Wonder Woman #601

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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Best-selling comics writer J. Michael Straczynski (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Thor) smashes all your expectations of Wonder Woman by lauching an all-new era for the Amazon Princess! Spinning out of the mind-bending events of WONDER WOMAN #600, Diana must face the biggest mystery of all who destroyed Paradise Island?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 29, 2010

    I didn't much care for the short preview of this story found in issue 600, but this was an entertaining read that has a lot of potential for future stories. Reminds me a lot of JMS's work on Thor, which is a good thing, and this is very reader friendly with the focus on a new continuity and different enough that if you've never enjoyed Wonder Woman before, this might be a good book to try out for a different interpretation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 29, 2010

    I came into this issue expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised with what the results. There is a lot about the "new" Wonder Woman that I don't agree with an see as highly unnecessary (something that I believe to be JMS's calling card), but it all works really well here as Wonder Woman seems fresh. Much of the credit belongs to artist Don Kramer, though, as he makes the most of this high profile gig. He has been one of my favorite artists for years and this issue is a prime example of why. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 30, 2010

    Wonder Woman #601 was a fun read and good start to the new status quo for Wonder Woman. After some bad issues of Superman that has turned me off to his run on that title I was expecting his Wonder Woman work to be just as bad but I was pleasently surprised to find this issue to be an enjoyable read. JMS did a great job setting the foundation for the story he is going to tell. When combined with Kramers great artwork JMS looks like he is going to deliver a very good story that can turn into an excellent story. As someone who has never read a Wonder Woman comic this issue hooked me and I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 31, 2010

    I liked this more than Superman #601. It has a definite life to it and much promise for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Aug 1, 2010

    Not that DC would ever cancel Wonder Woman, because then there really would be riots. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 28, 2010

    But all in all Wonder Woman #601 is an entertaining comic, and a strong start to JMS' run. Don Kramer turns in some striking visuals and razor sharp storytelling. In many ways, the issue feels like a coming out party for an immensely talented artist who's been paying his dues while waiting patiently to draw such a high profile story as this one. Most importantly, JMS has definitely already succeeded in raising fan interest in Wonder Woman by providing a fresh, exciting new world for her to inhabit. If he can grant the story some much needed heart and humanity, and be a little more forthcoming with the specifics of this story, he may just deliver the definitive, re-inventive Wonder Woman tale he's promised. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jul 29, 2010

    Enough. JMS' has my attention with his version of Wonder Woman and I am wondering who the villain is that destroyed her life, and how she will bring them all back, and the revenge she will reap upon those that dared to cross her. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 31, 2010

    But many more issues like this and that might be a merciful thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Aug 1, 2010

    So, whilst JMSs Wonder Woman isnt my favourite take on the character (that honour is still reserved for Darwyn Cookes version in New Frontier), its not a disaster either. In fact, contrary to what you might have been led to believe by the hyperbolic reactions of fans to the changes wrought to Dianas costume and origin, this story is shaping up to be a fun (if fairly ordinary) superhero romp in a rather traditional mould. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Aug 1, 2010

    And weve got to get ourselves back to the Garden. --Joni Mitchell Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 1, 2010

    Her job, apparently, is to protect them. She still seems a lot like Diana to me, so maybe all of this is about having her be the woman who killed Maxwell Lord rather than the woman who was a peaceful diplomat. I'm not sure yet, and a lot depends on why Aphrodite abandoned the Amazons, and who is trying to erase them--but, no, it's not a bad start. There's plenty of potential in this new setup. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 28, 2010

    It's understandable why this issue kicks off with the destruction of Paradise Island, but since that's a known factor, the specifics don't matter as much. What does matter is who this version of Diana is and what kind of person she is, and we barely get a glimpse of that. This issue is somewhat of a letdown and a surprise considering that Straczynski normally places a strong emphasis on getting across his view of the character and that doesn't happen here. But, the execution otherwise is solid on the issue and suggests that there's a good, thought-out plan in place for future issues. Read Full Review

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