Wonder Woman #55

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Then, two armies stand ready to annihilate each other, with Wonder Woman and Artemis caught in the middle, fighting for the souls of the exiled Amazons living in Bana-Mighdall! Does Diana possess the might and diplomatic prowess to convince her sisters to stop their march toward war? Who will fall beneath the flaming swords of Rustam? And more importantly, how does she make sure this doesn't happen again? Will Diana have to Occupy the Amazons?!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 26, 2018

    An epic and satisfying conclusion to one of the most action-packed arcs in Wonder Woman history. Read Full Review

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

    This is a great issue. Orlando has a great handle on Diana as a character. Her voice and personality shine through in a plot that allows her best traits to play an important role. The art is gorgeous and it's a really fun read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 26, 2018

    This is the last regular issue before The Witching Hour crossover, which ties in to Justice League Dark. That arc was teased in Justice League Dark and looks to be a fun mini event. Wonder Woman had a rough patch, but it has dramatically improved over the last few months. Orlando is leaving the book on a higher position than when he arrived. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 26, 2018

    A fitting end to a stellar 5-issue Wonder Woman run from writer Steve Orlando, one that has reminded me of the vast and unique potential of this character, while putting her in an excellent place for the next creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Sep 26, 2018

    Steve Orlando isn't pulling any punches with Wonder Woman (2016-) #55. The issue is a non-stop battle that only ends when the truth is revealed and the exiled Amazons have a say in their future. The political jabs are just as present in this issue as Wonder Woman herself, and it flows together seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    Steve Orlando's brief run on Wonder Woman has covered a lot of ground in only five issues, dealing with a very personal story involving Diana's friendship with a supervillain, a gonzo sci-fi adventure in an Aztec pyramid, and now a political thriller set in Bana-Mighdall as the battle for independence pits Diana against her sister Artemis in Wonder Woman #55. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Sep 26, 2018

    Things have come to a head in Qurac and this issue's story is equal part action and philosophy as Steve Orlando explores the motivations of conflict and attempts to muddy the waters of right and wrong taking every opportunity to showcase the antagonists viewpoint to get you to question your views on who is right or wrong. Clearly it is not that black and white. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 10, 2018

    In the end, for a finale issue, it felt like Orlando could have done more. Stronger character development for Rustam and Faruka II, or a better sense of who they were or where they were coming from, could have helped make this arc infinitely better. Instead, readers were thrown into a story that feels like it began in another book, and there was no work done by Orlando to catch the audience up. If he had extra room to work, this would have been a much more enjoyable read. As it is, it was hard to feel invested in any of the characters or story for this concluding chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Sep 26, 2018

    If you haven't been following this arc already, this definitely isn't the ideal place to start, but it just might be worth going back and catching up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 26, 2018

    Although Allen and Martin's art continues to impress and Orlando's characterization of the title character remains warm and compassionate, the story as a whole relies a little too much on a plot device so good it had to be used twice and an awful lot of earnest conversation. Of the main characters, Artemis is perhaps the one whose portrayal suffers the most because of the demands of the plot. Orlando's grasp of political realities is reasonably assured at the end, but that end is consequently somewhat anti-climactic.. As a result, this issue is very much a mixed bag. Read Full Review

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