Wonder Woman #38

Wonder Woman #38

Writer: Meredith Finch Artist: Richard Friend, David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
6.7Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

With her people against her, Wonder Woman has left Paradise Island more uncertain of her intentions than ever before! And with only the mantle of God of War to turn to, shes challenged to give that up!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Jan 23, 2015

    Overall, this is a fantastic issue of Wonder Woman, and undoubtedly one that deserves to be read over and over again. The Finches are a sensational team, and this issue is definitely one of my favorites! Well worth a read if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 27, 2015

    The story is still the question mark - will it live up to the art and to the previous run? For that answer, we may have to wait a few more issues to see how things play out - but so far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Jan 26, 2015

    Wonder Woman has a new subtle threat being presented in the form of a familiar face to the DC pages. Will Diana return to defend her kingdom or will it pass into the hands of a homunculus? Stay tuned to find out if the amazon will have their beloved Queen returned. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 21, 2015

    The Finches still deserve chance to see where it is that they can take this series, but on its present heading, it would seem as though it is going in the wrong direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 22, 2015

    Based on this team's first issue, I never thought I'd see it improve this fast. I think it has a ways to go before I'd say it was consistent enough to be a great book, but I'm more hopeful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 22, 2015

    Wonder Woman #38 is the best issue of the new Finch run and that's not meant as a backdoor compliment.  Meredith Finch finally gives the book a solid direction and while the jury is still out on it, at least it's got one.  David Finch's art is astounding and this issue is one of the best looking books I've seen in a long time.  If the story continues to improve, we may have a great book on our hands after all.  I hope so because Wonder Woman and her fans deserve it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 28, 2015

    Wonder Woman's humanity and vulnerabilities take center stage in this story, but there are still conflicts unfolding all around her. And if the ending is any hint, she'll have to share that stage with Donna Troy. The pressure is building for Wonder Woman. There's only so much that even the world's strongest woman can handle. At some point, she has to confront her limits. That doesn't make her less a feminine ideal. It just makes her someone who can keep fighting, despite tabloid-level scrutiny. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jan 27, 2015

    At one point in Wonder Woman #38, Batman compares Diana to a lightning rod. It's an apt description. It seems that Wonder Woman has gone from a powerful actor affecting the world to a channel through which other forces work their will on the mortal and immortal realms. It is a sad decline for a queen and a god. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Jan 22, 2015

    This isn't the Diana that went hand to hand with the First Born, but I think she's getting there. While this issue feels like it's on the shorter side, there's definitely a lot at play and it's all going to boil over in an issue or two. Aesthetically speaking the art is at the top of its game and it's some of the best I've seen. I look forward to next month as well as the reactions to this week's issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 21, 2015

    While there were a few slower moments this issue, a good cliffhanger and fantastic art make this a good read. The Finchs work great together and it shows on the page. Meredith and David need to keep up the good work and continue to make Wonder Woman one of the best characters in the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Jan 22, 2015

    Wonder Woman #38 is flawed, but it at least makes some strides towards improving the run. There are some promising ideas for future issues, but for now, the series suffers from too many missteps. It's a shame that the biggest flaw in this series is Wonder Woman herself. I'd like to see where Donna Troy fits in the New 52, so I will stick to the series for now, but I will be tempering my expectations until the Finch's can breathe some life back into the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 22, 2015

    With its unfocused story and incongruent art, readers may be better served waiting this one out. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jan 26, 2015

    Perhaps if this creative team could start effectively communicating a fully-realized character that does more than pout and glower (and occasionally punch), I might actually end up sympathizing with the Finch's Wonder Woman; instead I only feel sympathy for her legacy, and how this series continues to tarnish it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    JBL Reviews Jan 22, 2015

    Good issue. Don't like that we only got one more panel of Donna Troy, though.

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Jan 27, 2015

    This was a good chapter all things considered. Meredith Finch still needs time to solidify her direction while also introducing new characters so I'll give her until the end of this arc to judge her ability to write Wonder Woman. It started off kinda shaky with issue 37 and the almost non-consequential appearance of Swamp Thing. But three issues in, it looks like we could have a good story yet. I'm interested to see how Donna Troy's character plays out.

  • 4.5
    WhiteLantern Jan 24, 2015

    Let it be known: I didn't hate this issue of Wonder Woman. Oh, don't get me wrong - it's bad, but it's not sexist in an overt manner, and doesn't treat Wonder Woman as an object in a story. So, we've made some improvements. The main thing that frustrates me about this creative team is that there is so much potential for good here. Meredith Finch seems to have good ideas about Wonder Woman's story after the Azzarello run, but she can't figure out how to communicate them. David isn't a bad artist, but he can't figure out how to draw a woman that isn't a doe-faced, diminutive super model. And there in lies the problem. Take out the horrible characterization we've seen in the last two issues, the pointless nudity of Donna Troy (by the way, great job not following up on that plot point at all, save for one freaking page), and the utter lack of agency displayed by Diana, and what are we left with? A boring story about a whiner who can't manage more than one responsibility. I still think I need to re-read this issue to fully comprehend how I feel about it, but this series is on the edge. I was not blown away by this issue like I was with the previous team. If I can't find anything worth reading about next month in my re-read, then I'm done with the series. Which is a shame, since Azzarello's run made me a fan of Wonder Woman. Overall, this is another bad issue from the Finches (F-Squared), but it was better than the last two. I don't recommend this book. Have fun with something else.

  • 10
    Russell_326 Jan 23, 2015

  • 7.5
    Slayer666 Jan 26, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jan 28, 2015

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jan 30, 2015

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Feb 7, 2015

  • 6.0
    Don-Jack Jan 22, 2015

  • 5.0
    VideoGamerTJM Apr 4, 2015

  • 4.5
    DeadChiquita21 Oct 23, 2015

  • 3.0
    Quietomega Jun 2, 2015

  • 1.0
    Rotivv Jan 22, 2015

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