Wonder Woman #59

Event\Storyline: Witching Hour Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"THE JUST WAR" part two! It's true, Ares has been reborn on Earth-but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen...Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn't the only creature of myth to find his way to Man's World...and he's not the only resurrected Olympian either!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 30, 2018

    I do like a lot of what Wilson is doing in this issue. It's an interesting concept and I like the conflicts it presents. But the art kills it for me. I have such a hard time paying attention to this because of how distracting I find this art to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Dec 5, 2018

    Overall a good issue, but not to the potential that this team is capable of. Im hoping that the story dives into deeper waters with the next installment but still an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 28, 2018

    G. Willow Wilson writes a thoughtful issue in Wonder Woman (2016-) #59. Finally, Diana is faced with who she is as a hero and what she truly stands for, questions that have quietly lingered in the background of the series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Ritesh Babu Nov 28, 2018

    Wilson and Nord continue a thoughtful examination of Diana's world and its core thematic ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 28, 2018

    All in all, lots of story to be uncovered here, but I am really enjoying what Wilson's setting up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Nov 28, 2018

    Despite not falling in love with the visuals, the book has presented some promising setups, and we're definitely sticking around to see how those play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2018

    There is a lot to enjoy in this issue and a lot that fell flat with me as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Nov 30, 2018

    Two issues into G. Willow Wilson's run on Wonder Woman and there is a lot to be excited about. She is clearly setting up her story to look into the morality of Wonder Woman and how it relates to a grander geopolitical landscape of today's world while still including the more fantastical elements as well. Often when a new writer takes on a major character like this impulsivity takes over and you get a case of too much is done too soon. Wilson so far has avoided that pitfall by gradually building her arc bit by bit. When vision and disciplined storytelling like this meets typically good things happen. So far that trend has stayed true. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Nov 29, 2018

    This is solid set up, and solid plot set up leads to great story telling. On we go! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Dec 6, 2018

    In the end, this book seems to have hit the ground running a little too fast. If Wilson can slow it down and refocus on Diana as the lead of her own book, it could be greatly improved. As it is, Ares is the star, and readers dont even really know whats going on with him. If the arc doesnt improve quickly, Wilson will lose her audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 28, 2018

    Wilson wraps things on an ominous cliffhanger. I'm very curious to see where she will take this series and if this issue was a strong indicator, we're in for a fun run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 1, 2018

    The new Wonder Woman is failing to impress, with low-key storytelling and art that doesn't really fit the comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2018

    G. Willow Wilson continues her run and while I really want to love it, I just don't.  This issue doesn't have a whole lot of Wonder Woman in it and what we do get is just not that interesting.  That is the problem with this entire issue...nothing from the story to the art really has me excited about the run yet.  I do think we will get there soon, but sadly, it's just not happening now. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 28, 2018

    While the pace and art hinder the issue, the story is beginning to take an exciting shape. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 3, 2018

    Wonder Woman #59 is a comic book that is completely carried by its two lead characters. The dynamic that G. Willow Wilson has created between Wonder Woman and Ares is the main driving force for keeping this issue afloat. It's just unfortunate that everything else around the story in Wonder Woman #59 completely falls flat. Unless these problems can be fixed immediately "The Just War" storyline may very well sinking due to all the leaks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Princess Dec 3, 2018

    Miss Wilson is writing for Diana as I wish she would always be written. I am so pleased she is writing. Mr. Nord’s work is uncomplicated and close to perfect. I’m not sure about the portrayal of Ares, but will see where it goes.

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 30, 2018

    I mean, aside from being predictable, this was a good issue. I think the art was a little off but I'm actually a little excited for this run now.

  • 8.0
    Full Spread Dec 6, 2018

    G. Willow Wilson continues to develop Diana, Steve Trevor, and the mythology in compelling ways. There are too many issues out these days that don't prompt further reading of the series. Luckily, the opposite is true here. WW #59 is dramatic, explosive, and even funny.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Dec 1, 2018

    "I only trust egglayers"

    G. Willow Wilson proves that the last issue was no accident. She's making an interesting story here, one that I can't wait to see unfold. Art is still weird looking though, that's the only big negative that I can think off.

    If I were to nitpick I would have a problem with how easily Ares talked Dina down after bombing the village, but she later reacted accordingly so I'm going to let that slide.

    And I really hope that the leader the creatures were talking about is Grail.

  • 6.5
    bucswin611 Nov 29, 2018

    Oof. This was a really rough one, almost exclusively because of the art. It's bold of Wilson to go with so little Diana early in her tenure. There were a few solid Wilson-isms in here, but there was so little background detail, and Diana looked off-model several times. I hope Wilson gets multiple arcs (and artists) to work out the kinks.

  • 4.5
    waltgator93 Nov 27, 2018

    Really feel like overall nothing happened. Dialogue wasn’t that bad and art was pretty good! But overall still not impress with GWW. Hopefully next issue is action pack and has something to make me feel besides boredom.

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