Wonder Woman #5

Wonder Woman #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 34
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"The Lies" part three! Steve Trevor finds himself trapped in the heart of Urzkartaga's darkness, with Wonder Woman and Cheetah the only hope of rescue for him and his men. But how far can Cheetah be trusted?

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Aug 24, 2016

    Wonder Woman continues to knock it out of the park and makes me want more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 24, 2016

    The "Lies" continue in this issue of Wonder Woman and I want Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp to lie to me over and over again because of how great this story has become and for how much I appreciated all the characters, dialog and the subtle continuation of the mystery we have in front of us here.  It's just a great read that looks fantastic and for all my previous bitching about not knowing what's going on, this issue shuts that shit down by telling me to be patient and just enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Aug 24, 2016

    Rucka isnt writing the next big smash-em-up title, and none of the women in Dianas life nor the man are worried about rushing into battle. The writers own deliberate pacing, careful rendering, and thorough characterization is so much of what makes Wonder Woman stand apart from the rest so much so I can only compare it to itself in bits and pieces. Two more weeks for another installment is suddenly a long wait for more of the Amazon Princess. And isnt that an amazing blessing? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Aug 24, 2016

    With hints of what's to come in ‘Year One' and a much-anticipated reunion between Steve and Diana, the series continues to deliver stunning and engaging stories. Full of fantasy, pathos, and an empowering heroine, DC have struck gold with WONDER WOMAN. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 24, 2016

    This should surprise no one, butWonder Woman is still incredible, and I say that despite this being my least favorite issue thus far. Which, for most books, would mean it would be on the chopping block. But for this one, it just means that other titles may have a realistic shot of being the best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Aug 26, 2016

    As a standalone issue, this third installment from "The Lies" arc isn't quite as strong as its predecessors but it's still a great book when you look at it as a chapter of a larger story. I still highly recommend Wonder Woman #5, especially due to Liam Sharp and Laura Martin's phenomenal art, but I would also recommend re-reading the story arc as a whole once it's collected in trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 28, 2016

    The "Year One" story I'm enjoying a lot. This one isn't working as well - though the conclusion may still bring it all together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 31, 2016

    Yes, Wonder Woman #5 is another great issue and deserves praise. By this stage that may sound hollow, but it isn't. While it's a little dull to keep writing about how good this series is, the comic book itself isn't dull in any way. I wouldn't have it any other way and I'd hate to see this level of quality drop, just to give this hack reviewer something else to write about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Sep 2, 2016

    As Diana and Trevor's storylines meet, it only cements the fact that Rucka has been knocking it out of the park by making Wonder Woman one of DC's most enjoyable titles of the Rebirth line. He's got a good handle on the characterizations and is taking the story into interesting and exciting territory. Combined with Sharp's artwork and Martin's colours, Wonder Woman #5 is simply a very pretty book to look at. If you aren't reading Wonder Woman by now, you're really missing out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Aug 26, 2016

    No question the star of this issue is Liam Sharps art. Man can that man draw a comic. There is a seriousness about his character designs that makes these feel more important. It just does not look like a superhero comic, which is not a bad thing at all. One of the best pages was of Wonder Woman just about to break out ajail cell. Some great use of negative space as we mainly see the faces of the beaten soliders with a charging Wonder Woman positioned in the corner ready to strike. This is accidentally greatly by the next page that comes to life in glorious color. It was like turning the lights on in darken room to reveal Wonder Woman in all her glory. The only downside is I have to wait two more issues to see this story continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Aug 25, 2016

    The main issues with this latest entry is also part of what makes it great, that being the time jumps. The every other issue format of the story Rucka's telling is compelling, but at times it becomes a bit hard to follow, with certain aspects of both stories blending in a bit too much. Not sure what the plan is for the long haul, but hopefully the stories converge sooner rather than later, as eventually, things might start to get a bit too muddied. At this point, though, the book continues to be a worthy addition to your monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Aug 24, 2016

    It seems like the next issue will bring the separate parts of the story together, and I'm hoping we'll get more of a connection to the larger problem of Diana's search for herself and Themyscira. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 26, 2016

    Wonder Woman #5 isn't quite the thrilling continuation I was hoping for “The Lies,” but it still gives us enough reasons to remain invested in this story. It also once again showcases the quality of the art team, also giving us some wonderful character interaction along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 24, 2016

    Wonder Woman's monthly storytelling format has set the title apart from its fellow Rebirth books. While it's coming out just like a regular monthly title would, it feels like an extended gap between issues. It's getting close to the time where Rucka needs to start advancing the story otherwise the book will begin reading like it's treading water. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 24, 2016

    Wonder Woman#5 is a little disappointing to say the least, hopefully the next instalment becomes a lot better in terms of it's pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Aug 24, 2016

    The problem with reviewing an issue of a comic is that, in the context of a series, a single issue means almost nothing. I do think this is a fairly weak 22 page read, but at the same time, Wonder Woman is still the title that's been the strongest out of the entire DC Rebirth line. So to anyone who has, as I often do, skimmed to the end of this review to get the overall takeaway, I'd put it like this: it's a bad issue, that somehow doesn't by any means make me less excited for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 24, 2016

    Overall, this is a great book purely based on technical merit. I love the art and Rucka is a great writer. However, I don't feel like this story is interesting and I have a hard time reading through the issue with much enthusiasm. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 6, 2016

    My other complaint with the issue is the art of Liam Sharp whose version of the Amazon princess works fine for me in action scenes but not quite as well in her more contemplative moments when not fighting odd werewolf creatures. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComickerPerson Aug 24, 2016

    Decompressed as it may be, there's a lot of character and thematic depth being explored here and Rucka makes each panel worth it. There's more substance in each issue here than there is in many other "quick read" books, like Suicide Squad or Red Hood or Justice League.

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  • 9.0
    TheMatteo0 Aug 24, 2016

    The artwork and colours of this arc are as always outstanding - and I will continue to support the claim that this arc is the best drawn of pretty much any comic series out right now; certainly in Rebirth. To the story, it's exciting, interesting, almost gripping - Rucka does a nice job of steering this arc forward slowly but surely into what should read very well as a trade. Perhaps, if I had one complaint, it is that it is still a tad too slow in the single-issue format; particularly as the double-arc means this only comes monthly. However, the set-up and slightly greater exposition were both enjoyable and necessary in the setting up of this epic tale; we have so many mysteries left to solve and I can't anticipate dropping this any time soon.

  • 9.0
    Sideshot Aug 25, 2016

    I really liked this issue, it moved the plot along, as well as give us some hints of things to come later. I thought the art was great as well. I like seeing how Cheetah is developing as a character.

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Aug 27, 2016

    Greg Rucka does a great job of slowly reuniting Etta Candy, Wonder Woman, and Steve Trevor, by including her greatest enemy, along with a fantastic new foe. Great issue that I feel will lead to an even better one.

  • 9.0
    lizzy99 Aug 28, 2016

    The best issue so far about this story line.

  • 7.5
    Big Guy 4U Aug 25, 2016

    The biggest problem with the Lies storyline is the fact that it's completly overshadowed by the incredible Year One arc by Rucka and Scott. Not to say that Lies is a bad arc, but it's one that cold easily be better. Rucka decompressed the hell out of this arc, and it's been moving at a glacial pace. While he's worked with Liam Sharpe and Laura Sharpe to really establish an off-kilter mood, the story hasn't moved along too well. The dialogue is fine, and the premise is pretty solid, but the instance on stretching out certain scenes is unnecessary. Liam Sharpe's art is inconsistent. Certain pages work really well and pull of a strange horror-fantasy vibe nicely, but the pencils suffer from inconsistent details. Laura Martin's colouring has been stellar, and I've grown to appreciate just how much she's gone to establish the mood of this arc.

  • 5.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Sep 18, 2016

    s in the previous issues, not much happened, Trevor is captive and will soon become a sacrifice to revive a god, Etta goes to his boss's house (who we are presented as Sasha but if she is a known DC character I don't have a clue who she is and neither are we given any background or information about her) to inform her of the situation which doesn't help Trevor because they're not going to mount a rescue mission since Wonder Woman is near thus making the operation unnecessary; meanwhile Diana and Cheetah walk aimlessly in the jungle and talk about why is it that just now Diana cant come back home when luckily they find the place where Trevor and his friends are captured The most important thing in this issue revolves around Sasha who seems to be involved with Wonder Woman's situation albeit maybe not voluntarily; however this tease doesn't convince me that the direction of the book is the right one because although this seems to indicate the story isn't following the predictable road I believed, now it seems it is steering away from the mythological aspect of Wonder Woman but who knows, maybe it will work in the end but so far I'm not pleased nor interested

  • 10
    greywarden_60 Sep 17, 2016

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Aug 27, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Sep 3, 2016

  • 8.5
    ak94 Aug 24, 2016

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 24, 2016

  • 8.5
    Cryptic_Zoo Aug 24, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Aug 26, 2016

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Aug 27, 2016

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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