Wonder Woman #35

Wonder Woman #35

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 12
8.9Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

Its the grand finale of the historic WONDER WOMAN epic by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang! Saying more would spoil all the surprises and there will be plenty!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 29, 2014

    It's sad that Azzarello's and Chiang's time on WONDER WOMAN has come to an end. However, the conclusion is incredibly satisfying and a worthy wrap-up to this book. Without a doubt, this will go down as one of the best Wonder Woman stories of all time as well as one of the best stories to come out of the New 52. Everything just works well here, and it feels like it will work even better in a collected edition of this book. Hopefully, DC will put this story into an over-sized hardcover omnibus, most likely in two volumes. Anyway, this is an iconic run and it's a must read in the New 52. Make sure to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Oct 29, 2014

    Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's final installment of Wonder Woman sticks the landing forthischaracter-defining run. Going forward, this will be the version of the character that people will look to when asking "Who is Wonder Woman?" She is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. She is Queen of the Amazons. She is the God of War. Above all else, she is Diana. Wonder Woman #35 is not a perfect comic if only because no such thing truly exists. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Oct 30, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35 is a fantastic conclusion to a run that will likely go down as one of, if not THE best the character has ever had. While short, it is still sweet, hitting all the right beats and giving fans the perfect cap to this mammoth tale. The Finches have a hell of a task ahead, having to follow this up. Best of luck to them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 30, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35 is not perfect but there's no doubt that this release exemplifies a creative team that ran to the finish while firing on all cylinders. And for that reason, plus the feeling of completeness offered here, this absolutely stands tall as a must own. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 30, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35 was a great ending to a great story.  Azzerello and Chiang end their run in style with a story that is epic and heartfelt and just made me glad I was part of it from the beginning.  Thanks to both of them for such a great run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Oct 30, 2014

    I can honestly say, this is the best conclusion to a series arc I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's entertaining, dark, gruesome, and contains more emotion in a few simple sentences, than many other comics manage to achieve over multiple issues. I can't imagine anyone would dislike this, it has everything you could ever want in a comic book, but if they do" there's something seriously wrong with them. Nah, just kidding. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, it's my opinion that this is one of the best, if not the best issue of Wonder Woman the new 52 has produced. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - M. 'Pawz' Williams Oct 31, 2014

    My only possible complaint with Wonder Woman #35 is I wanted it to go on further, or perhaps not mark the end of this terrific run by Azzarello, Chiang, and their collaborators. But they finished it the way they wanted, on their own terms, and that is something worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 30, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35 speaks to humanity that you must keep with you at all times. Even in the face of trials that might demand of you to cast it away. That is what made Wonder Woman likable, and the entire supporting cast who stood by her side. Sure the fate of the rest is still up in the air, but what you see from all of them, start to finish is admirable. The creative team to come next has a lot of work cut out for them considering the direction they wish to take Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Oct 31, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35 is wonderful (pun definitely intended) end to a three-year run and a very long story. Absolutely everything about this finale was satisfying and brought together everything we've seen from issue #1 to now. No one is more deserving to a series of this quality like Diana, the Queen of Themyscira, the God of War, and THE Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Oct 29, 2014

    Of course from such good collaborators there was almost no doubt that they were going to give us a grand finale. Strong characters, strong art, strong colours, strong ending. It’ll be sad to have such an able creative team move on, but they’ve set up Diana’s character and world building so well, that it’ll be interesting to see where Wonder Woman’s adventure takes her next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2014

    I can think of no better foundation for this character to grow upon in the 21st Century. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 31, 2014

    Next issue, a new creative team takes over. They have mighty big shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 1, 2014

    DC really upped their game with Wonder Woman in the New 52, and Azzarello's story comes to a wholly satisfying conclusion with this issue. I highly recommend going back and rereading this whole epic if you get the chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Kevyn Knox Nov 3, 2014

    Wonder Woman #35, with Azzarello's skewed yet sweeping words and Chiang's glossy, classically-inspired pencils, finishes the long-range story of Diana of Paradise Island, newly minted God of War, and a whole new direction for the character. With the next issue of the title, the new husband/wife creative team of David and Meredith Finch will be bringing the character back into the fold, so to speak, of general DC continuity (and I wish them well), but here we get one last look at the Azzarello/Chiang Wonder Woman, in what could be the best run on the character since George Perez and Len Wein had hold of the Amazing Amazon back in the late 1980's. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 30, 2014

    Brian Azzarello and his artistic collaborators have succeeded in giving one of DC's most essential characters a brand new lease on life. His epic story culminates beautifully with a strongly reinforced theme that calls to the core of Wonder Woman herself. The villains are dealt with, longstanding mysteries are resolved, and our titular character is celebrated in a clever and meaningful way. All of this is illustrated wonderfully by Cliff Chiang, who comes back to finish what he started three years ago. The only issues to be found is a missing of a majority of the supporting cast and a need for a more finalizing epilogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 3, 2014

    Azzarello doesn't do the best job tying loose ends together, but despite a few knots, you won't find too many stray threads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 29, 2014

    This is truly the end of an era. Wonder Woman hasn't been this great in years and it's sad to see it sail off into the sunset. The new creative team looks promising, but they have some enormous shoes to fill. I don't think anybody would live up to the standards that Azzarello and Chiang have set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Nov 2, 2014

    Azzarello's and Chiang's was a monumental run in the annals of this revered character. One creative team remaining with one character (and remaining this consistently good) for three years doesn't happen in comics much these days, and DC's New52 output will only be poorer for its loss. The new creative team starting Wonder Woman on the next issue doesn't elicit much in the way of hope for this reader (which is funny, considering what a symbol of hope the character herself always has been), but there's some consolation to be found in this run's quality, its complexity, and ultimately, its completeness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 31, 2014

    I'll greatly miss Azzarello, Chiang and company on this title. It's been a fun ride, and this is a run on the title that years later will still be talked about as a definitive "Wonder Woman" era. But with all of that in mind -- I wish that their final issue had been as great as their overall overage, rather than just good. They ultimately won the marathon, but that final mile wasn't as graceful as one would have wanted. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Nov 3, 2014

    That feeling of incompleteness doesn't detract from Wonder Woman's strengths, but it does detract from the story. Wonder Woman #35 is presented as a culmination of so many plots and conflicts. While it does address the major plots, it negates many of the smaller sub-plots. It still finishes the story, but not only to the extent that it took the express lane in lieu of the more enjoyable scenic route. It's a story that has required Wonder Woman to utilize all her strengths for all the right reasons. For her, it's a testament to what makes her one of the most iconic characters in comics, female or otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Nov 3, 2014

    As the story moves from the red heat of battle to cool blue of resolution, the true glory is owed to Matthew Wilson's phenomenal colors. As the dust settles and Diana stands tall, we are reminded that nobody makes a more beautiful Wonder Woman than the two of them. But just because Wonder Woman #35 is wrapped in a perfectly pretty package does not mean the contents are worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supes' soups Oct 29, 2014

    Satisfying conclusion to an excellent run. I will miss Cliff Chiang's exquisite art. Its distinct style has made Wonder Woman a unique book that has been on my pull list since issue 1 of the New 52. Azzarello and Chiang have crafted a book that will be recommended in years to come. I'll be honest and say that I previously have never cared much for a Wonder Woman book but the combination of Greek mythology with a splash of new age superheroes has made this book epic. I hope the new stand alone Wonder Woman movie will integrate elements of this New 52 run. There are a few interesting twists in this issue. I appreciate how Azzarello manages to show genuine human emotion in Wonder Woman although she is ultimately a god of Olympus.

  • 10
    WhiteLantern Oct 29, 2014

    Giving this issue a 10 seems to be the obvious choice, but it really deserves it as its own issue. 37 (counting the Villain's Month issue, as well as the Zero Month issue) issues, all telling a singular story. There were no 6 or 12 issue arcs in this series. It was just one story, from issue one until the end. And, as a conclusion three years in the making, this issue delivers on every count. Every character gets their proper conclusion, with no loose strings left behind. Azzarello gets Wonder Woman, I think that much is apparent. He understands how the character should be written, and how she should be portrayed. Add to that Chiang's artwork, which is able to showcase a powerful female character without reducing her to an object. This was not a story where things happened, and Wonder Woman was an element. This has been, from the beginning, a story about Diana and Wonder Woman. If you have not read this run, you need to do so. This issue specifically, and this run in general, comes highly recommended.

  • 10
    havok1977 Nov 16, 2014

    Perfect ending to a great run

  • 9.0
    CharlieRock Nov 2, 2014

    A good ending to a great run! Wish it could last longer.

  • 8.5
    Batfan Oct 31, 2014

    The run was spectacular, but the finale did not hold up to the same level of quality. Last issue's cliffhanger turned out to be a red herring, a pivotal character was new to this issue so I did not particularly for her dilemma in the extremely important decision she made. How Diana's character development played into her fight with the First Born did not make complete sense, and the issue desperately needed an epilogue to show us the new status quo, for instance, who sits the Iron Throne. But the whole run is highly recommended. Since the beginning of the New 52, this has always been my favorite series behind Batman.

  • 10
    Tamère Nov 6, 2014

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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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