Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 126


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 126

General Info

Issue No:
126 (455)
On Sale Date:
August 1997
Cover Date:
October 1997
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jose Luis Garcia Lopez
Writer:
John Byrne
Penciller:
John Byrne
Inker:
John Byrne
Letterer:
John Byrne
Colourist:
Patricia Mulvihill
Editor:
Paul Kupperberg

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Cassie Sandsmark, Helena Sandsmark, Julia Kapatelis, Vanessa Kapatelis, Donna Troy (Wonder Girl/Troia), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor
Heroes:
Numerous
Villains:
Doctor Zeul, Bronson, Granny Goodness, Kalibak, Kanto
Olympians:
Zeus, Herakles, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite, Hestia
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Artemis
Other:
Kanto, Jason Blood (Etrigan The Demon), Merlin
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Comments

A simple but effective cover from John Byrne. This issue is really simply a tie-in with the “Genesis” cross over event also written by Byrne and barely features Diana herself.

It is worth noting that in her first appearances in the Golden Age, Giganta’s creator was spelled Dr. Zool, but was changed to the more familiar Dr. Zeul post crisis.

Synopsis

Still in the Gateway Memorial Hospital, Wonder Woman has been put into a hyperbaric chamber as doctors remain baffled by her condition. Several friends are still around and especially Cassie Sandsmark insists that Diana will survive.

Meanwhile, Herakles returns to Olympus carrying a lifeless Zeus. Both have been at the Source Wall and Herakles found Zeus in this critical condition after he himself had been attacked by Ares.

A group of heroes is still within the Source fighting the forces of Darkseid. Donna Troy and Hippolyta are there as well and are suddenly being attacked mentally. Now both have hallucinations – on the one hand, Hippolyta sees a dying Wonder Woman who claims that she was betrayed by her mother, on the other hand, Donna sees younger versions of herself and the original Teen Titans. They all mock Donna for her age and for her life being a total failure …