Wonder Woman #3

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 59
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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 "THE LIES" Chapter Two: Wonder Woman must team up with one of her greatest enemies to solve a growing mystery about Themyscira as "The Lies" continues!

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - EJ G. Aug 26, 2016

    Steve Trevor also makes an appearance in the issue in the same jungle as Wonder Woman. The two will finally meet again in present day. Wonder Woman #3, like its predecessors, has proven to be one of the best stories of the Rebirth series. Readers get a deeper look into Wonder Woman and Cheetah. Wonder Woman's compassion and love for her fellow woman shines through each page along with the tragic story that is Cheetah's backstory. The deep and rich texture of the artwork allows Wonder Woman's story to really stand out amongst the other characters' ongoing series, thanks to the work of Sharp and colorist Laura Martin. The use of traveling between past and present throughout issues really increases the anticipation of how everything plays out in both periods. I look forward to the follow up of this, as well as the next issue, which will cover the first meeting of Steve Trevor & Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jul 27, 2016

    Wonder Woman #3 continues to lay incredibly solid groundwork to what is shaping up to be one of the all-time great runs for this character and should become DC's flagship Rebirth title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 30, 2016

    And for real, kids, look at that art. Every panel is poster worthy and not in a self-indulgent splash page-fest sort of way. This is some Eisner-worthy stuff by all the creators involved as Wonder Woman is now poised to enter into a surge of hype and popularity. Films and other media are great, but when the comic is this damn good, something special is truly going on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 27, 2016

    This issue is a hardcore continuation of the story that is not for the faint of heart, but well done nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 27, 2016

    Its a testament to this creative trinity Rucka, Sharp, and Martin that I cant quite tell who is responsible for making it work, other than to say, all of them must. This unique congregation of creators, each weaving their talents around the others dialogue that pulls at the heartstrings combined with the passion and grace of line and color is a true testament to the power that Wonder Woman commands to inspire, to overcome distance, and to expose the truth. And most of all, to make us love. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jul 27, 2016

    I remain amazed at how consistently this comics marries a grand mythos with our most intimate of human experiences and can only hope that the emotional focus grows even sharper with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 29, 2016

    Wonder Woman #3 is a fantastic entry in this split narrative, moving “The Lies” forward in an intriguing manner. Not only does it build off the established narrative, but it also gives us a gripping confrontation between Diana and Cheetah, with the end result showing a different side of this arch nemesis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 31, 2016

    With Wonder Woman's mainstream popularity on the rise, now is the best time to read Rucka's Wonder Woman. His characterizations are spot on, the art is fantastic and the story is proving to be an intriguing insight into Wonder Woman and the people in her life, whether ally or foe. Between this and the 'Year One' story in Wonder Woman's even numbered issues, it certainly is a good time to be a Wonder Woman fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Aug 1, 2016

    Wonder Woman #3 is an amazing example of how great Diana can be as a character. Sharp's art is a fantastic fit for this story and Martin's color really bring out its best qualities. Rucka has crafted an amazing character study for Diana and Cheetah in this one issue. This may be one of the best single issues of Wonder Woman written in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jul 27, 2016

    Overall, this is another fine effort from Rucka the world re-builder and Sharp, the drawer of very, very pretty pictures. If, like me, you have no particular history with the characters (I dont believe that my childhood crush on Linda Carter counts) then you might need to have Google (other search engines are available. It is a lifestyle choice after all) handy to help you through the jungle quagmire that is Urzkartaga lore. But if thats the only drawback in this interconnected era, then pshwah, thats no drawback at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jul 28, 2016

    There are a few minor criticisms I have of the art; some artistic choices are off, like when Cheetah makes an aggressive move that is then negated in the next panel. For example, there is one moment where she is charging towards Wonder Woman in one panel, then in the next, she is just standing beside her. It can feel at times like there is too much action happening between the panels,which canlead to a slightly jarring reading experience. But, these are only momentary set-backs that never get in the way of an amazingly powerful story.This was an exceptionally strong issue that left me hungering for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 27, 2016

    So yeah, I had a lot to say about Wonder Woman #3. The thing is, it's the type of comic that I love writing about because of how rich it is. It's something I want to pick apart, analyze, and talk about. And that's great – it's what more comics should aspire to do. The entire creative team is doing some truly great work on this book, and I cannot wait to see how the story comes together over the course of the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 28, 2016

    The story is good and is getting more intriguing as it goes, but the art is on a whole other level. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jul 27, 2016

    This is, undoubtedly, the Wonder Woman title fans have been waiting years for. A must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 10, 2016

    After Wonder Woman#3, the story is really starting to come into it's own, and this partly comes down to the inclusion of Cheetah. It's becoming a more well rounded plot, and we're genuinely intrigued as to where the story heads next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 27, 2016

    Wonder Woman #3 is a step up from the first issue and a good sign for the direction the present storyline is taking as long as we are not held up too much by the things we don't fully comprehend. Good writing followed by improving artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 4, 2016

    Wonder Woman continues to impress as one of DC's best titles overall, and it's a great display of how this character can be done right. Now the question is if it's worth buying issue #4, or skipping that and buying issue #5 for the next part of this storyline… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 27, 2016

    It's nice to have a Wonder Woman story that you're really excited to read, every two weeks. While part of the problem with the overall volume is that each issue switches between stories, that's the biggest and only real worry thus far. The issue did move a tad slow, but in the grand scheme of things, the slower pacing lends itself to enhance the world and the story. It read great as a single issue and will read even better in trade. This is one of the Rebirth series you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 27, 2016

    The "Lies" continue in this issue of Wonder Woman, but to my surprise, the title of this story arc seems to play little to adding to the confusion of the story as this actually becomes something that's decently easy to follow, while opening up the doors to finding out more about Cheetah....... and it works great.  On top of that we have ourselves some excellent art throughout the issue and I find myself for the first time really caring where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 28, 2016

    There will be those who will be turned off by Rucka's decompressed pacing, and with the slow B-story featuring Steve Trevor, they wouldn't be wrong. But ultimately, Rucka and Sharp zero in on what makes Wonder Woman such an inspiring character, making this one of the best issues she's had in years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 30, 2016

    I'm not super familiar with Cheetah's history, both classic and recent, so I'm not entirely sure how this issue fits into the grand scheme of things. I don't know this ‘Urzkartaga' person or why Diana thinks Cheetah can help her find Paradise Island. But I liked the interaction between the two, and deepening their relationship into something more than comic book archenemies. And I really like Sharp's new Cheetah design (unless he's just using someone else's design, then I credit that person). I may not fully understand what's going on here and why it matters, but Rucka is doing a great job with Diana and the Cheetah so far, so I'm enjoying myself. I've got the feeling that this is going somewhere fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 10, 2016

    Next month the comic will slingshot back to the year one storyline. So far, I'm preferring this arc (and the jumping back and forth continues to be awkward). I am curious to learn more about Cheetah's curse and the source of the creatures chasing Diana. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2016

    While the story slowly unfolds, at least Liam Sharp's pencils are a treat.By the issue's end, Rucka seems to have finished setting up the bridge to Wonder Woman and Trevor's agendas to reunite them. Hopefully that will provide the spark the current day adventures need to get rolling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 27, 2016

    Overall, I think this issue is okay. The art and colors are great, Diana is very well characterized and there's some cool mythology worked in. However, I still find the issue to be boring. It works on a technical level but it doesn't resonate with me that much. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 27, 2016

    DC is all-in with Wonder Woman at this point, but there's just not enough here yet. The longer that it takes Rucka and Sharp to get the house in order, the more readers they'll lose, and whatever they are building towards will have less impact. There is some good in the issue, with the character development and the hints of The Island of Dr. Moreau in some of the details of the arc, but it's almost equally balanced by frustration in both the plot development and the artistic execution. Great character work is incredibly important, but it can't be the only way for readers to get into a character. It won't take much for the creative team to right this ship, but they need to do it sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Jul 27, 2016

    Reader, I am sad. I truly wanted to enjoy this book and I really tried to see the positives in the first issues. But it is getting harder and harder when I'm just not enjoying the experience. Sigh. Back to you, JR. Read Full Review

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