Wonder Woman #45

Wonder Woman #45

Writer: Meredith Finch Artist: Jonathan Glapion, David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
4.6Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

With the Fates dead and Donna Troy still on the run, Wonder Woman must confront the sins of her past and a new, growing threat thats closing in on the Queen of the Amazons!

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Gabriella Tutino Nov 4, 2015

    The next logical step will pit Wonder Woman, the God of War, against Eirene, the Goddess of Peace. Eirene seems to be mad at Diana for killing Ares, and there's an undercurrent of a love-triangle brewing in this tension, which doesn't sound too great. Overall, Issue #45 was great, but I believe it leaves the series at a weird point. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 22, 2015

    While I had been enjoying this story arc previously, this issue doesn't really do much than make you smack your head and wonder what the hell is going on with everyone in this book with their flip flopping attitudes.  The cliffhanger is very enjoyable though because it offers a chance for this book to get into some exciting territory, but besides for that this issue feels like a rerun because we've seen everything here before.  Fantastic art as always though so at least we've got that. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 22, 2015

    Wonder Woman #45 is well meaning, but too messy for its own good. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Oct 22, 2015

    Wonder Woman #45 is another poorly executed issue, but for different reasons than what we are used to. Meredith Finch makes an admirable effort at bringing up important subject matter, but simply doesn't write the characters or dialogue well enough to make it noteworthy. While there are improvements in the art, the rest of the issue is mostly a train wreck, making this yet another disappointing issue for a character that deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Supes' soups Oct 22, 2015

    This issue was disappointing. You kill off two characters that were underdeveloped and then you introduce another evil goddess? Maybe Donna will find a way back to life since these are comics but why kill off a character you barely fleshed out especially since people were already kinda peeved by it? And Donna's blue-haired friend? That was a total waste. I expected her to be Zola 2.0 but I guess not. I'm really hoping for a creative team change soon.

  • 3.0
    Alan Oct 24, 2015

    There is spoilers in this so if you don't want to know, don't read it. There's so much going wrong with this comic at the moment. The theme that comes up in this comic repeatedly is domestic abuse. Aegeus talks about it during his fight with WW in the start and Donna confronts the guy whose been abusing Violet. In both scenes the idea isn't terrible but the execution fails. Why is it that Aegeus, a teenage boy who as far as we know has no formal combat training beating the crap out of WW? And Why is WW simply taking the lumps while spouting a moral lectures? Yes, Wonder Woman prefers to settle matters with peaceful resolutions, but there's a difference between trying to help someone with boundaries and being a fool. After trying to kill her three times (and nearly succeeding) You'd think Diana would have the common sense to stop treating Aegeus with kid gloves and at the very least defend herself. Instead we get a big two page spread of WW get punched in the face, pages that could've bee used to show some back and forth between the hero and villain. Then there's the underlying symbolism in the Aegeus and WW fight scene. Aegeus is carying on about how his mother was abused by his father and that she, like Wonder Woman, just keeps coming back and taking it. After pummeling WW a few more times we see Diana, on her hands and knees in puddles of her own blood, looking up at Aegues and trying to compel him to stop. When its clear that Aegeus is still intent upon killing her, it looks like WW is finally going to get up and take initiative... only Strife steps in and does it for her. This scene portrays WW as a battered woman, unwilling or unable to stop her abuser until someone else steps in to rescues her. That's a horrible misrepresentation of a character whose supposed to embody women's strength. Donna's scenes with Violet are just as bad. One, there's fuzzy logic sprinkled throughout Donna's scenes. For instances why doesn't she just

  • 7.0
    Henry Killinger Nov 11, 2015

    At this point I only read this for the art. David Finch <3

  • 5.5
    DizzyG Nov 5, 2015

    Ugh! This title deserves an A-list writer, which M. Finch most definitely is NOT.

  • 5.5
    Vancha Dec 8, 2015

    I feel like this issue came " " this close to giving me whiplash. Usually the writing of a comic is either good or bad, but wiith Meredith Finch you seem to have a bizarre distinction between the writing of the characters and dialogue, which is fine, and the writing of the plot which is god-awful. It's almost worse than just having a terrible writer, because you end up seeing characters you've managed to invest in being handled so badly. There are decisions that may end up making sense if the end of this issue isn't all as it seems, but there are others which are just straight-up bad writing. Meanwhile the art is exemplary throughout. I only wish a comic this nice to look at was as enjoyable to read.

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 14, 2015

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  • 5.0
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  • 3.0
    Quietomega Oct 23, 2015

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