Wonder Woman #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 62
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"WONDER WOMAN YEAR ONE" Chapter One: Running parallel to Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's "The Lies," Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector.

  • 10
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 13, 2016

    Wonder Woman #2 is magnificent. Even after reading it and thinking about it for a few days, my thoughts on it remain the same. This is truly one of the best single issues I've read in a long time from any company, whether it be the big two or an indie publisher. Everything came together perfectly on a technical, storytelling, character, and art level. If you are a fan of Wonder Woman, you owe it to yourself to read this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jul 13, 2016

    My churlish little niggle over one panel notwithstanding, I thoroughly enjoyed this second issue of Wonder Woman. It is truly beautiful to behold and the story promises so much. Go and read it – you know you want to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 13, 2016

    A series that genuinely gets better and better every single issue, Wonder Woman has far outweighed my expectations from the start and those expectations were high indeed. Rucka, Scott, and Fajardo have begun something exceptionally beautiful here, from top to bottom, and it pains me to have to wait a month for the next installment. Thankfully, in two weeks, well be graced with Liam Sharps next installment, and I may very well be saying the same thing all over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jul 14, 2016

    WONDER WOMAN #2 is full of character, with plenty of emotion, energy, and heart. It's like rediscovering old friends all over again. A lovely start to an exciting arc; this is the book of the week! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 13, 2016

    If you have already fallen in love with Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman, prepare to fall head over heels all over again.  If the Rebirth beginnings turned you away or you haven't even given it a try yet, this is the issue to make you see what us smart people have been saying all along...Greg Rucka is writing a great Wonder Woman book and everyone should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 14, 2016

    Scott's renderings in this story are a special thing to behold. This is such an emotional issue, and as much credit should go to Greg Rucka's understated parallel storyline of Diana and Steve Trevor's origins, you get the feeling that the story wouldn't be nearly what it is without Scott's art. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jul 14, 2016

    Without a doubt Nicola Scott's art cements the relational feel of this story, between soft lines and gentle, poignant facial expressions. In fact, in a world where DC is still recovering from its gritty everyone-must-be-Frank-Miller's-Batman phase, this comic may hold the most recent record for most genuine smiles. Once more Wonder Woman also presents strongly in terms of background art, the vast pastoral landscape so convincingly cinematic you feel rather than see it. Pleasing in both its visuals and narrative, this issue leaves me excited to see what new risks Rucka might be willing to take to continue to add a fresh perspective to the Amazonian warrior princess' history. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - E.A. Sofia Jul 16, 2016

    Dear reader, if you are (like me) a long-time superhero fan and new comics fan who often wonders where in the world (or superhero multiverse) to start reading the stories of classic characters like Wonder Woman: This series seems promising. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 16, 2016

    It's kind of funny to read this with it arriving hot on the heels of other tales of Diana's beginnings such as Wonder Woman: Earth One and The Legend of Wonder Woman, the latter of which is still ongoing, but I guess an in continuity origin story is necessary. Despite much familiarity being contained within, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and believe it to be the best yet in the series since the relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jul 14, 2016

    This creative team is an impeccable match for Diana's origin story, and Wonder Woman #2 is a wonderfully compelling start for our princess. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jul 15, 2016

    Fans of Wonder Woman deserve quality like this on a regular basis. Thankfully, we get Rucka, Sharp, Martin, Scott, and Fajardo every two weeks to fill our desire for sharply written stories and industry-leading art. One of the most iconic heroes of all-time warrants nothing less. As tone deaf as DC Comics can be with some of their decisions, I can say they are doing Wonder Woman justice with this creative dream team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 15, 2016

    Wonder Woman #2 is an outstanding book from both a storytelling and visual standpoint. The juxtaposition between the past and present in this run is very intriguing, but 'Year One' is already looking to be the better of the two stories. With this story and her upcoming movie, this is certainly a great time to be a Wonder Woman fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jul 13, 2016

    Greg Ruck has always been a great storyteller and this one is no exception, I just wish the story did not jump back-and-forth between between "The Lie" from issue one that will be continued in issue three and then "Year One" being continued into issue four. The concept makes better sense in a graphic novel format, but falls flat in a bi-weekly setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Jul 14, 2016

    Wonder Woman #2 improves upon its' previous issue, with a balanced and revealing look at the separate lives of Diana and Steve, that also seems to bring them together in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 13, 2016

    “Wonder Woman” #2 is another origin story but Rucka, Scott and Fajardo Jr. begin something that has a lot of potential to be incredibly memorable. The emotions are genuine, the art is gorgeous and it's absolutely a great place to start reading “Wonder Woman” if you haven't jumped in yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 16, 2016

    Even though we've seen the Wonder Woman/Steve Trevor origin story done a million times by now, Rucka and Scott still make it enjoyable. They create the story with an interesting and entertaining cast of characters, filling both Steve and Diana's lives with great people and loved ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 13, 2016

    Of course, all good things must come to an end and so it is with Diana and Steve as events are set into motion that lead to the discovery of Themyscira. How this happens and more importantly, why, remains to be seen but Im surprisingly interested in finding out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 13, 2016

    The biggest challenge for Wonder Woman Year Ones tales is overcoming reader expectation who assume they know how the story plays out. This first issue didnt deviate greatly from established cannon. Still, with Rucka and Scott working on the title seeing how it unfolds promises to be interesting and unmissable journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jul 13, 2016

    As always seems to be the case, I have reached the end of the review without really touching on the plot. There are a few elements in her that seem to set up something of a mystery going forward (that may tie into the fractured state of Diana's memories evinced by last month's issue), but for the moment, there's not a lot to hang onto beyond some good characterization and impressive pathos. Frankly, that's enough not only to make this a great read, but a clear candidate for the best issue of DC's Rebirth so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 15, 2016

    While it never reaches the heights of recent Wonder Woman origin stories like The Legend of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman #2, Wonder Woman: Year One delivers an engaging narrative respectful of the source material. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 13, 2016

    The comic is good but it feels like I've read this not long ago with The Legend of Wonder Woman. The big difference though that'll be between the two is I fully expect the two storylines being presented will eventually converge and something we see in one plotline will also play out in some way in the other. That might be the most exciting thing about this and something I want to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 13, 2016

    Wonder Woman #2 is a solid installment, even if it's a little jarring to get this issue right after a cliffhanger in the other arc. Hopefully, these two arcs will wing together in some way down the line so it doesn't just feel like two different books, but for now they're worlds apart. Nicola Scott is the star of this issue. She really makes Rucka's pacing sing, even if her art is so effective that it renders most of the dialogue useless. This is a much slower start than what we saw from Rucka and company in "The Lies," but it works as a set-up for a "Year One" story. Maybe we really are getting the definitive take on Diana's origins that we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 20, 2016

    While not as engaging as the first issue, Wonder Woman #2 does feature the art of Nicola Scott (which is a reason to buy almost any comic). The art is definitely a plus, and the story works well, but I still have my doubts about whether writer Greg Rucka (penning both storylines) can make this on-and-off story structure ultimately work. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 14, 2016

    Whilst Wonder Woman#2 isn't a bad issue, and seeing the parallels between the two characters before they met was a neat little tie in, it just felt like it was a filler story between the main plot. Hopefully they bring something new to the origin, otherwise – what's the point? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2016

    Wonder Woman #2 gets “Year One” off to a satisfying start, as despite feeling like the same old story, there was more than enough for this to stand out on it's own. The way the creative team balanced the tone and atmosphere of Themyscira with the character depth also made this an appealing book to pick up, showing tons of potential moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 13, 2016

    Overall, this is a decent start to a Year One story for Diana. The art is fantastic and there are some sweet moments with the characters that I really appreciate. They're small ones but they matter. However, so far, this feels a little too familiar to the point where I'm questioning why it's necessary to tell another story based around the origin of Wonder Woman. It is worth a read mainly for wonderful art but I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

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