"Hope Springs Eternal": The Penguin calls the meeting of the super-villains to order, stating their tactics against the heroes in the past have failed and suggests picking someone other than their usual enemies as their target. He passes them his hat to randomly pick their targets and they agree
Wonder Woman Giant (Volume 2) #4 is an issue of the series Wonder Woman Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of May, 2020. It was published on March 13, 2020.
- 1 Synopsis for "Hope Springs Eternal"
- 2 Appearing in "Hope Springs Eternal"
- 3 Synopsis for "Gundra the Great"
- 4 Appearing in "Gundra the Great"
- 5 Synopsis for "Year One, Part Four"
- 6 Appearing in "Year One, Part Four"
- 7 Synopsis for "Secret Origin, Book 4"
- 8 Appearing in "Secret Origin, Book 4"
- 9 Synopsis for "The Catalyst, Part Four: Family Reunion"
- 10 Appearing in "The Catalyst, Part Four: Family Reunion"
- 11 See Also
- 12 Recommended Reading
- 13 Links and References
Synopsis for "Hope Springs Eternal"
The Penguin calls the meeting of the super-villains to order, stating their tactics against the heroes in the past have failed and suggests picking someone other than their usual enemies as their target. He passes them his hat to randomly pick their targets and they agree.
Many years ago, Wonder Woman caught some criminals disguised as the Boston Police with her friend Anna, a superhero known as the Socialite. While having tea with her, Anna states that she'll like to visit Paradise Island and leave Wallace behind. Confused, Diana asks what happened to her boyfriend Gustav and learns he didn't like her being a superhero. She met her waiter Wallace a month ago and was attracted to him and he makes her laugh. Diana states that she'll like to have what she does and Anna responds she is always busy saving the world.
As they are talking, the restaurant's staff requests a photo of the two together and Diana agrees as long as she gets a duplicate of it. Back in modern time, Diana realizes she is late for visiting Anna at the hospital while looking at the photo and being lost in her thoughts. Anna is dying from cancer which Diana learnt from her daughter. The two reminisce about their time together and Diana eventually apologizes for talking so much. But she tells her not to, stating she shouldn't apologize for who she is.
Diana promises to visit when she can, but Anna tells her to bid her final goodbye. Anna later attends her funeral and hears sirens blaring when everyone has left, seeing nuclear bombs falling out of the sky. She is unable to stop them and while resenting it, sees Anna and the other undead come out of the ground. As they grab, her mother arrives and tells her that they must end mankind for harming the planet. Diana while flying out into space upon a pegasi, finds that the entire Earth has been devastated due to the nuclear war.
As the Amazons slaughter humans, she tells Hippolyta it is wrong as they can't kill everyone for what a few people did. She however realizes none of it is true and contrary to reality, demanding whoever is making her hallucinate reveal themselves. Scarecrow is surprised to find that his fear toxin has waned instead of making her go insane. She then tears off his mask in revenge for attacking her after she buried Anna, which leaves him hallucinating about monsters.
After she drops him off at the Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow is restrained for his own good and Diana is told that it's unknown when he will recover. Diana states that she can find out why he attacked her in the way he did when she buried her friend. While leaving, she hopes she can make the world a better place just like Anna.
Appearing in "Hope Springs Eternal"
- Socialite (Single appearance) (Dies)
- Amazons of Themyscira (As an illusion only)
- Boston Police Department (Flashback only)
- Batgirl (Statue only)
- Batman (Statue only)
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Statue only)
- Hippolyta (As an illusion only)
- Pegasi (As an illusion only)
- Nightwing (Statue only)
- Alaine (Mentioned only)
- Gustav (Mentioned only)
- Wallace (Mentioned only)
- United States of America
- France (Mentioned only)
- Monte Carlo (Mentioned only)
- Paradise Island (Mentioned only)
- San Diego (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Gundra the Great"
Wonder Woman arrives in Doroslavia after learning about reports about aggressive behavior initiated by Volksland's soldiers to stoke a war. She finds the scene littered with destroyed military equipment and learns that the Valkyrie Gundra was behind it and attacked after hearing the cries of a woman being threatened by Volkslandic soldiers.
Diana tells her to restrain herself as the two nations are involved in a border dispute and attacking the soldiers could set off a war. Gundra responds by punching her through a wall. Diana however saves herself from her sword's attack with her bracelets and throws the Valkyrie away. The Volkslandic soldiers arrive at the scene and their commanders orders them to fire at her, mistaking her for the one who attacked them earlier.
After Diana deflects their bullets back at their feet, the soldiers run away but she gets grabbed by Gundra. Using her lasso, she learns that the Valkyrie fell to Earth when a portal opened up during the battle she and her sisters fought to safeguard Asgard from an invasion and she has finally found a place where she can bring justice. She however fears returning and dreads that they might have died.
Diana reassures that she will help her and Gundra gladly accepts her as a sister. The Volkslandic soldiers however return, citing Diana's intrusion as a casus beli for conquering Doroslavia. They however are easily subdued by the two women and their commander promises they won't invade before returning.
Appearing in "Gundra the Great"
- Gundra (Flashback and main story)
- Vokslandic Army
- Valkyries (Flashback only)
- Flying Horses (Flashback only)
- Amazons of Paradise Island (Mentioned only)
- Colonel Trevor (Mentioned only)
- Norse Gods (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Year One, Part Four"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #10.
Steve and Etta want to bring Diana out of jail, to let her see the world and to get her accustomed to the american culture. They obtain a six hour leave, and they bring her to the mall, together with Barbara Minerva as she is the only one able to communicate with her. Diana thinks the mall is wonderful: the loudness, the air, the people. But she is also disturbed a little by images of half-naked women in a bikini and girls going around in high heels, as she clearly does not understand why proud women should dress like that. After making friends with a pair of children, she has dinner with her friends and discovers that thanks to the Lasso of Truth, she can learn English. Also, when the four of them take hold of the Lasso, they start telling their sincere opinion on one another.
Then, a shooting starts: five men with automatic rifles. Diana automatically jumps to the rescue and defeats them all, saving a family. Impressed by her, the media tries to overwhelm her, but Steve and Barbara protect her. Then, watching one of the terrorist, they see a tattoo on their chest: a symbol of a dying tree. Both Diana and Barbara comment they saw that symbol themselves, and Steve informs there it's the sign of the SEAR Group.
Appearing in "Year One, Part Four"
- Sear Group (First full appearance)
Synopsis for "Secret Origin, Book 4"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #32.
The wreckage of Abin Sur's ship is discovered by scientists working with Ferris Aircraft. Despite being advised against it, Dr. Hector Hammond decides to investigate the wreckage without protective clothing. As a result, Hammond is exposed to the ship's fuel source, causing his head to grow to abnormal proportions. Hammond begins hearing everyone's thoughts in his own head as he develops telepathy and telekinesis. Elsewhere, Hal Jordan's friend Tom Kalmaku discovers his secret identity as Green Lantern, as Jordan warns him to keep it a secret. After angrily confronting Carol Ferris because he blames her father for the death of his father, she empathizes with him and offers him his job as a pilot back. As Jordan is flying a plane, he is forced to crash after his flight is interrupted by the Green Lantern known as Thaal Sinestro. After a confrontation, Sinestro rebuilds the plane while lecturing Jordan on his misuse of his power ring. As Jordan returns to Ferris Aircraft, both him and Carol Ferris are suddenly assaulted by a deformed and super-powered Hector Hammond. Hammond uses his telepathy to discover that Hal Jordan and Green Lantern are the same.
Appearing in "Secret Origin, Book 4"
- Larry Trainor (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "The Catalyst, Part Four: Family Reunion"
This story is reprinted from Sword of Sorcery (Volume 2) #3.
Still getting used to her newfound power as princess of House Amethyst, Amaya struggles to create a shield for herself under her mother's tutelage. Graciel's training is brutal, and it is a relief for Amaya when Graciel is called away by Lady Senshe to record her years at First Home, the name the residents of Nilaa use for Earth.
Senshe explains that all of those who live in Nilaa are descended from people who emigrated from Earth thousands of years ago. It has been nearly that long since anyone has been there, so Graciel's report is of great importance to them. Fortunately - or not - a large man named Elzere appears to take Graciel's place as trainer to Amaya.
Elsewhere, a huntress named Niyati of the Ghaggra Clan asks her leader for permission to avenge her mate's death, and, as always, he says no. Angrily, she decides that she will go alone and find his killers rather than forget her love and take a new mate. Angrily, the leader calls after her that she will be considered an outcast, meaning that her fate will be death. She is determined not to care.
Amaya grows annoyed with Elzere's frequent deflection of her attacks. Despite this, her annoyance is channeled into the use of her new power, and it becomes clear that he is in fact training her well. He explains that despite the strength, spirit, and courage that she holds within her, it is discipline that she needs before she can be a warrior.
Meanwhile, Graciel reports that she saw no signs of magic in First Home. This worries Senshe, who questions her about any news she might have heard of a black diamond of great power. The questioning can go no further, because Graciel receives word that Lady Mordiel has responded to their challenge, and will meet her on neutral ground.
After training, Amaya and Ingvie gossip about the differences between the culture of Nilaa and that of First Home. While describing the clothing that she used to wear, Amaya's finery suddenly transforms to represent the clothes she described. This surprises Graciel, who wonders if perhaps the Turquoise blood from Amaya's father might have allowed her to reverse Vyrian's transformation spell.
Graciel explains that they are to go to her elder brother Bhoj's estate, which will serve as neutral ground, because he could not inherit the blood power of House Amethyst. To get there, they will ride Vyala, multi-coloured, winged cat-like creatures fitted with harnesses. Against Ingvie's protests, the two ladies of Amethyst go alone.
Bhoj is a jovial flatterer, and he welcomes them to his home heartily. Despite this, he refuses to accompany them to face Mordiel, even as a moderator. His survival within House Amethyst has rested solely on his inability to wield the house's blood power, and he will not take sides.
Mordiel is full of malice, though she denies it, and disappointed by her sister's failure to change, Graciel gets straight to her proposal. She suggests that they both abdicate, giving all of their power to Amaya, thereby ending the power struggle by giving the power to the sole heir (given Mordiel's barrenness). Amaya acts with surprise, assuring Mordiel that Graciel had not plotted with her daughter in this plan. Mordiel offers a counter-proposal. Graciel should give all her power to her, and in return, Mordiel will adopt Amaya as heir, and guarantee her sister's survival. Naturally, both Amaya and Graciel refuse, and just as naturally, Mordiel storms off, declaring war.
The next day, Amaya and Ingvie are called to the archives, where Senshe has discovered that the portal crystal from First Home appears to be reacting to something. Amaya knows that the other crystal was hidden where none should have found it, and is determined to know who is using it. Senshe warns her against using the crystal in her mother's absence, but Amaya is gone before she or Ingvie can stop her.
Appearing in "The Catalyst, Part Four: Family Reunion"
- Lady Graciel of House Amethyst
- Princess Ingvie of House Citrine
- Lady Senshe of House Citrine
- Bhoj of House Amethyst
- Elzere (First appearance)
- 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