Legends of the DC Universe – 31


Legends of the DC Universe – 31

General Info

Issue No:
31
On Sale Date:
June 2000
Cover Date:
August 2000
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The 18th Letter: A Love Story - Part Two

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Mark Texeira
Writer:
Christopher Priest
Penciller:
Karl Waller
Inker:
Mark McKenna, Jason Baumgartner
Letterer:
John Costanza
Colourist:
Tom McCraw
Editor:
Maureen McTigue

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Heroes:
Fury (Helena Kosmatos), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent Kal El), Hawkman (Katar Hol), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Dyna-Mite (Daniel Dunbar), Flying Fox, Iron Munro (Arnold Munro), Tsunami (Miya Shimada)
Villains:
Alcmaeon (Michael Lysander)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta
Other:
Erinyes (Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone), Julia Kapatelis, Lois Lane
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Comments

Second part of a three part story.

Synopsis

We learn a little of Fury’s past, how her powers were granted to her by the Furies (Erinyes) of myth, the same creatures who pursue Alcmaeon to the present day. It also learnt that Hippolyta saved her life when Fury was a hero during World War Two, and how Fury immediately identified herself with the Amazon.

Wonder Woman is stalling for time by seeking advice from those closest to her: her mother, Batman, Julia Kapatelis and finally Superman, but in the end she knows she has to agree with Alcmaeon’s demands – she is an ambassador of peace after all.

He takes her around the world, making the “one night” last as long as he possibly can, both partying and (at Diana’s insistence) doing a little good. Almost to his horror, he begins to feel himself genuinely fall for her, partly due to the beauty of her voice. He then foolishly gets into a fight with the embittered Fury, forcing Wonder Woman to intervene, attracting Fury’s attention herself. Despite the violence, however, Alcmaeon and Diana’s ‘night’ ends with a kiss.