"Time Passages": With Julia as her interpreter, Wonder Woman makes her first United Nations visit. Though she tries her best to share the Themysciran message of love and peace, her appearance is decried by the Arab delegates, who refuse to be educated by a woman, and the Soviets, who accuse
Appearing in "Time Passages"
- Tamsin McConnell (First appearance; dies)
- G. Gordon Godfrey (Cameo)
- Andrew Michaelis (First appearance)
- Angelina Michaelis (First appearance)
- Barry Locatelli (First appearance)
- Batman (Cameo)
- Black Canary (Cameo)
- Blue Beetle (Cameo)
- Captain Marvel (Cameo)
- Changeling (Cameo)
- Doctor Fate (Cameo)
- Flash (Cameo)
- Guy Gardner (Cameo)
- Martian Manhunter (Cameo)
- Robin (Cameo)
- Ronald Reagan (Cameo)
- Steve Trevor (Cameo)
- Superman (Cameo)
- United States Air Force
- Gen. John Hillary (Cameo)
- Major Dennis Warren
- Major Sergeant Lodicos
- Lowry Air Force Base
- Logan International Airport
- Mayer Publicists, Inc.
- Summer Home of Prof. Julia Kapatelis
Synopsis for "Time Passages"
With Julia as her interpreter, Wonder Woman makes her first United Nations visit. Though she tries her best to share the Themysciran message of love and peace, her appearance is decried by the Arab delegates, who refuse to be educated by a woman, and the Soviets, who accuse her of being an American propagandist.
The Amazon Princess is further disillusioned by a debriefing session with the American military, during which she demonstrates her superhuman abilities and equipment. Though the commanding officer is impressed by her strength, he remains annoyed by her pacifism, as well as her refusal to let the United States analyze her bracelets and lasso. In contrast, Etta - stationed as an official observer - develops a new respect for Wonder Woman.
Soon after, G. Gordon Godfrey's national anti-superhuman campaign reaches its height. Godfrey supporters begin attacking the Kapatelises for "harboring" one of America's most prominent superhumans, spurring Wonder Woman to confront Godfrey at Washington, D.C. -alongside the likes of Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, and more. After Godfrey's campaign is dismantled, Wonder Woman is invited to join the new Justice League, but refuses, reasoning that a crimefighting career would be at odds with her message of peace.
However, even after Godfrey's discrediting, many in the United States remain suspicious of Wonder Woman, especially where the Amazons' "Pagan" faith is concerned. Myndi Mayer does her utmost to defuse these suspicions, all while securing new connections and merchandising deals for her star client. The most intriguing connection comes from Dr. Barbara Minerva, who has flown to Boston claiming to possess another Girdle of Gaea. Though Myndi takes these claims at face value, Dr. Minerva's true motives are not so benign; her first contact in Boston is not with the Mayer Agency, but a local smuggler.
After nightfall, police find the smuggler mauled to death, while a strange cat-creature begins to prowl Boston's rooftops.
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- While several parts of this issue are laid out in traditional comic-book format, most of the story is told through prose (accompanied by illustrations): journal entries from Julia and Vanessa, and letters from Etta, Myndi, and Dr. Minerva.
- Wonder Woman briefly admits a fascination with Superman, which will later resurface in Millennium. The two would go on to attempt a genuine romance in Adventures of Superman #440 and Action Comics #600.
- An employee at the Mayer Agency's mail room is seen wearing Watchmen's iconic smiley pin.
- Among the books Diana studies at Julia's house are War and Peace, The Prophet, Bulfinch's Mythology, and a collection of E.M. Forster's works.
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