(The) Legend of Wonder Woman – Volume One – 1


(The) Legend of Wonder Woman – Volume One – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
January 1986
Cover Date:
May 1986
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Legends Live Forever

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Trina Robbins
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Trina Robbins
Penciller:
Trina Robbins
Inker:
Trina Robbins
Letterer:
Lois Buhalis
Colourist:
Nansi Hoolahan
Editor:
Alan Gold

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana/Diana Prince), Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, Suzie
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Atomia
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Hermia, Paula, Portia, Tashia
Other:
N/A
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Comments

This was a four-issue limited series told and drawn in the style of the Golden Age, but was based on the contemporary version of Wonder Woman. The series acted as a bridge between the end of Wonder Woman Volume One, following Diana’s “death” in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, and the commencement of George Perez’s post crisis reboot of the character.

Synopsis

Knowing that the effects of the Crisis on Infinite Earths will soon cause the entire Multiverse to collapse, Queen Hippolyta of Paradise Island gazes upon the Magic Sphere and reflects upon the heroic life of her daughter, Wonder Woman.

The 1950s
Wonder Woman participates in a parade and marches down the centre of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.Suddenly, her old foe Atomia arrives gliding downward on the back of one of her Neutonic slaves. Her slaves attack the crowd and begin kidnapping people, taking them back to Atomia’s domain – the Atom Galaxy. Wonder Woman uses her Lasso of Truth to coral as many civilians as possible, but Atomia manages to escape back to her home dimension.

Later, Wonder Woman meets a young girl named Suzie. She is the niece of her close friend, Etta Candy. Wonder Woman doesn’t want Suzie wandering about Washington Mall unattended, so she tells her to meet back at her “friend’s” house – Diana Prince.

Back at her apartment, Diana telephones Etta while desperately attempting to placate the precocious child. Etta tells her that she is stuck at college and asks Diana to look after the little girl.

Later still, Diana goes to the roof of her building to summon her Amazon friend, Paula. Suzie decides to follow her and witnesses Diana transform into Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman asks to borrow a nuclear triangulator from Paula – a device she used against Atomia once before.

Some time later, Atomia returns to Earth and uses her powers to transform a harmless harbor fish into a large, scaly monster. Wonder Woman flies into action while Suzie cheers her on. She easily incapacitates the creature, but events take an unexpected turn when a strange woman named Tashia arrives.

Tashia offers to aide Wonder Woman and brings Suzie and she aboard her aircraft. As the ship flies off, Atomia appears again and uses her mental powers to blast the craft out of the sky.