First look: Chaos reigns over Themyscira

For an island known for being a paradise, Themyscira has quickly become a nightmare. Hippolyta has been killed. The palace has been destroyed. The trial to decide who should lead the tribes has been violently interrupted. Amazons has turned to Amazons. And a mighty enemy has been revealed to have been at the center of it all – Chaos, one of the earliest and most original gods.

Yes, “Trial of the Amazons”, the first Wonder Woman crossover event in generations has been nothing, if not surprising, and has given us deeper insight into some of Diana’s friends (who knew Cassie was such a scout?) and enemies (Artemis, no!). But if it has done anything, it has shown us that despite their differences, the Themyscirans, Esquecida, and Bana-Mighdall are all sisters at the core. They all share the courage, empathy and faith found in the heart of every Amazon. Respect has developed where once there was only mistrust and new friendships have been forged. Which is all really good, because if the Amazons are to have any chance of defeating Chaos, they’ll have to work together.

Chaos is a god who literally lives by disagreement, and unfortunately we have plenty of it in the world. He is strong and angry about being imprisoned by Diana and determined to take revenge on her people. But with the spark of unity comes a glimmer of hope. Where before the tribes fighting side by side might have seemed unlikely, if not impossible, it now seems inevitable. Almost as if it is fate, and if Chaos has a rival… yes, fate it probably is. Yet the foundation on which this united sisterhood of the Amazons was built is still fairly new. They are likely to need more help and will be tested like never before. In fact, they might get their “lawsuit” anyway.

It all ends next week Trial of the Amazons # 2, the last chapter of the six-part event. Who wins the war over Themyscira? And if anyone survives, who will lead the Amazons? And will they ever find someone to guard Doom’s Doorway? Watch our exclusive preview of the climate issue, and don’t forget to pick it up next Tuesday to see how it all ends.

Trial of the Amazons # 2 by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, Joëlle Jones, Elena Casagrande, Laura Braga, Skylar Patridge, Adriana Melo, Romulo Fajardo Jr. and Jordie Bellaire is available Tuesday, April 26 in print and as a digital cartoon.

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