"Come Back To Me, Part Twelve: The Circle of Death": The Light Lords chide Sibella for trying to escape and demand they introduce her follower. Diana after telling them who she is, tells them to leave permanently and Sibella states that she is more powerful than them both. They refuse to believe
Appearing in "Come Back To Me, Part Twelve: The Circle of Death"
- Light Lords (Flashback and main story)
- Captain Nate (Resurrected)
- Tallulah Black (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Come Back To Me, Part Twelve: The Circle of Death"
The Light Lords chide Sibella for trying to escape and demand they introduce her follower. Diana after telling them who she is, tells them to leave permanently and Sibella states that she is more powerful than them both. They refuse to believe such a notion, but Diana states she is capable of controlling everything and will kill them both if they do not leave with Sibella backing up her words. The Light Lords ridicule the claim and state they would have heard of her if she was so powerful, with Diana responding that they should know better than to think they know everything.
The Amazon teleports the Light Lords to a galaxy they don't know about and grabs them with a giant hand of stone, however they soon break free. She then zaps them with a shock blast, surprising them, and then sends giant beasts to attack them but they are all killed. As the male Light Lord angrily tells her it will make no difference, the female one starts becoming suspicious while Diana drowns them in a tidal wave. As they come out of the water, they tell her to prepare to die. Diana states she has unlimited power and they will eventually fall no matter how long they fight as she smashes other planets into the one they are on.
It is revealed that Wonder Woman has been fooling the Light Lords with a simulation and learns that she needs to buy time for the ship those two are in to crash into a star. The Light Lords state they are unstoppable and tell Diana to stop resisting being devoured, though she states she will not stop no matter what. Both of them however suspect something is up and the female realizes they're being fooled. Diana tells them that they were only being distracted so the ship whose matrix they had entered to chase her and Sibella in was sent into a small dense star and their fate was of their own making after they refused to leave peacefully.
As their ship enters the sun, the Light Lords are destroyed and Sibella thanks her for ending their threat. Diana however states that she herself took many lives like them and she agrees to repent from her evil ways. Meanwhile Diana's compatriots land back on the same island they were earlier stranded on and realize it's calmer now. Steve feels troubled at the prospect of Diana staying behind but gets assured by Etta she'll be safe. Cheetah then takes her leave stating she's sick and Jonah tells them she can't be fixed. They soon get surprised by another spaceship but realize it's passengers are Diana and Sibella.
Sibella explains how she and Diana defeated the Light Lord and promises to mend her ways in addition to sending everyone back to where they belong. She however can't promise that Nate will be resurrected. As they land back in time before Steve's experimental flight, they are delighted to find Nate is alive. Etta suggests that they postpone the test flight and instead eat out together instead to which everyone agrees. As Nate smacks a mosquito, everyone laughs when he says they'll be the death of him, remembering how he was killed by giant insects.
Appearing in "The Secret of the Cheetah: Part Two"
- Hara (First appearance)
- Black Manta (Mentioned only)
- Darkseid (Mentioned only)
- David Graves (Mentioned only)
- Ya'Wara (Mentioned only)
- The Congo
- Justice League Watchtower
- Godslayer (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Secret of the Cheetah: Part Two"
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #14.
Hara, leader of the San Tribe, subdues Superman with a mystic horn, while Cheetah escapes from the scene. The League decides to split up; with Arthur, Diana, and Barry going after Barbara, while Bruce and Victor stay with the San Tribe in order to help cure Superman. Hara pours blood on Clark's neck wound, counteracting the Cheetah infection, curing him.
Flash and Wonder Woman attack Cheetah, who reveals that she has been hunting the San Tribe for days, because they also want to kill her.
Hara tells Batman that he misunderstands what the Cheetah is;
For centuries, the San Tribe has hunted alongside the Cheetahs. And every generation, one of their people is chosen to become the host of the Goddess of the Hunt; the Cheetah. Hara explains that her mother was the last pure Cheetah of the Tribe. She led the Tribe until she was killed by a hunter wielding the "Godslayer", a powerful knife said to have killed numerous deities across time. However, the Cheetah goddess lived on, possessing the knife and cursing the hunter. Eventually the knife ended up in the hands of Barbara Minerva, who used it to become the Cheetah. Until Barbara dies, the Cheetah will forever be lost to the San Tribe.
Wonder Woman pushes Cheetah into a river, and Arthur is able to capture her.
The League imprisons Barbara in Belle Reve, only for it to be exactly what she wants. Cheetah contacts her superiors, stating that she successfully entered the prison, and is waiting for Black Manta's arrival.
Back on the Watchtower, the League discovers that Barbara was a wanted criminal before she met Wonder Woman, and that Barbara Minerva isn't her real name, only an alias. The Cheetah didn't corrupt her, she corrupted the Cheetah.
Following the revelations, Superman takes Wonder Woman to visit his hometown of Smallville. Superman tells her about his life, and he encourages her to move forward from her deception. The two embrace and share a kiss, while Batman watches from above.
Appearing in "Backstory"
- Wonder Woman (Flashback and main story)
- Donna Troy (Origin) (Flashback and main story)
- Wonder Girl (Origin) (Flashback and main story)
- Nemesis (Origin) (Flashback and main story)
- Sargent Steel (Flashback and main story)
- Dark Angel (Flashback only)
- Doomsday (silicon clone) (Flashback only)
- Maxwell Lord (On a TV or computer screen)
- Amazons of Themyscira (Flashback only)
- Ben Marshall (Dies in flashback)
- Craig Tresser (Flashback only)
- Action Heroes (Flashback only)
- Sphinx (Dies)
- Suicide Squad (Flashback only)
- Teen Titans (Flashback only)
- Themyscira (Flashback only)
- United States of America
- Bracelets of Submission
- Gauntlet of Atlas
- Lasso of Truth
- Lasso of Lightning
- Sandals of Hermes
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
Synopsis for "Backstory"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman Annual (Volume 3) #1.
Appearing in "Underwater"
- Arthur Curry (Flashback and main story)
- Atlanna (Arthur's mother) (Flashback only)
- The Dead King (Mentioned only)
- Stephen Shin (Mentioned only)
- Batman (Mentioned only)
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman (Mentioned only)
- Dead King's Scepter (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Underwater"
This story is reprinted from Aquaman (Volume 7) #0.
Six years ago, after an attack by Black Manta, Tom Curry was rushed to a hospital. There, on his deathbed, he asked his son Arthur one last favor. He wanted him to go to Atlantis and find his mother. He wanted him to tell her that Tom never stopped waiting for her.
On the day of his father's funeral, Arthur's lighthouse was surrounded by reporters, who wanted to know about the Atlanteans. Furious, Arthur leaves the lighthouse and jumps into the sea.
As he swims across the depth of the sea at nighttime, Arthur encounters a shark. At first, Arthur fights the shark, but suddenly, he uses his telepathy, making the shark leave peacefully. Swimming to the surface, Arthur finds a boat trapped in a storm. The boat, commanded by a man and his daughter Jayne, is about to crash into the rock, but Arthur saves them.
The next day, Jayne's father is recovering while she asks Arthur where did he come from. Arthur tells her about his mother and that he has been looking for Atlantis. Jayne's father says that a man who was pulled out of the water years ago claims to have been at Atlantis. The man's name is Vulko and he has been living on a fishing village on the coast of Norway.
Arriving at Norway, Arthur meets Vulko, who kneels before him. Vulko says that Arthur is Queen's son and the King of Atlantis. As they enter Vulko's house, Vulko tells Arthur that he was once the advisor to the Altantean throne, from his grandfather to his mother. Arthur's mother was named Atlanna. She died years ago.
Vulko tells Arthur the story of how Tom Curry and Atlanna met. She rescued Tom when his ship got caught in the Raging Eye, a mysterious storm that encompassed the entire mid-Atlantic. The two fell in love. When she discovered she was pregnant, Atlanna requested that she be released from her royal duties so that she could go to the surface world and raise her child with Tom. However, she was imprisoned. She escaped, almost at term, and Arthur was born just off the coast.
She left Arthur with his father so that she could return to Altantis, knowing that the Atlanteans would never stop searching for her as long as she remained on land. When she returned to Altantis, she was forced to marry a suitor chosen by the people: the captain of the Altantean Guard. She had a second son, Arthur's half-brother, Orm.
When Orm was twelve, his father was killed, and Atlanna saw this as a chance to leave Atlantis. She wanted to take Orm with her. Vulko helped arrange an escape route. But she was murdered the night before her escape. Vulko believes Orm killed her. Although Vulko accused him of the murder, Orm's loyalists tried to arrest him. He managed to escape and began a life on the surface world, hoping to find Arthur so that he can defeat Orm and reclaim his rightful place as king.
Vulko gives Arthur a map to the king's armory, where Atlantis' most powerful artifacts are kept, including the Dead King's Scepter. He also gives him the Atlantean stones that lied on the crown of the Dead King, the creator and first king of Altantis, before it was destroyed. Although Arthur does not believe he will be accepted, Vulko has faith that Arthur can save Atlantis.
As Arthur and Vulko travel deep across the sea, they finally reach Atlantis.
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