Wonder Woman #58

Event\Storyline: Witching Hour Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 27
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"THE JUST WAR" part one! A new era of Wonder Woman begins as best-selling writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) makes her return to DC with art star Cary Nord (Conan, THE UNEXPECTED) joining the series!
Far below Themyscira, Ares, the God of War, has been imprisoned for generations, repenting his past sins. But his new cellmate Grail may have an unexpected effect on him...and the plan they've come up with will change Themyscira-and the world- forever! When Wonder Woman rushes to Eastern Europe to rescue Steve Trevor from a mission gone wrong, she'll find herself face-to-face with a very new, very different God of War!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 16, 2018

    There's a lot of potential in this new story. I like the concept and the set up of what this conflict is going to be. I think it's an interesting continuation of what Rucka was doing. The only downside is the art which I don't like at all. Other than that, this is a solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Nov 17, 2018

    A new story starts with some literal earth-shaking and ends with some figurative heart-stopping. This story assumes some knowledge of Wonder Woman's world, but pretty basic knowledge, so it's a great jumping in point for new readers or a way back for people that are returning to the book. Overall a highly enjoyable issue and a great start for the new team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2018

    It's only been one issue, but Wilson has introduced elements from across Wonder Woman continuity and set up a fascinating mystery. Wonder Woman may have its first great run in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 14, 2018

    Wonder Woman (2016-) #58 is step down from the intensity of the Witching Hour. However, what the issue lacks in terms of action, it makes up for in storyline. G. Willow Wilson crafts an intriguing next storyline for Wonder Woman, getting back to basics to right old wrongs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Nov 14, 2018

    WONDER WOMAN #58 is an electric start to G. Willow Wilson's run, giving our titular hero an epic new narrative to work with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Nov 14, 2018

    It seems this team is ready to take some chances, and we are more than ready for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Nov 16, 2018

    As far as debut issues go, Wonder Woman #58 is a frustrating one to review, as it largely relies on the been-there, done-that as a misdirection before the team gets into the real meat of their story. But given the back-and-forth that her solo title has seen over the last year-plus, it's reassuring to see Diana back in comfortable, reliable territory before going somewhere new. In the end, the deity is in the details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Nov 14, 2018

    Wonder Woman has always been a book about war and about peace. This first entry promises to keep those themes front and center as Diana rushes into battle to protect the innocent in her role as both warrior and diplomat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 17, 2018

    G. Willow Wilson kicks off her Wonder Woman debut with a really neat story idea, in an issue that does a lot of heavy lifting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 14, 2018

    By going back to basics and just being a damn fun read overall Wonder Woman #58 is a fine return for G. Willow Wilson for the Distinguished Competition. Focused on the characters we all know and love and armed with a propulsive opening gambit, Wilson, Cary Nord, Mick Gray and Romulo Fajardo, Jr., deliver a solid and dynamic opening chapter to what is hopefully a really great run of Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 14, 2018

    Wilson sets up an intriguing twist for one of Wonder Woman's longtime foes. It's near the end of the issue and the most exciting development. This reveal left me interested in where Wilson will take the title and the still somewhat confusing dynamic with Wonder Woman and Themyscira. I'm ready for the next issue to see what Wilson has planned next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 14, 2018

    While Wonder Woman #58 may not be an ideal introduction to the character and the status quo of her world, it is a serviceable one, backed by solid artwork. This will be a series to keep an eye on for some time, as it is clear Wilson and Nord are building to something epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Nov 15, 2018

    Interesting comic that touches closely the rawness of the war and that will surely test the mettle of Wonder Woman who surprisingly will have to join a renewed and illuminated Ares who leads a new war against tyranny and injustice, Finally the God of War has left the path of conquest and destruction? Has Ares had a moment of clarity and will begin to be a champion of justice? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 15, 2018

    I enjoyed this issue, and I can't help it but feel optimistic about Wilson's run. I can live with the small pacing hiccups because we rarely get to see this character written so well. If this arc goes in the right direction, this will be a memorable Wonder Woman story and a fine starting point for new fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 14, 2018

    Cary Nord's art is good. There are some well done compositional panels and the action looks great. I like the style of the characters and the tone has a kinetic movement that really enhances the tension in the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Nov 14, 2018

    This issue sets up the arc solidly and tells us we're going to get here exactly what we're looking for: superhero action with the iconic Wonder Woman, written by one of the best in the business and backed up with fantastic imagery. Get on board, Wonder Woman fans and G. Willow Wilson fans alike, this looks to be a good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 16, 2018

    Wonder Woman is a character where new writers can treat their run as a chance to upend everything that came before, so it's appreciated that this creative team builds their debut of something sturdier at the center. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 14, 2018

    G Willow Wilson kicks off her run on Wonder Woman by fixing some things that needed fixing and setting up a cool cliffhanger.  I was really hoping this issue would knock my socks off, but they remain on my feet for now.  This is an okay issue where I was expecting a great one.  I think we will get to the latter point, just not yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Nov 19, 2018

    Great Hera! Wonder Woman's new adventure starts off okay. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 14, 2018

    Overall I'm excited for what's to come while also slightly hesitant. The art could be inaccessible to some and the story didn't give me enough to chew on. I still think this is worth checking out, and here's to a long run at last! Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 14, 2018

    While it promises a fantastical future, the opening issue comes off as an average comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Nov 23, 2018

    Overall, this issue was lacking, and could have been much stronger all around. A first issue for a new creative team should strongly establish the lead character and the mission statement of the book under said team. Wilson chose to focus on the mission statement for Ares instead, possibly because she feels that Diana is already well established, but that choice hurt the book in the end. Fortunately, there is still time to turn it around, and Wilson is a well-known writer with a good reputation, so readers should be willing to give her a chance to win them over. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 15, 2018

    Wonder Woman #58 is a comic that you can spot the potential for but just ends up missing the mark. By far the strength of this issue was G. Willow Wilson's writing of Wonder Woman. Unfortunately from a lack of context around Wonder Woman's current continuity and the failed execution of Ares' storyline that strength is outweighed by all the problems faced by this issue's story. Hopefully these problems are fixed in the next issue, something I believe Wilson will be able to do given her past work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BernardoMarra Nov 14, 2018

    Wilson's barely started but already she's doing substantially better than the mediocre atrocity James Robinson commited during his snoozefest of a run.

    She's not really reinventing the wheel here, but she does pick up on the current WW continuity and steers it towards something potentially very exciting. Diana sounds very much like herself, her interactions with Steve Trevor are both naughty and romantic yet still very much Diana.

    The only downside is Cary Nord's art. It's serviceable, and it's not distasteful to look at, but I could almost tell which specific panels lost half of their gravitas because of his lackluster arc. If they wanted Wilson's run to have a more classic, simplistic approach to it, why not get Chri more

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  • 7.5
    Synthozoid Nov 14, 2018

    Great script, but what the hell happened to Cary Nord?

  • 10
    Comic Princess Dec 3, 2018

    I absolutely adore the work that Miss Wilson is doing on this series!!! She knows my favorite Amazonion! I hope this is a long run for Miss Wilson. Mr. Nord’s drawing supports the writing quite well.

  • 8.5
    Full Spread Nov 16, 2018

    I've never been into Wonder Woman as a character. Nor have I cared much about the stories written for her. But Wilson's handling of Diana and her mythology has me on board for more. Also, Cary Nord's Kubert-like art is lean and mean.

  • 8.0
    bucswin611 Nov 14, 2018

    Torn between 7.5 and 8. As a Ms. Marvel reader, Wilson had a completely different voice here, and it shows she's incredibly versatile. The premise is an intriguing jumping on point. Nord's "camera" angles are a strength, but the figures themselves left something to be desired.

  • 8.0
    KillianH Nov 14, 2018

    A great set up to a potentially great story. But the uneven artwork let the issue down a little.

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 17, 2018

    Good first issue. Luckily, Wilson didn't turn Wonder Woman into Ms. Marvel.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Nov 16, 2018

    "The real victor... is time"

    The new team takes reins over the title and finally delivers to us a good issue of Wonder Woman. Excluding the two issues of Witching Hour, this book has been struggling after Greg Rucka left. James Robinson had some nice ideas, but the execution was severely lacking and Steve Orlando, well... um... yeah.

    And now we have good writing, with dialogue that seems to fit the characters and seeds of an interesting story. Mythological creatures suddenly on Earth? Ares The God of Justice? I'm interested.

    My only real nitpick is with the art. It's not bad by any means, it just looks a bit cartoonish to me. I'm not sure if style like this is a good fit for Wonder Woman.

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Nov 17, 2018

    A solid start that leaves me curious to where Wilson is taking this story. But it isn’t as strong of a start as I expected from one of the most consistent Marvel writers.

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Nov 18, 2018

    Interesting cliffhanger.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Nov 13, 2018

    A story that is new and definitely intrigues me. Some of Diana’s dialogue seemed funny but other than that most of it is pretty great! Hoping that the next issue clarifies some stuff up though because for some of the issue got confused and had to just go with it.

  • 6.0
    SloboSOY Nov 16, 2018

    I was curious to see what Wilson can do with Diana. And I'm a bit disappointed. I don't like Ares & Grail. I don't care about Steve Trevor. So apart from Diana, I don't care that much for what was told. Ok this was interesting to see that even America Soldier can do a dirty war, and that Diana isn't always to there side. But frankly she isn't against them too and that have not the same impact that Captain America in Civil War. And there is the stuff with the magical beasts. What the heck with them ? She didn't succeed to awaken my interest. Wonder Woman miss What Ms.Marvel have ... Strong supporting characters.

    Cover - I take the Variant, very beautiful, but not related to what I read. 1/2
    Writing - It's not bad, the premoni more

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