Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 30

General Info

Issue No:
30
On Sale Date:
September 2017
Cover Date:
November 2017
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Heart of the Amazon - Part Five

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jesus Merino
Jenny Frison (variant)
Writer:
Shea Fontana
Penciller:
David Messina
Inker:
David Messina
Letterer:
Saida Temofonte
Colourist:
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Editor:
Chris Conroy
Brittany Holzherr (associate)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Hamilton Revere
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Sasha Bordeaux, Private Hansen, Amelia Medina, Destiny, General Thomas
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Synopsis

Etta and Steve do some digging and discover Revere’s connection with the Department of Defence. Sasha secretly lets them out of the facility under the nose of General Thomas so they can go and assist Wonder Woman who they now realise has walked into a trap.

Meanwhile at Revere’s compound he introduces his squad of super-soldiers who are all admirers of the Amazon Princess and the good she does. A couple of the woman in particular are almost humbled to be in her presence.

Wonder Woman asks him why he send Bounty Hunters after her when he had soldiers that could do the job for him? He replied that after the mobile phone footage of her fighting Doctor Crawford went viral everyone it would make sense to see the underworld after her. Once her Justice League colleagues realise she has gone missing they will be looking elsewhere.

One of the soldiers, Private Hansen, is surprised and annoyed to hear Revere’s words that Wonder Woman was not aware of the real reason why she was brought here. But he orders her to stand down.

Wonder Woman tells him that she will not be a party to his plan to use her blood to create more super-soldiers. She asks if using her blood to cure disease had all been a lie and he replies that there may be a possibility that her blood could be used for such application but that Doctor Crawford’s work had not been finished as she had taken the cowards way out, so they will never know for sure. So instead his focus is on creating an army of super-soldiers who can bring peace to the world just like Wonder Woman’s mission.

She knees him in the groin and he orders the super-soldiers to take her down. A fight ensues but although Wonder Woman initially holds her own she is eventually overwhelmed and bound to a chair ready for her blood to be extracted.

Meanwhile outside Steve and Etta have arrived at the complex and Etta uses a grenade to create a distraction allowing them to snake pass the guards and enter the facility. As they burst into the chamber with weapons drawn, Wonder Woman breaks free of her bindings and tells her friends they need to lead the super-soldiers outside as another fight breaks out.

One of the soldiers however, named Amelia, indicates she knows the best way out and Wonder Woman feels she can trust her. She, Steve and Etta follow Amelia outside and Wonder Woman flies to a nearby clearing followed by the super-soldiers.

As they surround her preparing to attack again she gives a signal and Etta uses the golden lasso to ensnare them all. Although the soldiers had been altered at a genetic level to give them strength the mutation was, at the hear of it, a lie and under the power of the lasso of truth they reverted back to their original form, robbing the soldiers of their enhanced powers.

As Amelia willingly offers herself to be bound by the lasso too Wonder Woman wraps the glowing rope around her wrists and tells her that she will help people, save lives and spread hope and she will do it all not as a super solider or wonder woman – but as Amelia.

Steve then says they need to retrieve the samples in Revere’s lab to prevent anyone else trying the same stunt but Etta suggest they blow up the facility instead and destroy everything.

A short while later the police arrive to take Revere into custody. Two paramedics step forward however and say that they have been instructed to check is vitals. As they take him inside the ambulance and rive off, they reveal themselves to be two of the super-soldiers who have managed to escape custody. Private Hansen points her gun at Revere and orders him to work on restoring their powers.

Later at Diana’s beach house the friends are relaxing. After her latest adventure Diana thinks to herself that she knows more than ever that she is strong, She is a warrior, she is an Amazon, she is a woman of hope and peace…and most importantly she is free.