Wonder Woman #37

Wonder Woman #37

Writer: Meredith Finch Artist: Richard Friend, David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
5.5Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

Superman arrives on Paradise Island to support Wonder Woman in her darkest hour, but their bond may be breaking apart! No time for Diana to think, though, as a mythological force seemingly tied to Wonder Womans role as War attacks the Amazons!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Dec 19, 2014

    Wonder Woman continues her plight between her home and the world of man. She is caught in the middle between all the forces of those she wishes to love and protect. Stay tuned to see what fate the Amazon Queen decides on and if she will survive the decision. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Dec 19, 2014

    To sum it up then, this comic is not only drawn fantastically, but the writing is of a fantastic quality, which comes as no surprise, but this comic marks the beginning of an important debate for Diana, one which I'm excited to see the conclusion of. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 18, 2014

    The end result is one which is not as obvious as the first issue for the new team. The previous issue was more of the clean-break as opposed to this one which instead rests a little bit on the shock value of what has come before. While it may be evident as well here that some of the developments of the previous issue may in fact be more of misfires, it is also evident that while this series might not yet be running on full cylinders, that the promise is there to do so. Admittedly, Azzarello's run on this series was a great one, but people seem to ready to write off this team before they have even had a chance to prove themselves, and this issue represents another step forward for them as they try to carve out their own part of this iconic character's history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Dec 19, 2014

    This current Wonder Woman arc reminds me of '90s era Image titles. Most of them ended up being variations and knockoffs of the X-Men, and they didn't survive long because they didn't measure up. Right now, Wonder Woman looks like it's trying to distinguish itself from the first 34 issues, and while these two issues haven't been awesome or classically bad, subsequent issues need to find their identity rather quickly and bring some sort of wow factor. I'd like to see the comic with a bit more finesse and some heavier tension that doesn't default to explication-heavy scenes to make sure readers aren't being left behind. With an artist as talented as David, let the visuals carry silence and some of the expression. I'd also like to see steadier plotting that doesn't take the first issue's water-theme and relegate it to a cameo appearance here. It's starting to feel like the story itself is becoming saddled with too much goings on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 18, 2014

    The Finch's Wonder Woman is still struggling to find it's own voice.  David's art is really good, but Meredith is stuck between honoring the past and paving her own way.  What we get is a book that is the mediocre bits of both worlds.  The cliffhanger was a game changer, however, and hopefully it's the start of a great story.  I hope so because I want to fall in love again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - M. 'Pawz' Williams Dec 19, 2014

    Wonder Woman, the God of War, is reduced to lines on the level of "YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!" (*slams door behind her*). Also, when Mr. Finch draws her at her most underage (and with her butt arched), another character addresses her as "girl." Why? Why?! WHY!?! At least there is some unintentional humor in the panel where the evil old lady looks like Grard Depardieu after a three-day bender. That provided me with an LOL. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 21, 2014

    The return of Donna Troy is very welcome. But this fragmented mess isn't a good platform to launch any character, perhaps especially one who already has infamously bad luck with origin stories. Meredith Finch's writing has degenerated, and David Finch's art has regressed. Only the appearance of the beloved Donna prevents the story from sliding off the road, and these continued trends may make fans wish that the long-delayed reappearance of the much-missed character had been delayed a little bit longer. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Dec 17, 2014

    It seems as though Meredith has bit off a little more than she can chew. The storyline is extremely confusing because we don't know how much of Brian's run is still relevant to the current storyline and the change in art makes it difficult to recognize formerly introduced characters. The reader definitely shares Diana's pain in being overwhelmed by the amount of events that are taking place and trying to figure out how they all connect. Hopefully next issue we get more answers than questions. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2014

    To her credit, Meredith Finch's writing makes some improvements compared to issue #36. The overwrought narration is toned down, and the book is no longer crammed with so many pointless DC cameos. On the other hand, the pacing is choppy as the issue bounces between conflicts. And again, Finch's depiction of Diana needs a serious overhaul. This issue does boast a pretty swell cliffhanger, so hopefully that's a sign of better things to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 17, 2014

    All in all, the series has improved, but the way they're handling the central dilemma of Wonder Woman still needs lots of work to feel true to the character that has been established elsewhere in New 52, and more importantly to reach the level that DC's most important female character deserves. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Dec 18, 2014

    While the writing is good enough, the gratuitous cheesecake artwork sinks the issue Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 17, 2014

    On the one hand, I want to give DC credit for trying to keep A-list talent on Wonder Woman, showing a commitment to the character and her history. On the other hand, I think this is a clear-cut case of the wrong talent on the wrong book, and when people inevitably begin to leave the book due to its strange handling of a symbol for women everywhere, I'm concerned DC will think of it as an indictment of the character rather than the creative team behind it. There is far more to Wonder Woman - and comics as a whole - than just the pretty pictures. Once can only hope the Finches figure out what that is, and give us a heroine worth rooting for. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 18, 2014

    "Wonder Woman" #37 is disappointing on several levels; inappropriate art and a script that can't bring its plot to life are the two big ones. I'm not willing to entirely give up on the series just yet, because I think that Meredith Finch does have potential. But for now, unfortunately, that potential is deeply buried. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 20, 2014

    The comic has taken a serious turn away from the glory and the greatness of Azzarello's noble run. Diana is no longer the proud, mighty warrior she once was. Now she's a whiny, unfocused super model fulfilling DC's agenda. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 23, 2014

    Another disappointing issue that is really testing my limits on whether I'm going to stick with the new arc. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Dec 17, 2014

    Im not going to sit here and list all the ways that David Finch could have drawn that scene that could be better, or that Meredith Finch could have written the reintroduction of Donna Troy that would have made me happier. Its not my job (or right) to rewrite the stories I dont like. What I can say is that its possible to tell this same story and not have its female leads presented as vacuous dolls for dramatic effect. A choice was made here, and it was most certainly the wrong one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dr. Poison Dec 17, 2014

    I'm really intrigued by the storyline so far. Diana seems to be pulled in several directions at the moment and the old crone is taking full advantage of that for whatever reason. I'm very curious to find out who the blue-skinned villain is as I'm guessing that she is the old rogue that Meredith claimed they were overhauling. David's art in this issue was even better than in the last. Diana looked noticeably older and I really liked her combat gear(with the small exception of the midriff). What a shocker seeing Donna back on the last page! I'm really excited to see where the Finchs are going with Donna's story!

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 19, 2014

    Not a bad book. Doesn't sound like Diana. Unclear what this Donna Troy is all about.

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 21, 2014

    Nothing special here.

  • 6.0
    Jon-C17 Dec 19, 2014

    I'm not going to hate on the art. It's really drawn well. The plot seems like it could really go places. But this is just going down the route DC has decided to take lately: highly sexualize everything. It some cases it has worked, not necessarily the ideology, but the style with the script, because the script was solid. Point being: this issue is all flash with no real bang. Wonder Woman is lovely, but not looking like an amazon warrior and you cannot, nay should not, sell a woman as just a sexy specimen who fights, especially when there is literally decades worth of cannon plot arc that does not treat her as thus.

  • 5.5
    Supes' soups Dec 17, 2014

    Pretty pictures in this comic but the substance is lacking when compared to the previous epic story arc. Although Finch's art isn't bad, it is somewhat generic. It's your standard fare where women are drawn all the same being busty, toned, and very sexualized. It's a far cry from Chiang's art that made Diana look rather fierce. Unfortunately as the art goes from distinct to status quo so does the writing. I applaud Meredith for trying to involve more characters from the DC Universe but so far most of the appearances seem irrelevant and in fact both times are somewhat odd. Swamp Thing is simply glossed over in last issue and the kung fu stick match between Diana and Clark was a pretty random scene. It took revealing Donna Troy for the first time in New 52 continuity to inject any excitement. I'm a little disappointed two issues in because Wonder Woman was such a good title during the inception of the New 52 that this seems like a shame. Meredith needs to hone in on Diana's emotions more. The conviction she had when she was tied up and stabbed by first born, her good intentioned naivete when she struck Hephaestus and wanted to free her brothers, and her compassion as she begged for the the sake of Zola and Zeke at the end of issue 35. Actually now that I stop and think about, what does become of Zola and Zeke?

  • 3.5
    WhiteLantern Dec 18, 2014

    The most frustrating thing about this book is that Meredith Finch actually does have some interesting ideas. The idea of Wonder Woman struggling to balance her Justice League responsibilities, being the Queen of the Amazons, and the God of War is interesting, and if it was in the hands of a better writer, it would actually be a great story to tell. But, while this idea is interesting, the execution is awful. Wonder Woman doesn't seem to have agency in her actions. She doesn't seem like the subject of this story, but an object within the story. (That would be a problem in any book, but is a much larger problem when the book is called WONDER WOMAN.) And then there's the introduction of Donna Troy. If there was a reason for her to be naked, it wouldn't be a problem. But again, she lacks the agency to choose her nudity (or non-nudity). She is merely an object, to be fan service. Again, the idea of a potentially villainous Donna Troy is interesting, but the execution is horrible. And then there's the art. The continuity flaws between night and day is one problem, but the horrible pacing in this story, the hard cuts to different scenes without even connecting the two, these are just not allowable. This is bush league stuff. And, can we talk about the depiction of Wonder Woman? She's an Amazon! She's supposed to be larger than adult humans. But she's drawn as diminutive, small, weak looking. This is stupid. Look at Azzarello's run - Diana towered over almost everyone she met. This issue does not work, it honestly sucks. This book is on the chopping block. I may drop this title in a month or two. I highly recommend buying anything else.

  • 3.0
    Jenesis Dec 18, 2014

    2 issues in and I think it is safe to say that the concerns over the new creative couple are confirmed. The story seems more beginner fan-fiction than a thought out storyline, and the guest-stars, and the big spoiler...where did the Wonder Woman from issue 34 go? The art...you will either love Finch or not and while some pages are highly detailed, the cheesecake factor, and the odd tween-aging of Diana stand out as odd choices. I can see why this ay not have been re-launched as a new #1...I fear for the title now. I will say "Yay!" for the spoiler return, I just hope a different book picks this character up pronto and uses them in a stellar way as it seems here the character is going to be used as a foil.

  • 3.0
    SaraSassypants Dec 20, 2014

    Wonder Woman is supposed to be confident, headstrong and powerful. She just took on the first born an won.. this Wonder Woman is nothing like this. She's moody and unsure of herself, it's painful to read. I'm seriously thinking about dropping this one.

  • 9.5
    Russell_326 Dec 23, 2014

  • 6.5
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.5
    SwampyCA Jan 10, 2015

  • 5.0
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  • 3.0
    Quietomega Jun 2, 2015

  • 1.0
    Rotivv Dec 19, 2014

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