Wonder Woman – Volume 1 – 137


Wonder Woman – Volume 1 – 137

General Info

Issue No:
137
On Sale Date:
February 1963
Cover Date:
April 1963
Era:
Silver Age
Story Title:
The Robot Wonder Woman

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
Writer:
Robert Kanigher
Penciller:
Ross Andru
Inker:
Mike Esposito
Letterer:
N/A
Colourist:
N/A
Editor:
Robert Kanigher

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Steve Trevor
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Hippolyta Robot, Wonder Woman Robot
Olympians:
Aphrodite
Amazons:
Hippolyta
Other:
N/A
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Talented artist, the late Al Rio, was commissioned to create a series of “re-imagined covers” exclusively for Amazon Archives, one of which is featured in this issue’s gallery section.

Synopsis

Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor find themselves, within the Robot Plane, drawn through space magnetically to a parallel Earth populated by robots. A robot Wonder Woman has seen Steve from afar and brought him to the robotic Paradise Island to be her lover, but she has no use for the human Wonder Woman. Steve, who has been hypnotised by the robots, rejects Wonder Woman in favour of her robot double. But the human heroine refuses to give him up, so the robot Queen Hippolyta proposes a series of tests, with the winner gaining Steve Trevor and the loser facing doom. The first test is a wrestling match, which ends in a draw, thanks to the robot Hippolyta’s biased refereeing. The human Wonder Woman wins a race to the top of a skyscraper and a contest to find the way out of a darkened labyrinth. The last contest, a duel with swords, ensues, and Wonder Woman hears the Hippolyta robot saying that, if the human Wonder Woman wins, she will have her destroyed on grounds of harming royalty. The human Amazon does destroy her robotic opponent, but then disguises herself to look like the robot Wonder Woman. The robot Hippolyta surrenders Steve Trevor to her, completely ignorant of the ruse, until Wonder Woman takes off with Steve Trevor in her robot plane. When the robotic Amazons try to follow in spacecraft, they are destroyed in a meteor shower. Later, Steve Trevor shakes off his hypnotised spell, and does not recall anything of their adventure.