Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman #1

Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman #1

Event\Storyline: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Writer: Bruce Timm, J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Rick Leonardi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Prequel to the DC Universe Movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! A strange portal opens and a warrior steps out, chased by a fearsome beast. By the time she’s triumphed, Bekka is near collapse from exhaustion. One man witnessed the battle—will he treat her as the god that she is, or a monster?

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 10, 2015

    These differences put Bekka on a wholly unique path to being Wonder Woman, but it's a path that makes the story in Justice League Gods and Monsters: Wonder Woman #1 feel complete. Through this story, Bekka grows from a semi-blank slate to a woman worthy of being an icon. It's a personal story and one that isn't solely defined by her saving the world from evil hippies. At a time when female characters are just starting to be taken seriously, Bekka's story couldn't be more appropriate. She might not make it into Joss Whedon's next movie, but she proves she's more than worthy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 13, 2015

    While this issue is a bunch of setup, DeMatteis and Timm have done the most important thing...given the reader a great Wonder Woman.  Bekka's origin is a great amalgam of our Wonder Woman's and I loved seeing the start of her journey.  While I was happy with the lighter tone at the beginning of the issue, this is Gods and Monsters which means it's going to get darker. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jul 17, 2015

    Maybe I am too brainwashed by the modern depiction of Wonder Woman to give this version a favourable judgement, but I am used to seeing Diana charging in with bullets bouncing off her bracelets and a sword swinging; after all, in the current storyline, she is now the God of War! How would she be able to change so drastically after all that she has seen and done? This is the same logic I am using to dissect this representation. Someone so drenched with the blood of her enemies cannot leave all of that behind his easily. Perhaps we shall see how it develops in the movie, but for now, this tale falls flat for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 5, 2015

    Compared to the previous two Gods and Monsters one-shots, Wodner Woman #1 is a bit of a letdown. This issue rarely achieves its potential in terms of fleshing out Bekka's tragic past, and it doesn't do much to justify the "Wonder Woman" moniker in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 5, 2015

    There's a lot to like in Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman #1, but it's far from perfect. Rick Leonardi's artwork is mostly sub-par, even if Passalaqua's bold and bright colors bring out the best of it for the finished article. As a concept, Wonder Woman running a 1960's hippie commune is up there with the best that Elseworlds has ever had to offer, but DeMatteis' script doesn't quite wring all the potential it promises. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 10, 2015

    "Justice League: Gods and Monsters " Wonder Woman" #1 squanders the promise of its concept with sloppy plot devices and superficial characterization. I expected more from DeMatteis and Timm. Read Full Review

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