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: 39
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User 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

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