Wonder Woman #49

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
6.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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"The Dark Gods" part four! Humanity worships new masters. Its heroes have fallen. And Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman stands alone!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 29, 2018

    This is a great issue. The fight between Wonder Woman, Jason and King Best is a lot of fun helped by great art. The Dark Gods are made a much bigger and scarier threat than they were before by portraying specific citizens and what the Dark Gods do to them. I'm still not in love with their designs but their methodology is interesting. I enjoyed this book a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 27, 2018

    With next issue the big anniversary milestone, I'm confident Robinson has an explosive finale in store to wrap his run on the title. In a way this reminds me of Bryan Hitch's tenure on Justice League. Hitch's run was marred by inconsistency, but his final arc was easily the best work he'd done on the book. Robinson's Wonder Woman has been oddly fixated on Jason, but as it's winding down, he's wrapping it up on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 1, 2018

    Even though there has been some criticism of James Robinsons run of Wonder Woman, Ive really enjoyed it and sure, the dialogue can be clichd at times but when it comes to epic stories, this writer definitely delivers. Furthermore he captures the voices of the characters well and when matched with the truly stunning and dynamic art of Jesus Merino, it creates this almost summer blockbuster feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 27, 2018

    Robinson has truly set out to test the strength and limits of Wonder Woman with the Dark Gods storyline, and it's amazing. Every time you feel Wonder Woman moving towards victory, Robinson reverses everything. This ebbing and flowing, really kicks this issue up a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Jul 8, 2018

    Overall this installment was a boost to the story and injected some much-needed life into things leading up to issue 50 and the conclusion of the Dark Gods attack. Ive ridden the book pretty hard about the over-use of Jason to the exclusion of Diana. To a lifelong Wonder Woman fan, this issue was a much better use of bothcharacters and a solid example of what Id want to see in Dianas solo book. I'm still not enamored with the story overall, but as an individual installment, this was much improved. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jun 30, 2018

    While looking great, the story of the recent Wonder Woman arc has become boring. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jun 27, 2018

    This arc hit its height in the recently released Annual, but then got bogged down with too many unnecessary details, but perhaps will rise to the occasion once more for the final issue of Robinson's run on Wonder Woman to give fans something to cheer about as he bows out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jul 2, 2018

    Overall, Robinson showed some improvement this issue, but he could use an editor that would challenge him as a storyteller and not let him get away with giant, confusing plot holes that negate the effectiveness of the story. He has improved his pacing with this issue, but, considering the next part of the arc is the conclusion, its just not enough for this story as a whole to be recommended to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Jun 27, 2018

    Wonder Woman #49 is a complete miss. The art is amazing as always but Robinson's script just burns the whole thing down. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 27, 2018

    Robinson tries to do something interesting, almost reminiscent of the four-panel grids in The Terrifics, with scenes showing the Dark Gods' effect in four countries around the world. These scenes are undeniably horrific, yes, but what they're lacking is any context. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 27, 2018

    While the art in this issue is great........... that's about the only thing here that is.  The story is boring and somehow James Robinson has turned what should be a world conquering epic story into something that feels small and I have no idea how he pulled it off.  There just isn't much to like here and for what the story could have been, that's a shame. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 27, 2018

    If there's anything to pray for it's that Wonder Woman #50 really is the end. Read Full Review

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