"Planned Extinction": Wonder Woman learns from Gorilla City's general Tolifhar that an alien brought by her near their location was responsible for killing his soldiers. She is confused and asked as to what she did two days responds that she was vacationing at a lake with Steve Trevor. There, th
Appearing in "Planned Extinction"
- Wonder Woman (Flashback and main story)
- Alien beast
Synopsis for "Planned Extinction"
Wonder Woman learns from Gorilla City's general Tolifhar that an alien brought by her near their location was responsible for killing his soldiers. She is confused and asked as to what she did two days responds that she was vacationing at a lake with Steve Trevor. There, they were contacted by Etta Candy who informed them about an asteroid heading for Earth.
After receiving its projected flight path, Diana flew away to stop the asteroid and destroyed it, hoping it would disintegrate into smaller pieces she could easily deal with it. The opposite happens however and one of the large pieces heads toward Earth, though Diana is able to reduce its speed, thus preventing any disaster. Tolifhar states that he sent two of his men to check the site where it drowned into the sea after noticing strange lights coming from it, but they were killed by an alien beast. The next day it killed more gorillas as well as their domestic animals.
The general invites Diana on an expedition to hunt the beast and she agrees, deciding to search the asteroid it came in to gather more information first. At the crash site, she notices that the asteroid's insides contained a vessel filled with alien technology in addition to chains and strange tubes with a green liquid, theorizing it was fed with the liquid while chained up. She also infers from a digital map that it was originally heading towards a giant star or a black hole. She takes the vessel to Tolifhar and tells him what she learned. He however refuses to subdue and interrogate it, preferring to kill.
As she begins clearing the path for the gorillas, they are suddenly attacked by the alien beast. Diana gets captured in its tail and is unable to break free from its grip. The gorillas hit it with a RPG, making it turn its attention towards them and releasing her As the pound it with more rockets, it disappears but remerges from beneath the ground trapping Diana and Tolifhar.
In the beast's grip, her thoughts merge with him and she learns that it eats up species and was sent to a black hole by an alien civilization that poisoned itself to subdue it. As he demands she take her to the Amazons so he can eat them and replenish his strength, Diana focuses her mind on standing peacefully at a beach. As it demands it give her information instead of focusing on the beach, Diana conditions that it release Tolifhar and it does.
The beast tells her that it wants knowledge and strength by consuming various species, leading Diana to respond that it only uses it for killing. As she encourages him to use its power for good like her, it rejects. This leads Diana to realize that it has only darkness and doesn't care about anyone, thus it cannot be redeemed. The beast realizes then it has been reattached to the green liquid it was with in the ship, as she had figured out it was keeping him sedated. As it falls unconscious, Diana decides to put it back in the ship and send it to the black hole it was meant to go.
Appearing in "Couldn't Live"
- Steve Trevor (Flashback and main story)
- Wonder Woman (Flashback and main story)
- Justice League (Flashback only)
- A.R.G.U.S. (Mentioned only)
- Etta Candy (Mentioned only)
- United States Air Force (Mentioned only)
- Justice League Watchtower (Flashback only)
- Washington, D.C.
Synopsis for "Couldn't Live"
Captain Steve Trevor goes after the hideout of a terrorist group called P.A.N.D.O.R.A. after learning about their location in an underground complex abandoned by the government some years ago, wanting to help Wonder Woman in whatever way he can. After being beaten up, he remembers how Batman told him at the Justice League Watchtower that he wouldn't survive long if he keeps trying to help Diana, but has delivered some equipment to his house he can use in a fight.
He throws a flashbang grenade at the terrorists surrounding him, before reaching their monitor room where he learns about Diana entering the facility. After taking care of the guards, he tries to learn her location but is alerted by an evacuation alarm. Following the trail of destruction to find Diana, he bangs across a wall, worried she might be harmed in a fight with the terrorists. The wall collapses in an explosion though he survives and finds her having subdued them.
As he realizes he needlessly worried about her, Diana appreciates her gesture of risking his own life to protect hers just like she would for him. One of the robots of P.A.N.D.O.R.A. who is still active tries targeting her, but is quickly destroyed when she swings a giant piece of metal at it, before she tells Steve she couldn't live without him too.
Appearing in "Year One, Part Three"
- Amazons of Themyscira (Mentioned only)
- Queen Hippolyta (Mentioned only)
- Gods of Olympus
- Nick (Mentioned only)
- Dr. Perez
- Sandy (Nick's and Maya's baby)
- Sear Group (Mentioned only)
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- United States Navy
- Mount Olympus (In a vision)
- United Kingdom
- Emerald College
- United States of America
- Themyscira (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Year One, Part Three"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #6.
Appearing in "Secret Origin, Book 3"
- Green Lantern Corps
- Carol Ferris
- Tom Kalmaku
Synopsis for "Secret Origin, Book 3"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #31.
After saving a pilot, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) returns to Abin Sur's corpse and gives him a proper burial. After finding his new Power Battery, Jordan is transported to Oa, where he sent to Kilowog's training camp. Kilowog and Hal Jordan engage in a physical fight until they are interrupted by Tomar-Re. During a discussion, Jordan informs Tomar-Re that Abin Sur died when his ship crashed. After much training with Kilowog, Hal Jordan earns his badge as Green Lantern. Meanwhile, Ganthet sends Sinestro to Earth in order to investigate the circumstances of Abin Sur's demise.
Appearing in "The Catalyst, Part Three: The Path of Heart"
- Lady Mordiel of House Amethyst
- General Sakil
- Shadow-Walker Eilla of House Onyx (First appearance)
- Shadow-Walker Eiya of House Onyx (First appearance)
- Onyx Emissary
- Prince Hadran of House Diamond
- Prince Zushan of House Diamond
- Lord Firojha of House Turquoise
- Great Archive
- House Amethyst
- The Tower of the Prime Catalyst
- Rappandaro Peak
- Portal Crystals
Synopsis for "The Catalyst, Part Three: The Path of Heart"
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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