- 1 Synopsis for "Villainy, Incorporated!"
- 2 Appearing in "Villainy, Incorporated!"
- 3 Synopsis for "Eagle of Space!"
- 4 Appearing in "Eagle of Space!"
- 5 Synopsis for "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
- 6 Appearing in "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
- 7 Synopsis for "Revolt of Wonder Woman!"
- 8 Appearing in "Revolt of Wonder Woman!"
- 9 See Also
- 10 Recommended Reading
- 11 Links and References
Synopsis for "Villainy, Incorporated!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #28.
Wonder Woman captures a group of Saturnic prisoners, As she leads them away to their spaceship their group leader Eviless pleads for mercy. She asks that the females be allowed to stay on paradise island to avoid repercussions for their conquest failure. Wonder Woman agrees to keep the women but straps them down with Venus girdles. The girdles remove all desire to do evil and compels the wearers to submit to authority. Eviless feigns sickness and faints but she secretly ties wonder woman’s rope around her arm. She later revives and is placed in a holding cell where she uses the golden lasso to escape. She rounds up her gang of Saturinic girls and she is also joined by villains from the prison. They capture Queen Hippolyte and use her to round up the rest of the Amazon’s on the island. The Amazons are gassed and fitted with belts to keep them subdued. Wonder Woman returns to the island to rescue her Amazon sisters but she is immediately captured by Eviless and her band of villains.
Trap of the Crimson Flames
Wonder Woman is captured and taken prisoner. She is transported by boat to Transformation island. On the way there she rescues Evilness from drowning when she falls over the side but Evilness shows no gratitude and recaptures Wonder Woman. Once they reach Paradise Island, Queen Hippolyte and Wonder Woman are tied to a pole with flaming chains. The chains get tighter and tighter as they burn. In the meantime, the Amazon prisoners on the island revolt under the leadership of a prisoner named Irene. They overtake the Saturnics and rescue the princess and her mother. They discover that four prisoners have escaped, Clea, Giganta, Hypnota, and Zara. They also discover that the queens Crown Jewels have been stolen. Wonder Woman returns to the Mans world to pursue them. Back in Washington DC, Diana receives a tip that a brunette is trying to sell a diamond that matches the description of one of the Crown Jewels. Diana confronts an office worker named Clarice Mystik to see if she is the one with the diamond but Clarice denies any knowledge. Wonder Woman spies on Clarice and observes a crimson flame emerge from her purse. The flame hypnotizes Clarice to come to the Temple of Flame. She follows Clarice and observes her disappearing down a manhole in the street. Wonder a Woman follows her down but she is quickly captured by Zara. Zara shows her that she has also captured the Holliday girls and orders Wonder Woman to execute them with a flaming sword as she is hypnotized
In The Hands of the Merciless
Wonder Woman is held captive by Zara. She is ordered to execute Clarice Mystik for failing to sell the Crown Jewels. Failure to do so would result in the execution of the Holliday girls. Wonder Woman fakes a stumble and instructs Etta to use the flaming sword to cut her bonds. Wonder Woman is set free and quickly captures Zara and her gang. Wonder Woman finds the missing jewels but half of them are missing. I the meantime Steve Trevor meets with a mysterious guest in his DC office. He recognizes the mystery female to be Queen Clea who is trying to purchase a surplus submarine from the government. Clea leads Trevor to a cave where he shows him her jewelry stash to prove she has more than enough to pay for the submarine. Steve recognizes the Jewels as belonging to queen Hippolyte. He attempts to take Clea into custody but he is subdued by Giganta. Clea still needs to obtain a submarine but Steve will not relent or cooperate. She then attempts to kidnap the Holliday girls to hold as buying leverage. Wonder Woman arrives to the rescue but she is overpowered by Giganta. Clea then uses Wonder Woman’s might to help her steal a submarine but she is foiled by Professor Zool and the Holliday girls who have been transformed partly into apes by an evolution machine. They capture Clea and return her to a Paradise Island to face the Queen.
Appearing in "Villainy, Incorporated!"
- Villainy, Inc. (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Eagle of Space!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #105.
After a series of rockets have gone missing in space, Steve Trevor shows Diana Prince some startling photographs that have were snapped by one of their rockets before it went missing. It clearly shows a prehistoric pterodactyl flying in space. Steve explains to Diana that he is going to blast off in a new experimental rocket the next day in order to learn the mystery of how an animal long thought extinct could possibly be alive in outer space.
After Steve blasts off in the rocket, Diana changes into her guise of Wonder Woman and follows after him in her invisible jet. To her astonishment, once she reaches outer space she witnesses Steve's rocket be captured by a pterodactyl. Leaving her plane, she tries to get the prehistoric beast to let go of Steve's rocket, but only succeeds in freeing him from the cockpit and pulling him to safety in her own jet. The creature then grabs Wonder Woman's ship and carries them to the Saturn's moon of Titan, where to their surprise they find it a prehistoric world much like Earth, populated by dinosaurs.
Wonder Woman's plane is grabbed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that tries to eat it, causing Diana to fall out of the ship and leaving Steve trapped inside. Landing in a pool of water, Wonder Woman fights off a Plesiosaur before returning to the surface. There she finds that the Tyrannosaur has escaped with her jet. Using her mental link to her plane to call the craft back, she is surprised that Steve is not inside of it.
She is then confronted by a pack of Titanian cave people who are being terrorized by a stampede of dinosaurs. Wonder Woman uses her lasso to dig a trench to keep these beasts at bay and save the cave people. Taking one of them as an ally, Wonder Woman goes back to investigate her plane and finds a strange phosphorescent smear on its undercarriage. Using this as a clue, Wonder Woman and the cave boy fly over the jungle in her jet until they find plants that are glowing in the same way. Sure enough they find Steve, who has been placed on a heap of Tyrannosaurus eggs, waiting to be a meal when they finally hatch. Diana saves Steve, then using trees she constructs a giant flute and uses its music to send the dinosaurs packing. Then in order to prevent them from terrorizing the people who live on Titan she builds a barrier to keep them away.
With the threat of the dinosaurs quelled, Wonder Woman then makes a telepathic link with her caveman friend and imparts to him knowledge of modern civilization in the hopes that the cave-people here can catch up with modern humanity on Earth. After saying their farewells, Steve and Diana return to Earth where Steve tells Wonder Woman that she must someday meet his coworker Lt. Diana Prince. Finding this funny as Steve and the others do not know her double identity Wonder Woman tells him it will have to wait for another time.
Appearing in "Eagle of Space!"
- Titanian cave boy
- other Titanian cave people
Synopsis for "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #108.
Diana Prince approaches Steve Trevor with the latest reports on flying saucers found in the area. Steve dismisses this idea as just another hoax and leaves the office in order to be on time for a date with Wonder Woman. With Steve gone, Diana quickly changes and rushes off to meet with Steve as her alter ego. Meeting in the air, the two spot a flying saucer heading toward them. Engaging it in combat, Wonder Woman proves to be more than a match for the alien ship, forcing them to flee. Unwilling to give up their attempts at conquering the Earth, the aliens pool together their collective mental powers, to put Wonder Woman under their control, in an effort to discredit her in the public eye.
This ploy works and they take control of Wonder Woman, interrupting her date with Steve. They force her to accept Steve's most recent marriage proposal. Briefly regaining control, Wonder Woman jumps down to the ground, to seek a way out of the mess she's in. When she attempts to jump to her Invisible Jet, the aliens interfere again, almost making her fall to her death, but she avoids fatality by grabbing onto a radio tower of a large skyscraper.
Climbing down to the city streets, Wonder Woman is once more taken under the control of the aliens and is forced to rob a jewelry store. She manages to resist the urge to do so, and almost gets hit by a car for her troubles. But eventually the aliens exert their control and force her to instead rob a bank, which she does with relative ease. Now a wanted outlaw, Wonder Woman is hounded by Steve Trevor and the military, asking her to surrender or suffer the consequences.
However, this is all a scam, as the aliens soon find out: As they leave Wonder Woman to her fate to exert their dominance over the world, by destroying the Statue of Liberty, Wonder Woman springs into action and lassos up their flying ship, and sends it flying back out into space. Revealing the truth to Steve, explaining that she only stole useless junk out of the bank, Steve decides not to hold her to her promise to get married, because she was being manipulated by alien forces.
Appearing in "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
- Space Invaders
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Revolt of Wonder Woman!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #144.
Wonder Woman, exhausted by the many demands upon her and disheartened by people's perception of her as a "fighting machine", succumbs to despair, wishing she could find someone who appreciates her for herself.
Appearing in "Revolt of Wonder Woman!"
- Wonder Woman Recommended Reading
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Comic Cavalcade (Volume 1)
- JLA (Volume 1)
- Sensation Comics (Volume 1)
- Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- The Legend of Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- The Legend of Wonder Woman (Volume 2)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 2)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 3)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 4)
- Wonder Woman (Volume 5)