- Human, my lord. Not powerless.
- -- Diana
Appearing in "Who is Wonder Woman? (Part 4 of 5)"
- Power Girl (Cameo)
- Stargirl (Cameo)
- Wonder Girl (Cameo)
- Doctor Mid-Nite (Cameo)
- Liberty Belle (Cameo)
- Lasso of Truth
- An invisible jet (though not the Lansarian Morphing Disk)
- Lasso of Ares
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
Synopsis for "Who is Wonder Woman? (Part 4 of 5)"
In the headquarters of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, Sarge Steel explains to Diana Prince and Nemesis that Circe has liberated over two thousand women throughout the world from slave labor and prostitution in her first twelve hours as Wonder Woman, and has murdered any man who tried to stop her. Diana visits the Justice Society of America, where Doctor Mid-Nite confirms that Circe has taken her powers.
In New York, the JSA offers to confront Circe, but Diana declines their help, explaining that Circe will be ready for them. Diana leaves and meets with Hercules, who is also without powers. The two of them board an "invisible" jet (a new stealth fighter Batman gave to Diana) and head to Aeaea, home to Circe.
Their plan is to take Circe's spell book and trade it for the return of their powers. Circe shows up and attacks Hercules, but Diana (equipped as Diana Prince) uses a jet pack and flies away with her. Circe lets Diana take the Lasso of Truth and throws her to the ground, but Diana catches one of Circe's bestiamorphs, a dragon, and uses the lasso to expose his true nature - that of a man who wants to help reverse the spell that turned him into a beast.
Diana flies the dragon to Circe's temple, where Circe captures her in Cassie's lasso, though Hercules immediately shows up and stops Circe. Hercules, impressed by Diana's resourcefulness even without her powers, hits Diana and explains his plan: when Athena withdrew Olympus from Earth, he and Circe stayed behind, planning to rule the planet as gods. But when Circe betrayed him (last issue), he decided he wanted all the power to himself, and now he plans to force Circe to award it to him.
A fight ensues, and Diana retrieves her tiara and the Lasso of Ares, and using the latter, snares Hercules and tells him to release Circe. Hercules threatens to kill Circe unless she speaks the spell that will deliver the powers to him. Diana encourages her, because to do that, Circe must first reverse the original spell, which she does, and Diana once more becomes Wonder Woman. But just as she does so, a staggering band of villains (including Giganta, Doctor Psycho, Cheetah, and others) appear!
- The conclusion of this arc ("Who Is Wonder Woman?") is not in Wonder Woman #5, but will be released as part of Wonder Woman Annual #1 later in 2007.
- Due to delays, this issue actually came out in February, the same month as its cover date.
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Links and References
- Wonder Woman article at Wikipedia
- Wonder Woman at the DCU Guide
- Wonder Woman Pages
- Wonder Woman index at Dark Mark's Indexing Domain
- Wonder Woman fan page at Suffering Sappho
- Wonder Woman at TV Tropes
- Woman Wonder Woman at Arkhampedia