Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #300

(Copyright-DC Comics)

(Copyright-DC Comics)

Welcome back my astonishing Amazonian associates to another instalment of, Classic Wonder Woman, Precinct1313’s weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Diana of Themyscira. This week we delve into the Ancient Amazon Archives to bring you; Wonder Woman #300, written by Roy Thomas and Dan Thomas, with cover and interior art by various artists includingEd Hannigan, Dick Giordano, Gene Colan, Keith Giffen and Ross Andru. Released in February 1983.

This astounding anniversary issue sports a wraparound cover that depicts scenes from adventures past and present, and a cavalcade of heroes and villains. Behind this issues amazingly detailed cover lies the tale “Beautiful Dreamer, Death Unto Thee…”

WW #300 wraparound cover

This titanic tale tantalises Diana’s struggle against a shadowy monster who equals her in power, and torments the amazing Amazon at every turn. She encounters the hero known as the Sandman ( Dr. Garrett Sanford version) who relays to Diana it is, in actuality an escaped nightmare, that is the personification of her fears. The story encompasses a huge cast of supporting characters including, Power Girl, The Justice League, Teen Titans, Lois Lane and, the Earth-Two variant of Wonder Woman.

WW earth 2

Sharing the same origin as her alternate dimensional counterpart, Diana of Earth-Two originally was created when DC Comics retconned the original Wonder Woman stories by her creator William Moulton Marston. DC created a Multiverse that consisted of many parallel worlds co-existing on alternate dimensional planes, contained within each universe were differing variants of their classic heroes and villains. The Multiverse was created as an explanation as to why the (non immortal) Superheroes and villains could have been active throughout the decades and yet seem not to age.

"Fury" - Lyta Trevor, daughter of Earth-2 Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor

“Fury” – Lyta Trevor, daughter of Earth-2 Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor

The Earth-2 variants of DC’s classic characters are older and wiser than their fledgling Earth-One counterparts, this version of Wonder Woman is semi-retired and married to General Steve Trevor, with a daughter named Lyta. Lyta Trevor is also known by her alter ego of “Fury” (named after the Furies of Greek mythology) with the same powers as her mother, she is one of the founding members of Infinity Inc, the Earth-2 version of The Teen Titans.

Join us again next week for another classic WW cover, my admirable Amazonian associates!

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

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Posted on May 18, 2015, in Comics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this – I actually remember this Anniversary cover!
    Up against th Sandman, eh? Not th Neil Gaiman version, alas! (my all-time fave series, btw)
    Next to th “Where th action is!” box, who’s th mean dude in th red mask? Can’t remember his name.
    Next to him, is th blonde lass in silver garb: Artemis?

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