"Villainy, Incorporated!": This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #28.
Appearing in "Villainy, Incorporated!"
- Villainy, Inc. (First appearance)
- Lasso of Truth
- Girdles of Venus
Synopsis for "Villainy, Incorporated!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #28.
Appearing in "Eagle Of Space!"
- Titanian cave boy
- other Titanian cave people
Synopsis for "Eagle Of Space!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #105.
After a series of rockets have gone missing in space, Steve Trevor shows Diana Prince some startling photographs that have were snapped by one of their rockets before it went missing. It clearly shows a prehistoric pterodactyl flying in space. Steve explains to Diana that he is going to blast off in a new experimental rocket the next day in order to learn the mystery of how an animal long thought extinct could possibly be alive in outer space.
After Steve blasts off in the rocket, Diana changes into her guise of Wonder Woman and follows after him in her invisible jet. To her astonishment, once she reaches outer space she witnesses Steve's rocket be captured by a pterodactyl. Leaving her plane, she tries to get the prehistoric beast to let go of Steve's rocket, but only succeeds in freeing him from the cockpit and pulling him to safety in her own jet. The creature then grabs Wonder Woman's ship and carries them to the Saturn's moon of Titan, where to their surprise they find it a prehistoric world much like Earth, populated by dinosaurs.
Wonder Woman's plane is grabbed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that tries to eat it, causing Diana to fall out of the ship and leaving Steve trapped inside. Landing in a pool of water, Wonder Woman fights off a Plesiosaur before returning to the surface. There she finds that the Tyrannosaur has escaped with her jet. Using her mental link to her plane to call the craft back, she is surprised that Steve is not inside of it.
She is then confronted by a pack of Titanian cave people who are being terrorized by a stampede of dinosaurs. Wonder Woman uses her lasso to dig a trench to keep these beasts at bay and save the cave people. Taking one of them as an ally, Wonder Woman goes back to investigate her plane and finds a strange phosphorescent smear on its undercarriage. Using this as a clue, Wonder Woman and the cave boy fly over the jungle in her jet until they find plants that are glowing in the same way. Sure enough they find Steve, who has been placed on a heap of Tyrannosaurus eggs, waiting to be a meal when they finally hatch. Diana saves Steve, then using trees she constructs a giant flute and uses its music to send the dinosaurs packing. Then in order to prevent them from terrorizing the people who live on Titan she builds a barrier to keep them away.
With the threat of the dinosaurs quelled, Wonder Woman then makes a telepathic link with her caveman friend and imparts to him knowledge of modern civilization in the hopes that the cave-people here can catch up with modern humanity on Earth. After saying their farewells, Steve and Diana return to Earth where Steve tells Wonder Woman that she must someday meet his coworker Lt. Diana Prince. Finding this funny as Steve and the others do not know her double identity Wonder Woman tells him it will have to wait for another time.
Appearing in "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
- Space Invaders
Synopsis for "Wanted -- Wonder Woman"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #108.
Diana Prince approaches Steve Trevor with the latest reports on flying saucers found in the area. Steve dismisses this idea as just another hoax and leaves the office in order to be on time for a date with Wonder Woman. With Steve gone, Diana quickly changes and rushes off to meet with Steve as her alter ego. Meeting in the air, the two spot a flying saucer heading toward them. Engaging it in combat, Wonder Woman proves to be more than a match for the alien ship forcing them to flee. Unwilling to give up their attempts at conquering the Earth, the aliens pool together their collective mental powers to put Wonder Woman under their control in an effort to discredit her in the public eye.
Sure enough, their ploy works and they take control of Wonder Woman, interrupting her date with Steve. Their first attempt at controlling her works when the force her to accept Steve's most recent marriage proposal. Briefly regaining control, Wonder Woman jumps down to the ground below to try and find a way out of the mess she's gotten herself in. When she attempts to jump to her invisible jet, they interfere again, almost making her fall to her death, but she avoids fatality by grabbing onto a radio tower of a large skyscraper.
Climbing down to the city streets, Wonder Woman is once more taken under the control of the aliens and is being forced to rob a jewelry store. She manages to resist the urge to do so, and almost gets hit by a car for her troubles. But eventually the aliens exert their control and force her to instead rob a bank, which she does with relative ease. Now wanted outlaw, Wonder Woman is hounded by Steve Trevor and the military, asking her to surrender or suffer the consequences.
However, this is all a ploy as the aliens soon find out: As they leave Wonder Woman to her fate to exert their dominance over the world by destroying the Statue of Liberty, Wonder Woman springs into action and lassos up their flying ship and sends it flying back out into space. Revealing the truth to Steve, explaining that she only stole useless junk out of the bank, Steve decides not to hold her to her promise to get married because she was being manipulated by alien forces.
Appearing in "Revolt Of Wonder Woman!"
Synopsis for "Revolt Of Wonder Woman!"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman #144.
Wonder Woman, exhausted by the many demands upon her and disheartened by people’s perception of her as a “fighting machine”, succumbs to despair, wishing she could find someone who appreciates her for herself.
- This book was first published on December 18, 2002.
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