Wonder Woman #51

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Then, is Man's World ready for Wonder Woman to bring Amazonian justice to today's society? Guest writer Steve Orlando (Justice League of America) delves into that theme in "Transformation Island," which sees Diana visiting the small-time crook known as Mayfly in jail over the course of several years. But how do these visits impact Diana and Mayfly?

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 25, 2018

    A deep and meaningful one-off that peers into the transformation of two very different DC characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 27, 2018

    This is a great issue. Orlando knocks it out of the park in a story that understands Wonder Woman so well. This is a more satisfying follow up to Rucka's Rebirth run and it's endearing. The art is fun and stylistic which adds to my enjoyment. I highly recommend this issue; it's an interesting stand alone story that is a great tribute to this character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 24, 2018

    This is one of the best standalone issues of Wonder Woman Ive ever read, ever, and it tells a compelling story that speaks directly to the core of a classic and long-tenured character yet is also strikingly-relevant for 2018. This comic is 100 percent a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Jul 26, 2018

    Wonder Woman #51 is probably one of the best Wonder Woman single issues I've read in a long long time. I adore the Golden Age so it's always amazing to see bits of that history reinvented and brought to a modern audience. The script is complemented so well with gorgeous covers by Artgerm and Frison and capped off with stunning interiors by Braga. I don't give perfect 10s often but this is absolutely deserving of one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 1, 2018

    In the end, this was an extremely satisfying issue, providing a great one-off story with amazing character work, not only for Wonder Woman, but for the villain Mayfly as well. Few writers get the delicate balance of Wonder Womans love of peace and her skills as a warrior, but Orlando nails it. She is not in Mans World to fight. She does not enjoy violence. If possible, she will talk to someone first, because she truly cares about all people. Thats the character in a nutshell, and Orlando proves he understands her perfectly with this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 30, 2018

    I can only describe this issue as something of a palate cleanser. We are on a new path. And this is the sort of Wonder Woman I can get behind. This was really fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Robert Nuckolls Jul 30, 2018

    We love comics for the characters; Orlando and company provide an intimate, small-scale story that is chocked full of the reasons to love Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Aug 11, 2018

    Overall a solid start for a new creative direction, well written and beautifully illustrated. Insights into the past glimpses into the future and a compelling story audiences can relate to on multiple levels. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 25, 2018

    There just isn’t much to say. Pick this up! It’s completely standalone and doesn’t warrant any required reading. The art is pretty and fantastic, so this is the complete package. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 25, 2018

    Too often it feels like writers can't write a strong story in one issue anymore. The Fifty-Second Visit proves Orlando is more than up to the task and has a lot of interesting thoughts on Wonder Woman. Good thing he's got a few more issues to share them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Victoria Wilton Aug 9, 2018

    A wonderful Wonder Woman comic, it perfectly illustrates not only Dianas physical strength but also reminds us that her true strength comes from her compassion and patience something we could all strive for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 25, 2018

    No issue of Wonder Woman is a bigger break from what came before and a stronger reminder of exactly who Diana is than Wonder Woman #51 as executed by Orlando and Braga. The hero among heroes is in safe hands in the coming months, thankfully. And while its long overdue, its also great to know Diana has been waiting for us all along. We just had to find our way back to her. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 2, 2018

    A wonderful story that speaks to the heart, showing that not all battles are won through physical conflict. This could easily become one of the issues you give to your friend that doesn't read comics to show them comics are more than capes and tights. Put it on your to read list today. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jul 25, 2018

    Wonder Woman #51 is a much needed reprieve from the intensity of the previous issues. The story gives closure to a previous issue. And Fajardo and Lau's art compliment Orlando and Robinson's script. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    Orlando's going to have a full arc to tell his Wonder Woman story, but this is something else " an issue about criminal justice and reaching out to one's enemies. It has something to say, and at times it's pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jul 27, 2018

    Whilst huge cosmic battles certainly garner ratings and big moments, it is these smaller slower chapters that add significant depth to the characters that inhabit this DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 26, 2018

    Orlando's premise is ambitious, but the years-long timeframe of the story is a little hard to register over the course of 20 pages, even as he and Braga work hard to include Diana's various costume changes over the years. Regardless, this might be the best issue of Wonder Woman in years, so don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 25, 2018

    In just one issue Wonder Woman already feels dramatically improved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2018

    I enjoyed this issue more than I thought I would because it took a step back from the largeness of Diana's world and showed a side of her that deserved to be examined. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 27, 2018

    Wonder Woman #51 is, in the end, good comic. It doesnt quite reach the level of great, as its story never reaches the emotional intensity it needs. The art is solid, if flawed. The book could have been more, but I will still give it a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jul 25, 2018

    Wonder Woman #51 is a great jumping on point for all sorts of new readers. Whether you're looking to get into Wonder Woman for the first time since Rebirth, have never read the character, or never even read a comic, this issue is welcoming. Anyone looking to get invested in Wonder Woman, look no further than this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jul 25, 2018

    This issue is not a game changer, and it doesn't have a massive cliffhanger. It's simply a palette cleanser, as the term goes, whenever a new creative team starts their run. The issue gets a pass mark, but there is work to be done if DC wants Wonder Woman to climb the sales charts. One thing that will help sell it is the gorgeous cover by Stanley Artgerm Lau. Normally his covers are the variant, but not on this occasion as Jenny Frison has had the regular variant gig for quite some time now. If you collect Artgerm covers then you will definitely want this one, it's breathtaking. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 25, 2018

    While I love the art in this book, it's pretty much the only thing I love.  Unless you need to be reminded over and over again that Wonder Woman is a good person than there really isn't any reason to pick up this book.......... especially since it picks up after Wonder Woman #28......... such a strange choice.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 25, 2018

    The book didn't draw me in. The dramatic scenes tried too hard and the little action we get is forced and really meant nothing. It felt like it dragged on forever for me. When it ended, I finally breathed out a sigh of relief.They tried here and that's be commended. It just didn't work. I disliked the art too, as it felt stiff and lifeless. Not everything works and I appreciate them putting themselves out there. I just wish it was better. Read Full Review

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