Things go from bad to worse for Diana and the Amazons as it becomes increasingly clear that events are being carefully manipulated by an unseen enemy! We also see the death of one of the key supporting characters in the shape of Lt. Mike Shands. Certainly, Perez’s take on Wonder Woman’s world always carried a gritty air of realism and believability. It rarely read like a typical comic story line, apart from when the more mythical elements of Diana’s nature were involved.
The complexity of the story line over the past several issues and the seemingly unrelated threads begin to converge together in what was one of the most dense and mature plot lines in a DC comic at that time.