Wonder Woman #26

Writer: Shea Fontana Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 20
7.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"HEART OF THE AMAZON" part one! Writer Shea Fontana (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS) steps in for a new story! Wonder Woman finally takes a moment to catch her breath and attend a friend's wedding... but unfortunately, horror's followed her even there!

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 18, 2017

    It's a compelling issue which leads into the final few pages and a rare night off for the herione attending a wedding with a friend. The meeting of a precious young girl, not all that different from the flashbacks we get of Diana herself at that age, will lead to the explosive final panel which ends the comic on a compelling cliffhanger. Who set the bomb? Who was the target? Does the girl's mention of a coughing woman tie back to the doctor who gave Diana her physical? And what will be the physical and mental effects of this latest trauma. For the first time in a good long while, I'm anxiously anticipating what's next for Wonder Woman. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jul 12, 2017

    This new take of the series starts off slow but #26 reads well and enlightens the personal side of Diana. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois Jul 12, 2017

    Whats absolutely clear about Fontanas debut is that despite the clunkiness of some of its moving pieces, theres a thriving and artfully conveyed emotional undercurrent that speaks volumes to the queer and female readership of the title. Which should always be the first priority of a Wonder Woman story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jul 12, 2017

    The storyline still needs to develop a definitive "hook", but Fontana is off to a good start with these characters, especially where Diana and Etta are concerned. If you're expecting a grittier tone, this isn't it. However, if you are looking for something fresh and endearing, you've come to the right place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 18, 2017

    I will say that I was annoyed at the feminism in this issue. Im not exactly sure what bothers me yet. Im definitely not against feminism but this comic read more as girl empowerment than a comic with a strong lead. Many comics which seek female audiences are this way nowadays but they usually are from independent publishers. Part of the formula is to put down males. This comic has done a bit of that but not gone overboard yet in but I can sense that it will be one of those comics that Id rather skip. There is a way to write strong female leads without feminism taken to an extreme. Greg Rucka hates my guts but he did manage to reach that balance to his credits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Lucas Rivas Jul 29, 2017

    In final conclusion, this issue was good. The art to me it wasn't so strong, but it carried the story through. I am really anticipating what Fontana's approach will reveal in the story itself and see how she manages to add on to the character development that Rucka started is the previous issues. Overall for the price point its worth it if this is your kind of art. It is also worth it Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Jul 12, 2017

    Fontana and Andolfo give Wonder Woman a fresh start with a decent first part of a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jeff Daily Jul 12, 2017

    "Heart of the Amazon" part one is a great start to a fresh arc, with wonderful art, emotion, fun, and dangerous adventures ahead. The new creative team on Wonder Woman have big shoes to fill following the last run, but if they keep this pace, I think we will all enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jul 12, 2017

    The next adventure for this story arc makes itself radically clear at the end of the issue. There's a great cliffhanger implemented for securing our interest for the next issue. I'm here for it and ready to see how this new installment for Diana turns out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2017

    Now the big question: should regular readers stick with it or wait until Robinson begins his run? I'd say yes. Fontana shows a lot of promise in her debut and the story has me interested in seeing how it will play out. This might not be the glory days of the title, but I'm still highly invested in Wonder Woman's adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 14, 2017

    Technically proficient on every level, Wonder Woman #26 continues to peel back layers of Diana Princes complex psyche while also dropping some interesting clues about new potential subplots. Its a solid first outing for the new creative team, for sure, but the bar is set very high and theres a long way to go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Jul 12, 2017

    Shea Fontana's new run on Wonder Woman starts off with a promising, if flawed, issue - though it's great to have two female creators behind it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jul 12, 2017

    It was always going to be a thankless task to follow Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Lim Sharp, and Bilquis Evely no matter what the finished product turned out to be, which might be why this issue just felt so" average. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 12, 2017

    This is an okay issue. There are some good ideas and I think Fontana has a good grasp on Diana's character and voice. The setting is cool and most of the art works. It just feels slow; I don't think this issue reads well on its own. I recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Hamlet Jul 14, 2017

    Ultimately, it was a decent start to a new arc. A few major plot lines seem to have been abandoned unceremoniously, but time will tell on that. A few major plotlines have started, some with a bang (sorry! It was right there, I had to do it). The art and the writing are new and may take some getting used to, but the team has at least thus far shown they've got ideas and they're ready to run with them. Let's see where they go! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 12, 2017

    Overall, arcs which have too much going on are preferable to ones which have to stretch a thin amount of material into the length of a trade and Fontana's looks to err on the side of the former. With any luck, these are purely growing pains and Fontana will be able to properly examine these ideas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 12, 2017

    It feels like Shea Fontana has an uphill battle with this arc coming in after Greg Rucka's run because of how important that felt for Rebirth and the future of the character, but Shea delivers us a fun issue with this and Mirka compliments that with her art style.  Yeah, we're diving deep into the psyche of Diana and how she deals with everything she sees, but if the balance of fun and these deeper elements continues, I see this being a really interesting arc going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 15, 2017

    A new era for Wonder Woman Rebirth kicks off with a nice little story that mostly just maintains what came before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jul 12, 2017

    Following an epic year-long tale told by a master storyteller like Rucka would be a daunting task for any writer, but Shea Fontana does a decent job picking up where Rucka left off. The book's opening shows Diana protecting a Muslim woman and her child is by far the highlight of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 12, 2017

    Ultimately, this is very much a set-up issue, and the gradual pace means its difficult to give a definitive prediction of just where this series is heading, or a conclusive scorecard for its new creative team. But, while Fontana and Andolfo are definitely going for a noticeably different tone and style to Rucka, Sharp and Scott, theres still a heck of a lot to like here. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 12, 2017

    The new Wonder Woman creative team doesn't immediately measure up to the old, and this series seems likely to lose its place as one of the best ongoing Rebirth comics. But on its own merits, this issue has something to offer fans. It's a relatively lighthearted and often charming little adventure that isn't afraid to explore the darker side of Diana's crusade. If not for the mixed art quality, this issue would be a perfectly solid addition to the Rebirth lineup. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 14, 2017

    Ultimately, Im not sold on Fontana and Andolfos run on Wonder Woman quite yet. Theres a lot to like in this issue, but it feels bloated with too many distinct characters and stories, not all of which are handled with grace. The potential is palpable, and its possible that this issue just represents growing pains for a new creative team. Im curious enough to come back for future issues, but that isnt a ringing endorsement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 12, 2017

    In a less-than-standard issue, Fontana and Andolfo debut in full force. While I was disappointed with the issue, I recommend new readers, to comics or Wonder Woman in general, to check this issue out. It's a fine starting point with the character, especially for those jumping off from the new film. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Jul 12, 2017

    First issues are probably the toughest thing in comics, and maybe even doubly so when that first issue falls in the middle of a run of superhero comics that come loaded with their expectations and hopes from a pre-existing fanbase. Sad to say, this just isn't one of those books that inspires much passion out of me at all, nor do I really feel much urge to make a return visit. I'm certain I will, as I read just about everything Wonder Woman related, but this initial chapter doesn't fill me with much hope that this'll be more than a brief pit-stop before the next big event in the character's evolution. Read Full Review

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