Then he came up with the invisible chariots and shields during the death of Hippolyta in the Imperiex war based on this...
Themyscira was destroyed during that battle and was reborn as floating islands with traditional Greek architecture mixed with Lansinarian tech buildings.
While beautiful it was thought to be too fanciful by some fans was dubbed "My Little Pony Island" by a well known poster. When Rucka took over from Phil the first thing he did was to have a jealous Hera kick Themyscira into the sea. No lives were lost but the Lansinarian tech was depleted holding back the resulting tidal wave and all that remained was the jet. We didn't see much of the Amazons in his run until the end where they were attacked by Brother Eye's OMACS in retaliation for the death of Maxwell Lord. The Amazons were forced to alter the Purple Healing Ray technology that regenerated and repaired organic matter into the Purple Death Ray that destroyed it.
On two separate occasions the U.S. government has tried to coerce the Amazons into handing over the plans on how to create their own Purple Ray technology, the latter of which included the illegal prison detainment and physical torture of Wonder Woman.
In the Secret Six comic an Amazon was introduced who oversaw the maintenance of the Purple Ray. She began wounding herself to see how thorough the Purple Ray could heal, each time wounding herself more seriously. Eventually she was able to grow whole limbs back once severed. After many years she discovered she no longer needed to use the Purple Ray as her wounds began to heal themselves due to prolonged exposure to the ray.
During Gail's run the Amazons were without technology except for the Purple Healing Ray (that I don't recall being actually shown but referenced) and the magical Hephaestus Cannon that was used against sea monsters that were attacking the island and slaughtering the Megalogon sharks that protected the waters surrounding it. During this period the Amazons had access to Giants, Chimera, Hydra, Styngian Hornets and other mythological animals that were used in Amazons Attack for their offensive and defensive capabilities.
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Side note, Perez gave us interior looks of how the Bana weapon factories looked like, since they had upgraded their weapons and was selling them off.
Correct me if I am wrong but weren't all of those just bits of the Wonder Dome (or whatever Diana flying fortress was called) which was an alien artifact rather than Amazon tech?Then he came up with the invisible chariots and shields during the death of Hippolyta in the Imperiex war based on this...
It was Lansinarian tech which wasn't really tech at all but a sentient alien life form that could morph into any crystalline shape. Tired of being treated like an inanimate tool it went rogue during Eric Luke's run. After it was subdued by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman it apologized to Diana by morphing into her flying fortress called the Wonderdome.
The Dome had invisible chariots that transported friends and allies to the main structure, but they weren't shown in mass or used by the Amazons until Phil's run.
As for the picture I posted of Paradise Lost I was only showing you the cover so you'd know what to look for, the machine guns and bulldozers were inside.