Wonder Woman #30

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"Rise of the Olympian" Part 5! Created by Zeus himself, the Olympian is charged with spreading the message of peace and unity throughout the world by any means necessary. Is a battered and bruised Wonder Woman up to the challenge of stopping his brutal ways? And does the world even want her to? All this plus a surprising revelation about the true origin of Genocide, the creature that beat Wonder Woman!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 26, 2009

    As already mentioned, this book has become a must read for me, as the ante continues to be upped on poor Diana. She's muddling through this with a warrior's spirit, completely unaware of the additional trials awaiting her under the creative auspices of Gail Simone and crew. While this was the fifth segment in this current story arc, this issue is an approachable gateway into Diana's adventures, provided you have a passing knowledge of her world. Jump in now, because the adventure isn't going to wait for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Mar 27, 2009

    Its been a bit of a bumpy road with Wonder Woman lately; consistency hasnt been a strong point. Every month it seems like a gamble on whether or not the issue will be better than or not as great as the last one. This month we got lucky (at least I think so), and have gotten one of the better issues to date. Although Ill be one un-happy camper if anything really bad happens to Etta. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 25, 2009

    One finale note: referring to Zeus' new champion as a "Manazon" might have been worth a few hearty laughs at convention panels and during interviews, but it sure didn't help me take him as seriously as I was meant to. In a storyline filled with unintentional moments of comedy, this is another significant problem. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 29, 2009

    Hmm... I'm torn. I love Gail Simone, and there are a couple of badass Wonder Woman moments in this issue that really bear out Gail's skills with dialogue and plotting. The art, by Aaron Lopresti, is quite nice, and his Wonder Woman never seems anything less than awe-inspiring. The torture scenes were offputting, and Diana's bringing down the house was a powerful moment, but her unilateral decision to disband the Society rang false. I enjoy what Genocide represents for Wonder Woman, but the character herself isn't really as interesting as her backstory, her PLACE in Wonder Woman's story would have her be. The Zeus subplot is strange, and seems out of place, and I'm still uncertain of what all is really going on here. Due to some confusion on my part, and a slight dissatisfaction with the overall pacing of this issue, Wonder Woman #30 earns 2 out of 5 stars overall. I have faith in Gail, and I'm cerainly not leaving the title, but I'm just not feeling this issue... Read Full Review

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