Wonder Woman #72 [Direct]
(March 1993)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1993-01-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Brian Augustyn; Ruben Diaz (assistant)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The image from this cover was later used as the model for a statue.

The Song of Creation (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
William Messner-Loebs
Pencils
Lee Moder
Inks
Ande Parks
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Moot and Geof (villains; intro); Julia Kapatelis; Vanessa Kapatelis; Quinn Thomas (intro); Aphrodite; Heracles (sic; flashback); Queen Hippolyte (flashback); Diana Rockwell Trevor (flashback); Steve Trevor (flashback); Etta Candy
Synopsis
Having returned from her exile in space, Wonder Woman recounts to her friends the story of the Amazons, while learning circumstances have changed for herself and Themyscira in her absence.

Indexer Notes

First Lee Moder and Ande Parks on interior art; Moot and Geof are a tribute to "Mutt and Jeff," the long running comic serial.

Wonder Woman tells her origin with new facts: the Amazons were created not in Greece, but on Themyscira. Aphrodite is shown to be the main goddess of the Amazons. The Amazons, before inhabiting the island, were sent to live for 10 years in cities throughout Greece to learn about civilization.

After their exile, the Amazons return to Themyscira, where Heracles ventures in his attempt to steal Hippolyte's girdle.

When the seal to Tartarus is weakened, Diana Trevor arrives with 20th century weapons the Amazons use to fight the daemon horde. Diana flies her plane into the pit entrance, sacrificing her life to seal the pit. Hippolyte is given the life of the unborn child Diana Trevor was carrying, which is placed in the figure Hippolyte sculpts from clay.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ruben Diaz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Stuart Brynien, Harry D. Hettmannsperger III, Pam Panagopolous, Mark Phillips, and Ana Patel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. The Song of Creation
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
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