Wonder Woman #1

Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 37 User Reviews: 66
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8.2User Rating

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"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims artist Liam Sharp. "To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics."

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jun 22, 2016

    If the natural world, be it jungle or rain forest, is said to be a living organism in itself full of danger and beauty and tranquility in equal measure it mirrors a life breath thats now pulsed back into Wonder Woman, into this title, into the heart of the DC Universe. I can feel it in these stunning pages. I can feel it in Dianas voice. I can feel it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jun 22, 2016

    Quite simply, this is how you open a series if you want to encourage readers to come back for more. A gripping, emotional and dramatic opening which is truly fit for the Gods. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tyler Jun 22, 2016

    Be ready for a Wonder Woman issue that feels significantly different than what we've witnessed in the New 52. Wonder Woman looks and feels so much more powerful with the new creative team at the helm and you're immediately drawn in.Rucka is able to build momentum and anticipation with every panel until youre met with the final page thats both visually and thematically stunning. And its only issue one. Buckle up buckeroos, I have a feeling Wonder Woman will be a post-Rebirth chart topper. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Jun 29, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 continues the journey we left off in in Wonder Woman Rebirth. We get to see what a team of extremely talented people can do with such an iconic character. From the depth of writing provided by Greg Rucka, to the amazing art by Liam Sharp to Laura Martin's coloring skills, we are brought us into a world where Diana is struggling to put together a puzzle. You don't want to miss this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jun 26, 2016

    As much as I want to continue giving this issue nothing but praise, though, I'd be remiss if I didn't address this whole… Bwunda thing. Man. Oof. It is tough to read White Savior Man tromp through fake Africa's jungle-desert-village and into the home of some suffering Black folks just trying to grieve out of harm's way, even if it is just a few pages. I mean… If this comic wasn't so good at keeping the focus on Diana where it belongs with some gorgeous visuals to boot, this score would drop heavy. But lucky for us readers, the damage isn't quite as bad as it could be, and the cliffhanger gives us a much-needed launch back into the thick of the action as yet another specter from Diana's past enters the fray. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jun 22, 2016

    Action and character introduction is perfectly balanced, and the issue's story and its intentions are well set " all excellently paced for both new and returning readers. Wonder Woman is definitely a stand-out in DC's latest initiative, an elegantly nuanced return to greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jun 23, 2016

    'Wonder Woman' #1 demonstrates a level of reverence and understanding of the iconic Amazon that harkens back to long before the New 52. She is graceful but fierce when needed and the epitome of class and calmness. Rucka has created a Wonder Woman we can be proud of and under the artistic hands of Sharp and Martin she's never looked better. The stage is set for more action and adventure with a debut issue that hooks you in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Jun 24, 2016

    A great first issue. Gorgeous art, strong characterization andsome compelling story ideas. The Steve Trevor subplot didn't grab usas much as the main story, and wecould see this book getting bogged down over the next few issues, but it still remains a very strong first issue for a character that we usually don't pay much attention to. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2016

    It's probably too early to label Wonder Woman as one of DC's best comics when so many Rebirth titles have yet to debut. Regardless, Diana Prince is on the rise again as this talented creative team kicks off her journey of self-discovery. Even if Rucka's methodical storytelling approach isn't to your liking, the artwork alone makes this comic worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jun 24, 2016

    Greg Rucka, with Liam Sharpe and Laura Martin, give us an introduction to Diana and her personality that is infectious and complex. "Wonder Woman" #1 is an exercise in subtle characterization through little said and quite a lot shown. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly Jun 23, 2016

    All this to say, WONDER WOMAN #1 is a promising reboot to the Wonder Woman character. Even if it does feel a little tired having yet another reboot for the character, at the very least DC got the best talent for the job. If you're going to go back and revamp your character again because you're unhappy or uncertain of what to do with them, pick a writer that knows the character intimately, and then an artist to match. The result is a good, solid foundation that re-establishes some of Wonder Woman's lore while moving the story forward into foreign territory and testing our hero in ways we haven't seen before. If other DC titles follow suit, this will be a very positive rebirth indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Jun 27, 2016

    Overall this issue is one of the best from DC'S Rebirth line, even though there are still more titles to be released in the coming months. Wonder Woman is in more than capable hands with this creative team, Rucka's story structure may not be for everyone but the art by itself is worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 22, 2016

    There wasnt a lot of major wow-inducing moments here, but Rucka is one of the better long-term storytellers in comics. Hes not dragging the story out for a trade. Instead Rucka is laying the groundwork for the next cant miss classic Wonder Woman arc. Dont miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 28, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 is not a perfectly satisfying issue. It is heavily decompressed, artistically inconsistent, and tonally fairly dark. However, these are all conscious choices and every member of the creative team proves masterful in executing those choices in a way that remains beautiful, grandiose, and respectful of Wonder Woman. Greg Rucka's return is very different from his last three visits with the Amazon Princess, and, honestly, from most comics being put out today. But no matter what you think of the serialized approach he takes here, you'll put this issue down knowing why he is almost unanimously respected as a Wonder Woman writer and why he believes Wonder Woman ought to be respected as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 22, 2016

    She is elegance and violence, power and beauty. She is Wonder Woman, and thank goddess she's here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 22, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 is a solid start. There wasn't too much to take from it that's significant, though as a follow-up from the Rebirth issue there is direction to this story. Hopefully the same can be said for Etta and Trevor's part with issue #2. Aside from this the end of the issue gives you something to look forward to which is all that matters for a new release. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Anthony Franklin Jun 22, 2016

    While we do not entirely know where the story arc is headed, we can guess that it's going to be ripe with tension as the one that Diana seeks eventually finds her. Rucka and Sharp give us the beginning in this issue, but they leave us wondering how Diana will come to negotiate help from someone who she has never quite got along with. Additionally, we must wonder how the paths of Steve and Diana will come to intersect as their objectives are far from similar. This issue will certainly serve as the springboard into a much more engaging and action-packed story arc. Personally, I look forward to seeing how Wonder Woman is developed after such a monumental run during the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jun 22, 2016

    The big question mark remains the story itself with Wonder Woman. As with Titans #1 and Flash #1, reference is made to someone tampering with the hero's past. I would be a little disappointed if this all ends up being a tie-in to the Watchmen related madness of the Rebirth core book, but it would seem an odd stretch if the characters in multiple books have unrelated memory loss. Basically, DC is reworking its continuity yet again, and while that is not generally hugely exciting, Rucka's confident debut puts this book off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Jun 22, 2016

    This is a simmering issue and more of a prologue to the story than part of the story itself. This book feels like the tinkering piano instrumental at the top of an album before the explosion of vocals. Something bombastic and exciting is coming and though it does not quite erupt in these 20 pages, you can FEEL it is only an issue or two way. That's what the team achieves so well here: FEELING. This book is about emotion, and tension and heart. This could be frustrating for some readers who would rather a series that delivered issue after issue of high-octane comic-book storytelling. There's a chance this series could go on to face criticisms of its pace in the long-term, and some may see the developing Trevor subplot as a shaggydog story in waiting, but in a post-Game of Thrones world, of stories that simmer and stew before erupting in a fashion nobody could foresee, this may well be the perfect superhero book for NOW. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 23, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 may offer two different narrative paths right now, but the journey is still worth fan's time and attention thanks to Rucka's stripping the title to bare essentials and the art team's eye-catching pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jun 24, 2016

    For the first time in a long time, the qualities which have made her an icon are properly on display. If this trend continues, this new series of Wonder Woman could go down as one of the most defining high points of her comic book history. It's been a while since I've been so excited to read the next issue of a DC title, but Wonder Woman #1 has successfully done it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jun 24, 2016

    As a whole, "Wonder Woman" #1 has me optimistic. While I would have loved some more plot movement, particularly since issue #2 will focus on "Wonder Woman Year One" storyline, this issue firmly established my faith in the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 28, 2016

    The Wonder Woman storyline actually works quite well as writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp manage to keep the subject of Diana's search hidden until the very last panel of the issue. I'm far less interested in Trevor, who I hope is just passing through as a regular guest-star and isn't going to be staying around for the long hall. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Edward Tripp Jun 30, 2016

    While this is far from a perfect issue, it does very well in giving a glimpse into the new future of the character. "The story keeps changing" and hopefully things will begin to make better sense in this new era for DC. Wonder Woman should be one of the top Rebirth series and only time will tell that to be true or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jun 27, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 mixes genres and welcomes readers into a new world that is purposely confusing yet endlessly engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jun 22, 2016

    Overall Rucka, Sharp, and the rest of the creative team have given fans a very lost and confused Wonder Woman, but in all likelihood with the intent of building a much more human Wonder Woman, and that is something I couldn't be more on board with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jun 22, 2016

    The surprise appearance at the end of the issue does get me excited for what's coming up, so hopefully the story will give me extra excitement for what the art is lacking for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 23, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 was a strong start to this new series, with the creative team giving us a smart, symbolic tale. They also set the future of this particular narrative up perfectly, leaving me intrigued as to where the alternative story, that starts next issue, will fit into all this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Jun 22, 2016

    Wonder Woman #1 is a bit of disappointment for a debut issue, but only because the creative team is so strong. I would be shocked if this series did not pick up the stellar form that it showed in its Rebirth special, and this should be a series going forward that is a delight to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 22, 2016

    Wonder Woman might be slow, but it's deliberately so. Diana's recent history has been mired in a lot of bad storytelling, the slow burn is one way for this creative team to avoid that as long as they're able to pay it off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 24, 2016

    Before I get out of here, I'll talk about the format of this series, since those of you who are unfamiliar are probably wondering why I brought up the third issue. You see, odd numbered issues of this series will take place in the present, continuing "The Lies." Even numbered issues will take place in the past and explore "Wonder Woman: Year One." It's a calculated risk, but the two will tie together. Check out the video below for more details. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Corbin Jun 25, 2016

    In the past, especially with new 52, Wonder Woman was nagged with comments stating that Dianain new 52 is not the Wonder Woman everyone knows. The most important mess up was the fact that Brian Azzarello changed up Diana's origin story and also changed Wonder Woman to be the goddess of war. Wonder Woman over the past years since the start of new 52, has gotten underplayed in her own title and has been struggling to get an audience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Jun 26, 2016

    Greg Rucka's writing isn't for everyone"the pacing is a bit slow at times"but if you're a fan of his take on Wonder Woman, it's hard not to love this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jul 2, 2016

    Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 showed a lot of promise for potential storytelling, however with its follow-up it presents signs of over-ambition. The abundance of plots coinciding together causes them to be move at a snail's pace. However it's best to reserve judgment till the first story arc is completed and see if it'll all be worth it. With that said the synopsis is still intriguing and the character moments are engaging. Along with some heavily detailed and effective artwork, Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman #1 is still worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jun 24, 2016

    Whilst the colours, artwork, design and aesthetic are brilliant, Wonder Woman #1 is a bit of a disappointment. It feels like it doesn't really know where it's going. Carrying on from the Wonder Woman: Rebirth issue, it almost reads like a completely different story. Which is a shame considering she's one of DC Comics' most beloved characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 22, 2016

    While Wonder Woman begins her journey into finding out who she really is....... and what her true origins actually are, this issue doesn't really do much to grab you and make sure that you keep reading throughout this run. There just isn't a whole lot to sink your teeth into, but I remain optimistic that this series will end up wowing the hell out of us........ especially if the art remains as strong as it is in this issue because goddamn this was something to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Jun 22, 2016

    This attempted Rebirth is spoiled by the fact we received the definitive version of classic Wonder Woman earlier this year through the fantastical Legend of Wonder Woman from Renae De Liz. This title is set to alternate from two ongoing story-lines, one in the present day and one set during the past as a "Year One" tale. Hopefully, the trips back in time will give us an opportunity to truly see this creative team shine. As it stands, Wonder Woman is not as wondrous as it needs to be to truly make for an impressive run. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    pocketmegar Jun 22, 2016

    Even if it's rather well written, this issue reads to quickly and the story progresses to slowly. The art is beautiful and has plenty of details, but some faces look a bit odd. My interest for this series is in decline, I had big expectations for this creative team.

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  • 10
    Supes' soups Jun 22, 2016

    I'll give this a 10, it's been awhile since a comic has been this rewarding in awhile. Liam Sharp's pencils are absolutely gorgeous, beyond drawing Wonder Woman, his ability to capture a rain forest/jungle is superb. Hats off to the colorist too, he definitely makes Sharp's pencils come to life. For those of you who have read Rucka's previous WW run, this should feel familiar yet new, like a fine dish you've had before except prepared with slightly different ingredients and perhaps a tweaked method. With the reintroduction of many of WW's supporting cast including Candy and a more classic feeling Steve Trevor, we get the classic feel of WW. The one thing I hated about New 52 WW was just how naive and juvenile she felt, especially during the Finchs run. It felt Diana was stuck in her young princess mode and now it feels like she is as strong and wise as Hippolyta. We'll see what happens plot wise, because besides introducing characters and setup, not much is divulged in this issue.

  • 9.5
    Nomidian Jun 26, 2016

    Liam Sharp drawing anything automatically gives this title a good rating but the fact that Greg Rucka seems to understand Wonder Woman's corner of the DCU makes this creative pairing pretty much perfect.

  • 8.5
    the green death Jun 22, 2016

    Good story and best art of the week, just gorgeous work by Sharp. I thought this was a lot better than the special, and it'll be interesting to see how the Year One story fares next issue.

  • 8.5
    Whateverman Jul 11, 2016

    It's a beautiful comic. I'm intrigued.

  • 8.5
    Kitaru Jul 30, 2016

    Cool start to Wonder Woman that leaves a creepy and mysterious feel to it. We warmly welcome to the return of Rucka.

  • 8.0
    TheMatteo0 Jun 22, 2016

    The artwork is fantastic and that alone (in that opening waterfall sequence in particular) is probably worth picking it up. That said, the plot seems a little bit 'odd' and isn't really developed quite as much as I'd have liked it too here. I'll probably keep the series going though since I think it could get interesting and it is probably too early to judge. Overall a solid start, but hasn't really found it's feet quite yet like some of the other rebirth titles.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 22, 2016

    Very solid start

  • 8.0
    Wildmercy Jul 13, 2016

    Cover - 8.0 Variant Cover - 9.0 Art - 8.0 Story - 8.0 Color - 8.0 Lettering - 8.0 WW issue #1 2 amazing covers, I love the Frank Cho one its beautiful. the Liam sharp cover is like a movie poster gives you the whole story on one page. Rucka is taking to Rebirth banner and running with it. This is a New WW with some old school story telling - The art is Awesome some of the panels have so much detail i can't believe there is not a inkier on this book - The color is wonderful and buts you in the Banakane Rainforest, The dusk fight panels are where the color steals the show, This book is made by Pro's !!

  • 7.5
    kfc902 Jun 22, 2016

    Good Art and great build up.

  • 7.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jun 22, 2016

    This issue is very brief and not very interesting. On one side of the story we have Wonder Woman looking for Cheetah's help in her quest for the truth while on the other side we have Steve Trevor who's also in Africa looking for a terrorist. The main story doesn't have much development and feels slow while it seems like Trevor's side-story robbed us what could have been the most exciting part of the issue: Diana's fight against an army of cheetah creatures. The art is just ok; it is unfortunate that the art is not on par with the 2 previous teams after enjoying some awesome art in the previous runs. Some panels have great art, others just feel ok, but this leads to my biggest complain which is the inconsistency, especially when it comes to Diana as sometimes the proportions of her body seem weird, sometimes she has asian eyes, and her hair and lips constantly change making it look like its a similar person, but not the same. Coloring is also ok, may be better than it looks to me, but I think its too dark and not a good fit for a Wonder Woman title after, again, having enjoyed some great colors in the previous runs

  • 7.0
    The Villain Jun 23, 2016

    I don't know Wonder Woman as much as I know some of the other DC characters. This issue kind of has two stories going on in it and Wonder Woman has two stories going on in her mind. Its hard to explain and it probably the most difficult Rebirth story to understand so far. Although I haven't read The Flash yet. The art remains really cool. Liam Sharp really knows how to draw Wonder Woman. This is a solid book but I'm hoping that I like the Wonder Woman: Year One story more when it comes out in another 3 weeks.

  • 7.0
    Briton Jul 9, 2016

    The art is beautiful, but the plot goes nowhere - very slowly.

  • 7.0
    Comic Booger Aug 8, 2016

    My full review is in the link below & this is just a snitpet: "Wonder Woman #1 (2016) is a fine story that takes the character in a new direction that also feels inherent to Diana’s progression . Wonder Woman seeks many questions to answer which is so interesting to see in a 75 year old character. It turns out after all this time maybe we don’t know Wonder Woman for who she really is. Does this story need to be as good as Brian Azerello’s New 52 take on the Amazon Princess? No, but if it can be a good story it’s all I will need." -Olaf Lesniak of Comic Booger https://comicbooger.com/2016/08/08/wonder-woman-1-2016-review/

  • 6.5
    thecomiccookebook Jun 22, 2016

    Art is gorgeous but I'm not into the Wonder Woman mythos enough to truly appreciate this.

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