Wonder Woman #53

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 16
8.1Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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At the behest of Aztek, Diana and Artemis join her for a trip to Mexico, but there's no sightseeing on the agenda. Instead, they must rescue a long-lost Amazon who's being held captive by rogue deity Tezcatlipoca, who's trying to break into our world. Can our three heroes save the missing Amazon, stop a raging god and not kill one another in the process?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 24, 2018

    I had a lot of fun with this issue. It feels like an old event comic. It's massive and insane but doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't weighed down by 3,000 tie-in issues like modern events. I love the art which matches the tone perfectly. It reminds me a lot of George Perez's run and I think it's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 22, 2018

    One of the very best Wonder Woman arcs of the modern age! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Mary Swangin Aug 22, 2018

    Wonder Woman #53 is an action-packed and visually stunning issue. Orlando continues to bring his A-Game to this book, writing the best Diana since Rucka and is backed up by fantastic art, colors, and letters. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Sep 1, 2018

    Overall this was a solid issue with both the story and the art. Even as god-fatigued as I am right now, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. Aztek and Artemis are both excellent guest stars for the story, and I'm looking forward to what's going to become of Diana's aunt. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 22, 2018

    Wonder Woman #53 is ultimately a gorgeous comic that nicely wraps up the adventure in Aztec mythos that was set into motion last issue, while simultaneously laying groundwork for more action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 22, 2018

    At this rate, I'm kinda pulling for more Orlando Wonder Woman stories in the future even when his run on the main title is done. Thankfully his run isn't done yet as this arc takes a new twist. I'm not sure where Orlando is going with it, but I'm definitely enjoying the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Ryan Perry Aug 23, 2018

    It's such a shame that when Wonder Woman is finally gifted with an All-Star creative team they're only here as a fill-in. Steve Orlando's love for and attention to Wonder Woman's history is the best we've seen from a writer in the past decade, if not longer. Readers haven't seen Orland executing at this level since his time on Midnighter and Apollo. It's a welcome return to form. ACO and Hugo Petros bring it all together though. As much as Wonder Woman fans appreciate Orlando's attention to continuity, it wouldn't mean anything if it didn't look cool. ACO and Petros make it look like the coolest book being published. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 22, 2018

    A strong issue due to incredible visuals and a story tied to the gods of the multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Aug 22, 2018

    Another great issue! Wonder Woman (2016-) #53 is an intense, free-fall ride as Wonder Woman and team battle Tezcatlipoca. Steve Orlando's script is fresh and flawless and ACO and Hugo Petrus's art fills in the details with visually stunning panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Fortress of Solitude - Aug 25, 2018

    A vibrant and stellar read, the adventure with these heroes continues on strong footing as they journey further into Aztec wonder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 22, 2018

    As stated above, this is an intentionally simple story, by Orlandos design, and thats fine. He has a limited amount of time to work on this title before the permanent creative team comes in, so he cant set up a long-term story. Given those limitations, he has been doing a heroic job as a fill-in writer, so far. This issue is no exception, and he seems to have more fun planned for his makeshift trio of heroes next issue, so it should be worth sticking around to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 23, 2018

    Yeah, Steve Orlando's stint on the Amazing Amazon is as wild as it sounds, especially when this off-the-wall story is illustrated by ACO and Hugo Petreus " the pure spectacle of this comic should be enough to justify the purchase, as we're showered with dense, hyper-rendered pages riddled with insets, as Diana and her compatriots fire the Bow of Ra and sever a deity's connection to Hypertime itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 22, 2018

    While there's certainly more potential to be mined from this story, it cannot be denied as one of the great superhero spectacles of August. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2018

    I'm not sure what the future holds for this title yet, but Orlando has definitely brought some adventure back to Diana's title. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 23, 2018

    In the end, Wonder Woman #52 mostly provides fun and camaraderie in the form of a battle against a dark god. Its not especially brilliant in terms of narrative, but it is a solid read nonetheless. The artistic team backs up Steve Orlandos functional script with a display of great graphic art, and the book earns itself a recommendation. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Aug 22, 2018

    This issue is heavy on dialogue as Steve Orlando delivers a story full of what seems like endless amounts of script that ends up obscuring a lot of the great art and weighing down the story from possessing any pace. Essentially, this issue is one big fight scene but you would never really know it given how long it will take you to finish the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Aug 23, 2018

    In the end, this story is just a side adventure, but it's setting up an arc which will become the bulk of Orlando's mini-run (before the upcoming crossover with Justice League Dark). It's an intriguing premise, having the Bana-Mighdall come out of hiding and invade, but it smacks a bit of the the awful Amazons Attack series and that's worrisome. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Aug 22, 2018

    While a beautiful comic, it's layout and dialogue leaves the reader more confused than entertained. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 22, 2018

    This book is such a fantastic combination of awful dialogue and continuity issues that I really don't know what to say.  Aco's art would look great framed, but it doesn't help tell the story that may be buried underneath this landslide of nonsense.  I'd love to say it's one of those so awful its good type of things, but sadly, it's just plain awful.   Read Full Review

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