they fight their way out of the arena to a tall tower, where they sight an army across a river. Ranagor reveals that he is the prince of North Ambria, and the troops are those of his father, who hopes to oust the villainous queen of this realm. Both jump into the river from the tower and are rescued by the North Ambrian troops.
Thanagor, father of Ranagor and king of North Ambria, rejoices to see his son alive, and declares that they will attack Chalandor in the morning. That night, he hosts a feast in camp for Ranagor and Diana. Afterwards, Ranagor is alone with Diana and asks her to tell him of herself. She responds by relating how she lost her Wonder Woman powers, met I-Ching, and began her war against Dr. Cyber. By the time she is finished, it is dawn, and time for the attack. But the Chalandorians attack first in flying ships, and take their toll with arrows, spears, and burning oil.
The North Ambrians take heavy losses in assaulting Castle Skull until Diana devises cannons for them to breach the walls. Finally, the Queen of Chalandor and her champion, Thang, agree to meet Diana and Thanagor in single combat. Thanagor kills Chang, and the queen refuses to fight Diana afterward. The North Ambrian army finally takes the city, and the queen is sentenced to wandering the countryside, where her formerly-tyrannized subjects will undoubtedly take revenge. Queen Hippolyte and her Amazons arrive too late for the action, but in time to take Diana back to Paradise Island for a week of rest and recuperation.
Diana Prince is asked for help by Mrs. Petrucci, mother of her friend Tony. Mrs. Petrucci reveals that her daughter Angela was rendered comatose three years ago when she had some punch at a party held by Tony’s Vietnam War buddy Eddie Dean, a prankster who spiked the punch with some ingredients which, unknown to him, contained a powerful detergent. Three others died from the poisoned punch; Angela is now awake, but is mute in a nursing home and cannot recognize her mother and brother. Eddie Dean went into hiding, and Tony has been looking for him ever since. Now Tony has a lead on Eddie, and has taken his gun with him, which is why Mrs. Petrucci asks Diana to find Eddie first. After a series of incidents, both Diana and Tony find Eddie, capture him, and turn him over to the police. Angela regains her senses with the help of therapy by one Dr. Hurtz and is reunited with her mother and Tony. Later, Diana and Tony learn that Eddie has been sentenced to from ten to twenty years in jail.
While on vacation in the European country of Daldonia, Diana Prince finds herself the victim of a kidnap attempt, but fights her way free and helps catch the perpetrators. However, she is astonished to find herself treated as royalty and hustled into the state palace. There, Diana soon discovers that she is an exact double for Princess Fabiola, who is to marry Prince Rupert on the next day. If she was abducted or done away with, however, her cousin Frieda would be next in line for the throne. General Rudolph asks Diana to stay a few days, feeling she will be needed, and she is: Fabiola is kidnapped that very night. Rudolph manages to persuade Diana to stand in for Fabiola until the princess is found. But when Rupert kisses her, he knows that she is not his intended. Diana and Rudolph secretly explain things to him, and they decide that the wedding must go through, with Diana still secretly substituting for Fabiola. As she is being led down the aisle to the altar, Diana is attacked by the kidnappers and fights them off, then trails them to where Fabiola is held. She soon defeats and unmasks the ringleader of the kidnap crew–Fabiola’s cousin Frieda. Fabiola is recovered unharmed, and goes through with the wedding to Rupert. Frieda and her husband Helmut are banished from Daldonia for life. Diana gains the thanks of Gen. Rudolph, and returns home to I-Ching and Cathy Perkins.
Diana Prince and I-Ching, travelling in a car through a snowstorm, pick up two motorists having car trouble and soon discover their new passengers are escaped convicts holding guns on them. Soon, Diana’s car stalls as well, and all four of them have to take refuge at the Inn of the White Horse. Four others are there, including the female innkeeper, her son Lemuel, a writer names James Arnett, and a little man with a briefcase. One of the convicts eventually stabs the little man, mistakenly thinking he has stolen money in his briefcase, and is in turn killed falling down the stairs in flight from an unseen attacker. When the other convict is killed in the dark, Diana sees the innkeeper has no reflection, and stops the others from drinking what turns out to be poisoned ale. Lemuel tries to strangle Diana, but I-Ching knocks him away with his silver-headed cane. Lemuel and his mother hold Diana and the other two at gunpoint, explaining that they are ghosts and can only appear during storms like these, in which they have the chance to “take…enough souls” to enable them to appear and disappear at will. Diana kicks Lemuel’s guns away, and she, Arnett, and I-Ching escape, setting the Inn ablaze and burning it to the ground.
A man dying of gunshot wounds stumbles into Diana’s boutique, reveals that he is a secret agent for a government agency headed by General Stuart, for whom I-Ching also once worked, and tells her that Stuart must learn of an assassination planned on the Koronian ambassador. Then he dies. After Diana and Ching defeat two killers seeking the dead agent, Ching goes to Washington to contact Gen. Stuart, and Diana goes to Kennedy Airport, where she stops another apparent assassination attempt on Anatole Karoli, the ambassador from Koronia. Karoli insists on taking Diana out, and begins romancing her, during which time she foils more attempts on his life. Later, Gen. Stuart and I-Ching meet with Diana. The general tells Diana that she is still in the Army Reserve, even though she has resigned her commission, and he reappoints her lieutenant with the task of keeping Karoli safe from assassination. Diana goes to Washington, D. C. with Karoli and saves him from still more apparent murder attempts. But, just after Karoli shakes hands with President Nixon, Diana knocks Karoli down, kicks a pistol he had been packing away from him, and knocks him unconscious. She removes a mask from “Karoli”’s face, explaining to the president that she saw the bottom of the mask poking out from under his collar. The “assassination attempts” were really fakes, and the “ambassador” was really an assassin seeking the president’s life. Later, the president tells Diana and Gen. Stuart that the killer was an agent of the party out of power in the Koronian government, and their plan was to make it appear that one of the opposition had been guilty of the assassination of the president.
Story: “The Wrath of Dr. Cyber” (from WONDER WOMAN #181)
Story: “Return To Paradise Island” (from WONDER WOMAN #183)
Diana encounters Jonny Double, a private detective who prods her into a fight (which she wins) to test her prowess, and then offers her a job. Double is currently employed by nightclub magnate Fellows Dill, the “dean of beautiful women”. A fanatic religious / moralist organization called The Tribunal is out to murder him for his embodiment of values with which they disagree. He feels that The Tribunal’s assassins will be on the lookout for male bodyguards like Double, but not for a beautiful female like Diana. At first she refuses his offer, but when Dill offers to finance an operation that will return I-Ching’s sight, she agrees. The Tribunal strikes while Dill, Diana, and Double are travelling on a private train car, gassing both Diana and Double unconscious, though Dill escapes. Diana and Double are placed on trial by The Tribunal’s hierarchy, and are condemned to death for their involvement with Dill. Jonny offers to bring back Dill in exchange for their lives, with Diana staying as a hostage. The Tribunal agree, with a three-day deadline. When three days pass without Double’s return, an executioner is sent to Diana’s cell, but she knocks him unconscious, takes his keys, and frees herself. She fights her way past guards and, seeing Tribunal members with Double in tow, takes a guard’s robe and follows them in disguise. Double admits to The Tribunal that he was unable to find Dill, but offers himself as sacrifice in place of Diana. Diana attacks the guards and she and Jonny make an escape from The Tribunal’s stronghold. Minutes later, Jonny and Diana are about to share a kiss when Double is grazed by a gunshot. The gunman is Fellows Dill, holding a pistol, with an insane look on his face.
Diana knocks Fellows Dill down and Jonny Double takes his gun. Dill proves to be insane, and they trail his footprints to what appears to be a cabin in the mountains, but what is in reality the anteroom of a fabulous hideout burrowed into the mountain. Two Tribunal members appear in a helicopter. Jonny and Diana defeat them and take their craft, but soon find that the controls are locked on it and it flies them by remote control to Fellows Dill’s estate. Once there, they are attacked by members of Dr. Cyber’s gang. Jonny is subdued, and Diana vaults inside the mansion, falling through a trapdoor into a dungeon full of beautiful women. Diana realizes that Dr. Cyber is behind the caper, having recognized Cyber’s insignia on her gang members. But Cyber knocks Diana unconscious with electric bolts from a device in the ceiling. Diana awakens to find herself chained beside Jonny, with a steel-masked Dr. Cyber sizing them both up. Cyber tells them that she escaped the destruction of her undersea fortress through a safety route, rebuilt her organization, admittedly “was mad”, and “established The Tribunal to destroy all who trafficked in human beauty!” Then she discovered a mind-control serum, which she used on Dill. Now, her objective is to have her brain transplanted by her associate Dr. Moon, late an ally of Ra’s Al Ghul, into the body of a beautiful woman. The lovely captives Diana saw were candidates for Cyber’s new housing. Now, she admits she wants to be housed in Diana’s body. When Moon administers anaesthetic gas to Diana, she suspends her breathing by yoga techniques and remains awake, faking unconsciousness. Then she attacks Cyber and her guards, and, when Cyber attacks with a scalpel, judo-tosses her. Cyber impales herself on the scalpel. Diana frees Jonny, and they embrace, ready to leave.
Wonder Woman v1 #200/2
Diana’s Memory Album
Fecha: 1972.06| Créditos: Denny O’Neil (Guiones), Don Heck (Dibujos)| Edición española: Inédito.
Comment: This is a one-page prologue to the Wonder Woman reprint story.