Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 42

General Info

Issue No:
42
On Sale Date:
March 2018
Cover Date:
May 2018
Era:
DC Universe
Story Title:
Amazons Attacked - Part Two

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Bryan Hitch
Jenny Frison (variant)
Writer:
James Robinson
Penciller:
Jesús Merino
Inker:
Jesús Merino
Letterer:
Saida Temofonte
Colourist:
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Editor:
Chris Conroy
Dave Wielgosz (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Jason, Steve Trevor
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Darkseid, Grail, Pardemons, Deep Six
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Peon, Wild Huntsman
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Synopsis

Jason tells Diana that he has no real recollection of where he has been for the past week except he felt he was in the presence of giants and that they had gifted him this new armour and some new powers too.

Just then they are interrupted by news that Grail has been sighted in Bavaria after another relic. As Steve prepares to mobilise his strike team Jason tells Diana that he can fly her there quicker with his new speed. As they fly towards the Bavarian Castle Jason tells her how he wants the opportunity to face down Grail for manipulating him against Diana and he recounts to the Amazon Princess the day he first encountered Grail during an attack by the sea creatures that form the Deep Six.

Grail had arrived to assist him but he now realises that the attack had all been a ruse to lure him in and gain his trust.

As they at last approach the location Wonder Woman asks Jason to throw her into the castle at speed and he does so, before taking on a group of attacking Parademons.

In the castle Grail is about to strike down the Wild Huntsmen, who is the protector of the relic, when Wonder Woman crashes through the wall and bowls her over. They fight each other but this time Wonder Woman gains the advantage and manages to ensnare Grail in her magic lasso. She forces her to explain Darkseid’s plans.

She reluctantly tells Diana that he wants to create an army and that he can no longer trust his former alliances on Apokolips to do so. She had been after another of the relics whose energies radiate a specific frequency from a time in the past, when the New Gods were Old Gods who walked the primitive Earth with other pantheons – and back when the Pantheons’ frequencies were all aligned.

Once the relics are incorporated with the Apokolips science built into the temple in the Amazon jungle, Darkseid will be able to create a boom-tube to the energy of the Greek Pantheon and other important aspects of their mythical past, including Themyscira. Grail then pauses and Wonder Woman pulls tighter on the lasso, ordering her top continue.

But Grail has been playing for time, concentrating her energies so she can unleash them in a single burst which blasts Wonder Woman to the floor and allows Grail to escape the lasso and away via a boom-tube.

A short while later Jason joins his sister after dealing with the Parademons and tells her how he wished he had been by her side when confronting Grail and that he has been changed since he went away, as normally when he used to use his powers he felt drained but that isn’t the case anymore. He feels sure he can take on Grail face to face and win. But he sees Diana has not really been listening to him and is pensive.

He asks her what the matter is and she replies that she is concerned for her Amazon sisters and her homeland Themyscira. Darkseid is still out there planning and she cannot locate him…

Meanwhile back at the temple in the jungle Grail apologises to her father for not bringing back the latest relic. He acknowledges her failure but says that it has at least given him clarity by confirming his lack of options. He asks his minion Peon if they have enough power yet to open a portal to Themyscira but is told no. Darkseid then asks if they could at least reach A.R.G.U.S, headquarter in the United States and is told yes.

“Then what are we waiting for” he smiles.