Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 127


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 127

General Info

Issue No:
127 (456)
On Sale Date:
September 1997
Cover Date:
November 1997
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Transfiguration

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, Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, Mike Schorr, Donna Troy
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Doctor Zeul, Bronson
Olympians:
Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Artemis, Herakles, Hestia
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Artemis
Other:
Takion, Orion, Lightray, Merlin, Jason Blood (Etrigan The Demon), Doctor Chin, Cyrus Wannemaker, Sandra Wannemaker
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Comments

As a life long Wonder Woman fan, I find this issue to contain a couple of disturbingly gruesome pieces of dialogue regarding Diana. After her autopsy (which we thankfully do not see!) two morticians carry her remains down to the morgue. One comments “Man, that was grim! Never thought I’d have to load what’s left of Wonder Woman into a body bag” and when it becomes clear she is alive as the bag begins to move… “She can’t be!! I had her brain in my hands for cripes sake!” . Once again, many fans felt that Byrne had little real respect for the character and what she truly stands for, relegating DC’s most iconic super heroine to merely another “female victim”.

Synopsis

Diana’s body is finally killed outright in a failed body transfer experiment attempted by Dr Zeul. As an autopsy is performed to ascertain the actual cause of death Hippolyta prays to the Gods of Olympus, who duly answer her request and resurrect the Amazon Princess as a new deity known as the “Goddess of Truth”.