"I--the Bomb": Steve Trevor is sent on a dangerous reconnaissance mission to take pictures of a possible enemy development on the island of Oolong, held by the Red Chinese. Eleven men have already been lost trying to accomplish that mission, and Diana Prince fears that Steve could be the twelft
Wonder Woman #157 is an issue of the series Wonder Woman (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1965.
Synopsis for "I--the Bomb"
Steve Trevor is sent on a dangerous reconnaissance mission to take pictures of a possible enemy development on the island of Oolong, held by the Red Chinese. Eleven men have already been lost trying to accomplish that mission, and Diana Prince fears that Steve could be the twelfth. She becomes Wonder Woman and attempts to help him, but is forced to divert her attention to save the American fleet in the Pacific from robot planes and a sub.
Steve Trevor parachutes out over Oolong, taking pictures, and discovers that the master of Oolong Island is Egg Fu, a gigantic egg-shaped creature created by the Red Chinese. Egg Fu irradiates Trevor with rays that turn him into a human atomic bomb, and sends both Trevor and a conventional nuclear missile at the American fleet. Steve is able to shout the facts of his becoming a human bomb to Wonder Woman. She diverts him into the path of the missile, and both she, Trevor, and the bomb are blown to atoms. The American fleet is saved.
Queen Hippolyta has Amazon planes fly over the area, magnetizing the scattered atoms of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Then both she and Steve are atomically reassembled by the Amazons' experimental AS-2 beam. But Wonder Woman and Steve find out that both of them are still irradiated, and that they cause explosions with whatever they touch.
Appearing in "I--the Bomb"
- Egg Fu (First appearance)
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