"Swan Song": Diana dreams of a romantic encounter with Superman, and wakes suddenly, disturbed by this recurring fantasy; she is unfamiliar with such thoughts and feelings, as they are foreign to her home on Themyscira.
- People of Boston -- Beware! I am the Silver Swan! Obey my command without hesitation -- or my Swan Song will be the death of you!
- -- Silver Swan
Appearing in "Swan Song"
- Lt. Etta Candy
- Inspector Edward Indelicato (First appearance)
- Vanessa Kapatelis
- Myndi Mayer
- Steve Trevor
- Mike "Skeeter La Rue" Boyd
- Benjamin Buchman (Dies in flashback)
- Solomon Buchman (First appearance)
- Mister Choi (First appearance)
- Allison Clooney (First appearance)
- Deni Hayes (First appearance)
- Mrs. Kafora (First appearance)
- Kwan (First appearance)
- Barry Locatelli
- Murray (Single appearance)
- Maxine Sterenbuch (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Steve London (First appearance)
- Superman (In dream sequence only)
- Mayer Publicists, Inc.
- Ogawa Electronics (First appearance)
- Summer home Prof. Julia Kapatelis
Synopsis for "Swan Song"
Diana dreams of a romantic encounter with Superman, and wakes suddenly, disturbed by this recurring fantasy; she is unfamiliar with such thoughts and feelings, as they are foreign to her home on Themyscira.
Meanwhile, Solomon Buchman has broken into Ogawa Electronic, and downloads information on the Silver Swan.
Myndi Mayer plans the Wonder Woman Fair, and gushes over the work of Skeeter, who takes credit for it; her previous staff, who actually did all the work, wonder what she sees in him.
Elsewhere, a man named Buchman saves young Maxine Sterenbuch from being assassinated, but then shoots her himself.
Diana now stands naked in the woods behind the Kapatelis home, praying to the god Eros for insight into her infatuation with Superman. Vanessa finds her and takes her back inside, convinced that she is nervous about the coming Fair.
Maxine awakes in a cabin, where Buchman is now holding her. He explains to Maxine that the man who tried to kill her works for Henry Cobb Armbruster, who seeks to eliminate anyone who has past ties to Valerie Beaudry, aka the Silver Swan; Maxine was once Valerie's best friend, though she has met her on only one occasion. Buchman wants to stop the Silver Swan and Armbruster out of revenge for the death of his father: Benjamin Buchman, the man who created the Silver Swan.
Armbuster receives word that his assassin is dead, and that Maxine hasn't been found; he is convinced she has some agenda regarding Silver Swan, and is determined to stop it. Meanwhile, he also plans to attack Wonder Woman at the Wonder Woman Fair.
Etta has made great strides in her weight loss regimen, and Steve congratulates her, but Etta remains jealous of Diana and her god-gifted beauty, wondering wonders how Steve can be interested in her with Diana around. Meanwhile, Steve has been invited to the Fair by Diana, who wants to talk to him. He meets Vanessa, who is with her "boyfriend," but he is only using her to get near Diana as well.
The Wonder Woman Fair is a big success, exceeding expectations, but the sponsors worry that their cause is being overshadowed by Wonder Woman's fame. Wonder Woman finally appears, overjoyed by the positive reaction, but also worried that her message is being lost in the spectacle.
Suddenly, the Silver Swan appears, issuing a bold threat. Wonder Woman flies up to confront her, but she unleashes a hypersonic blast of energy at Wonder Woman; the bolt strikes a Ferris wheel, shattering it and endangering people.
- First appearance of the Silver Swan. Origin revealed in flashback.
- The Mister Choi that appears in this issue is an associate of Henry Cobb Armbruster and should not be confused with the father of Ryan Choi.
- No trivia.
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Links and References
- Wonder Woman (Volume 2) series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Wonder Woman (Volume 2) series index at Comicbookdb.com