Wonder Woman #8

Writer: Tom King Artist: Daniel Sampere, Belen Ortega Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 34
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WONDER WOMAN VS. THE SOVEREIGN! After being captured by a team of villains, Diana finds herself at the mercy of the scariest of them all. Unbeknownst to our hero, the Sovereign has been pulling her strings since the very beginning of our tale, and now it's time for her to see the world his way as she falls under the influence of the Lasso of Lies! Plus, Trinity visits the past and unexpectedly changes the future!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 16, 2024

    Simply put. Breathtaking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 16, 2024

    Wonder Woman #8 leans into why the character exists in the first place. Diana is a beacon of hope and encouragement for women and girls worldwide. King taps into that idea, and the Sovereigns misogyny presses down heavily on the protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 16, 2024

    There's an intriguing subplot involving the Wonder Girls capturing Sarge Steel and trying to get information out of him, but this issue is mostly a tense, one-on-one play as Diana is lost inside her mind and battles her way out bit by bit. It's a brilliantly done spotlight that sets up next issue's showdown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2024

    Disturbing and fascinating new chapter kicks off in this excellent ongoing series, and I can't wait to see where it's all heading. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 16, 2024

    Sampere delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are filled with gorgeous detail and I love the visual comparison between the suburban nightmare and the real nightmare Diana is facing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 16, 2024

    Wonder Woman #8 is another masterclass in art, with thought-provoking ideas and incredible character work. There isn't a superhero comic like it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 16, 2024

    If Wonder Woman #8 was a standalone issue without any sort of history behind it the creativity would've made it a winner. Unfortunately, Tom King has dropped the ball so hard with making Sovereign a credible threat that the story in this issue falls apart almost immediately. The saving grace is the continued excellent artwork by Daniel Sampere that carries the entire story to at least be a visual showcase. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 16, 2024

    Wonder Woman #8 is a slowly-paced, tedious, boring, and off-putting comic. King wastes a lot of time delivering multiple heavy-handed messages about Religion, the patriarchy, and misogyny to play out what amounts to one scene. If Sampere's art wasn't so good, this comic would be a total waste. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 17, 2024

    It's tedious, heavy-handed, weird, and has a muddled message about misogyny and patriarchy to boot. The art, however, is glorious. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Von Esper Apr 18, 2024

    I'm really enjoying this Wonder Woman run by Tom King. I think he's doing a fantastic job and the art is amazing.

    This issue has Diana captured by the Sovereign, who has her ensnared in his Lasso of Lies where he uses quotes from the Bible to keep her submissive to him. She's manipulated into thinking she is a housewife subservient to her husband.

    I get that, in this political climate, this issue has been controversial. With themes of the Bible being used as a weapon to manipulate people and with the evils of men dominating women, people are upset about "wokeness" and the like. However, it pays to keep in mind that this is literally the villain. He's the underground king of America, and a villain using religion to mani more

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  • 9.5
    derbycomics Apr 16, 2024

    Tom King masterfully weaves a subversive and thought-provoking narrative that delves deep into the psyches of Diana and The Sovereign. King’s character work is nothing short of impressive, as he expertly explores the intricacies of Diana’s willpower and The Sovereign’s twisted ideology.

    One of the standout aspects of this issue is King’s bold & unflinching examination of religion as a tool of oppression throughout history, particularly against women. This commentary adds depth & substance to the story, making it a purposefully uncomfortable read.

    Daniel Sampere and Tomeu Morey delivered truly stunning art. The alternate reality sequences, where Diana is trapped in a never-ending cycle of domestic torture, are a more

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  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 24, 2024

    While the premise is tired and overdone because it's a very easy idea, this issue does do something I've been pleading with this run to do. I've wanted it to show a Wonder Woman who struggles, and in this issue she does. I think the messaging here is very effective, for the most part. Religion as a tool of oppression is not a new idea, but I'm glad that it's so openly stated in this issue. If this run is going to continue to tackle themes such as patriarchy and oppression, it needs to do so sharply, or else it's going to fall into the trap of appearing somewhat complicit and wishy-washy with regards to the societal problems it speaks to.

    This issue is about how society will beat women down and silence them, and even convince them more

  • 5.5
    Apawn Apr 16, 2024

    SPOILED REVIEW.

    We return to our adventure, before/after foolishly first visiting the space-mall, this issue with domestic housewife Diana having trouble in the kitchen, while the not so humble, stogie smoking, husband Steve is fretting about not being late for his date out with the boys.

    Dissociatively elsewhere, it would seem that Wonder Woman has found herself in a real bind. She’s tied up with a ‘Lasso of Lies,’ held by someone who calls themselves the Sovereign. Forced to endure bits of biblical quotes written by Paul, the Bible Guy, Wonder Woman isn’t one to be so easily swayed by browbeaten persuasions of submission.

    Back at the dinner table, the married couple enjoys a romantic candlelit mea more

  • 5.0
    Smithd33 Apr 20, 2024

    This act is tired.

  • 5.0
    daspidaboy Apr 16, 2024

    Tom King's exposition and dialogue really feels like the scene where RDJ's Iron Man tells Thor in Avengers "Does thy mother weareth your drapes". It feels very old fashion, clunky, and expositional in a bland way.

    The only reason this isnt lower is because of the art, and the backup stories. I enjoy the back up stories more.

  • 4.5
    ResearchReader Apr 23, 2024

    Do any of you actually think the Sovereign is a threat to WW? This character has never been established as a real threat. WW has just destroyed every challenge he put against her. This series reads more as a curb stop. WW just as to be reminded she is WW and that this was never a good read, or a real enemy. Tom King is a hack at this point. I have never wondered what challenges WW will experience in this book. She was never in any danger. She has never experienced any real threat in this entire run. Sovereign is a weak, pathetically written character. He is only good at controlling every day people. I find it hard to believe that he actually controls things behind the scenes except for the face that King has to constantly tell us this or sh more

  • 4.0
    Reader86 May 9, 2024

    This WW run has been verbose, heavy-handed, and crass. Every book has enormous amounts of overweening, superfluous monologue dumps, yet it reduces the titular character to babbling two words over and over again in virtually every scene she's in. Poor Wonder Woman! She's a lot more intelligent than she appears to be in this book. What a dreadful shipwreck this has been. Comic books are all about concision. Tell a good and fun story, failing that, a fun story, in a lean and efficient manner. This is not good, fun or concise. And yet the overall plot is not all bad. I would like to see WW and the Amazons dealing with tyrants and evil political practices. Just give it to me in a concise and elegant manner! Please, kill your darlings!
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  • 3.0
    Bi1lyPilgrim Apr 17, 2024

    The art is good. But, Wonder Woman exists as the truth to combat the lies of the evil patriarchy who spread nothing but lies and only seek power to oppress women. Christianity is a tool of the evil patriarchy, blah blah blah. This series started off OK but after these last two issues maybe it’s time to take this off the pull list.

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  • 2.5
    fzanca Apr 23, 2024

    The art continues to be good. Obviously, I read a different book from the rest of the critics since many of them gave it 10s. I am on the completely opposite end of the spectrum. I think what Tom King is doing with this character is appalling. This is not Wonder Woman. He doesn't even bother telling us how she was captured. In previous issues, she fought off the entire US military, now a 90-year-old asshole was able to capture and cut her just so he can make a point about trad wife--bad and down with the patriarchy. Steve adores her and even in a fantasy world, she would know that he would never treat her like this. She would fight against that narrative and respond with love. That's the character, which goes against everything Tom King is more

  • 2.5
    thecimmerian Apr 19, 2024

    I heard about this issue and HAD to read it and yeah, it's one of King's worst. Damn I miss Greg Rucka. Put simply this is cliche bullshit. The Sovereign is an old man who is incompetent apparently cause he's done NOTHING in this run. Is that what King wants to tell us all, that the patriarchy has no real power beyond what we give it? Dear Lord. Wonder Woman is a stereotypical housewife again. WTF? Same old shit and now it's powerful writing??? It's sad that the most bad ass woman in all of comics is reduced to this trope. Modern day pandering and out of character moments to fit the writers world views just shows that Tom King is nothing more than a hack. A+ art.

  • 1.0
    Bats20832 Apr 16, 2024

    Wonder Woman character was created and introduced in All-Star Comics as a character to raise up and unite American people. Now we have CIA's Tom King using the DC Comics issue almost as a parody level of absurdity of targeted hate based on race, gender, and religion. If the roles were different, the DC Comics published tract would be labeled as a "hate crime" piece. But as it is, CIA Tom King's effort to divide and demean is now good "comics fiction."

    Wonder Woman is a prisoner of the criminal Sovereign who seeks to brainwash Diana with a "Lasso of Lies," while Wonder Woman hallucinates including a scenes where her daughter uses a bow and arrow to mutilate (and possibly murder?) criminal Sergeant Steel tied to a tree. The comic more

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  • KittyNone Apr 17, 2024

    It is 2019. I am reading a comic in which Wonder Woman has been brainwashed into being a housewife.

    It is 2021. I am reading a comic in which Wonder Woman has been brainwashed into being a housewife.

    It is 2024. I am reading a comic in which Wonder Woman has been brainwashed into being a housewife.

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    RJJ Apr 16, 2024

  • 9.5
    becky Apr 17, 2024

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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