Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #1,000,000
Return with us once more to the tranquil island of Themyscira, where we continue our exploration of the ancient Amazon archives in search of yet more “Classic Wonder Woman,” Precinct1313’s comic-cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of the Amazon Princess. This weeks terrific tome is brought to you by – Christopher Priest, Mike Collins, and John Stokes, with the captivating cover by legendary artist Mike Deodato Jr. Released November 1, 1998.
Wonder Woman #1,000,000 was a core part of a 1988 crossover storyline that ran through an initial 4 issue mini-series and encompassed most of the DC Universe’s monthly comics. It presented the reader with a vision of the 853rd century, wherein the current super-team Justice League Alpha co-operate with their original 20th century counterparts in an attempt to stop the nefarious plans of immortal Super-Villain Vandal Savage.
Wonder Woman of the 853rd century shares many traits with her 20th century equivalent, strength, skill and the ability to fly. She also has similar accoutrements of war including the quintessential golden lasso of truth. Her bullet deflecting vambraces though are unique to this future version – the bracers Harmony and Charity are A.I. aware and capable of creating indestructible force shields, weaponry and confer tactical and strategic advice upon command. This future Amazing Amazon does differ in one rather unusual way though – she was cast of marble, and granted existence by the Goddess of truth who appointed her the protector of Venus, which has since become the new domain for the Amazons.
Join us again next week for another classic WW cover, my accomplished Amazonian associates.