Wonder Woman #27

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 24, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A living weapon called Genocide remains on the loose and on a murderous rampage while Wonder Woman has to deal with the ramifications of failing to stop the threat. Meanwhile, a god makes a promise to Athena that will alter the landscape of the DC Universe. Guest-starring the Justice League!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Dec 29, 2008

    DC is setting up some crazy stuff. Theyve already locked Batman up in a closest somewhere, and I havent been following Superman at all so I dont know whats going down in his neck of the woods. Now Wonder Woman has lost her lasso (lets hope thats all of her outfit that goes missing or shell be without dignity, too). I cant wait to see where all of this is going -- whos going to make it out alive? 5:1 odds on Tom Nemesis Tresser getting it in the end, heroically of course, leaving Wonder Woman heartbroken. I just hope with all the disappearances and the canceling of books, DCs super coup d'tat doesnt implode on them. All in all, this is going well. Wonder Woman, although down, certainly isnt out at least not yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 1, 2009

    This issue really brought the pain, in more ways that one. Store Manager Deon (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon and Gage, Topeka! Ask 'em about our "Warrior" magazines with the first appearance of Marvelman!") opined that this is the best Wonder Woman issue in a very long time, and he's not far off. The battle last issue was brutal, and the aftermath was awful to see. Genocide, so far, reminds me a bit of Doomsday 15 years ago, but with somewhat more depth and motivation, and I'm wondering what it is that the lasso of truth really does... This issue skirts the difficult line of how to show peril to a character who is essentially as powerful as Superman himself, and really allows writer Gail Simone to delineate the difference between that character and this one. Wonder Woman #27 is well-drawn, well-written, and claustrophobically suspenseful, and earns a nicely done 4 of 5 stars. This book has been back and forth in my subjective quality rankings for a while now, but if this stor Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 24, 2008

    "Rise of the Olympians' still has my attention despite its faults, and I sincerely hope that Simone will move into more entertaining and compelling pastures now that she's done trying to convince us why this is all so important. Simone is a great writer capable of telling wonderful stories. She just hasn't started off on the best foot with this one. Read Full Review

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