Wonder Woman #54

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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Diana's model U.N. project goes up in flames when she tries to intervene and stop the exiled Bana-Mighdall Amazons from invading the nation of Qurac under false pretenses. She clashes with Artemis, who wants her exiled sisters to go to war, despite the fact that the expat Amazons are being manipulated...by none other than the deadly Rustam, Quraci seditionist and rebel leader! Now it's up to Wonder Woman to lasso this runaway war train before it can get up to speed-and it's about to pull out of the station.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 12, 2018

    An epic and sweeping read of the finest kind! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Sep 14, 2018

    Tension is high as Diana and Artemis successfully rescue Atalanta. Feelings are conflicted between the Amazons of Themyscira and the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. A beautifully written issue. The emotional conflicts did not feel cheap. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 12, 2018

    Separately, Steve Orlando and the duo of Raul Allen and Patricia Martin have fast become some of my favorite emerging creators in recent years, and so I found it an absolute treat for them to collaborate, especially with a character for which Orlando in particular possesses such an evident understanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    Wonder Woman is in the midst of a noticeable turnaround under Orlando whos making this a very enjoyable read once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    This is a much more straightforward story than the first arc of his run, and Raul Allen's gritty art is a good fit, but it's no less entertaining than the twisty pyramid adventures of the previous issues. It's good to have a proper Wonder Woman title again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Sep 12, 2018

    Wonder Woman (2016-) #54 has it all, a power hungry queen, an evil councilor, and an unnecessary war. Orlando packs this issue with a particular punch, that won't just hit you in the gut, but in the feels too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Sep 16, 2018

    This book seems to continually struggle to find its way out of this loop of gods, corrupt rulers, and family in crisis. I'm hoping the next issue ties things together in a new way, and we don't see another case of Diana struggling with betrayal and loss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 14, 2018

    This is a solid issue. I'm not super invested yet. I like a lot of the concepts and themes being presented but it's a little hard to judge without the rest of the story. But it is interesting and I'm curious to see what the resolution is. Additionally, except for that one panel, I do like this art a lot so I think it's worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Sep 12, 2018

    If you can get past the art style change from the previous issue then you will find issue #54 quite enjoyable. If not, just wait a month and you will be rewarded with the wonderful return of Emanuela Lupacchino in issue #56 when Wonder Woman crosses over with Justice League Dark to bring you The Witching Hour. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 12, 2018

    Wonder Woman #54 sets very high expectations for the battle to come and lays out characters and stakes in a manner where they could tumble as quickly as a Jenga tower. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 12, 2018

    Following on directly from the last issue, this story sees the title's focus shift to a more grounded world of politics, power, and tribal belonging. While Rustam may be a little underwhelming, he's used well enough here and, the occasional dialogue excess notwithstanding, Orlando has told an enjoyable and fairly intriguing story. The art, while not quite at the level of Aco's last issue, is nevertheless excellent. I'm cautiously optimistic about where this story's heading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 12, 2018

    In the end, this was the weakest chapter so far of the current arc. Its just disjointed and out of place, leaving the whole issue feeling messy and rushed. Maybe there were constraints with the amount of room Orlando had to tell his story, especially with a new permanent writer coming on after him, or maybe he just doesnt like exposition, even when its necessary. Either way, the story was hurt by the abrupt changes and new characters being wedged in. With any luck, Orlando will regain his footing next issue, because his run has been pretty solid up to this point. Read Full Review

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