"Giganta--the Gorilla Girl": When Dr. Psycho notices Diana Prince and Steve Trevor near the cage of Giganta, a female gorilla, he decides to victimize Wonder Woman by hypnotizing Giganta into falling in love with Steve Trevor. The gorilla grabs Steve and, when Diana changes into Wonder Woman, o
- Have you asked Steve how he feels about dating an ex-gorilla?
- -- Wonder Woman
Appearing in "Giganta--the Gorilla Girl"
- Gen. Darnell
- Prof. Zool
- Washington, D.C.
- Washington DC Zoo
- Love's End Beach
- Lasso of Truth
- Evolution Machine
Synopsis for "Giganta--the Gorilla Girl"
When Dr. Psycho notices Diana Prince and Steve Trevor near the cage of Giganta, a female gorilla, he decides to victimize Wonder Woman by hypnotizing Giganta into falling in love with Steve Trevor. The gorilla grabs Steve and, when Diana changes into Wonder Woman, overpowers the heroine, but falls victim to the Magic Lasso. A Professor Zool appears on the scene, asking that the gorilla be turned over to him for evolutionary experimentation, and Psycho decides to capitalize on it. He and his gang later render Giganta unconscious with a gas, break her out of the zoo, and take her to Zool, whom they force to subject the gorilla to an evolution-ray. Giganta becomes a huge, powerful blonde woman, still in love with Steve Trevor, and Psycho tells her that she will have to get Wonder Woman out of the way before she can romance him. Giganta does briefly defeat Wonder Woman in battle and claim Steve, but the Amazon subdues her with the Magic Lasso and takes her to Paradise Island for rehabilitation.
Appearing in "Danger -- Wonder Woman"
- Paula von Gunta
- Paula's Gang
- Mr. Mister (Hairdresser)
- Lockjaw (Informant)
- Washington, D.C.
- A Charity Bazaar
Synopsis for "Danger -- Wonder Woman"
While pulling a jewel robbery with her gang, female criminal Paula Von Gunta sees Wonder Woman walking by with Steve, unaware of the crime being pulled off, and becomes infatuated with Major Trevor. Accordingly, Paula undergoes a crash beauty treatment and has her gang make attempts to destroy Wonder Woman, all of which fail. Finally, the villainess steals Wonder Woman’s lasso and encircles her with it, placing the heroine under her control. Through hypnotic control, Paula makes Wonder Woman remove her bracelets, thus turning her into a berserker, and has her wreck a train Steve is riding on. However, the train’s engine is threatening to crush Paula, so she restores Wonder Woman’s bracelets to her in time for the Amazon to catch the engine and save her. Steve is reunited with Wonder Woman, who asks Paula if she can make anything easier for her while she is turning her over to the authorities. Paula replies that she could be put on probation to Steve for the next 99 years.
- This book was first published on May 5, 1966.
- "Giganta -- The Gorilla Girl" is reprinted in Wonder Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
- The series of "Golden Age Wonder Woman" stories that ran from Wonder Woman #159 thru issue 165 (with a final story in issue 168) were hard to place in continuity for many years. While done in a style consistent with Earth-Two, they don't fit into Earth-Two continuity well. Some comics historians therefore assumed they were early Earth-One stories, happening before Wonder Woman #98. Finally (in 2005), Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium revealed these stories happened on Earth-Forty.
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