"Rebirth!": Following her narrow victory against Ares, Diana is taken back to Themyscira, where Poseidon and his subordinate Nereids heal her many injuries. Indeed, all of Olympus' Gods are immensely grateful to the Amazon Princess - none moreso than Zeus, whose renewed interest in the Amazons d
- Let the wine flow! Let the music play! Let the revelry begin!
- — Zeus
Synopsis for "Rebirth!"
Following her narrow victory against Ares, Diana is taken back to Themyscira, where Poseidon and his subordinate Nereids heal her many injuries. Indeed, all of Olympus' Gods are immensely grateful to the Amazon Princess - none moreso than Zeus, whose renewed interest in the Amazons draws concern from Artemis and Athena, not to mention his wife Hera.
After her rejuvenation, Diana immediately asks her mother permission to return to Man's World, citing Ares' assignment as well as Vanessa Kapatelis' injuries. Though the Queen is unenthusiastic, the Gods approve and gift Diana with the Sandals of Hermes, which will let Diana travel between Themyscira and Man's World at will. An ecstatic Diana returns to Man's World, where she uses a medley of Themysciran herbs to cure Vanessa of Decay's curse.
Diana's return soon draws attention from both the military and a pushy publicist named Myndi Mayer; the former demand a "logical" explanation for the recent missile crisis, while the latter wants to capitalize on the image of Boston's first super-heroine. Though annoyed by both parties, Julia realizes that Diana will need media savvy to win over Man's World, and reluctantly introduces Diana to Myndi's firm.
In following weeks, the Mayer Agency turns Wonder Woman into an international celebrity, headlining countless articles and advertisements. One such article comes to the attention of Dr. Barbara Minerva, an unscrupulous British archaeologist who becomes obsessed with obtaining Wonder Woman's lasso - no matter what the cost.
Appearing in "Rebirth!"
- Amazons of Themyscira
- Gods of Olympus
- Julia Kapatelis
- Vanessa Kapatelis
- Myndi Mayer (First appearance)
- Col. Steve Trevor
- Barbara Ann Minerva (First appearance)
- Chuma (First appearance)
- G. Gordon Godfrey (In a photograph only)
- Mount Olympus
- Isle of Healing
- United Kingdom
- Minerva Estate (First appearance)
- United States of America
- Wonder Woman's Armaments
- This issue is reprinted in the following:
- The Wonder Woman publicity campaign touches on the following publications, programs, and figures:
- 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
- In real life, Ms. had featured Wonder Woman on the cover of its first issue, which also contained an article from Gloria Steinem on the character's importance.
- In addition to being a women's liberal arts college, Radcliffe was the alma mater of Elizabeth Holloway Marston, wife and occasional collaborator to Wonder Woman's creator William Moulton Marston.
|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.