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"The Enemy of Both Sides, Part One": Between Vanity and Gateway City

Quote1 Deep in conquered Thirteen Heavens... the terror armies of Tezcatlipoca stand ready. Quote2
Aztek (Nayeli Constant)

Wonder Woman (Volume 5) #52 is an issue of the series Wonder Woman (Volume 5) with a cover date of October, 2018. It was published on August 8, 2018.

Synopsis for "The Enemy of Both Sides, Part One"

Between Vanity and Gateway City

Wonder Woman is executing a mission for A.R.G.U.S., coordinated by Steve Trevor, to capture Death Bat. During the fight, Diana is interrupted by a woman wearing the mask of Aztek: she introduces herself as Nayeli, successor of Uno. She tells Diana she had a vision about an amazon warrior, who Diana recognizes as Atalanta, imprisoned in a pyramid and fighting in it. There was also a word involved: Neshny. As Diana secures the prisoner, she explains to her that if an amazon is in danger it's her responsibility to act, then informs Aztek about the fact that the word she referred to translates into "Rage", but not in the language of Themyscira: they will have to make a stop in Oakland to talk with Artemis, champion of the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall.

Michoacan, Mexico

After telling Artemis that Atalanta was alive, as Aztek saw her in a vision, the Banazon accepts taking part in the rescue, as Atalanta is a hero in the tradition of Artemis' people. It seems Atalanta is fighting inside a structure called Thirteen Heavens, a temple for the god Tezcatlipoca, enemy of Aztek, built with bricks of Eighth Metal. Breaching the temple, the three warriors find Atalanta who tell them the armies of Tezcatlipoca, the Naguals, are trying to get into Earth to conquer it, and Atalanta alone fought them to keep them away until now. The final confrontation is about to begin: will the three Amazons and Aztek hold and stop Tezcatlipoca from entering Earth, or will they surrender the planet to the evil Aztec god?

Appearing in "The Enemy of Both Sides, Part One"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Death Bat (Earth 8)
    • Chiroptera (Earth 8) (Single appearance)
  • Multiplex (Cameo)
  • Tezcatlipoca (First appearance) (In picture only)
    • The Dread Phalanx (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • The Nagual (First appearance) (Also in dream sequence)

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