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.
The idyllic shores of Themyscira island beckon once more my Amazon loving affiliates, as we continue our weekly comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. This week we proudly present; Wonder Woman (volume 2) #107. Written, illustrated and inked by superstar creator John Byrne. Released in March 1996.
The titanic tale secreted behind this fantastic Byrne cover is titled ‘Lifelines’ and chronicles Celtic sorceress Morgain Le Fay’s attempt to unravel the secrets of immortality by capturing the world’s immortals, with Diana herself at the top of the list. Recruiting the help of rhyming hell-spawn Etrigan through the use of mind control, she sends the demon to snare the Amazon Princess.
This week’s incredible issue is a real who’s who of magical characters from DC’s large stable of mystical members including, Sorceress Morgain Le Fay, Demon Etrigan, the mysterious Phantom Stranger, occultist Theophilus Warly and immortal tyrant Vandal Savage. Diana has her hands full in this epic battle, as Etrigan matches her in strength and speed, but also has an infernal demonic ferocity that may just tip the scales his way. To say all hell breaks loose would be an understatement!
Join us again next week for another classic WW cover, my affable Amazonian associates!