Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 14

General Info

Issue No:
14
On Sale Date:
January 2017
Cover Date:
March 2017
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Year One - Finale

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Nicola Scott, Romulo Farjardo Jr.
Jenny Frison (variant)
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Penciller:
Nicola Scott
Inker:
Nicola Scott
Letterer:
Jodi Wynne
Colourist:
Romulo Farjardo Jr.
Editor:
Rebecca Taylor (Associate), Mark Doyle

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Steve Trevor, Lieutenant Etta Candy, Barbara Minerva
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
Ares
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Commander Michaelis
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Synopsis

Ares tells Steve he is unique as he is the first man to set foot on Themyscira. But Wonder Woman lunges at the War God and orders him to let Steve go. Ares in turn warns her not to strike him again or he will kill her. She kneels before him and tells him that she knows of his plans to spread chaos across the world using the Maru virus and begs him to show mercy.

He asks her why she would supplicate herself for these men and women and she replies that she would give her life if it will help save them. He instead offers her a different trade, saying that it has been a long time since her visited the Amazons and demands she reveals the location of Themyscira. She lets him place his hand on her head and as he enters her mind she screams.

But Ares recoils in surprise as he discovers that the Amazon princess no longer remembers the whereabouts of her homeland – that is the price she had to pay when leaving for Man’s World – never to be able to return home.

Furious he tells her that this world belongs to him but she declares she will stop him and attacks him, aided by the other Gods in their animal forms. She eventually manages to ensnare Ares in her golden lasso and he disappears in a flash of light.

However, with the War God departed they still have the issue of Sear terrorists unleashing the virous across the world. Just then the Owl drops a mobile phone into the palm of Steve who realises it contains the Sear Groups plans including all their targets.

The Amazing Amazon Princess flies around the world, preventing each attack. The final target is the U.N. building and as Steve helps evacuate an auditorium filled with children Wonder Woman confront the terrorists inside. But as they open fire on her and she deflects their bullets one of them ricochets and punctures the cylinder containing the virus.

As Steve tries to go back inside to help her the door is sealed by Haz-Mat teams as the poisonous gas engulfs Diana. The rage takes her over but she refuses to let it consume her and uses her lasso to reveal her true self again.

The poisonous gas dissipates and Steve rushes inside to embrace Wonder Woman as the masked terrorists are taken into custody.

The next day in a local bar Etta and Barbara are showing Diana the delights of drinking a Tequila Sunrise. Steve arrives carrying an arm load of newspapers which all carry front page headlines about Diana saving the world.  And they are all unanimous in the name they have given her.

Wonder Woman!