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jkcarrier ([personal profile] jkcarrier) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-07-19 04:46 pm

The 12 Labors of Wonder Woman - Part 8

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

TL;DR version: Amnesia and bad continuity have left Wonder Woman unsure of her abilities, so she asks the JLA to monitor her next 12 missions to make sure she's still fit for duty.

This time, we've got the Phantom Stranger, Felix Faust, and an epic battle of patriotic ladies! Selected panels from a 10-page story, Wonder Woman #218, 1975.

The JLA are sitting around the satellite, arguing over who's going to monitor Wonder Woman's next mission. Out of nowhere, the Phantom Stranger appears, and tells them that while they were squabbling, Diana has already finished another case. He conjures up a crystal ball and shows them a scene of their old enemy, the sorcerer Felix Faust:

Rhyming demons...must be relatives of Etrigan.
Some time later, Diana Prince is taking a ferry ride to go see the Statue of Liberty. But it looks like Lady Liberty isn't in the mood for visitors:

While everyone's distracted, Di jumps overboard and switches to Wonder Woman:

The statue suddenly take off into the air, following the sound of the "voice". Wonder Woman gives chase in her invisible jet. When they arrive at the old World's Fair Grounds on Long Island, WW is taken by surprise, magically chained, and captured.

Ollie is enjoying this way too much. You can't see it here, but Faust is wearing the shrunken Statue of Liberty on a chain around his neck.

As you can imagine, an iron gate barely slows her down.

Wonder Woman puts the Statue of Liberty back in place, confiscates Faust's magic books, and another trial is successfully completed.

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2011-07-19 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Damnit now I've got that song stuck in my head...
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[personal profile] q99 2011-07-19 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I like how flat-out confident she is going against a major mage like Faust, she's having fun with this!
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[personal profile] crinos 2011-07-20 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed, Faust is a guy who, on his best day, can throw down with the whole of the JLA, and Wondy just stomped a mudhole in his ass LIKE A BOSS.
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[personal profile] marco 2011-07-20 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! I was just thinking that and about to say the same. I love that. I wish she was still like this~.
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[personal profile] retro_nouveau 2011-07-20 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Let's see, Strength 25. Attack Adjustment, Damage Adjustment, Weight Allowance ... here we are, Bend Bars/Lift Gates: 99%.

Dinah called, she wants her power back. XD

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2011-07-20 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, 2nd. ed. and your ridicilously specific stats :p
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[personal profile] marco 2011-07-20 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
I just love what a badass Wondy is here~. She makes me swoon.
Takin everything in stride and havin fun while doing so.
Why can't more characters and series, Wondy especially, be like this now? vuv

[personal profile] saralakali 2011-07-21 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I love Kurt Schaffenberger's pencils. There's something comforting about his style. It's nice to see him on something other than the Superman Family.