Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wonder Woman #186

Wonder Woman #186 (On Sale: November 4, 1969) has a cover by Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano.

The full-length "Morgana the Witch" is written and drawn by Mike Sekowsky and inked by Dick Giordano. Diana Prince rebuilds her shop with the help of Cathy Perkins. Cathy then introduces Diana to her friends Abbie and Millie. Abbie's boyfriend Henry was experimenting with magic and summoned Morgana, the daughter of Morgan Le Fay. The witch then turned Henry into a frog.

Diana and I-Ching begin looking for Morgana. She is easy to find as she has caused chaos all around town. Diana tries to fight her, but Morgana's magic is too powerful. I-Ching uses magic of his own to defeat the witch, who disappears.

Back at Diana's store, Abbie kisses the frog to restore her boyfriend to human form. This was reprinted in Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Vol. 2 TPB.

Edited by Mike Sekowsky.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Boy, did I love Sekowsky's stint on WW--the series became almost too quirky at times, but it was never boring!

And Sekowsky must have loved his Morgana creation, because he used her in his first Supergirl story (in 1970).

-Keller said...

There are a lot of things you can say about Sekowsky, but he was never boring. He made a number of attempts to move DC away from super-heroes and into pure action and adventure. This was one of my favorites attempts of his.

I like a guy who can bring the whole package to the table and then find the one thing he can't do (in this case inking) and bring the perfect guy into to fill that void (Giordano).

B Allen Krauz said...

As SHARON mentions,...yeah, this is around the time SEKOWSKY crossed his characters over, by having DIANA PRINCE & MORGANA appear in a SUPERGIRL story in "ADVENTURE"...
SEKOWSKY had some good ideas & DC was really doing some interesting twisting & turning with their titles, due to INFANTINO's step-up as "Editorial Director". This is when he hired "artists" as Editors:KUBERT/ORLANDO/GIORDANO/SEKOWSKY...
But SEKOWSKY, it seems, was handling much too much. A vet like Editor ROBERT KANIGHER could handle 5-7 titles, & turn out a story for each. He had natural talent & a knack for constantly re-using his ideas(doppleganger themes especially),...but SEKOWSKY just started as an Editor, & right away, he is writing all his titles, plus the pencilling,...he got way over his head too quick. I'm sure he just wanted to take advantage of having an opportunity to make more Cash...
He burnt out, yet I love those books. I have em all...