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Wonder Woman w/o Powers Pt. 24: Wonder Woman #198

Wonder Woman #198 continues the story from #197, which is to say it continues the story from Wonder Woman #183 and #184. It’s another reprint issue and you can repeat my review of #197 for this one. The only difference is that #198 takes more liberties in rearranging panels and occasionally telling the story in a slightly different order than the original stories.

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Wonder Woman’s Write-In

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In the two-page letters column in Wonder Woman #198, we don’t receive the special announcement from Denny O’Neil that was promised in #197. Instead, after the eight letters published, with a mix of favorable and unfavorable comments, “The Editors” say:

As we hand over the editorship of Wonder Woman to Denny O’Neil, we would like to thank you once again for your constant interest and encouragement. Even when you disagree with our ideas or condemn a story, for being one thing or another, your main concern is for Diana – her image, her vision, her dream. Like you, we feel that Wonder Woman is one of the greatest super-beings, a truly mythic figure, and one that must endure. We are not printing answers to your suggestions about costuming, story lines and the like, as the next issue of Wonder Woman will show you much more clearly the direction the magazine will be taking. Let’s keep it a surprise until then.

Here’s the teaser that appeared on page 37, at the end of the story:

Title: Wonder Woman

Issue #: 198

Cover Date: Jan./Feb. 1972

On Sale Date: Nov. 2, 1971

Writer: Denny O'Neil

Penciller: Mike Sekowsky

Inker: Dick Giordano

Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk


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