Friday, January 4, 2008

Wonder Woman #175

Wonder Woman #175 (On Sale: January 4, 1968) sports a fairly ugly Carmine Infantino and Irv Novick cover.

"Wonder Woman's Evil Twin" is by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick and Mike Esposito. Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are captured by Mr. Gargoyle, a disfigured crook with a crush on the Amazon. Using Wonder Woman's magic lasso, Mr. Gargoyle orders Wonder Woman to kiss him in front of Trevor. When she does, Steve begins to hate her. Wonder Woman is able to escape from the crooks and rescue Steve, but it does not change his feelings.

Wonder Woman takes Steve to Paradise Island and uses the Purple Ray to heal his injuries. While he recovers, the Wonder Woman from a parallel world comes to him and wins his love. The real Wonder Woman challenges her counterpart for Steve's affection.

The Amazons take their contest to the parallel world where the twin Amazon came from. During their competition, Wonder Woman begins to grow younger as a result of the conditions in this universe. In a teenaged body, she fails to defeat her evil twin.

Regardless of what some people now think of the "new" Wonder Woman that is to debut in three issues, these stories were just plain awful and the "new" take was at least a breath of fresh air for a character that had clearly run out of gas.

Edited by Robert Kanigher.


rob! said...

that is one weird cover!

-Keller said...

I won't disagree with that!