Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1
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Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka returns to chronicle the adventures of the Amazing Amazon in the DC Universe's darkest hour! Black Lantern Maxwell Lord has risen and he seeks revenge and retribution for his murder at the hands of Diana. Look for unexpected changes to await Wonder Woman in the course of this series as she plays a major role in the War of Light against the Blackest Night.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 10, 2009

    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1 does for Wonder Woman what Blackest Night: Superman did for Superman. Namely, it captures the essence and greatness of Wonder Womans character. Its a shame that such perfect portraits of Diana are as rare as they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Dec 4, 2009

    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1 opens with a bang and promises a lot. Rucka, Scott and team put out a fine issue and I will definitely be back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 6, 2009

    The story in this issue seems to be done in one, but given the developments that Wonder Woman and many of her comrades are involved in the main "Blackest Night," there will be plenty of room for more Wonder Woman-centric activity in future issues. This isn't a must-have, must-read "Blackest Night" issue, which makes it all the more enjoyable. This issue adds subtext to one of the heroes embroiled in the turmoil of "Blackest Night," and answers the inevitable fan question of "So where's Max?" This story is more of a luxury than a requirement, and the creative team of Rucka and Scott are well-suited to this tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 3, 2009

    But all the talent in the world couldn't change the fact that Blackest Night: Wonder Woman is as inherently flawed as the last round of tie-ins. Until these series are allowed to probe deeper than the surface conflict of Blackest Night, they won't stand much of a chance of living up to the high standards of the more entertaining and substantial Blackest Night books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Dec 6, 2009

    If youre really into the Blackest Night story and cant miss a single part of it, then this is another title youll be picking up. If you dont particularly care about Blackest Night but are a Wonder Woman fan, then please enjoy this small interlude of violence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Dec 6, 2009

    If you enjoy an action-packed comic that features just a touch of emotional upheaval, then this is the comic for you this week. For entertainment value alone, its worth your three bucks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Dec 5, 2009

    The overall question still remains as to whether or not BN: Wonder Woman is a worthy title to the series, and so far the answer is yes. The last page hints at a much different Wonder Woman next issue and steps away from the played out motifs that happened in the earlier Blackest Night mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 4, 2009

    It's a good sign when a book of this caliber is the worst book of the week. The success of the book really hinges on Rucka and Scott's interpretation of Wonder Woman, both of which go a long way into making up for the pitfalls of the plot. However, I can't help but feel a bit burned that was should have been a major storyline is brushed aside in favor of what is essentially a standalone fluff story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 6, 2009

    It is good that DC Comics no longer feels the need to infringe upon their ongoing monthlies for the sake of an event tie-in. Purchasing Blackest Night: Wonder Woman is purely optional. Whether it's an option that would be wise to take is a different matter altogether. Read Full Review

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