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"The God of War": Ares abducted Steve Trevor, to Mars. Wonder Woman's traveled to Mars, disguised as a slave girl, to rescue Trevor. The Duke of Deception recognized her, and revealed her identity to Mars. Deception advised Mars to pretend not to know who she was, in order to trap her. Wonder



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  • Greed's spaceship (Destroyed)
  • Deception's spaceship (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "The God of War"

Ares abducted Steve Trevor, to Mars. Wonder Woman's traveled to Mars, disguised as a slave girl, to rescue Trevor. The Duke of Deception recognized her, and revealed her identity to Mars. Deception advised Mars to pretend not to know who she was, in order to trap her. Wonder Woman was able to rescue Steve, overcome Mars and his soldiers, and escape to Earth.

Mars charged his lieutenant, Greed, to capture her. The Earl of Greed set in motion an elaborate plan, one that included inspiring Adolf Hitler to raid hidden gold hoards of the American treasury. He also inspired President Deacon of Holliday College to murder the school treasurer, and steal school funds, imperiling the school's future. Soon at Holliday College, Wonder Woman entered a charity baseball game. Greed's plan was to kill Wonder Woman at the game, with an explosive baseball. After being hit by this, she was drugged and taken to a hospital. The real nurse was bound and gagged by Greed's accomplices, and Wonder Woman was imprisoned in a gold block. However the nurse was able to remove her gag, and used a telephone to alert the authorities. Greed's plot to use Holliday College as a base of operations, to rob the American Treasury, and to send the gold to Mars, was foiled. The Earl of Greed fled to the planet Mars, hoping to avoid the god Mars. His spaceship had been destroyed, and he fled to Mars on a slave-ship. He was caught, and sent to the dungeons.

Duke Deception was the second of Mars' lieutenants sent to capture Wonder Woman, refusing at first as he said his servants were busy writing propaganda for the Nazis and Japanese and he could not capture Wonder Woman without their help. But soon, Wonder Woman was captured by Naha, an agent of the Duke, who swapped a fake lasso for the real one, then caught Diana with her own magic lasso. She was taken onto a ship, where she was left bound hand and foot, along with being gagged and blindfolded with plaster. However Wonder Woman was able to telepathically contact Etta Candy, with whose help she escaped. Deception meanwhile (disguised as a general) was trying to convince Hirohito to cause more war, in Hawaii. Wonder Woman and Etta Candy foiled this plan, and sent the Duke's phantom form fleeing back to Mars, in the form of a slave girl, and after wrecking his ship. Deception was then imprisoned by Mars, his imprisonment causing Hirohito to speak truthfully to the Italian Ambassador.

Lord Conquest was the last of Mars' lieutenants sent to capture Wonder Woman. He refused at first, claiming it was beneath his dignity. He inspired Mussolini to send agents to America to capture Wonder Woman. Italian agents Count Crafti (alias Don Unaldi, Spanish nobleman) and giant slugger Mammotha were dispatched, with Conquest possessing Mammotha. After luring Wonder Woman into entering the boxing ring with Mammotha, and then submitting her to enormous electric shock, Conquest prepared to deliver her to Mars, along with Steve Trevor, whom he had also captured. Count Conquest chained them both, weakening Wonder Woman, because when an Amazon's bracelets were chained together by a man, she became as weak as an ordinary woman. Diana was taken to Mars' dungeon. Greed and Deception were released, while Diana and Steve took their places. However, with the help of Etta Candy's spirit form, Wonder Woman was able to use 'astral acid' on her bonds, and thus escape. Wonder Woman then battled Mars, and defeated him, destroying his Iron Palace in the process. Mars was lucky to survive, but survive he did.

Appearing in "Wonder Woman"

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  • City of Midland
  • Malayan Jungle (Flashback only)

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Synopsis for "Wonder Woman"

Buck Winters counts on supplies and equipment paid for by homefront folks like those in Midland. After a stirring speech to that effect, made by Wonder Woman, the skeptics and cheapskates of the town come around, and eagerly buy up some War Bonds and War Stamps.

Appearing in Wonder Women of History: "Angel of the Battlefield"

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Notes

  • Published quarterly by Wonder Woman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • This issue is reprinted in 'Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 2'.
  • This issue's 50-page main story is immediately followed up by a 2-page epilogue, in-universe, an advertisement for War Bonds, featuring Wonder Woman, and Captain Buck Winters of the Flying Tigers. The piece had no title, but did feature the Wonder Woman logo across the top of page 1.
  • The Count of Conquest is either a god or a demigod, but he qualifies as "a man" well enough to activate Wonder Woman's main weakness, by chaining her bracelets.

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