Wonder Woman #8

Wonder Woman #8

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

To march on Hell itself, you're going to need some sensational weapons and Wonder Woman intends to call in a few family favors to get them! Armor of Hephaestus? Check. The pistols of Eros? Check! But will any of it be enough to wrest an innocent soul from the grasp of Hades? And what does Hermes know that Diana doesn'tyet?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 18, 2012

    While WONDER WOMAN #8 may not be the Wonder Woman story I (and probably many other fans) can get 100% behind, it is certainly an interesting story and provides a completely different take on the character than anything I have ever seen. She's very different, but at the same time; she is still the same Diana. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steve Morris Apr 25, 2012

    Wonder Woman #8 Comic Series: Wonder WomanWriter: Brian AzzarelloPenciller: Cliff ChiangColorist: Matthew WilsonEditor: Matt IdelsonChris ConroyPublisher: DCReviewer: Steve MorrisReview Rating: It must be tough to have become the most talked-about comic book around, especially when the reason why you've become so talked-about is because you've apparently either set feminism free or smothered it forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 24, 2012

    Definitely not for kids, but loaded with surprises, unsettling images and an unusual tale. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 21, 2012

    This issue was simply great stuff. It hits all the notes I wanted it to while giving plenty of surprises as far as both plot and the environmental design from Chiang go. And I can't wait to see how Cupid reacts to what Diana did (and what happened to her) at the end of this issue. If you're already reading this series, there's no reason you won't enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 18, 2012

    The script is exactly what you would expect at this point. Brian Azzarello continues to give the Wonder Woman mythology a fresh spin and plenty of intrigue. His take on Hell is especially great in this issue. A living -- well, sorta living -- city built on the souls of the damned? It's great. The only real hiccup is in Wonder Woman's decision making skills. This has been present throughout the series, so it's not that's exactly out of character, but she does something especially stupid at the end of this issue. You may not know exactly what Hades is planning until the last panel, but his trickery is so obvious you have to wonder how our heroine didn't see it coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Apr 20, 2012

    This is a really fun cover and actually seems to boast a sense of noir, though the story doesn't fall into that subgenre at all. It's interesting to see Diana with guns, and the look on her face really makes the image. Her angrily squinted eye looks a little like a wink, combining a pinup girl with a noir gangster. We almost get the sense from her expression that she's having fun. While Diana doesn't always have the same scruples about killing as Batman and Superman do, the cover image is nonetheless a little startling, for even with her superhuman strength and warrioresque ferocity, we still don't expect Diana to come out firing. My only complaint? I'm not sure about all the purple. Don't get me wrong, I like purple. But with this classic noir pose, I feel that a darker background would have been more suitable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 19, 2012

    "Wonder Woman" is designed to push buttons (last month's issue in particular pushed a lot), there's no doubt. With each new chapter, though, I feel like we're getting a strong through-line of these ideas, that it's all there to specifically align for a greater purpose. It's still one of the most interesting books in DC's New 52 and while some ideas might be a little off-putting, I feel that it's trying to startle its readers even as it's providing more than just shock tactics. I'm curious to see where the title will go next. More importantly, it also answers the question of what sets Wonder Woman apart from the rest of the Amazons; she's better than them, someone for whom you should look up to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina Apr 20, 2012

    The only complaint that I have is theres no mention or closure about what was revealed about the Amazons last issue. I know this was a point of conflict for a lot of readers of the book and I hope that Azzarello resolves it soon.Overall this book was great and Im looking forward to what future issues will bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 20, 2012

    Like Hermes, Azzarello guides you to your fated destination, though you're left bewildered as to where. Still, he and Chiang keep you enthralled along the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Apr 20, 2012

    The last issue's controversial moment might somewhat say otherwise to more passionate fans than I, but as someone who came to the Amazon's sector of the DCU fairly late in the “game,” I'm finding this iteration of the warrior princess to be quite an endearing one. The classic elements (as I've come to understand them) of Wonder Woman as an icon are all still here; her selfless is at the forefront, her bravery is astounding and her role as a hero is adamantly clear. It feels like, for the first time since “Infinite Crisis”, that someone is really trying to make Wonder Woman a character available to everyone, and not just those who were fans before. (Whether they're succeeding is, of course, up for debate, but for at least one inconsistent fan the formula works.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Apr 19, 2012

    At a crucial moment, Wonder Woman " who is supposed to possess the wisdom of Athena " makes a patently boneheaded decision. Maybe this was intended to show that Diana isn't perfect, which is fine, but it only served to make her look, well, stupid. What a shame to end an otherwise enjoyable issue with grating whimper. Read Full Review

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