- You may remove your mask Number 7. I want to see the face of the strongest and most agile of all the Amazons. Daughter! You!
Appearing in "The Origin of Wonder Woman"Edit
- Von Storm
Synopsis for "The Origin of Wonder Woman"Edit
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #1
U.S. Army Intelligence pilot Steve Trevor flies his fighter across the Atlantic in search of a Nazi spy. His jet runs out of gas and he crash lands on Paradise Island. Two Amazons, Diana and Mala recover him and bring him to their hospital. Diana spends several days nursing his wounds and slowly begins to fall in love with him. Her mother, Queen Hippolyta reminds the Amazon that men are forbidden to set foot on Paradise Island, much less remain there. She declares that as soon as Trevor is fit for travel, he is to be returned to the United States.
During Steve’s convalescence, Hippolyta and Diana use the Magic Sphere to divine the nature of Steve’s arrival on the Island. They look into the past and learn of Trevor’s secret mission.
Two Nazi agents named Von Storm and Fritz hijacked an experimental robot plane and attempted to bomb an army airfield. Trevor heroically took control of the plane and drove the Nazis away. He was in pursuit of Fritz’ fighter across the ocean, when he crashed on the Island.
Hippolyta decrees that an Amazon agent should be sent to the United States to aid the American in their fight against the Nazis. She holds a great tournament to determine which of her warriors should act as their good will ambassador. Diana wants to participate in the tournament, but Hippolyta forbids it.Diana disguises herself with a simple mask and enters the tournament anyway. She masters every competition and becomes one of two finalists to compete in the Bullets and Bracelets competition. Diana defeats her opponent, Mala, and reveals her true identity to the crowd. Hippolyta agrees to allow Diana to travel to the United States. She provides her with a patriotic costume and bestows upon her the name of Wonder Woman.
Appearing in "This is the Story of Wildcat"Edit
Synopsis for "This is the Story of Wildcat"Edit
This story is reprinted from Sensation Comics #1
- In the Golden Age, Steve Trevor was a member of U.S. Army Intelligence, although later issues will establish him as a member of the Air Force.
- Hippolyta's name is also spelled Hippolyte in many of the original stories.
- Hippolyta's hair color appears to alternate depending upon the era. In the Golden Age, she had dark brown hair. In the Silver Age, Hippolyta's hair was blonde, and in the modern age it was black.
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