For a long, long time it seemed that the entire Diana (Rigg) Prince era would remain a running joke amongst fanboys. I've owned a handful of these issues over the years, and always found them entertaining but never really appreciated what Denny O'Neil and Mike Sekowsky were trying to achieve with the character until I read the stories back to back to back. There are so many elements at play here, that it's hard not to think that the creators were just using the series as their personal laboratory. The thing is, most of their experiments work. From O'Neil insertion of pulpish elements, including a detective with a dead partner named Archie Miles (!) to Sekowsky taking advantage of his experience in romance comics during a fashion montage, they really played to their strengths. A lot of DC book had a different feel during these years, but this one certainly takes the cake. It's a fun romp, and Ching makes for a suitable partner, helping Diana see the world through a mortal's eyes. The locale changes keep things interesting as we travel to the Alps and London. We also see a wide variety of action ranging from back alley fights to a war of the Gods. Somehow, it all works and I think that much of it has to do with Sekowsky's masterful storytelling. I only wish there was an introduction explaining the impetus and reaction to the big change. Trade Mark: A-
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