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WONDER WOMAN #9 (Oct 1987) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
Date: Oct 1987
Cover Price: $0.75

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    • MegaCon Orlando 2022 recap (part one) Read More MegaCon It was with heavy heart but great admiration to be present for the George Pérez memorial service hosted at MegaCon Orlando inside the sprawling Orange County Convention Center. … Though it only may be the unofficial start of Summer, it is definitely the official start of comic convention season and we packed up our Avengers Quinjetto flydown to Orlando, FL for the Southeast’s largest show, MegaCon Orlando 2022. Comic book shows have been held in Central Florida since the 70s, and this particular show began in 1993, with former publisher CrossGenpurchasing it in 1999, and its current UK owner, Informa, taking charge in 2015 under its Fan Expo banner.  Fan Expo more recently also assumed ...
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    A history of the Cheetah in ‘Wonder Woman’

    posted Jan 2, 2021, 11:08 PM  


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    The New Cheetah

    Writers George Pérez and Len Wein introduced a different version of the Cheetah in 1987 with “Wonder Woman” No. 7 (the series restarted from No. 1 earlier that year). Here, Barbara Minerva is a greedy and selfish archaeologist who forces an African tribe to perform a ritual on her, hoping it will give her immortality. Instead, she receives the ability to transform into the catlike Cheetah, gaining superhuman strength and speed; the ritual partially backfires, and her human form becomes frail and weak. As a result, she can only live up to her true potential as the Cheetah.

    Woman Woman dialogue in Superman #10

    posted Feb 5, 2015, 8:31 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 8:32 PM ]

    WONDER WOMAN #9 (Oct 1987)
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    Our Lives Together – Superman Overhears the Rest of the DC Universe
    by Brian Cronin | February 3, 2015 @ 3:09 PM

    In this one, suggestion by reader Jim S., we take a look at another bit I did in an old Comic Book Legends Revealed, where Superman’s hearing is increased to the point where he hears the rest of the DC Universe, with snippets from over a DOZEN other DC books that came out that same month!

    In issue #10 of John Byrne’s Superman run (released with a cover date of October 1987), Superman’s powers are acting weird. They are increasing in power at seemingly random intervals.

    What’s fascinating, though, is that the panel where Superman is hearing all sorts of things is not just a random panel of word balloons, as you would typically expect. No sir, that panel features ACTUAL dialogue taken from THIRTEEN other DC comic books released that same month (I believe the intent was for books that specifically came out that very week, but I can’t speak to whether it actually worked out that way)! 

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    Four Times a Cheetah
    posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:09 PM by Vu Nguyen

    WONDER WOMAN #9 (Oct 1987)
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    Four Times a Cheetah
    Feb 3, 2015 02:50:01 GMT

    Since the first incarnation in the 1940s, the DC Comics villain Cheetah has been portrayed by four different characters and each have a bone to pick with Wonder Woman. Priscilla Rich was the first Cheetah, created by Willima Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter. As the only Golden and Silver Age Cheetah she was introduced in Wonder Woman #6 in 1943.


    Barbara Ann Minerva became the Cheetah in Wonder Woman #7 in 1987. Created by Len Wein and George Pérez this third incarnation was a British archaeologist. Minerva travels to Africa in search of the tribe that uses a female guardian with powers of the cheetah. After a group of marauders kill the guardian and most of her expedition partners she gets help from the priest, Chuma, the caretaker of the plant god Urtzkartaga to gain the cheetah’s powers and immortality. Unfortunately, the powers were meant for a virgin, which Minerva is not, therefore the powers become part curse and part blessing, causing pain in her human form and blood-thirsty euphoria in cat form. She comes into contact with Wonder Woman when she learns that Wonder Woman has the Lasso of Truth. Minerva tries to steal it first through tricking Wonder Woman then by attacking her, but the fight ends with Cheetah being shot. Due to her bruised ego from then on she considers Wonder Woman an enemy.

    Wonder Woman digital comics on sale (sale ends 6/27/11)
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    From Vu

    WONDER WOMAN #9 (Oct 1987)
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    DC Comics is having a sale on its Wonder Woman digital comics at ComiXology.  As you can see from the images below, WONDER WOMAN #2-24 are finally available in digital.  I don't need to tell you that even at a 99 cents sale, the price is still well above the original 75 cents cover price.  To its credit, there are no advertisements in the digital version.

    I'm also very unhappy at ComiXology iPad application, which crashes all the time (especially on first launch).  It's annoying, real comics don't crash when you open its pages.

     November 27, 2002 | WW Art Needed
    From Andy Mangels
    Wonder Woman art needed
    Tue, 26 Nov 2002 18:39:19 EST

    I'm trying to locate the artwork for Wonder Woman isues #6 and #9 for a special project having to do with archiving the work of George Perez. If anyone on this list has either interior pages or covers - or photocopies of them - please contact me.

    Am also looking for the cover art to Amazing Heroes #106, the WW issue.