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Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #174

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Return with us once more to the beautiful isle of Themyscira, home to the immortal Amazons and, Precinct1313‘s weekly comic-cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. This week the ancient Amazon archives reveal their secrets in the form of “Wonder Woman (volume 2) #174.” Written by: Phil Jimenez. Cover art by: Adam Hughes. Interior art by: Phil Jimenez. Released in November 2001.

This weeks titanic tale is titled “The Witch And The Warrior” and is the first of a three part storyline that eventually serves as a set up for a six part crossover series entitled “The Joker’s Last Laugh.” In order to defeat witch-goddess Circe and her allies Silver Swan and Cheetah, Wonder Woman must engage the help of several female Superheroes. This terrific tome brings together some of DC’s greatest female Super heroes of all time including, girl of steel Supergirl, her parallel universe counterpart Power Girl, mistress of magic Zatanna, winged wonder Hawkgirl and the maid of might Mary Marvel

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

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Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #170

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The studio doors are open for you to take your seats, as we join Daily Planet‘s star reporter Lois Lane in a revealing interview with the Amazon Princess, just in time for this week’s edition of “Classic Wonder Woman,” Precinct1313‘s weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of the awesome Amazon.

Yet another sublime Adam Hughes cover introduces us to this week’s inquisitive issue, entitled “She’s A Wonder” and brought to you by; Joe Kelly, Phil Jimenez, and Adam Hughes. Released in July 2001.

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Lois Lane spends a day in the company of Diana for a special expose titled “A Day In The Life Of Wonder Woman,” following the Amazon Princess as she visits the White House for official business with President Luthor (yes indeed, Lex Luthor was the American President for awhile… let’s just say it didn’t end well!) gives a speech at the United Nations, and stops to shoot a few games of pool at a Metropolis Suicide Slum pool hall, before finally guest starring on the talk show itself and fielding some hard hitting and confrontational questions from Lois.

An absolute blast of an issue, from the awe-inspiring Hughes cover to the terrific story that expertly showcases Diana and Lois‘ tense and extremely prickly relationship, especially when it comes to their mutual interest… Kal El.

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

Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #150

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The antediluvian Amazon archives opens its ancient gateway once again for another instalment of “Classic Wonder Woman” Precinct1313’s weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Diana of Themyscira. This week we present to you; Wonder Woman (volume 2) #150. Written by: Eric Luke. Cover art by: Adam Hughes. Interior art by: Matthew Clark. Released in November 1999.

This weeks episode heralds yet another stunning illustration from the astonishing Adam Hughes, this is actually my second favourite WW cover of all time (due to this classic Bolland cover being my overall fave.) And like the Bolland cover, Adam Hughes artwork was so popular amongst the fans that it was turned into a rather marvellous statue, part of DC’s extremely popular Covergirls series of sculpts.

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This oversized anniversary issue is titled “Godwar: Conquest” and finds our titular heroine and her council of war, Zeus, Rama and Hanuman preparing battle plans to confront the nefarious forces of Kronos (Cronus) as he and his chosen pantheon assault the gates of heaven. As Kronos puts angels to the sword, it is up to Wonder Woman and her team of Greek and Hindu gods to stop the slaughter, and put to an end Kronos‘ plan of deadly ascension.

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

Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #145

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Our footsteps echo through the halls of the ancient Amazon archives as we retrieve another classic tome, and continue our weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of the amazing Amazon. This weeks instalment presents you with; Wonder Woman (volume 2) #145. Written by: Eric Luke. Cover art by: Adam Hughes. Interior art by: Matthew Clark. Released in June 1999.

The terrific tale secreted behind the astonishing Adam Hughes cover is titled “Devastation 3: Death Begun”, continuing the tale of Diana‘s new and deadly foe, Devastation, with her origin story.  Last episode we recounted the tale of Titan Kronos (Cronus) and his devilish predilection for swallowing his children to prevent any from usurping his position of power. Although Zeus managed to free most of his siblings from their gastroscopic fate, unknown to him, Kronos still had trapped, earlier unknown Gods, Oblivion, Disdain, Arch, Harrier and Slaughter.

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Centuries later, Kronos released his remaining children, who became his own personal pantheon, through whom he would use to destroy other Gods on his attempted ascension to ultimate power. 

Though there stood one major obstacle in his ignoble quest for power, Olympus’ champion; Wonder Woman. Kronos devised a scheme to create a dark mirror image of the ultimate Amazon, like Diana herself, created from Themysciran clay. Once formed Kronos breathed life unto the graven image and named her Deva. And thus Devastation was born, possessing the same powers and abilities as her Olympian counterpart, but with diabolical and deadly twists, and none of the pathos or compassion of her Themysciran sister.

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

Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #50

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Welcome back to another instalment of Classic Wonder Woman, Precinct1313’s weekly comic-cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of the world’s foremost female Superhero. This week we delve into the Amazon archive to bring you; Wonder Woman (vol-2) #50. Written by George Perez, with cover art by George Perez, and interior art by various artists including Brian Bolland and Adam Hughes. Released in January 1991.

This weeks titanic tale is titled “Embrace The Dawn”  and follows Queen Hippolyta and the Amazons as they make preparations to journey to Man’s world for the first time. Queen Hippolyta prays to the Gods as Menalippe performs a ceremony to bless the Amazons who are about to reveal themselves to the world outside of Themyscira. In New York, Hermes opens a portal for the Amazons to traverse, led by Hippolyta the Amazons step unto Man’s world for the first time and stop in their tracks to remove their bracelets of submission, no longer feeling the need to be chained to the memories of their past subjugation by Heracles.

This oversized anniversary issue brings together some of the greatest comic artists of all time, with each providing their own unique variation on the amazing Amazon. Artists include the likes of, George Perez, Brian Bolland, Adam Hughes, Matt Wagner and Sergio Aragones.

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