"Changes in the Wind": Amidst all the preparations for the Feast of Five, several Amazons are displeased to learn that Diana has invited a small delegation from Man's World to partake in the festivities; even Queen Hippolyte, though supportive of her daughter, expresses reservations. Diana earne
Appearing in "Changes in the Wind"
- Amazons of Themyscira
- Julia Kapatelis
- Steve Trevor
- Vanessa Kapatelis
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Changes in the Wind"
Amidst all the preparations for the Feast of Five, several Amazons are displeased to learn that Diana has invited a small delegation from Man's World to partake in the festivities; even Queen Hippolyte, though supportive of her daughter, expresses reservations. Diana earnestly tries to defend her proposal, but is distracted by a sudden disturbance in High Priestess Menalippe's chamber. Though Menalippe emerges apparently unharmed, her chief attendant Penelope is left comatose.
(In Man's World, Vanessa discovers - much to her disgust - that Eileen's father is a janitor. As a result, she drifts away from Eileen and closer to Lucy Spears, and is overjoyed when a New York summer camp accepts both of them as junior counselors. Though disapproving of her daughter's flightiness, Julia is similarly overjoyed when the National Geographic Society agrees to sponsor her next project, an excavation in Turkey.)
Shortly after, Diana receives a message from Steve warning that Hermes - who had earlier agreed to fly the delegates to Themyscira - has fallen to random fits of mania and depression. Ever since his exertions in Bana-Mighdall, the Messenger-God's powers and dignity have been at an ebb, and any attempts to recover them have met with failure at best and severe property damage at worst. After convening with Steve, Diana quickly finds Hermes in New Hampshire, surrounded by the ruins of his once-glorious temple.
With Diana mouthing silent prayers in support, Hermes pleads for Asclepius the Healer-God to restore him, but is struck down by a violent backlash. When approached, Hermes attacks in a mad rage, only stopping when Diana binds him in the Lasso of Truth. Sobered by the lasso's Olympian power, the Messenger-God cuts himself with Diana's tiara, despondently proving his worst fears a reality: he is now completely mortal, and thus unable to bring anyone to Themyscira.
- Mindy Newell becomes the series' scripter, providing dialogue and panel breakdowns over George Pérez's plots. She will maintain this role for roughly a dozen issues.
- Julia offhandedly mentions the film Midnight Express as a reason for Vanessa's antipathy towards Turkey.
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