Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 170


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 170

General Info

Issue No:
170 (499)
On Sale Date:
May 2001
Cover Date:
July 2001
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
She's A Wonder!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Adam Hughes
Writer:
Phil Jimenez, Joe Kelly
Penciller:
Phil Jimenez
Inker:
Andy Lanning
Letterer:
Comicraft
Colourist:
Patricia Mulvihill
Editor:
Eddie Berganza

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor, Trevor Barnes
Heroes:
Donna Troy (Troia)
Villains:
Sebastian Ballesteros, Silver Swan (Vanessa Kapatelis)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Perry White, Jimmy Olson, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor
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Comments

This is an interesting issue featuring Lois Lane interviewing Diana and following her on a typical “day in the life of” scenario. It enables Phil Jimenez to present his view of what Wonder Woman stands for and also allows him to confront the perceived tensions between Lois and Diana over their affections for Superman. It is an effective issue and sen as one of Jimenz’s best during his run, doing an excellent job of portraying Diana as she might really be like if she actually existed in the real world – more than a super heroine punching people but a true ambassador of her nation and a force for good, hope and change. Writer Greg Rucka would similarly portray his version of the Amazon Princess though this same lens when he took over the book a few years later.

Note that Diana no longer wears her Tiara after renouncing her “Princess” title. We are also introduced to Wonder Woman’s new love interest, Trevor Barnes, a figure that many fans would learn to hate!

Synopsis

We see the working day of Diana, doing interviews, supporting charities, giving speeches as well as her normal super-heroics. Lois and Diana bond as good friends as they recognise that Kal El will always play a major part in each of their lives but in different ways.