Wonder Woman #3 - Beauty and the Beasts
([September] 2005)

DC, 2004 Series
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Volume
3
Price
19.95 USD; 26.99 CAD
Pages
164
On-sale Date
2005-09-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-0484-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401204846 51999
Editing
Anton Kawasaki (editor, collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected editions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Darkseid
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts (Table of Contents: 1)

Wonder Woman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez
Inks
George Perez
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Essentially the cover illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #16, but enlarged and cropped.

Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Perez; John Byrne
Inks
Bruce Patterson; George Perez; Dick Giordano; Frank McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Darkseid; Theophilus Ventouras; Superman; Circe; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]

Indexer Notes

Title page with credits and publishing data. Includes vignettes from (in order) Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #15, Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #600, Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #19, #15, #15, #18, #17, #15 (cover), and #17.

Our Story So Far... (Table of Contents: 3)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis; ? (revisions)
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (finishes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Text from Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (DC, 1985 series) #26, with revisions. Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]; Henry Cobb Armbruster; Maxine Sterenbuch; Solomon Buchman; Benjamin Buchman
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Chapter One (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (finishes)
Colors
?; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #15.

Swan Song (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Perez (plot); Len Wein (script)
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Superman (in dream); Solomon Buchman; Myndi Mayer; Skeeter LaRue; Deni; Steve; Maxine Sterenbuch; Vanessa Kapatelis; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]; Henry Cobb Armbruster; Mr. Choi; Benjamin Buchman (on videotape); Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; Barry Locatelli; Eileen; Allison Clooney; Mrs. Kafora; Inspector Ed Indelicato
Synopsis
While Wonder Woman wrestles with her new feelings for Superman, preparations are being made for a charity fair in her name. Meanwhile, Solomon Buchman takes Maxine Sterenbuch captive and explains that her pen pal Valerie Beaudry has been the subject of an experiment and given mutant sonic disruption abilities and that Henry Cobb Armbruster has nefarious plans for her. These plans come to fruition at the fair, where Valerie attacks Wonder Woman as the Silver Swan.
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Indexer Notes

Skeeter refers to Alison Clooney as "Miz Cooney," but she is consistently Clooney in all later references.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez
Inks
George Perez
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 8)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Bob Smith (finishes)
Colors
?; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #16.

Bird of Paradise / Bird of Prey! (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Perez (plot); Len Wein (script)
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Bob Smith (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Steve Trevor; Silver Swan [Valerie Beaudry]; Lieutenant Michael Shands; Inspector Ed Indelicato; Maxine Sterenbuch; Henry Cobb Armbruster; Vanessa Kapatelis; Barry Locatelli; Eileen; Skeeter LaRue; Allison Clooney; Mrs. Kafora; Mr. Choi; Superman (on poster and on phone, unseen); Chrissie Fenton; Myndi Mayer; Hermes
Synopsis
When the fight at the fair gets out of hand, the Siliver Swan delivers Henry Cobb Armbruster's warning and flees the scene, but Wonder Woman follows and the two fight to a draw in the skies over Boston. Later, Diana discusses her feelings for Superman with Vanessa who urges Diana to get Myndi to set up a meeting between the two, while Hermes is being pursued across the halls of Olympus by an unseen foe.
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Indexer Notes

Though Skeeter calls her "Mz. Cooney" in the previous story, Wonder Woman calls her "Allison Clooney" in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman; Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
George Perez
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mike Carlin (original editor); Renee Witterstaetter (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the frontispiece illustration from the original issue, not the cover.

Wonder Woman: Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 11)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns)
Inks
George Perez (finishes)
Colors
?; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Darkseid

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #600.

Different Worlds (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman; Wonder Woman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns)
Inks
George Perez (finishes)
Colors
Tom Ziuko; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Mike Carlin (original editor); Renee Witterstaetter (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Hermes; Myndi Mayer; Chrissie Fenton; Darkseid; Desaad; Amazing Grace [also as Wonder Woman]; Kalibak [also as Superman]; parademon
Synopsis
Hermes summons Wonder Woman to Olympus from her romantic meeting with Superman, and the Man of Steel follows, but they arrive in different locations. After Hermes explains to Diana that Olympus has been taken over by Darkseid, the New God toys with the heroes, making them battle, as he discusses with Desaad his plans. When Superman and Wonder Woman find Darkseid and point out that he has conquered nothing as the Olympians abandoned their home, Darkseid sets off explosives throughout Olympus and leaves. But Olympus immediately regenerates and Wonder Woman and Superman return home as friends.
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Indexer Notes

Story broken up into chapters: "Chapter One: First Date...," pp. 1-7; "Chapter Two: Fallen Idols," pp. 8-12; "Chapter Three: Broken Mirrors," pp. 13-20; "Chapter Four: Battle!," pp. 21-24; and "Chapter Five: This Hollow Victory...," pp. 25-32. Darkseid tells Desaad that the Olympian gods are creations of the same energy released by the battle of the old gods that created Apokolips and New Genesis, though Circe describes a very different process of generation of the gods in Wonder Woman #19 when she explains to Diana that the New Gods had their genesis in the energy released by the Titans conflict with the Olympians.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez
Inks
George Perez
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 14)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Dick Giordano (finishes)
Colors
?; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #17.

Traces (Table of Contents: 15)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Perez
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Dick Giordano (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Steve Trevor; Lieutenant Etta Candy; Vanessa Kapatelis; Eileen; Hippolyte; Menalippe; Hellene; Philippus; Hermes; Apollo; Hestia; Aphrodite; Hera; Athena; Artemis; Heracles; Zeus; Dionysus; Hephaestus; Julia Kapatelis; Stavros Christadoulodou; Paul Drivas; Myndi Mayer; Chrissie Fenton; Circe; Mikos
Synopsis
As she and Vanessa prepare to join Julia in Greece, Diana receives a message from her mother with news of home. Meanwhile, on Olympus Zeus makes plans for a cosmic migration of the Greek gods. Back on Earth, Diana tours the sacred spots of Greece and draws the attention of a sinister woman.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Vanessa Kapatelis
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Chapter Five (Table of Contents: 17)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Dick Giordano (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza

Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #18.

Creatures of the Dark (Table of Contents: 18)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Perez
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Dick Giordano (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Zeus; Hades; Poseidon; Julia Kapatelis; Vanessa Kapatelis; Stavros Christadoulodou; Demetrios; Theophilus Ventouras; Mikos; Angelina; Katina Leikos; Spiros; Agostos Deneiros; Maria Deneiros; Circe; Peter Deneiros (in photo); David Kapatelis (in photo); Gregori; Andrea
Synopsis
The three sons of Chronus make a new pact eliminating their separate realms of authority, while, in Greece, the tension between those allied with the witch on the island and those conspiring against her ignites into a firestorm after the rebels kill Theophilus' nephew, forcing Wonder Woman to face Circe's army of monsters.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Wonder Woman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Circe; Julia Kapatelis
Reprints

Wonder Woman: Chapter Six (Table of Contents: 20)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (finishes)
Colors
?; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Circe

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Wonder Woman (DC, 1987 series) #19.

The Witch on the Island (Table of Contents: 21)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
George Perez
Pencils
George Perez (layouts)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (finishes)
Colors
Carl Gafford; Heroic Age (color reconstruction and enhancement)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]; Julia Kapatelis; Vanessa Kapatelis; Katina Leikos; Circe [Cassandra Colchis]; Theophilus Ventouras; Gregori; Hecate; Artemis; Demeter; Zeus; Posiedon; Hades; Darkseid; Hera; Artemis; Antiope; Theseus; Mikos; Hermes
Synopsis
Wonder Woman is subdued and taken to the island of Aeaea by Circe's beasts. There, Circe explains how she had made an alliance with the goddess Hecate in order to take revenge on those who wronged her and sow the seeds of distrust between men and women. Circe sees Diana and her mission as a threat to that cause and prepares a spell to revert Diana to the clay from which she was formed. However, Julia and the rebels storm Circe's lair and delay Circe just enough for divine intervention to put an end to her schemes.
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Indexer Notes

Theophilus' name is spelled "Theophilos" in this story.

Wonder Woman (Table of Contents: 22)

Wonder Woman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the two-page profile in Who's Who in the DC Universe (DC, 1990 series) #4.

The Challenges Continue... (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. Our Story So Far...
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  6. 5. Wonder Woman: Chapter One
  7. 6. Swan Song
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. Wonder Woman: Chapter Two
  10. 9. Bird of Paradise / Bird of Prey!
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Wonder Woman
  12. 11. Wonder Woman: Chapter Three
  13. 12. Different Worlds
    Superman; Wonder Woman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. Wonder Woman: Chapter Four
  16. 15. Traces
    Wonder Woman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  18. 17. Wonder Woman: Chapter Five
  19. 18. Creatures of the Dark
    Wonder Woman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  21. 20. Wonder Woman: Chapter Six
  22. 21. The Witch on the Island
    Wonder Woman
  23. 22. Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
  24. 23. The Challenges Continue...
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