Wonder Woman #61

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Love is dead-according to the Goddess of Love! A furious Aphrodite holds Steve Trevor captive in the middle of a war zone and tries to convince him of that very proclamation, but the hopeless romantic refuses to abandon his feelings for Wonder Woman. Meanwhile, Diana, the object of his affection, gets trapped in the bombed-out capital, where she finds the remnants of the local government and uses all her diplomatic prowess to convince them to end the conflict. Can Diana, Steve and Aphrodite end this war, or will Ares end up dancing on all their graves?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jan 2, 2019

    This is already shaping up to be one of the better Wonder Woman runs in recent memory, and that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 2, 2019

    The only thing that's sure is that it's great to have an A-level Wonder Woman title again for the first time since Rucka's run. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jan 2, 2019

    Wonder Woman (2016-) #61 eases away from the action, building anticipation for the impending final battle. G. Willow Wilson continues to flex her storytelling skills adding an interesting new development to the plot. The conclusion to this story arc is set for a spectacular finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 2, 2019

    There is a lot going on in this issue and Wilson does a really good job of bringing the story together to start Diana down a new road in her fight against Ares. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 2, 2019

    This story has gotten better with each issue, and this chapter was no exception. If you had worries about Wilson not fitting the book quite right in the beginning, they should be gone at this point. She has proven that she understands the character, and can bring fresh ideas to the book. Particularly, her version of the Greek Gods having identity crisis is a fun idea that could be explored in great detail as she gets deeper into her run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jan 3, 2019

    Wonder Woman #61 is the finest issue of Wilson's run yet. It exchanges the nonstop action for some strong dialogue, and the few exciting scenes in the issue look superb. A few choices here and there will make readers scratch their heads, but this is one of the best issues of Wonder Woman since Rucka's run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 2, 2019

    Wilson manages to ramp up the pace of the book without sacrificing the quality of her dialogue or plotting. This is a very well-written issue, and I have hope that this series is in good hands once again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Jan 2, 2019

    Continuation of this great adventure in which the Amazonian must test her mettle to stop the furious God of war in his eagerness to impose a blind justice through the fire of the guns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 7, 2019

    While G. Willow Wilson's script is as intriguing as ever, the artwork and colors of Xermanico and Fajardo truly shine in this installment to "Wonder Woman." Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 4, 2019

    While the art has leaped in quality, the story has taken a tumble instead. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jan 2, 2019

    The issue ends on one more reveal, but it isn't all that surprising. Overall, this plot feels meandering and repetitive as Diana meets yet more Greek gods. Each conversation is a chance for her again to doubt herself, but only in the abstract — “What do I mean” is given more weight than “What am I doing?”. I wish there was more of the latter and less of the former. For right now, this comic is a pile of questions and symbols embodied by perfect, white Gods. I keep reading to find out the answers, but there isn't a strong emotional investment to keep the forward momentum. For symbols to be effective, they have to connect to reality. I'm still waiting for that connection. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Jan 2, 2019

    The title takes a step back due to sloppy narrative logic, which harms not just the characters but the narrative. However, the meaty themes are still present along with a stunning step-up in art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 4, 2019

    Wonder Woman #61 presents a lot of intriguing ideas for the future of G. Willow Wilson's run on this series. Unfortunately this first story arc has felt stretched due to the lack of development around the conflict Wonder Woman and the others find themselves in the middle of. The sooner that this first arc can be wrapped up the better this series will be as Wilson has shown she has much bigger plans in place for her run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 5, 2019

    This is an okay issue. It's not the most exciting thing in the world but it is very much a middle issue. It does its job and I am excited about the next issue. I wish I liked the art more because this could be a visually stunning book and I don't think it's living up to the potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 5, 2019

    Wilson's Wonder Woman gets a better focus and a new artist, and the overall quality noticeably improves. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2019

    After anticipating G. Willow Wilson's run of this book for what felt like forever, the only thing I feel now is let down. I have struggled with trying to like this book because of my respect and love of G. Willow Wilson, but I can't turn a blind eye to the truth...this just isn't a good Wonder Woman story. I will put a "yet" on the end there and hope that after this first arc is over, things will change for the better. For now, though, I can't recommend it. Read Full Review

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