Wonder Woman #56

Event\Storyline: Witching Hour Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 28
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"The Witching Hour" part two! The Justice League Dark barely escaped their first encounter with Hecate, but they know she'll be coming back for the power inside Wonder Woman. But what if Diana could tap into that power herself to take on Hecate directly?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2018

    With a great story and artwork, this chapter of The Witching Hour is quite bewitching. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    The Witching Hour seemed like it was way too quick in the Justice League Dark era for an event, but this has over-delivered in terms of quality, unpredictability and excitement. This has been a fantastic read so far and I'm anxiously anticipating the next installment next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    It could just be the next arc of Justice League Dark, but it gets bigger and better with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Oct 10, 2018

    Wonder Woman (2016-) #56 is a must read issue. The Witching Hour arc is the story you don't want to miss. James Tynion IV's script is clean as the writing both provides background information and moves the plot forward. And Emanuela Lupacchino's artwork is superb, vivid and detailed, expressing the range of emotions this issue will elicit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Oct 25, 2018

    Overall this was a solid issue and a great continuation to part one of The Witching Hour. Im looking forward to the next issue to see how Diana copes with the curves coming at her. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Oct 10, 2018

    This weekly event is coming along quite nicely, and it is so good only having to wait 7 days between issues allowing all the magical and mythological information to stay fresh in the mind that as we explore this new world Tynion is building. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 11, 2018

    "The Witching Hour" is quickly turning out to be one of the best crossover events in years " yes, even surpassing the event that spawned it, Justice League: No Justice! Tynion has crafted one hell of a story that excels in both narrative and characterization, taking the DC Universe down a path that feels both fresh and original! If you're not reading this story " or Justice League Dark for that matter " you are truly missing out! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 11, 2018

    Even if you missed the first chapter of The Witching Hour, you shouldnt let that scare you away from picking up this issue of Wonder Woman. Everything is pretty well explained, and you wouldnt feel lost as long as youre willing to wait for Tynion to fill you in later in the book. The story itself is entertaining, and marks the return of the epic magic story that hasnt been seen in a while from DC, so its definitely worth a look if thats what youve been missing from this company. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 11, 2018

    The Witching Hour continues to impress as we follow Wonder Woman and the Justice League Dark to learn the origin of Hecate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 11, 2018

    This is a fun issue. I love the world building; the issue manages a balance between fun and serious. The stakes are real and they are showcased in Manitou Dawn; this threat is intense. But the issue knows that this is kind of bonkers and is able to create a lot of energy and excitement. The art is gorgeous. While Ari and I both have small quibbles, this is a great story that is worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2018

    The Witching Hour storyline continues to be really engrossing and the fact that the story is so dense, but accessible is thanks to James Tynion IV. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 12, 2018

    A very well told continuation of the 'The Witching Hour' crossover, but perhaps not much of a "Wonder Woman" story in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 10, 2018

    The intrigue of this story is maintained as more succumb to Hecate's witchmark. The dialogue is sharp, the pages will dazzle, this is a good comic book. I don't know if folks new to DC's Dark characters will like it, but they should sure give it a look anyway! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 11, 2018

    I'm really enjoying this crossover. I really hope that it brings Wonder Woman fans into the world of Justice League Dark. The JLD series is brilliantly written, beautifully drawn and richly deserves fan support. Two issues into the “Witching Hour” storyline and I'm dying to see what happens next. Magic. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Oct 10, 2018

    This issue explores some of the relationships between members such as Zatanna and John Constantine who have ‘history', including the motivations of characters such as Zatanna and Swamp Thing. Overall, it's a well written issue and perfectly illustrated by Emanuela Lupacchino who brings the characters to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 10, 2018

    Hopefully as the story moves forward, the plot will come into a bit better focus, but fans looking for more horror/supernatural-tinged work should be eating this one up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Forrest Hollingsworth Oct 10, 2018

    A transitory issue that does little more than get pieces into place for what continues to feel like great things to come, this is the weakest entry in Tynion IV's Justice League Dark/Witching Hour story thus far -- but it still has some compelling energy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 10, 2018

    Wonder Woman #56 is a poor representation of the entire comics medium, and is best left behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I just really like this story arc, I think it’s neat.

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 14, 2018

    This was pretty good, but it felt like they needed to sacrifice an issue to drop all the exposition and an issue filled with that isn't exactly gripping in its own right, but luckily, Tynion IV is a good writer so it still managed to work well enough.

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Oct 11, 2018

    I have no idea where this is headed, and I sort of think that it won't need five issues to get there. But the art is amazing and the script hides a lot of flaws with the plot.

  • 7.5
    Samuel Almeida Oct 11, 2018

    It only gets interesting for me when they arrive at Circes place. The last page is cool. Overall, not as good as the first part of The Witching Hour.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Oct 11, 2018

    "Says the talking chimp driving the boat fulla monsters"

    The Witching Hour continues and thanks to it we're getting the first good issue of Wonder Woman in a really long time.
    Magic is still going haywire and another young witch is getting possessed by the three-faced goddess Hecate. So Diana and her Dark Justice League don't have much of a choice but to turn to the only person that might know something. Someone who bothered Odysseus back in the day.

    I am really enjoying this event so far. It's well written, has a likable cast of characters, the stakes are high enough to make you worry about heroes succeeding or at least about the price of their victory.

    The last thing I want to mention is the art in t more

  • 7.5
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Oct 15, 2018

    A bit of a chore to read and the exposition could have been sprinkled out instead of taking up a whole issue, but you know what? It still isn't bad.

  • 7.0
    daddyT Oct 11, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 7.
    +1 because: not too bad of a story.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 18, 2019

    Wonder Woman #56 continues "The Witching Hour" story arc. The Justice League Dark team capture a unicorn and take it as an offering to the ancient Witch known as "The Circle"

    Diana reveals that she is afflicted by the Hecate's Witchmark. This causes Circle to embrace her and tell her that the situation will get a lot worse as "The Witching Hour" has begun. 


    A Native American hero known as Manitou Dawn is also branded by the Witchmark. It activates on the other side of the world and compels her to leave and seek a mysterious target. 

    Circle gives the team the rundown on the Hecate's origin. To protect her power Hecate split it into five pieces and hid them inside of 5 women. As the women grew and die more

  • 10
    Rocker97 Oct 11, 2018

  • 10
    Culgan Mar 18, 2019

  • 8.5
    FlipGeek Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Zumba Oct 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 18, 2018

  • 7.5
    Jorge Mendes Oct 11, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Oct 11, 2018

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Oct 11, 2018

  • 7.5
    waltgator93 Oct 14, 2018

  • 7.5
    sovereignsfall18 Oct 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    Dorival Oct 22, 2018

  • 7.5
    StanielK Oct 28, 2018

  • 7.5
    EvilPenguin543 Nov 23, 2018

  • 7.0
    Yippeekiyay Oct 11, 2018

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 14, 2018

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Oct 18, 2018

  • 2.5
    JBL Reviews Oct 11, 2018

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