Wonder Woman #614

Wonder Woman #614

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The all-new Wonder Woman reaches the end of her epic "Odyssey" and comes face-to-face with the malevolent force behind it all! But the only way to defeat her nemesis may be to become her giving her own powers over to an all-consuming hatred for life on Earth! Is Diana strong enough to control a force that seeks vengeance on all mankind, or will the warrior within her condemn her to a life of eternal bloodshed?

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 24, 2011

    Like so many DC books this month, the story wraps up with a heavily meta-textual segment as Diana reflects on her recent journey and the upcoming changes she senses are coming. I'm not really a fan of meta storytelling unless the writer can be particularly subtle about it, and subtlety is not the name of the game here. In general, this portion of the book is too saccharine and stretched out longer than it needed to be, and that's where the reader really gets the sense that issues #613 and #614 might originally have been conceived as one chapter. So it's not a completely graceful finish to this enjoyable but overlong arc, but it's a fitting farewell to this version of Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 26, 2011

    Stephen, among others, has been rather vocal in his opinion that these last two months of comics are nothing but filler, and that nothing in them is going to matter after August 31st (though I notice that it didn't dim his enjoyment of the last issue of Batman.) I submit that comic books pretty much ALWAYS have that possibility waiting in the wings (ask any Legion of Super-Heroes fan, if you don't believe me) and that this month is one of the rare times when we all see the retcon coming. That said, it's an enjoyable issue, if not a particularly significant one, and ends with a feel-good moment that long-term fans should find satisfying. Wonder Woman #614 ends the Odyssey arc in a workmanlike fashion, and doesn't pale as much as some stories might in the shadow of the looming future, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. It remains to be seen how long it will be until we see the New New New All-New Wonder Woman, but I'm sure someone, somewhere is taking bets. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Aug 29, 2011

    A solid issue when taken on its own merits, but the whole thing is dragged under by the enormous weight of the continuity mess trailing behind it. Still, the ending is very good and serves as an appropriate send-off to Diana's DCU career. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 24, 2011

    Like I stated above, you do feel slightly cheated as a reader knowing that the series simply comes to an end all of a sudden, and everything goes back to normal, but it's written well. Additionally, the issue ties all the loose ends in the series and leaves the character ready for the September revamp. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 25, 2011

    I was worried for a chunk of the issue, but the last eight pages brought back the way it should be, giving Wonder Woman an ending worthy of her character. Though it may suffer due to its connection with the poorly planned out story arc, Ill take this issues last few pages as a sign that DC apologizes for what transpired for fourteen issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 26, 2011

    This is one of the few books that I find myself truly excited to see re-launched next month, not just because of the powerful creative team coming on board, but because the Diana I have seen for the last 14 months in this book has not been a Diana I could really love. And I'd like a chance to love Wonder Woman again, both the book, and the character. Read Full Review

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