Wonder Woman #40

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
6.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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"SWAN'S SONG" finale! Wonder Woman fights to break Silver Swan out of her mania and stop her all-out assault. Will Wonder Woman be able to get through, or will she lose her friend to the madness in the process?

  • 8.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Feb 17, 2018

    As the Swan Song nears its tragic end, can Diana save the Silver Swan before she manifests into something she will regret further? Jason is starting to doubt himself, as he cannot handle seeing the brutality of Wonder Woman's reality. Being wonderful, it turns out, is not everything it's cracked up to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Feb 14, 2018

    If you picked up Part 1 and 2 of "Swan Song", then you must grab Part 3. It's just as good as the previous two parts and is even better considering the villain cameo we get, not to mention what happens to Jason at the very end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 14, 2018

    The artwork for this issue was pretty striking " especially the top image on page 17. The dramatic pose/carrying combined with a stunning waterscape image really made for an impactful scene. Having it come at the conclusion to a major fight was a bonus. I still love Silver Swan's design, so thankfully they didn't seem to mess with it too much. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Feb 15, 2018

    The story ends with Jason being engulfed in dark purple energy with Diana finding a ‘farewell' note from her brother. Although not as epic as the Darkseid story, it was fun seeing Wonder Woman face a more grounded villain and once again James Robinson delivers a decent issue with a few cliches thrown into the mix. Add in the gorgeous art of Emanuela Lupacchino and she really captures the majesty and power of this Amazonian Goddess and really complements the story of Robinson. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Feb 15, 2018

    Wonder Woman #40 slows its narrative down with some repetitive storytelling, but Lupacchino's glossy visuals make this a smooth read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 20, 2018

    Altogether, this book had a good bit of action, but simultaneously did not get a lot accomplished storywise. Silver Swan is defeated, and Jason feels inadequate in his ability to follow in Dianas footsteps. Thats the gist of it. Unfortunately, it feels like the entire arc was just filler, or a prelude to the real story. One could say that every story arc in a comic book hints at what will be happening next, but it truly felt like nothing important happened in this one, except for the big story beats at the end. Hopefully, there will be further development for Silver Swan coming. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 15, 2018

    The conclusion to the Swan Song story falls hard but looks beautiful while doing it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 16, 2018

    This is an okay issue. It looks amazing and is worth buying for the art alone. I think the conclusion is a little disappointing. I thought Vanessa was potentially great and the story became a little generic for me. Wasting time on a Darkseid subplot didn't help either. It's still enjoyable; the action is cool and Robinson writes Diana well but it could have been more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 14, 2018

    Wonder Woman #40 comes close to having a lot of good moments, but it misses each one by a little. All these small mistakes do add up though, even if the comic never becomes genuinely bad. If youre a devotee of Diana of Themyscira, I can recommend this comic to you. However, I wouldnt call it necessary reading, and I wouldnt recommend it to anyone not desperate for Diana reading material. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Feb 13, 2018

    Her origin may got off to a rough start but Silver Swan turned out to be an interesting addition to the Wonder Woman lore. This issue had a decent finish and some lovely artwork. I just wish there was more consistency in this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2018

    Robinson brings a familiar face back to the fold, which hopefully will lead to some interesting developments for the next arc. And offer some more insight into Trevor's subplot. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 14, 2018

    Our Swan Song arc comes to a close with this issue and boy is it underwhelming.  While the art in this issue is fantastic, the conclusion was anticlimactic as hell and only seeded the title with possibilities for future arcs to come while giving us nothing here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Feb 14, 2018

    The significant talents of Emanuela Lupacchino are wasted entirely on Wonder Woman #40, a comic in which characters say things no human being would say and both drama and comedy fall flat as a result. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 14, 2018

    I have never said this about any writer in any of my reviews but, frankly, James Robinson should be ashamed of himself. The intentional padding of scenes is astronomically blatant and it deeply frustrates me. Lupacchino and Carnero provide great work and I hope they could provide rotating art like the beginning of this series. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    JBL Reviews Feb 17, 2018

    Quickly losing interest in this book

  • 7.0
    Tizze Feb 14, 2018

    A bit underwhelming but intriguing setups

  • 7.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 15, 2018

    It's a classic story:

    Girl meets girl. Girl ignores girl. Girl turns into a cybernetic killer swan. Girl has an annoying brother who gets in the way. Girl kills tons of people but is left in a coma even though she killed all those people. You know... the usual!

    Overall, the story was fine. Nothing too fancy. I don't know if this villain was ever a thing before or if she is new but I could see her continuing to comeback again... hopefully as something more.

    I enjoyed Jason leaving. I haven't really enjoyed the creation of the character so far. He seems... off... somehow. Maybe some space from him and a reintroduction is needed.

    But I thought they were going to go with the idea that Jason writes a note and Diana thinks he left when really he was taken away. So she'll never know that he was kidnapped. However, the last page shows steam or heat or smoke coming off the porch. So, I hope Diana noticed that things should seem fishy. But maybe not.

    Question:

    Why does silver swans cybernetic crap all come off in the water? I assume she partially drowned-ish but how does that explain a lose of metal and cybernetics?

    Anyway

    If you like what you heard, love talking comics, and are interested in joining a DC book club, hit me up at dispatchdcu@gmail.com. Catch you all later! Peace

  • 6.5
    egon244 Feb 16, 2018

    The Swan's Song story arc started preety good, but the conclusion was "meh" at best. Also some of the dialogue was a bit cringy "Brother, please don't be dead".
    But the one constant was Emanuela Lupacchinos art. It is great to look at and Wonder Woman drawn by her looks wonderfull (sorry, I couldn't resist). The ending got me intrigued though. I'm interest to what's next.
    As for Jason I want him to disappear for a while and come back as a more developed character, more ready for superheroing. I like the idea of Diana having a brother, some kind of family.

  • 10
    mufla Feb 15, 2018

  • 8.0
    RabaaM Feb 14, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 18, 2018

  • 7.5
    that dude Feb 22, 2018

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Feb 17, 2018

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