Wonder Woman #23

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 23
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"The Truth" part five! The conclusion to Diana's search for the truth takes her on a journey into darkness. But the price of understanding may be one sacrifice too many for Wonder Woman...

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 24, 2017

    This is the Wonder Woman we truly deserve, with Greg Rucka closing out The Truth story arc in this issue bringing it all full circle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 24, 2017

    Beyond the grace and beauty of it all, Wonder Woman #23 conveys layers and layers of messaging for the times we live in, the timelessness of Dianas message, and the best explanation for the Amazons core message that I have ever seen grace the page. And all without a single punch being thrown by our dear heroine. If thats not a call to action for the world around us, I dont know what is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole May 24, 2017

    A perfect ending for "The Truth". Greg Rucka was able to deliver on the story,finally answering most of the questions behind Diana's missing memories. He also did it in a way that would makeWonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, proud. By weaving together themes of lovingsubmission and the power of a matriarchal society, he really brought WonderWoman and what she stands for back to her original roots. WONDER-ful all around! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 24, 2017

    This is a great issue and a solid ending for this story. Rucka pulls off a satisfying conclusion while creating a new history for the Amazons that is interesting and makes an engaging story. The art is solid as well with an awesome fight between the Amazons and Ares' sons. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine May 24, 2017

    If you've been buying Wonder Woman since Rebirth started, you need to read the final chapter of "The Truth" to figure out what's behind "The Lies" we've been told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2017

    Rucka and Sharp have crafted a one of a kind Wonder Woman run and this was a fitting cap to their thoughtful and engaging work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 24, 2017

    Rucka's storytelling skills are unquestioned and I'll miss his presence on the book. Here, his dialogue us stunning and contrasts very well to Sharp's mature, detailed art. The truth has been revealed, and I loved the answer we've been given. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 24, 2017

    Rucka's storytelling skills are unquestioned and I'll miss his presence on the book. Here, his dialogue us stunning and contrasts very well to Sharp's mature, detailed art. The truth has been revealed, and I loved the answer we've been given. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church May 26, 2017

    Wonder Woman #23 serves as a very good conclusion to 'The Truth', striking the core of Wonder Woman's character. The art in it is gorgeous, from the brief look of battle to even the way the character converse with each other, while the story packs plenty of emotion into it. It will definitely be bittersweet to see Rucka and Sharp leave the title next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer May 24, 2017

    This penultimate Rucka/Sharp issue is both momentous and bitter-sweet and, combined with my anticipation for the "Truth" finale, I'm feeling a tidal wave of emotion here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon May 24, 2017

    Rucka has been having the Midas touch with Wonder Woman, especially when it comes to her character. Rucka never wastes an issue, and his path for Wonder Woman has been clear cut and always made sense. Each issue, monologue, and dialogue have been a stepping stone toward growing Diana's mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 25, 2017

    This issue wraps up "The Truth" and brings Greg Rucka's run one step closer to its imminent conclusion. And if this chapter is any indication, that run will be given the finish it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 24, 2017

    While the ending battle was a little lackluster for everything this story was built up to be, overall I have to say that I'm pretty happy with what we got here for the ending of The Truth.  The art was decent to great at times and even though the conclusion to this story kind of changes Wonder Woman's history, I don't find myself minding and look forward to see what's next for our Amazon hero.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 25, 2017

    What Rucka has done really beautifully is remind us that there are many different ways to be strong. So while the ending might feel anticlimactic to some, it's really the only way that Rucka could close this arc out while remaining true to the main ideas and concepts he put forth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu May 24, 2017

    In truth, Wonder Woman has never been a warrior. She's a diplomat. Rucka characterizes her as such through and through in his runs on Wonder Woman" Diana Prince never raises a sword to a conflict that she can solve with her voice. That's never been a rarer or more important attribute in superhero comics than it is in this Wonder Woman storyline, where Diana's opponent isn't a god or a monster, but rather herself. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 26, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.7: “Wonder Woman” #23 delivers quality narrative and visuals but is a structural oddity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick May 25, 2017

    Best issue of the arc and good enough to want to give the next one a solid chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr May 24, 2017

    Overall this is a great wrap up to the arc, ending in a satisfying way that gets you ready for the next stage, marred by odd artistic choices. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 26, 2017

    At first glance, it appears that this comic and this storyline were great. I urge you to reread this issue and really ask yourself if truth was well represented and if Wonder Woman was not forced to solve the problems hypocritically. Sure the scene where she meets her mother Queen Hippolyta for the last time is great. So are the parallels with Dr. Veronica Cale losing her daughter a second time. But these are just drapes over the frail script and story concluded in this issue and a weak place to start the next 75 years of Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

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