Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 188


Wonder Woman – Volume 2 – 188

General Info

Issue No:
188 (517)
On Sale Date:
January 2003
Cover Date:
March 2003
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Wonder Boys

Creative Team

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

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Trevor Barnes
Heroes:
Troia (Donna Troy), Wildcat (Ted Hughes), Plus numerous others in back grounds
Villains:
Darkseid, Granny Goodness
Olympians:
Aphrodite, Athena
Amazons:
Philippus, Penelope, Artemis, Hippolyta
Other:
Sylvia Barnes, Louis, Johnny Barnes, Frank Barnes, Vivian Barnes, Bobby, Isis
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Comments

Throughout this farewell swan song from Phil Jimenez, we see Diana depicted in many different costumes, based on the ABC and CBS versions from the TV show, including the famous all in one blue “Aqua Suit”. The final two page splash depicts Wonder Woman in pretty much every costume incarnation she has appeared in during her long comic book history, rendered in the style of each respective artist. With this final issue Jimenez returns Diana to her Perez roots and a refocus on the original Amazon mission to bring peace and enlightenment to Man’s World.
Interestingly, the much mooted “losing of Diana’s virginity” never actually occurs in the end and one is left to wonder whether the fan protests won out – or whether it had always been Jimenez’ intention that it would actually be Hippolyta who would be the one bedding a man.
A particularly stylistic and moody cover from Adam Hughes.

Synopsis

Diana finally gets to meet the Barnes family and it is implied that the Amazon Princess gets cosy with him on the sofa – but nothing more than that! Finally, she presides over the opening of Paradise Island to the outside world as a place of learning, while the Gods smile down in satisfaction.