Wonder Woman – Volume 1 – 117

Wonder Woman – Volume 1 – 117

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
August 1960
Cover Date:
October 1960
Silver Age
Story Title:
Fantastic Fishermen of the Forbidden Sea
Wonder Girl Meets Wonder Woman

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
Robert Kanigher
Ross Andru
Mike Esposito
Robert Kanigher


Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Wonder Girl, Etta Candy
Hippolyta (Hippolyte)
Holliday Girls (Thelma Thrall, Tina Toy, Lita Little)
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First Story Synopsis

After a long absence from Holliday College, Wonder Woman returns to tell some of her exploits to her friends the Holliday Girls: Etta Candy, Lita Little, Tina Toy, and Thelma Tall.

The first story she tells involves when Queen Hippolyta called her to return to Paradise Island to investigate the disappearance of patrol no 11 since they went missing in the Forbidden Sea. Diving into the ocean near the Forbidden Sea she is knocked out by a strange chemical. Coming around she finds that she and patrol #11 have been captured by under sea “fishermen” who fish for those who intrude into their land. They offer Wonder Woman a challenge: If she can evade capture from them, they will allow her and the other captured Amazons to go free. Wonder Woman would succeed in freeing herself and saving her fellow Amazons and as they would leave the Forbidden Sea, they would erect a force wall to prevent them from crossing over into Amazon territory again.

She then relates another story about when she was out shopping in a toy store when an evil toy created by a criminal scientist before his incarceration would use a powerful beam to shrink Wonder Woman down to miniature size. In order to destroy her, the robot would then animate the other toys and send them to attack her. Quick thinking, Wonder Woman would take a toy cannon and fire it at the robot, destroying it, restoring her to normal size and making the other toys inert once more.

Finally caving into the Holliday Girl’s demands for a tale involving a flying saucer she is about to tell a story when the toy flying saucer they are playing with suddenly grows in size and attempts to abduct them all. Wonder As they are coiled in ropes and pulled up into the sky, Wonder Woman spots good fortune: a space satellite reentering into Earth’s atmosphere. Using her lasso she snags the satellite and uses it to smash the UFO into bits. They manages to avoid a fatal fall thanks to the timely arrival of Wonder Woman’s robot plane. After they are back on the ground, Wonder Woman asks them what sort of story they’d like to hear now, they jokingly ask for a tale about fishing.

Second Story Synopsis

Watching footage of her future exploits as Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl becomes determined to fight side by side with her adult self. When she approaches her mother Queen Hippolyta to propose this idea, the queen tells Wonder Girl that it is impossible for the same being to occupy two different places at once. Still determined, Wonder Girl begins watching her future counterpart to wait for opportune moments to travel to the future and help her out in her war against crime.

When she sees Wonder Woman surrounded by a group of thugs, Wonder Girl travels to the future and arrives just as Wonder Woman finished defeating them and finds no trace of her future counterpart. Spotting a building fire, Wonder Girl uses her powers to save a woman and her child from the blaze before returning to her own time to try again.

Seeing another exploit where Wonder Woman is going toe-to-toe with an enemy submarine firing a warhead at her, Wonder Girl once more travels to the future to try and help herself. She arrives just as Wonder Woman had deflected the missile, destroying the sub and left the scene. Before she can begin tracking herself, Wonder Girl is alerted of a bathysphere in trouble and saves it from a giant crab and eel before returning to the past to see where her future self will turn out next.

Seeing that her future self will be judging a fashions show she once more tries to meet the future Diana only to find Wonder Woman gone and having to save more people from trouble: this time riders of a roller coaster that has gone out of control. Wonder Girl’s next glimpse of the future is Wonder Woman sun tanning while a meteor is about to fall right on top of her. Travelling to that time, she finds that Wonder Woman is gone and the meteor at risk of crushing her instead. She is surprised when Wonder Woman arrives to stop this and toss the meteor away. However, this only turns out to be a hallucination brought on by the baking heat of the meteor — It’s really her mother Queen Hippolyta who has saved her. The queen then tells her that it’s pointless to try and accomplish a scientific impossibility. Wonder Girl decides to give up for now, but still dreams of one day meeting her future self.


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