Wonder Woman The Hiketeia


Wonder Woman The Hiketeia

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
June 2002
Cover Date:
June 2002
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Hiketeia

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
J. G. Jones
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Penciller:
J. G. Jones
Inker:
Wade von Grawbadger
Letterer:
Todd Klein
Colourist:
Dave Stewart
Editor:
Bob Schreck, Michael Wright (associate)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Danielle Wellys
Heroes:
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Villains:
The Erinyes (Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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Comments

This was graphic novel marked the debut of Greg Rucka and received such a positive reception from both critics and fans alike that he later was given the opportunity to explore his interpretation of Diana as being as much of a diplomat for her nation as a heroine, when he became writer for the main Wonder Woman series.

J.G Jones cover also caused quite a story when it appeared in the previews for the forthcoming graphic novel, delighting Wonder Woman fans and annoying Batman fans in equal measure! It caused much debate on the chat rooms and forums as to who really was the better fighter and who would win in combat – the Amazing Amazon or the Caped Crusader?

Synopsis

An ancient, long-forgotten ritual called the Hiketeia is invoked by a young girl called Danielle from Gotham City, who has a deeply troubled past. Worse yet, Wonder Woman is trapped into the role of her teacher and protector and soon discovers that she also must stand between her student and the earthly justice that the Dark Knight so rightly seeks. Wonder Woman has no choice but to honour her pledge and face off against her JLA comrade in combat to prevent him taking the girl into custody. But riven by guilt Danielle takes her own life, leaving Diana to ponder on the futility and cruelty of the Fates.