Wonder Woman #4

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 52
9.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"Wonder Woman Year One" part two! Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 10, 2016

    Every aspect of Wonder Woman #4 from its rigorous unveiling of Amazon culture we should have known was there all along to the framing of Diana as a young woman ready to take on the world is handled with the kind of precision and care that shows you what true love is when poured out onto the page. Rucka and Scott love Diana and give us a Diana that simply loves, from a culture that could not have produced anyone but. Its warming and reassuring, fascinating and affirming. Its golden perfection. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 16, 2016

    With titles like 'Wonder Woman,' it's no wonder sales of DC Comics have improved. When you have talented passionate creators churning out nearly flawless, well-conceived stories, that go to the heart of the character, it's easy to fall in love with DC again. Rucka, Scoot, Fajardo, are doing just that making WW a must-read and a must-see.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Aug 10, 2016

    If you have never connected with Wonder Woman before, read this issue. If she still doesnt click with you, then she never will. If youve been yearning optimistically for the honor, love, and potential that pump through Dianas veins, read this issue. Its only a beginning, and a tightly restrained one at that, but its still a smart and fully satiating glimpse at the best of us in the face of a new challenge. DC has entrusted this team with the power that this character can unleash. Rucka and Scott are clearly up to the challenge of using it with wisdom and love. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Aug 11, 2016

    With flawless art, Wonder Woman #4 moves along at a confident pace, achieving a lot in the space of one issue. One of DC's strongest titles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Aug 10, 2016

    Nicola Scott's artwork continues to rock my world as each Amazon we see is distinct in every way, which is a huge achievement especially in the epic contest to decide who will be their champion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 11, 2016

    Wonder Woman #4 is quite possibly the best issue of the new series to date, with Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott doing an amazing job of moving this story forward. Not only do we get some wonderful character development and depth, but we also get some fascinating dialogue, as well as some touching moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2016

    Greg Rucka takes a well worn story and shows that if you tell it right, it can feel fresh over and over again.  There is nothing here that will shock you, but it still will amaze you with how well it's done.  I am a sucker for origin stories, but even if you're not, you will love this issue for it's great storytelling and insanely great art.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 10, 2016

    Wonder Woman #4 is another excellent issue of the series and near perfect in terms of quality (some minor nitpicks popped up that kept this just barely away from another 10). The story and writing are fantastic and the artwork is simply gorgeous. Wonder Woman should be on plenty of pull lists with the consistent level of quality her title has offered since her Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Aug 10, 2016

    Truly this issue displays such a thorough understanding of the spirit of the Wonder Woman Amazonian tradition and gets so many things right it's hard to know where to begin. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 11, 2016

    Overall, if this is the streak that the writers are going to continue on for Wonder Woman's origin, we can't wait for the next instalment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Aug 10, 2016

    Wonder Woman continues to be the best comic to come out of DC's Rebirth, and even the exchange of art teams each issue isn't jarring (especially since both separate stories are tailored so well to their pencillers). For either the casual fan looking to brush up on Wonder Woman, or the steadfast fan who's already read this story eight times over, there is nuance, depth, beauty, compelling characterization and effortless storytelling, and shouldn't be missed by any comic book reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 15, 2016

    To keep up with the twice-monthly publishing schedule, they're alternating stories between the present-day Diana and this "Year One" tale - and I must admit, I find this arc much more entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    Of the two chapters Rucka is crafting, the Year One story is emerging as the superior arc. Backed by Scott's fantastic pencils and a more intricate look at Wonder Woman's past, this chapter is required monthly reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 10, 2016

    Diana may be headed for the man's world, but Wonder Woman #4 makes the most of her final days on Themyscira. With a a focus on character, an organic take on a familiar origin, and backed by smart and striking artwork, Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Romulo Fajardo, Jr. revitalize Diana and her family, side-stepping what could have been a rote recollection. Wonder Woman #4 shows that sometimes, narratively, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Aug 11, 2016

    With these two alternating stories, Rucka has been knocking it out of the park with his storytelling approach. Rather than re-treading old ground, 'Year One' finds new ways to spin familiar beats into something fresh. The emotional beats are high and serve the characters and while being enhanced by Scott's gorgeous artwork. If you're not reading Wonder Woman by now, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2016

    The coloring leaves a bit to be desired, but otherwise the "Year One" story arc is delivering one of the best interpretations yet of Diana's formative years. The strong characterization, coupled with Nicola Scott's stunning depiction of Paradise Island and its inhabitants, make this story a must-read for any Wonder Woman fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 15, 2016

    While the merits of having revolving storylines are still questionable, it's good to know that they're both equally impressive. It's another winner for Team WW and DC. You may know Wonder Woman's origin, but it's even better reading it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Aug 10, 2016

    I feel comfortable at this point saying that Wonder Woman, specifically the “Year One” side of it, is the best comic in the Rebirth line. Rucka's return to the character, with Nichola Scott along for the ride manages to go beyond good superhero comic into the realm of simply good comics. As such, I remain a little scared that DC's limitations will hurt the book (as has happened to Rucka before), but for the moment, it would be a mistake not to check out Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 10, 2016

    I rather enjoyed this issue. The art is beautiful but there was some heart to the story that was able to draw me in. That emotional connection really sells the issue for me. I am so tuned in with these people now that I want to see more and I was somewhat indifferent based on previous issues. I recommend checking this out. It's a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 13, 2016

    As much as I love Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, there's no getting around the fact that this issue is just another retelling of Wonder Woman's origin story. I just read this same thing a couple months ago with Grant Morrison's Wonder Woman Earth One. And Rucka doesn't really add anything new to the tale. Read Full Review

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