Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 104

General Info

Issue No:
104 (433)
On Sale Date:
October 1995
Cover Date:
December 1995
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Second Genesis - Part Four

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
John Byrne
Writer:
John Byrne
Penciller:
John Byrne
Inker:
John Byrne
Letterer:
John Byrne
Colourist:
Patricia Mulvihill
Editor:
Paul Kupperberg

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Mike Schorr
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Darkseid, Morgaine Le Fay
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Philippus
Other:
Warly
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Synopsis

The fighting over. Fallen Amazons and shock troops lie over the battlefield. Darkseid tells Wonder Woman that she has won the battle, because he has failed to find out the location of the New Gods. Wonder Woman tells Darkseid that there is no true victory to be gained from a war with such a great number of casualties. Darkseid gestures again and his shock troops stand up. He opens a boom tube and tells Wonder Woman that he will be back. Diana tries to catch him but the Boom tube closes before she can grab him. Diana is almost in tears and Mike tries to console her.

Two days later, while they are attending the funeral of the many fallen Amazons, Diana’s sisters tell her that Mike should remove himself to a remote place from where he witness the ancient ritual. But Diana objects to the idea and Mike stays. The incineration takes place and the bodies of the dead are torched and their souls released to the Elysian Fields.

Elsewhere, Morgaine Le Fay and professor Warly continue their search for Wonder Woman. Warly says that he has found the whereabouts of Jason Blood, another immortal. Le Fay is almost on the point of death, but still she battles to her last breath.

The next day when Diana is clearing the rubble from the battle, she is informed that her mother, Queen Hippolyta, has left the island for a voyage into the unknown. Diana is dumbstruck and comes rushing to Philippus.

Philippus asks her whether she has returned to claim the throne. When Diana is even more surprised, Philippus tells her that the throne is her right as she is the Princess. Mike and the other Amazons press her to become the Queen. But Diana remains unmoved. She says that she has created a new life in Man’s World living with the mortals and that the world still needs Wonder Woman. She requests Philippus to rule in her stead.

That evening, Mike and Diana bid their farewells and depart Themyscira, leaving her Amazon sisters to rebuild their homeland.