Legends of the DC Universe – 32


Legends of the DC Universe – 32

General Info

Issue No:
32
On Sale Date:
August 2000
Cover Date:
September 2000
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The 18th Letter: A Love Story - Part Three

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Mark Texeira
Writer:
Christopher Priest
Penciller:
Karl Waller, Pablo Raimondi
Inker:
Mark McKenna,
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), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Steel (John Henry Irons)
Villains:
Alcmaeon (Michael Lysander)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta
Other:
N/A
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Comments

Final part of a three part story.

Synopsis

It is the morning after the long night, and Diana’s colleagues in the JLA are in charge of enforcing the cease-fire in New Vladovnia. Fury taunts Alcmaeon with his failure to seduce Wonder Woman, yet moments later Diana admits that in some small way she is drawn to him. She persuades him that perhaps he should burn the letters of prophecy that rule his life, keeping him both eternally young and eternally pursued by the Erinyes or their agents.

However, as he is about to do so, Fury bursts in to prevent their destruction, battling Wonder Woman until she is taken to Themyscira, to meet and be cared for by Hippolyta and the other Amazons. Alcmaeon, meanwhile, gives Wonder Woman the one letter which will allow Fury to retain her youth, and burns the rest, crumbling to death as Diana kisses him farewell.

She then finds out Superman and Batman’s reactions to events, learning a little more about the character of each, and their imperfections. Perhaps she even grows a little closer to Batman.