Wonder Woman #8

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 31
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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A Year One interlude written by Greg Rucka with art and cover by Bilquis Evely!  In this tale that spotlights the Cheetah's past, young Barbara Ann Minerva is sent on a quest for answers to the Amazons' most ancient secrets!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 28, 2016

    Bilquis Evely has a pulp feel which is just right for this story that will make you think that Lara Croft is a red-haired adventuress. Romulo Fajardo Jr s colours add the right tough to an already pulpy comic. Its a great mix and a great comic that I hope will become every Wonder Womans fanss favourite. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Oct 12, 2016

    Wonder Woman continues to be the shining light, amongst a constellation of fantastic books, of DCs Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2016

    Who needs Wonder Woman when you have such good art and character work on another female character. Rucka and Evely will make you believe Cheetah is a good and whole person which will pay dividends when she appears next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 12, 2016

    An illuminating interlude that opens up another whole dimension in what we understand about Diana and Anns respective truths, Wonder Woman #8 is a road Im happy to travel and come back to wherever and whenever. Well be seeing Evely again come issue #16, but in the meantime, Ann has become the most surprising co-star of the series. Hopefully the wait for more of her story is not as long. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Oct 11, 2016

    Honestly, I'd never thought I'd say this, but I could easily become invested in a series based around the Cheetah's origin and her eventual evolution into a villainess with barely a cameo from Diana, that's how compelling Rucka has made her. I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the fresh perspectives this series has to offer when another creator may have hit a rut and I'm excited to see what else may be revealed and revitalized down the road. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 13, 2016

    The only thing that does come to mind is that it sort of feels like the writers couldn't think of a way to fill in the gaps in between the main storyline. Hopefully they're just genuinely invested in fleshing out other characters in the narrative. It seems like they're leading the story on, and aren't just going to leave it hanging – so we haven't seen the last of Barbara Ann. Hopefully she has more to do with finding out what happened to Themyscira, especially since that portion of the plot-line has been dragged out considerably. This series is starting to make a lot of right decisions – this is definitely a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 14, 2016

    Rucka continues to portray strong women well, while Evely's art is akin to Scott's and will clearly be a fine replacement in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2016

    While I am curious to see how others feel about this issue, I liked it as another piece of the larger puzzle that is Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman story.  This issue falls somewhere between Year One and the Lies, yet sheds light on both stories.  I loved the art and the ending left me wanting a lot more which I think was Greg Rucka's plan in the first place. Mission accomplished! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Oct 17, 2016

    Final Thoughts: There is not one panel of Wonder Woman in this entire issue and yet I can't help but feel that this might be one of the best examples of this title I have read so far. Think about that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 12, 2016

    This is a really strong issue. The art is fantastic and Greg Rucka does a great job of characterizing a villain people may not know much about. If you want to know more about Cheetah, definitely check this out. I recommend the issue; it's good fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Oct 12, 2016

    Bilquis Evely does well setting the stage in this done-in-one tale, marking off Barbara's origin as distinct as possible. Much has already been said about Rucka's successful use of two different artists in crafting his Wonder Woman epic, but I was still anxious about the sort of quality a fill in artist would bring to the table. It's safe to say that Evely exceeds expectations, creating scenes that range from a stormy Ukraine to arid Tunisia. Evely even captures the scale of Barbara's journey with a large splash page that superimposes glimpses of various locales against the backdrop of a map. If Nicola Scott is indeed departing Wonder Woman, Evely could more than fill the boots she'll leave behind. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2016

    Greg Rucka offers a memorable look at Barbara's formative years, first as a young girl mourning the death of her mother and chafing under a stern father, and then as an idealistic archaeologist struggling to prove the existence of the Amazons. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Oct 18, 2016

    As a stand alone issue, Wonder Woman #8 is a fun throwback to Indiana Jones. This young Minerva could anchor her own adventure mini-series. As an issue in the ongoing Wonder Woman story, it feels like a stopgap between story arcs--a delaying maneuver while the real story is put in place. In the end, fun is fun and this story enough to keep the reader entertained. Even if you want a Wonder Woman story this month, like I did, try to sit back and enjoy the scenic route. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Mike Badilla Oct 12, 2016

    I don't know what's going on, who these people are or where the story is going. Wonder Woman wasn't in this book, and she is my main drive for why I picked this book. I understand that clearly they're building some backstory and what not, which is cool, I get that. Even the doctor was cool in the sense that she kind of had that whole Tomb Raider thing going for her. The art was good, but inconsistent. Even from the first page, for example, the teacher's face looked gross and somehow unnatural, while everyone else looked fine. The colors were good, things like the doctor's boots and her motorcycle looked visually good. The story and dialogue were your typical Indiana Jones type story just with amazons included, so we'll just have to see where they're headed. I wasn't really pumped with the last issue. I'm more hopeful with this issue, but I need it to get better for me to hang on. Read Full Review

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