Wonder Woman #17

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"THE TRUTH" part two! As Wonder Woman picks up the pieces of her shattered psyche, Barbara Ann Minerva walks into the devil's lair to defend her...or is she being led into Godwatch's trap?

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 22, 2017

    Of all of the Rebirth books, Rucka's Wonder Woman run is going to be the most impressive to read in an extended setting. The month to month format (of both the past and present tales) almost doesn't do it justice. Wonder Woman has had some weak issues, but when it all comes together like this issue, there's not a lot of books on the stand that can touch it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 22, 2017

    The visual and scripted narratives here intertwining the literal and metaphoric leaves me consistently astonished by Wonder Woman as a series, and particularly issue #17, for its craft and the synchronicity of its creative team. Rucka and Sharp are shaping something mythological of their own here, and like most myths, I suspect well get a nugget of truth at its core. But no more than a nugget. The rest, alas, must be left up to our fascinations and pondering. I wouldnt have it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Feb 22, 2017

    I like how gritty is shit has gotten in the tone of this series, it's also obvious Rucka has a whole plan laid out and as a reader, I'm not seeing where and how this is all going to collide together which is what makes this series enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Feb 24, 2017

    With Rucka's writing and Sharp and Martin's artwork,Wonder Womancontinues to be one of DC's best titles in the Rebirth era and this issue is proof of that. By focusing on Veronica Cale and her associates, Ruckashowcases the danger mere mortals can pose to Wonder Woman, but hopefully the ending means she'll be back on her feet soon and ready to show Cale what happens when her friends are messed with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Feb 23, 2017

    This issue Rucka continues to lay the groundwork for an all out war between the three factions of the Spear Group, Veronica's people and the Amazons. It's done deftly, it's brutal and at times deeply upsetting (Barbara Ann continues to be the heart of the group and the choice she makes to protect them is disturbing and gut-wrenching), with a small glimmer of hope. Even that hope is questionable as at every turn Rucka leaves you guessing: what's real, what isn't and who (or what) the hell has been messing with Diana's mind? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Feb 22, 2017

    First off a huge standing ovation to Liam Sharp! There wereso many panels where I just had to stop and appreciate the art! Every dramaticscene was just brought out in more depth with the rich colors and clean lines.Just perfection. I love how the issues are between present day and flashbacks.Honestly I don't know which one is my favorite, they are both so good! I'mexcited for Wonder Woman to become herself again, I think this experience iswill definitely develop her character into an even stronger and wiser person.Rucka is able to have all these different plots and characters interweavingwith each other without any confusion or hiccups. That shows how talented heis. I can't wait for this story line to continue and to see how far Godwatchwill go.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Feb 22, 2017

    These little choices can be easily scanned over quickly without much thought, but if you take the time to really zero in on just how much energy Rucka, Sharp and Martin place into the themes and visual timbre of this title, it's all the more impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 27, 2017

    Structurally, there have been far stronger issues of Rucka's Wonder Woman and, if I'm to be honest, the cover summarizes most of the major plot progression. However, it's plain to see that Wonder Woman #17 is the work of an incredibly talented creative team. The difference between proficiency and mastery is on display this week, as Rucka, Sharp, and Laura Martin present a masterclass in storytelling and make it look effortless. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Feb 27, 2017

    Though better when looked at in context of the overall story, all elements of this comic work together so well that even this small piece shines. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 22, 2017

    While I love the art and our supporting cast in this issue, I can't say the same about our hero because goddamn is Greg Rucka really extending the crazy angle to this book to the point where it's driving me nuts.  There's some cool moments and reveals in this issue, but the secrecy of the whole thing is wearing on me a bit. Read Full Review

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