Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 46

General Info

Issue No:
46
On Sale Date:
May 2018
Cover Date:
July 2018
Era:
DC Universe
Story Title:
The Dark Gods - Part One

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Emanuela Lupacchino
Jenny Frison (variant)
Writer:
James Robinson
Penciller:
Stephen Segovia
Inker:
Stephen Segovia
Letterer:
Saida Temofonte
Colourist:
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Editor:
Chris Conroy
Dave Wielgosz (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Jason, Steve Trevor
Heroes:
Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Villains:
Veronica Cale, Cheetah (Barbara Minerva), Doctor Cyber (Adrianna Anderson), Doctor Poison (Marina Maru)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Glaucus
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Synopsis

Doctor Cyber tells her estranged friend Veronica Cale that she Cheetah has escaped and that she can track her down. Cale agrees and soon Doctor Poison and her team have the Cheetah in custody, strapped down to a bed. Maru leaves the scientists to it and reports to Cale that one minute Cheetah was the wild feral creature they had come to expect, and the next she had slipped into a coma.

But suddenly Cheetah awakens and ripping out her drips and monitors she leaps from the hospital bed and savages the scientists around her, growling about how the Dark Gods are near and that they are greater than Urzkartaga, before making her escape before Maru’s team can stop her.

Barbara, as Cheetah, avoids the security teams combing the building and makes her way to Cale’s office, intent on killing her for what she had done to her. But just as she is about to strike Wonder Woman arrives and saving Cale, tries to reason with Barbara as they fight. Again, Cheetah snarls about the Dark Gods and that she wants to be free of Urzkartaga so she can face them clean of soul.

Momentarily Wonder Woman sees four shadowy figures looming down at her from the sky and wonders of Cheetah had somehow drugged her with a substance on her claws. But Cheetah manages to make her escape as Wonder Woman desperately tries to search for her again.

Meanwhile Jason has fought his way into a Kobra Cult facility and rescues his adopted father, Glaucus from the cell they had been holding him in all these years. As he flies Glaucus back to his Greek home he explains how he had uncovered Kobra were holding an immortal man for studying. After that it had not taken long for Jason to track down the facility. Easy as that.

Jason continues that ever since he gained this new armour of his he has been given new powers, though he can only ever use one power at a time. So, when he chose to think hard about Glaucus whereabouts he became smarter – and found he had another power. Glaucus replies that he sounds like he has Athena’s gift for wisdom. He can also see the aura of the Greek Gods emanating from Jason’s costume…

Back in Washington DC Wonder Woman contacts Steve back at A.R.G.U.S. and is told how the world seems to have gone crazy, as people with religion seem to be denouncing their respective gods and breaking out into fits of violent insanity, saying that the next Gods will come, the “Dark Gods”. Wonder Woman recalls Cheetah saying the same thing and realises that it cannot be a coincidence.

Suddenly Wonder Woman takes a powerful punch, sending her reeling and Supergirl swoops after her, raging that her god, Rao, is dead and that Wonder Woman is next!