Wonder Woman #3

Wonder Woman #3

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life and when it's revealed, Wonder Woman's life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera herself so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told?

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 30, 2011

    I'm certainly enjoying this reboot. Three issues in and I'm sold on this title even more than I am on Suicide Squad. I'm not sure why this title was qualified as a horror comic as the last two issues weren't really thathorrifying. There's so much more content in this title than the typical horror comic. Not that horror comics aren't substantial, but there is a significant difference between Wonder Woman's run vs. other horror comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 17, 2011

    There is something about the new Wonder Woman series that I just can't articulate properly. Just looking at this comic is an ethereal experience all in its own. The artwork is so different from all the other series out there that it feels as if I'm whisked away to somewhere else. While reading these books I am completely absorbed and cannot take my eyes off the page. Coupled with a really phenomenal script that is constantly moving and engaging, there is nothing about this comic that doesn't beg to be loved. Wow, just wow. It isn't groundbreaking and 'so different' that it might as well not be called a comic, no. It just does everything so perfectly and is so different from the other DC comics that it not only pulls ones attention, it demands it. I sure hope you're paying attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 16, 2011

    I've been holding off on reading "Wonder Woman" with this relaunch, as I thought it might be nicer to take in as a collected edition (and I still hold that opinion) but I did make the time to get myself up to speed for this review by reading the two issues preceding this one. Taken as a whole, this is shaping up to be a powerful tale, tinged with horror and filled with adventure. This issue, in particular, runs the full gamut, giving us adventure, horror, drama, and foreshadowing of things to come as Diana faces a future filled with uncertainty. Certainly, that will make for some great reading for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 19, 2011

    Little moves plot-wise, but the dramatic tension is off the hook, and the twists deliver just the shock Diana needs to break out of her reserved air and aggressively take on the iconic role she's meant to have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 18, 2011

    Chiang and Azzarello are building a world here that no one could have foreseen, and more importantly, isn't being seen elsewhere. Wonder Woman is finally put in a world where her character makes sense, and is given a chance to thrive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 19, 2011

    The creative team has chosen one - so now we'll see if it's one that works. Here's hoping! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 16, 2011

    Wonder Woman #3 is yet another success in the short life of this series. There's no denying that a high standard has been set for this title, but there's also no doubt that whatever Azzarello and Chiang have in store for the future, it's going to be good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Amanda McDonald Nov 29, 2011

    While this is an interesting take on classic Greek myth, will it pack enough punch to create future conflicts? At some point, it seems logical that Diana will have to deal with conflict larger than just her self-identity. However here and now, we have a new Wonder Woman who suddenly has a new challenge " saving others, and saving herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 16, 2011

    Overall, this issue is fantastic. Azzarello lays the foundation for his story in this issue, and it definitely goes beyond Wonder Woman's discovery. Here he has laid the foundation for political turmoil and possible upheaval, and Hippolyta's broken relationship with her daughter. It's all very interesting. This book will leave you with a lot of questions and a desire to keep coming back for more. Not to mention Cliff Chiang's gorgeous art makes certain scenes very tasteful and beautiful. Definitely worth picking up the two previous issues if you haven't already; this is certainly becoming one of the series I am most looking forward to reading each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 24, 2011

    I'm not the biggest fan of this cover. The caduceus of Hermes threatens the viewer from a broken clay statue of Diana. I get that it represents Diana's rejection of the false identity her mother has created for her, but the caduceus seems a little out of place here; I suppose it denotes the lie that Hippolyta told Diana (and her people), but after reading the issue, the cover seems a bit random. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Nov 20, 2011

    The art still takes getting used too. While well-done, it is a bit simple and can be jarring for those used to the heavy pseudo-Greek art of previous incarnations of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman's new costume also looks crude and unimpressive. That may be due to the design rather than the talents of the artist. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Nov 23, 2011

    I probably won't have another look at Wonder Woman until Azzarello is off the book, as I can feel his crime noir just lurking in the background, waiting to take hold. Perhaps it's more appealing for a new reader, but for a demigod, or as it would be said in Greek: Hero, there's little of that part of the mythology happening. Until it does, I'll keep my 2.99. Read Full Review

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