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Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Gods walk among us. To them, our lives are playthings. Only one woman would dare to protect humanity from the wrath of such strange and powerful forces. But is she one of us or one of them?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 21, 2011

    Azzarello and Chiang have created a book worthy of Wonder Woman, herself " a hell of a ride " beautiful and smart, fast-paced and epic " from start to finish. Standing at the top of the new DCU 52, second perhaps only to "Batwoman" #1, "Wonder Woman" #1 is a must read for any fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 27, 2011

    When it comes to getting a new writer, new arc, new artist, or even simply rebooting a character, Wonder Woman is the one I worry about the most. If I was forced to choose only ONE comic book to pick up on a monthly basis, Id choose Wonder Woman. So it goes without saying that Im very particular about what writers and artists do to her. Im very happy to see that Azzarello and Chiang are starting this series off well, and I look forward to seeing what they do in the next year! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 22, 2011

    The only thing I can really say about the new Wonder Woman comic that isn't praise and glowing fanboy-isms already stated, is that….the story, tone, and art Brain Azzarello and Cliff Chiang have created here is something unique and special, even among the new 52. It is so unique that quite honestly, I am not super looking forward to Wonder Woman being introduced in the Justice League comic. This is her comic and that's the way I want it to stay! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 21, 2011

    If you're out to take a classic character and simultaneously remind people why she's great and revitalize her mythos, this is the way to do it. The story stays true to Wonder Woman's core elements yet reveals a compelling new side to her. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 25, 2011

    This issue offers up an interesting setting for future stories (though one that's not appropriate for young readers). Hopefully the new creative team can continue down the path and figure out who Diana is and why we should care about her adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 21, 2011

    For what it's worth, I think Wonder Woman #1's strongest asset is the mystery it concocts. Wonder Woman is a great character, no doubt about it. But Azzarello and Chiang have planted the seeds to a mythology and story that has piqued my interest maybe better than any Wonder Woman series I've read before coming out of the gates. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    A Comic Book Blog - Claire Smith Sep 26, 2011

    Chiang's art is very stylized and for the most part, his characters were sharp and interesting, as well as his backgrounds, but that one first shot of Diana was jarring to me. I'll give issue 2 a go and see if this story proves more interesting as more details are revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 21, 2011

    While there may not have been as much Wonder Woman in this first issue as I would have liked, it still left me wanting more and I am willing to wait for the next issue to get my fill. Very good start to the series, and accessible to new readers who are unfamiliar with Diana's character. This was almost a five. Almost. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 24, 2011

    The cover is nowhere near as exciting as it could have been for a first issue, especially for once with such intense contents. Chiang's bold outlines become a little too bold, making Diana stand out rather awkwardly. However, the branches and brambles at the bottom of the image foreshadow not only the rural location of half the issue but also the bloodshed that occurs within it. Something a bit darker than Diana raising a fist at a volley of arrows would perhaps have been more appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Sep 28, 2011

    So, for my first toe dipped into the Wonder Woman waters, Id say I ended up enjoying it. Theres some good ideas here, and I can sense Azzarello is trying to build a mythology around Wonder Woman that feels fresh and edgy. Combine that with stylish art by Chiang, and this stands as one of the better New 52 releases of the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Sep 23, 2011

    It is hard for me to review this new Wonder Woman, as it has been only one issue. While it hit all the right buttons there wasn't anything in this issue that made me stand up and declare 'wow'. But I have confidence that an accomplished writer like Brian Azzarello will make Wonder Woman a fun and enjoyable comic once more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 24, 2011

    WW is one of those series I really can't ever see myself dropping, so it's still safe, even though I would have liked more here. It's rare when I laud the art in a comic more than the story, but here we are. So while this series didn't blow me away like Deathstroke or Nightwing, it was okay. I'll stick it out and hope that the mysterious stuff begins to make some semblance of sense soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 21, 2011

    Outside of the abysmal cover (Wonder Woman looks like a man), Cliff Chiang's art is pretty solid. It's not always easy to draw for a writer that blends action into almost everything that happens. Azzarello is a visceral writer, even when the panel is just conversation it has a sense of movement and action. Chiang does a great job of keeping up with the ideas being laid down and maintaining that level of intensity even within the confines of a two dimensional medium. He also makes Wonder Woman look pretty but also formidable, like a true Amazon warrior. This is a rocky start for Wonder Woman, one that fans might not appreciate. While I can't rave about this issue, I choose to have faith in the talents of Azzarello and Chiang. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 23, 2011

    Wonder Woman #1 is an example of presenting just barely enough to carry the reader over to the next issue. The title character of Wonder Woman only appeared for half the issue. The story felt very thin since the storys mystery was not well developed. This is not to say Brian Azzarello did not show a good handle of Wonder Woman. I actually enjoyed the strong Amazon warrior that Wonder Woman was presented as being. I also enjoyed how Azzarello gave the Greek Gods more of a classic tone, specifically Zeus. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Sep 25, 2011

    And so my celebration ends. Why? Because besides the lack of pants, this new Wonder Woman lacks catching substance. At least Catwoman had sexual controversy. I understand the gist of it, that Zeus is up to his normal womanizing ways, knocking up farm girls in the form of golden mist or a well hung bull-- which says a lot about that farm girl-- and someone, whom I presume is Apollo, isn't too happy about his dad trying to replace him. Enter implied nudity Wonder Woman! DC is on a real fucking roll with the naked girls lately. Diana finds herself facing two homemade centaurs, and by homemade I mean the heads were cut off horses and humans grew out of the stumps. It was pretty messed up and probably the best part of the comic. Knocked up farm girl is in danger and now is under the protection of Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

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