Friday, March 7, 2008

Wonder Woman #176

Wonder Woman #176 (On Sale: March 7, 1968) has another odd Carmine Infantino and Irv Novick cover.

"Threat of the Triple Stars" is by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick and Mike Esposito. A set of triplets named Jackie, Johnny, and Joey Star are given a formula which transforms them from weaklings into super-powered heroes. The three men don costumes and compete for Wonder Woman's affections on a day in which the Amazon is without her powers (This story occurs on June 18th, a day on which Wonder Woman has no powers each year.).

Each of the Stars proposes to her, but before Wonder Woman can give them an answer they lose their powers. The Amazon Princess tells them that she wouldn't have married any of them anyway since she still has a mission to help humanity.

This book is a mess, but Dick Giordano will soon change the look and feel of Wonder Woman in a very big way.

Edited by Robert Kanigher.

1 comment:

billso said...

It's an awful mess of an issue. And why? Because Bob Kanigher... that's why! :)