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jkcarrier ([personal profile] jkcarrier) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-09 11:10 pm

The 12 Labors of Wonder Woman - Part 2

Part 1 of this storyline is here. The TL;DR version: Amnesia and bad continuity have left Wonder Woman unsure of her abilities, so she asked the JLA to monitor her next 12 missions to make sure she's still fit for duty. Now it's The Flash's turn to play peeping tom, in "The War-No-More Machine!"

Wonder Woman #213, 1974. Approx. 6 pages from a 20-page story.

The story begins with a thunderstorm in New York City...

A couple of days later, Diana meets with her U.N. boss Morgan Tracy, who gives her some bad(?) news.

Meanwhile, our old pal Marty Tragg has decided to hijack a plane and hold the passengers for ransom, to pay off his gambling debts. Things don't quite work out as planned.

Lucky for him, Wonder Woman is on the scene.

Realizing that she and Tragg both seem to be immune to the "peace epidemic", WW heads for Paradise Island to do some research. When she arrives, she sees the Amazons being attacked by a rampaging "rhinotaur"...like everyone else, her sisters are now too timid to fight back.

She finally manages to toss the beast into the ocean, where it calms down.

The Magic Sphere is a handy little deus ex machina from the Golden Age. With it, Diana finds out about the robot that shot the peace-rays all over the world, and learns that it was the combination of the electrical storm and the pain they were feeling that kept her, Angie Blake, and Marty Tragg from being affected.

Wonder Woman tries to get Angie and Marty to help her, but they refuse; Angie thinks the global cease-fire is a good thing, and Marty just doesn't give a crap about anyone. But Di is in no mood to argue.

That's right, not only is she forcing them against their will into a dangerous battle, she doesn't even let them ride inside the plane. Nice one, princess.

The robot grabs WW and buries her in the ground up to her neck. Flash wants to help her, but of course he's been pacified too. Just when all seems lost...

An inscription inside the robot reveals that it was built by an alien scientist who's planet had been decimated by nuclear war. He wanted to prevent the same thing from happening to other planets, but as Flash puts it, "The only true kind of lasting peace must come from the human race itself -- not a machine!" Stupid aliens, always trying to keep us from killing each other. Mind your own business, Klaatu!
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[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-02-10 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
That's because you reversed the polarity.
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[personal profile] louisadkins 2011-02-11 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Weird. That's a different page than I was linked to from the technobabble page. ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PolarityReversal ) Time for a redirect!
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[personal profile] louisadkins 2011-02-11 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Also, I have no idea why the spacing on this comment was borked.
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[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-02-11 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
Sometimes http markup includes parentheses in links, and sometimes not?