Wonder Woman #240 - Stats & Summary
- Wonder Woman #240<br>February 1978<br><br>Cover
Art: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Penciller) and Dick
Giordano (Inker), signed<br><br>JSA Roll Call:<br> The
Flash<br> Wonder Woman<br><br>�Wanted: One Amazon-- Dead or
Alive!� 17 pages<br><br>Credits: Larry Hama (Editor),
Gerry Conway (Writer); Jose Delbo (Penciller), Joe
Giella (Inker); Ben Oda (Lettering), Jerry Serpe
(Coloring)<br><br>Feature Character: Wonder Woman of Earth-2<br><br>Intro:
Seigfried the Speedster (Jay Garrick)<br><br>Intro:
Napoleon Jones<br><br>Guest Appearances: Steve Trevor,
Etta Candy, General Blankenship<br>Guest Appearances:
Colonel Hammond Belushi, Lieutenant Pierre
Marchand<br><br>Villains: The Duke of Deception, Mars, Napoleon
Jones<br><br>Summary<br><br>Still under The Duke of Deception's spell, Wonder Woman
sees Colonel Belushi and his forces as German troops.
The beleaguered soldiers seem outmatched but a lucky
swing of a rifle butt takes the Amazon princess out of
the fight. Watching from afar, Deception is pleased
with his plan's progress.<br><br>The Flash, meanwhile,
decides that the sea monster he battles is not real.
Using his super-speed, he causes the illusion to
dissolve. Deducing the trick must've been intended to keep
him from helping Wonder Woman, the Crimson Comet
races to the Jersey docks but arrives too late: the
unconscious super-heroine is in chains and under
arrest.<br><br>It is a confused Wonder Woman who wakes up in
General Blankenship's office. When Etta Candy explains
why Diana has been arrested, the Amazing Amazon
realizes she has been framed. She asks Etta to contact
Steve Trevor and give him the details of her plan to
prove her innocence.<br><br>In the Bowery, the Duke
approaches a down-on-his-luck gangster named Napoleon Jones
and offers to �give you the destiny you deserve� if
Jones will serve him.<br><br>The crowds gathered
outside the Federal Court Building heap abuse on Wonder
Woman as she arrives for her arraignment. Only Etta and
her escort, Pierre Marchand, express sympathy for the
disgraced heroine - though Marchand secretly gloats over
WW's misfortune because �it will make my own mission
so much easier� !�<br><br>An hour into the hearing,
the proceedings are disrupted by a costumed Nazi with
super-speed powers intent on executing Wonder Woman as �an
enemy of the Reich!� Identifying himself as Seigfried
the Speedster, the super-villain's ravings cast doubt
among the onlookers in the courtroom about the Amazon's
alleged treason, much to The Duke of Deception's
displeasure. Steve Trevor removes Diana's chains, freeing her
to meet Seigfried's attack.<br><br>Continued...
- Come in on the ground level with this show and it makes sense.
The Lana/Lex/Kal El connection as toddlers is interesting and
believable. Maybe a bit much with Lana's parents being killed in the
meteor shower, but Lex's hair loss, as much as it may have been
disliked at saying this was why he hated Superman his old childhood
chum, is interesting with saying it was the meteor that caused him to
loose his hair.
I remember a forty year old comic book story that showed baby Kal El
throwing his Kryptonian rattle from the rocket ship and it scared a
snake away from baby Lois Lane who was on a picnic. Endless
connections like that used to annoy me, but these were okay.
The meteor shower on Smallville? Bit heavy.
John Schneider has grown into a believable figure after being a Duke
boy, whichever one he was. Give him another five or ten years and he
could play scientists, like Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four, very
Actor playing the young Lex is doing good too. Lana is a bit of a
miss. She doesn't say small town.
Lana having a necklace from the meteor that killed her parents is
creepy, but attention-getting also.
Still, a meteor shower? Talk about armageddon.
Always liked Annette O'toole.
Episode two: Clark saves the star on the football team from a wreck
when his truck explodes. This encounter seems to be news to Martha
Kent, bringing about this question. If she didn't know about his
indestructibility, then how was Clark's hair cut as a child?
I know this has been covered in comic books, but wondering how the
show might explain this?
Or has this been covered in comic books? How Ma and Pa Kent figured
out how to cut the baby's hair and trim his finger nails?
He was much younger in the fifties show when they told him he was
from outer space. Still wonder how they might have kept up his
hygeine? anyone know?