Cheetah has slain Aphrodite with the magical weapon, Godkiller, further enhanced and bound to Cheetah by Lex Luthor. As people lose empathy for one another and even Steve leaves Diana behind, Wonder Woman is forced to turn to her longtime nemesis, Veronica Cale, for help in defeating Cheetah. However, what Cale gives Diana, ultimately, is not a solution to her problem, but rather a serum that strengthens Cheetah further. As this week’s Wonder Woman #81 begins, Wonder Woman is on her back, alone and betrayed.

Without her friends, her lover, or any of her own weapons, all Wonder Woman has left is her own strength. It’s an admirable amount, but in the face of villains united, it may not be enough.

Check out The Beat‘s exclusive preview of this week’s Wonder Woman #81 after the jump.

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Penciller: Tom Derenick
Inkers: Trevor Scott & Scott Hanna
Colorist: Romula Fajardo Jr.
Letterer: Pat Brosseau

Olympus has been returned to the gods! Now that the deities of Diana’s world are back in power, all of her troubles are over. Or are they? Using the welcome distraction, Cheetah has finally made her way to her final destination for destruction: Themyscira!

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