Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 213


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 213

General Info

Issue No:
213 (542)
On Sale Date:
February 2005
Cover Date:
April 2005
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Counting Coup - Part Two

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
J. G. Jones
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Penciller:
James Raiz
Inker:
Ray Snyder
Letterer:
Todd Klein
Colourist:
Richard Horie, Tanya Horie
Editor:
Ivan Cohen

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Etta Candy, Ferdinand
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Veronica Cale, Circe, Briareos, Zoom (Zoloman Hunter), Cheetah (Barbara Minerva)
Olympians:
Athena, Demeter, Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Ares, Hades, Poseidon
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Pegasus, Senator David Hale, Leslie Anderson
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Comments

A side story regarding Zoom and The Cheetah sets up a forthcoming two part crossover with “The Flash”. A return to form on the cover art front by J.G. Jones, although it kinda gives away how Diana defeats Briareos in the story itself! Many readers of course assumed that Diana’s request of Athena was to restore her own eyesight, but some had already guessed that the selfless Amazon Princess was actually wanting the Goddess to turn Garibaldi’s son back from stone.

Synopsis

Diana battles the huge and mighty Briareos and it seems Athena’s champion faces certain death. But when Zeus is given the chance to show Diana mercy he declines and orders her to be slain as an example. Athena tells him he will regret the decision and gives Diana a pre-arranged signal. Diana then uses Medousa’s head to turn the monster into stone, thus winning the challenge!
Zeus is banished and Athena takes the throne Olympus. She offers Diana a reward and the Amazing Amazon asks for just one thing – but the Goddess says that what she asks for is the one thing Athena cannot give her – at least for now. Ominously, she also tells Diana that the Amazon may regret not asking for something else instead, because there is a storm gathering on the horizon that will test Wonder Woman to her limits.