Wonder Woman #27

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Diana returns to Paradise Island for the first time since the Amazons were wiped out...but do those ancient stones hold the answers she's looking for?

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 23, 2014

    Cliff Chiang is on art this issue, and Holy Smokes, what can I say about his work that hasn't been said? Superb lines, great sense of movement and a real flair for layouts and panel progression. Just awesome work. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 23, 2014

    Wonder Woman #27 is so good.  Brian Azzarello continues the slow burn story that gives you just enough to keep you begging for more.  Cliff Chiang's art is second to none and complements the book so good.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 28, 2014

    All in all, this is the strongest issue of Wonder Woman since the gut punch that was issue #23. This is a stellar issue, and both Azzarello and Chiang are at the top of their game. The art is gorgeous on every page, and we get some excellent character development out of nearly every character. Azzarello manages to both set up the next big thing, while at the same time telling some very personal, down to Earth stories with the characters that he's crafted in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 24, 2014

    Wonder Woman #27 is not perfect but it is such a quality piece that I had to re-read it a few times before I settled on a score. If you haven't been following the exploits of this Amazon it's the right time to catch up. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 22, 2014

    If you need your monthly reminder that Cliff Chiang is freaking amazing, just browse through this issue. Chiang is a master and we are his students, basking humbly in his glory. The guy can draw, for real. Wonder Woman #27 is great showcase for the color skills of Matt Wilson. He does some truly glorious things with these pages. There's a pop sensibility to this comic that Chiang and Wilson embrace and bring to life. Consistently, Wonder Woman is stunning, a true visual masterpiece. Few comics nowadays look this good. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 22, 2014

    This issue is exciting because you see everyone making their moves. Cassandra and Wonder Woman doing what they have to for what they want the most. Wonder Woman in particular when she takes a challenge that turns out to be the highlight of this issue for how intense it became. Here we see how Wonder Woman is as smart as she looks and that is something you like to be emphasized when others might expect her to be the one to always be ready to jump into the fray. Visually as well which is not to say is any different from the rest of the book which is always done consistently. Everything mythological or supernatural sticks out and brings out the tone of those situations these characters find themselves in. Specifically such as the time spent between First Born and Apollo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jan 25, 2014

    Wonder Woman #27 is an average issue in DCs arguably best series, meaning its still pretty good. The return of Cliff Chiang on art duties is a sight for sore eyes, as readers are reminded why he is one of best in the business. On the writing side, Brian Azzarello delivers a strong script, which is unfortunately too evenly divided among the multiple plotlines, slowing down the overarching story to a snails pace. Regardless, Wonder Woman #27 is a quality read on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Jan 25, 2014

    Wonder Woman #27 is a great start for a new story arc. Wonder Woman is recruiting gods for her personal mission while more eyes are set on her goal than she knows. Something big is brewing in this series and you better jump on now before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 25, 2014

    What else is there to say about Wonder Woman? It remains one of DC's best comic books in the New 52, and I'm just glad DC is still willing to let Azzarello and Chiang keep telling their story all these issues later. I never know where the story is going or what we'll see next, and every new chapter keeps me just as riveted as the last. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 24, 2014

    Brian Azzarello is certainly playing the long game, but I don't know if it's working to the books favor. This is a dense issue, with dialog that reads clunky in it's attempt at natural conversation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 27, 2014

    Chiang's art and Azzarello's technique raise the quality level of the issue, but it's still noticeably bereft of tight plotting and, more importantly, a truly compelling heroine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 24, 2014

    "Wonder Woman" #27 should get us to the next high of the series, easily. Azzarello and Chiang have had enough successes with this title that the occasional downward dip (and only to the realm of average, rather than outstanding) is more than acceptable. And at the end of the day, having Chiang draw just an average story? Well, that won't scare readers away one bit. His art is always worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Jan 25, 2014

    While this was a bit of a slow issue, it read interestingly enough, especially the throwback to Marston's original concepts. And the art was excellent. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 27, 2014

    It's frustrating that such a visually stunning book doesn't have the same quality content. In the coming issues, we can only hope Azzarello will deliver an exciting climax that makes previous issues pale in comparison as this story arc ends. Read Full Review

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