Wonder Woman #602

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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J. Michael Straczynski's epic Wonder Woman tale continues! In this issue, Diana takes the battle for her heritage to the enemy and discovers that the war may be over before it's even begun! And she's on the losing side

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 26, 2010

    I never thought there would be a day where I would like anything written by JMS more than I did when it was written by Gail Simone, especially not a Wonder Woman comic, but I am very pleasantly surprised by how strong this run on Wonder Woman is thus far. With a great sense of mythology and mystery, this storyline has me hooked. Of course, it helps that the art is (mostly) done by Don Kramer, who remains one of DC's best artists. He does a great job of bringing this story to life and, hopefully, will be taking on this series solo in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 31, 2010

    The mystery behind Diana's new status quo is unfolding very slowly. If you have the patience to wait, it may be worth it. But I have to admit, my interest (which was already somewhat limited) is fading fast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ross Haralson Aug 29, 2010

    Few, if any legitimate complaints might be leveled against the current creative direction of Wonder Woman. The script is as engaging as it is mysterious and the art team provides striking visuals from beginning to end; theres simply no excuse to spend your comic book money elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Aug 25, 2010

    Like in Superman, the artwork here is annoyingly inconsistent. There are some visually stunning panels, but then I turn the page to discover wonky anatomy and frog-faced Amazonians. The fact that Don Kramer needs help after just one issue has me quite concerned, but I would rather have hiccups in the shipping schedule then deal with glaring art problems bringing down my overall enjoyment of a fascinating story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 28, 2010

    Getting past some weak pages of artwork, the story really kicks into high gear this month, and its turning out to be an entertaining one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 26, 2010

    Unfortunately, I cant take this new Dianas story to heart. For a character that was a pure representation of the power of love a few months ago during Blackest Night, shes more Ares than Aphrodite now. While this might be great and compelling storytelling wise overall, this isnt the Wonder Woman Ive known and loved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Aug 29, 2010

    Second issue out and Im already not impressed. Thats not a good sign, but then again this could just be a fluke. I do have faith in Straczynskis skills, but I think this issue was all flash and weak build up. Not that its bad to have a good hardcore action issue; it just shouldnt be when youre trying to get the audience comfortable with the changes made to a classic character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 29, 2010

    And how do Amazons have an old woman amongst their sisterhood? You mean these arent immortal? Theres a hint or two that these Amazons are just human believers who heard about a hidden temple and then invoked it as part of their faith. But its another unresolved ambiguity in the mythos that obscures rather than clarifies. There are some issues in this story worth exploring, but they remain difficult to discern. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 25, 2010

    The new direction of "Wonder Woman" holds potential (especially since it looks to be a limited run), but I'm worried that it already is losing some steam. These early issues need to do everything they can to hold onto any new readers that came on board to see what all the fuss was about, and if next month's issue feels equally uninspired, I don't think they'll be sticking around much longer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawkShare this:StumbleUponDigg Aug 25, 2010

    Not a terribly strong issue. JMS is going to need to execute a lot more character development, and build some stronger relationships between Diana and the other characters if he expects us to care about any of them (or buy the idea that Diana cares about them.) Still, the book ended on a strong enough note that I'm interested in what may be coming next. "Let's pray that includes a strong script, and more focused artwork. Read Full Review

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