"Deadly Arrival": Hermes brings Diana to Massachusetts, where she deposits the unconscious Colonel Trevor at Hanscom Air Base. Upon waking, Trevor find himself under arrest by General Sam Tolliver, and charged with the murder of General Kohler. Though he tries to cooperate, Trevor soon realizes
Synopsis for "Deadly Arrival"
Hermes brings Diana to Massachusetts, where she deposits the unconscious Colonel Trevor at Hanscom Air Base. Upon waking, Trevor find himself under arrest by General Sam Tolliver, and charged with the murder of General Kohler. Though he tries to cooperate, Trevor soon realizes Tolliver and several other base members - all minions of Ares - mean to kill him. In desperation, he overpowers his captors and flees to Lt. Etta Candy's apartment.
Meanwhile, Diana is guided to Harvard University, where she quickly befriends a history professor named Julia Kapatelis. Though at first unable to understand the Themysciran tongue, Julia soon realizes the importance of Diana's mission, and agrees to help decipher the powers of Harmonia's amulet. This development angers Phobos, the brasher of Ares' sons; while his wilier brother Deimos surreptitiously spreads fear and mistrust among American and Soviet leaders, Phobos sends a cursed statuette to the Kapatelis home, hoping to preemptively kill Diana.
Diana spends the rest of the day at the Kapatelis home, learning English so she can better communicate with Julia. Shortly after midnight, Phobos' statuette activates, releasing a powerful demon named Decay. Decay immediately drains the life-force from Julia's teenage daughter Vanessa, before doing the same to the very foundations of the house, collapsing it with Diana and the Kapatelises still inside.
Appearing in "Deadly Arrival"
- Julia Kapatelis (First appearance)
- Vanessa Kapatelis (First appearance)
- Col. Steve Trevor
- Ares (Behind the scenes)
- United States Air Force
- Medusa (Mentioned only)
- Perdition's Pit
- Soviet Union
- United States of America
- Amulet of Harmonia
- Wonder Woman's Armaments
- This issue is reprinted in the following:
- Julia experiences a vision of churning seas and Themyscira when she first touches the Amulet of Harmonia. The significance of this will not be explained until the series' first annual.
- 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)
Links and References
|Crisis Reboot |
After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 1985–1986 maxiseries which completely reset the continuity of the entire DC Universe, all of DC's major characters and franchises needed to be updated to reflect the changes in the events of their lives. Multiple story arcs were put out to explain these rebooted versions of popular characters.