"The Curse of K2": Lois Lane's plane while flying towards a K2 base camp in the Karakoram range, in order to investigate and report on women climbers that went missing during a massive quake while climbing the mountain, gets hit by a flock of bar-headed geese. The pilot Jemim receives fatal inju

Wonder Woman Giant (Volume 2) #2 is an issue of the series Wonder Woman Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of January, 2020. It was published on November 15, 2019.

Synopsis for "The Curse of K2"

Lois Lane's plane while flying towards a K2 base camp in the Karakoram range, in order to investigate and report on women climbers that went missing during a massive quake while climbing the mountain, gets hit by a flock of bar-headed geese. The pilot Jemim receives fatal injuries but tries to land the plane. Meanwhile in the Philippines, Wonder Woman is rescuing people during a hurricane in the Bicol Region. After helping however she can, she hears the news about Lois going missing in a plane crash in the Himalayas and flies off to find her since Superman is away in another galaxy.

At the K2, it's revealed that Jemim managed to safely land the plane before dying and Lois decides to stay in it for shelter amidst the snow storm. While tearing off the padding to protect herself from the cold, she spots one of the climbers outside her plane and follows her into a cave, believing the other climbers might be taking shelter there. At the K2 base camp, the search teams are barred from coming amidst the storm. Diana however offers to find the climbers and those missing in the recent plane crash.

Back in the cave, Lois finds out that the woman she followed is not one of the climbers and is told to follow her. There she notices the cracks in the Earth, the likes of which she has never seen before coming upon the missing climbers tied upside down. The woman reveals that she was responsible and reveals her true form as the monster Shan Xiao who lives only to state himself by eating humans and was imprisoned long ago inside the Earth. With the earthquake however, he was released.

Lois tries to convince Shan Xiao to let the people in the cave go, stating his jailors are long dead, but he states that she's a descendant of her human creators and mankind is corrupting the planet. Before it can unhand eat her, Diana arrives and threatens him to stop his violence. He refuses and starts attacking her but Diana is unable inflict any injury on him. Lois finds out that one of the climbers was eaten by it and tells her how it talked about the world around them favoring it. Diana decides to send it into space to remove its power, releasing all the souls entombed inside it.

Later while eating together at a restaurant, Diana states she wished she could save the lone climber who was eaten up by Shan Xiao and asks if she knows about her. Lois hands her the climber's photo along with her mother who believes she is now at peace and is calm despite her daughter's death. Diana responds that she understands since a bond between a mother and a daughter is the strongest.

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Synopsis for "Sure Shot"

Grimaldi refuses to tell the FBI, who know he gave money to an assassin, whether the hitman has arrived in the city to eliminate the dissident Curt Andresson before his testimony is delivered. Diana stating time is short, uses her lasso of truth to make him reveal that he paid Deadshot and his mark who is actually president Armand Toulain.

As Deadshot prepares to carry out the hit, he spots Wonder Woman coming towards him and jumps out of the way before she can him. Making her fall through the building by creating a hole with grenades, he jumps into the meeting of dignitaries and fires at Toulain. Diana however deflects the bullets and Toulain orders his guards to kill the assassin.

Diana deflects the guards' bullets and knocks them out after they refuse to holster their guns, before finding that Deadshot is about to shoot Andresson. Diana saves the man from Deadshot's bullets and entangles him in it, learning that he had fooled Grimaldi with a lie to hide his true target who was Andresson all along, since he knew she would be there.

Stating he'll go to Belle Reeve but will be soon free, Deadshot adds that they're going to fight again. Diana states he is correct, but he's going to keep wondering whether she'll come to crush him after he's free.

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Synopsis for "Year One, Part Two"

This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #4.

After a cargo full of men of the United States Army fell down on Themyscira, the Amazons approached, helping them also because one of them, the now only survivor Steve Trevor, pleaded for help the princess Diana. While the survivor is recovering, the Council of Themyscira reunites to discuss what this means for the Amazons, as a man discovered their existence. General Philippus, after seeing what the weapons the men brought with them work thanks to Areto's studies, declares they must have reached the island in an act of war. But both Castalia and the Queen Hippolyta disagree: Steve Trevor, the survivor, is a sign from the Gods that something is changing and that the Amazons have to make a move.

Hippolyta decides then to anticipate the Games, a tournament in which the Amazons face one another: this time, the champion will be also the representative of Themyscira in the world of men, and will bring Steve Trevor back to his home, trying also to understand what the Gods want out of the Amazons. Of course, the champion will have to renounce to their immortality and to their ability to come back to the island. In her heart, Hippolyta knows there is no match for Diana and that she will not refuse to participate: she even tries to make her decide to not get into the tournament, but knowing her daughter well she is not surprised when Diana tells her not participating would be shameful.

As everyone preticted, Diana won the tournament and is awarded with the title of Champion of the Amazons and with the Golden Perfect, a lasso donated to the Amazons from the Gods of Olympus, a weapon able to carry the power of truth. Leaving everyone behind, Diana salutes her mother, promising her that no matter what, she will find a way to come back. Then, with also the bodies of Steve's brothers in it, Diana and the survivor get into the plane the Amazons repaired and upgraded with an invisibility cloak. The adventure of Princess Diana in the world of men starts now.

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Synopsis for "Secret Origin, Book 2"

This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #30.

Abin Sur, who is flying a transport due to a diminishing faith in his Power Ring, escorts Atrocitus to Earth in an attempt to avert the prophesied Blackest Night. Atrocitus breaks free and attacks Abin Sur, causing the ship to crash on Earth. Dying, Abin Sur sends a distress signal to Thaal Sinestro, before sending his ring to find a replacement. Elsewhere, Hal Jordan is suspended from flying as his employer sells the company to Ferris Aircraft. Abin Sur's ring finds Jordan and carries him back to Abin Sur. Sur informs Jordan that he is his replacement as the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814. As Jordan is testing his abilities as Green Lantern, he stumbles across an aeroplane that loses control. Green Lantern saves the pilot, delivering him back to Ferris Aircraft.

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Synopsis for "The Catalyst, Part Two: The Blood of Amethyst"

This story is reprinted from Sword of Sorcery (Volume 2) #2.

After killing a man for the first time, Amy Winston - known to the residents of Nilaa as "Amaya" - can't help but want to vomit. Her new friend Ingve is surprised that she hasn't yet, given that this was Amy's first battle. Apparently, Amy's Aunt Mordiel hired killers to attack her upon her arrival.

Meanwhile, Amy's mother Gracie, known as Graciel, is welcomed to Manipoor, the seat of House Citrine by Lady Senshe. Graciel has a visitor in an emissary from House Onyx, who have kept their agreement with House Amethyst for 17 years; to hold a crystal in secret until the appointed time. Graciel leaves the crystal in Senshe's care.

Ingve comments that the garments Amaya wears are of Turquoise origin. They are made of mist-silk, which defies any attempt by objects to tear it. Amaya is only able to touch it by her blood connection to House Turquoise. This is news to Amaya, who knows nothing of her lineage.

Amaya is called by her mother and Senshe to meet with Lord Firojha of House Turquoise, who happens to be Amaya's grandfather. He is surprised, and a little annoyed, to find out that the girl was taught nothing of her father Vyrian - his son - and hopes Graciel will do more to teach her. Over dinner, Graciel explains that her secrecy was over-cautious.

Firojha reveals that House Diamond is now led by Lord Reishan and his three sons Zushan, Hadran, and Talzanar. Graciel was once betrothed to Reishan, but instead, she fell in love with Vyrian of House Turquoise. Reishan took it as a slight, and focused his ire on the prince. In order to protect him, Firojha had passed on a portion of his power to his son, and thus, Vyrian had been Lord Turquoise when Amaya was fathered.

In Graciel's stead, her sister Mordiel married Reishan, but the marriage was soon annulled, and it became clear that Mordiel was barren. Realizing that lineage will be key to their success, Graciel decides that she must share her power with her daughter, as Firojha had with Vyrian. Tomorrow, they will attempt to take the Path of Heart.

Meanwhile, Mordiel prepares herself for what she knows is coming. Despite the threat to her, she believes that her own Path of Blood is the most effective.

In the morning, Graciel and Amaya prepare for the transfer of blood-power between them. Amaya sees a grimness in the eyes of the assembled, and recognizes that her mother has kept secrets about this ritual from her. Graciel warns that none may interfere in the process, and Amaya must open herself to receive the power freely, and remember that Mordiel's thoughts and desires will be insinuating themselves on her, as a portion of the power will come from her as well.

As the process begins, Amaya is filled with the sense of having more and more power, and Mordiel urges her to crave it all the more. The woman tries to plant the idea in Amaya's mind that she can get more power by killing her mother. When Amaya looks into her mother's eyes, though, she realizes she's being manipulated, and shrugs off Mordiel's influence. With that, the transfer is complete, and Amaya becomes a true princess of House Amethyst.

Afterwards, Mordiel calls on the Shadow-Walkers of House Onyx to contract the death of Graciel. Despite the fact that this breaks the protocols of Onyx, they agree to the task in exchange for two powerful portal crystals.

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