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Wonder Woman's origin story and character was given a Silver Age revamp in this issue. Rober Kanigher's story retold how the contest that had been initiated by Athena and sponsored by Hippolyta would determine which Amazon would be sent to live in "Man's world." Orana, the red-haired Amazon challenged Diana for the title of Wonder Woman. Her challenge was unsuccessful and Diana returned to live among men, taking the identity of Diana Prince as she did so, becoming secretary to Steve Trevor, an army intelligence officer.

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This issue partially retells the Wonder Woman origin though not exactly as before.  Essentially it is being retold that Diana's originally goal in man's world was turn a penny into a million dollars so that the money could go to orphans.  What unfolds is a version of the contest, the introduction of Steve Trevor and then finally her attempts to make the million dollars.  The rest of the issue was mostly typical of Wonder Woman in that when lacking something else to write about it retells the ori...

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