"Commitment to Chaos": Wonder Woman is investigating whether the real estate mogul is behind the spate of recent building collapses, since he's bought all of them for a very low price. As she reaches the hotel he's currently staying in, she is confronted by armed guards who tell her to get lost.
Appearing in "Commitment to Chaos"
- Simon Wickett
- Red Ball
- Bernie the Beaver
- New York City Police Department
- Etta Candy (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman Villains (Mentioned only)
- New York City
- London (Mentioned only)
- Panama (Mentioned only)
- San Diego (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Commitment to Chaos"
Wonder Woman is investigating whether the real estate mogul is behind the spate of recent building collapses, since he's bought all of them for a very low price. As she reaches the hotel he's currently staying in, she is confronted by armed guards who tell her to get lost. When she refuses, they point a gun at her which eventually leads to her tossing them away.
Demanding to know his location, Diana is directed to the penthouse by the staff. Simon however spots her coming through the elevator camera and admits being behind the series of building collapses. He adds that he has two more buildings to purchase, one of which is in Coney Island and owned by a psycho he's contracted assassins to eliminate and another is the same hotel they are in.
Before leaving, Simon makes the elevator fall but Diana stabs its side with her sword to bring it to a halt. As the elevator doors open, she discovers that the place is empty and rigged with explosives. Though she survives the blast, the toxins in the building knock her unconscious. After recovering, she reaches Coney Island and after endlessly hearing hear talk, is invited by her to grab a bite.
At a diner, Diana informs Harley that Simon has hired hitmen to kill her in order to grab her building. She later saves Harley's life twice from an assassin and takes her for interrogation at Harley's residence. As Harley threatens to catapult her, the assassin reveals that three low-grade supervillains have been hired to take Harley out if she fails. Harley catpaults her anway but Diana saves her before trying to turn her in.
At the police station, Red Ball attacks them with monsters but Harley gets rid of them by throwing doughnuts on the street, leading to them being run over by a truck. Red Ball then surrenders after realizing that Wonder Woman is accompanying her and tells them where the other two assassins, Zlaya and Sniper-D, are. Diana apprehends them and leaves them at a prison.
Next morning at the JFK International Airport, Simon's pilot alerts him about Wonder Woman and Harley standing on the runway, in turn he is ordered to fly away. Harley however knocks the plane out with a RPG despite Diana's opposition. Diana rescues those on board before turning them in and criticzes Harley, stating she's dangerous. As they go back to the airport terminal, Diana has to again suffer her talk endlessly.
Appearing in "Year One, Part One"
- Amazons of Themyscira
- Evrayle (Mentioned only)
- Meghara (Mentioned only)
- Kachi (Diana's mare)
- Gods of Olympus
- Harmonia (Mentioned only)
- United States Air Force airplane
Synopsis for "Year One, Part One"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #2.
Steve Trevor and Nick are wandering alone in a forest. Nick complains that the two are lost because the GPS is broken. Steve then starts to use the stars as a guide to get them out of the forest.
On Themyscira, Diana is stargazing with other Amazons. Areto is frustrated because Diana is not looking at the stars and is instead looking at the horizon line. Diana and Kasia leave the group of stargazers and Diana confesses that she wants to explore the world. Kasia reminds her that leaving would be permanent and she would no longer be immortal.
Diana then runs into her mother, Queen Hippolyta, who asks Diana if she would like to practice archery with Philippus. Diana agrees and the two go to the archery range. Philippus is critiquing Diana's archery skills when Diana decides to show off. She shoots two arrows which go through two separate hoops and impress her mother and Philippus.
Meanwhile, Steve and Nick are at a firing range. Nick asks Steve to go on a double date with him and a girl named Maya. Steve refuses at first but ends up going on the date. Years later Maya and Nick get married. Later Steve goes to visit Nick and Maya, who recently gave birth. Nick then asks Steve to be the godfather and Steve happily accepts. Months later Steve and Nick are deployed much to their dismay.
Time has passed on Themyscira as well and Diana is riding her horse, Kachi, through a field when she stumbles upon a dead tree. She walks up to the tree and reaches out. Suddenly a snake bites Diana's arm. Some of Diana's friends stumble upon her horse and then discover Diana suffering from the snake bite. Her friends rush her off to get help.
Diana eventually heals from her endeavor with the snake and goes to the temple pay homage to Aesculapius, Aceso, and Panacea who are goddesses of healing. Castalia enters the temple saying she is glad to see Diana in full health again. Castalia thinks that the snake and Diana's healing were a sign from the gods. She takes Diana to a statue that has the lasso of truth and warns her that she might need to use it soon.
Diana is back stargazing at the observatory. Kasia thinks she has found a new constellation, but Diana discovers that it is actually something on fire coming toward the island. The Amazons panic and run down where they discover a crashed plane. All of the people on the plane are dead with the exception of one: Steve Trevor.
Appearing in "Secret Origin, Part 1"
- Abin Sur
- Carl Ferris (Cameo)
- Carol Ferris
- Jonathan Stone
- Jordan Family
- John Stewart
- Cindy (Single appearance)
- Jessica Jordan (Final appearance)
- Ken Arden (First appearance)
- Rocket-Man (Single appearance)
- Warthog (Single appearance)
- Green Lantern Ring (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Secret Origin, Part 1"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #29.
The story opens with Hal Jordan as a young boy, watching his father, Martin, go down in flame. Despite his father's jet crashing, Hal can't get enough of watching planes fly, which puts him at odds with his mother and his older brother, Jack. Jim, his younger brother, is mild-mannered and cautious. On the eve of his 18th birthday, after a fight with his mother, Hal sneaks out and waits all night in front of the Air Force recruiting office to enlist.
Jordan grows up to be a courageous--if dangerous--pilot. He's constantly pushing the limits and brawling with those that get in his way--including future Green Lantern and Marine Corps member John Stewart. But when Hal's mother dies, Jack blames Hal for constantly making her worry.
The issue closes with Abin Sur, Jordan's predecessor, confronting the Five Inversions about their Blackest Night prophecy.
Appearing in "The Catalyst, Part One: Homecoming"
- Amy Winston (First appearance)
- Gracie Winston (First appearance)
- Lady Mordiel (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Catalyst, Part One: Homecoming"
This story is reprinted from Sword of Sorcery (Volume 2) #0.
Amy Winston stopped trying to blend in after the sixth grade. Now, she's in high school, and with her hair dyed colourfully and living in a trailer, she is not especially popular. Having just moved to a new town, the other students aren't interested in inviting her to their homecoming parties. As the weird new girl, she is just as much a pariah as the geeky Beryl, whose unusual name has won her the nickname Berry and the derision of her peers.
As it happens, Amy and Beryl's lockers are close to each other, and Amy witnesses firsthand as a football player named Tyler invites Beryl to meet him for a date behind the bleachers at nine after the homecoming game. Gleefully, Beryl accepts. Amy seems happy for her, and they introduce themselves, with Amy showing off her knowledge of gemstones, and the derivation of the word "beryl." Happy to hear her name used in a positive way, Beryl invites Amy to the Homecoming game after school.
It's Amy's 17th birthday, and her mother has big plans for it. Gracie Winston is quitting her job, and her boss Sharise has kindly made Amy a carrot cake, and amicably sees Gracie off. That night, though, Amy is disinterested with eating Sharise's cake. Just like every other year of her life, Amy is spending her birthday alone with her mother in their trailer without any friends in attendance. Her mother had promised that on her 17th birthday, they would go back to their real home - to the place she was born, and the place her father was buried. Gracie assures Amy that she will take her home that night, when she finally turns 17, in just a few hours. In the meantime, they would train. From a young age, Gracie had been training Amy in sword-fighting. Amy is exasperated to have to do it on her birthday, and becomes upset at the fact that she has been raised to be what the other kids would consider a freak. Frustrated, she throws down her sword and runs away, hoping to do something normal for once by going to the homecoming game.
Meanwhile, at Amethyst Tower on the world of Nilaa, Lady Mordiel has tracked down yet another member of the Amethyst bloodline. Mordiel is herself the heir to the Amethyst house, and yet she has the girl killed, absorbing her power. She orders the girl's family paid their bounty, and urges her men to find any other stray members of the Amethyst bloodline.
Unfortunately, Amy arrives too late for the game, and the stands around the football field are all empty. Even so, she has a bad feeling about Tyler's intentions for his date with Beryl, and decides to investigate. Beryl, meanwhile, waits behind the bleachers, and is surprised when Tyler arrives with two friends. Suddenly, the three young men grab her, and plan to rape her, until Amy sternly warns them to let her go. They boys rush her, but Amy's training is more than a match for any football player, and she sends them running with bloodied noses, screaming threats of litigation. When Amy reaches out to Beryl to help, the girl is too shocked, and runs away from her in fear. Sadly, Amy calls her mother and asks for a ride. Unseen by Amy, a shadowy figure watches her from the top of the bleachers, smoking heavily.
Back at the trailer, Gracie decides that it's time to leave for home, finally. However, they will not be able to bring anything with them. Amy becomes suspicious that their leaving is not what she thought it would be. Driving out into the wilderness, Gracie explains that since she was young, she had trained Amy for this moment and what would come after. Where they are going, they will have enemies within their family - Gracie's sister in particular - who would wish to kill them both.
Meanwhile, at Amethyst Tower, Lady Mordiel is desperately preparing for the moment she has predicted will occur soon. Her sister Graciel will soon return, and she must strike quickly if she is to gain the half of the Amethyst bloodline's power which Graciel and her daughter possess. Mordiel considers herself to be the only one worthy of wielding the Amethyst bloodline's power.
Gracie uses a strange gemstone to open a portal before Amy's widened eyes, explaining that so long as her friends are still waiting on the other side, the portal crystal will bring them back home. Taking Amy's hand, she leaps into the portal, and the women find themselves on the other side in a strange new world.
Waiting for them is an army of warriors, kneeling before them and speaking in an otherworldly language. This is all overwhelming for Amy, not to mention the fact that she is somehow wearing armour instead of clothes, and her hair has changed from its dyed colours to blonde. Gracie explains that they are in the world of Nilaa, but she has little time to say much else, because they come under attack by warriors dressed in black armour. Desperately, Gracie orders Amy to go to safety with her friend Ignvie's guards. Rather than go, Amy steals a sword and shield, and rushes to her mother's side.
Meanwhile, back in the wilderness, John Constantine picks up the portal crystal, puts it in his pocket, and walks away.
- No special notes.
- No trivia.
- 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)
- Green Lantern Recommended Reading
- Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern (Volume 4)
- Green Lantern (Volume 5)
- The Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern: New Guardians (Volume 1)
- Green Lanterns (Volume 1)
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Amethyst Recommended Reading