Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 29
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you've ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man's World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 18, 2019

    It's hands-down one of the best books to come out this year and one that every Wonder Woman fan needs to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 23, 2019

    Johnson is a genius. This book moves along like none other. It also looks like no other book out there. This is a book that could have been cheesy and silly. Instead, it has amazing writing and artwork and it is just brilliant. Kudos to Daniel Warren Johnson for his work on this amazing book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 21, 2019

    Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1 is a surprise from DCs Black Label, which until now has been home to established DC superstars like Frank Miller and Scott Snyder, playing in familiar sandboxes. Its a nice departure for Black Label and one thats extremely welcome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Dec 21, 2019

    This is a brutal, beautiful story which strips Wonder Woman down to the bones of the myth then polishes those ruins until they absolutely glow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Dec 23, 2019

    Love conquers all in the intriguing, thrilling "Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Dec 18, 2019

    This is a strong debut issue for Johnson's take on Wonder Woman and I can't wait to read the second issue. DC Black Label continues to be a really fun alternative to most mainstream DC books on the shelves and diversify the company's selection more and more with each new release. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Dec 19, 2019

    Dead Earth is an energetic debut that's full of DWJ's greatest hallmark's, while underling the core that makes Wonder Woman so special: Love. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 19, 2019

    Writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson's story positions Wonder Woman as humanity's last surviving hero and protector, and it very much plays out like a superhero riff on Mad Max: Fury Road as far as the narrative goes. Artistically, Johnson and Spicer's style complements the raw and rough world where Diana finds herself and really sets the tone for the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Dec 18, 2019

    Daniel Warren Johnson has some brilliant ideas in this issue, someone just needs to tell him that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 18, 2019

    Overall, I think thatWonder Woman: Dead Earthwill thrive once all four books have been released. While I love the title there are some glaring issues that keep this book from greatness though I have absolute faith in its development which makes me frustrated that the book is coming out every other month, but is to be expected with the 48-page count. If you're looking for a different kind of Wonder Woman story, pick upDead Earth. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Apr 1, 2020

    I haven't read a Wonder Woman story since DC Rebirth's "Truth" and "Lies" story arc a couple of years back. I've been having a good run of luck with DC Black Label series so adding Dead Earth to my pull list as an easy decision.

    Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is a nice companion piece to Batman: Last Night on Earth. Both books cover similar post-apocalyptic scenarios. Dead Earth benefits by being a much tighter and focused narrative. Last Knight on Earth felt like a tour of the decimated DC universe while Dead Earth feels like a personal journey for Diana. There are some big twists in this issue and come surprising and unexpected cameo's from DC heavy hitters.

    One element that I didn't care for was the cover. It's pretty b more

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    Ah yes, Batman died as I think we all expected he would… sitting on his couch.

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    Kurogane Jan 13, 2020

    This was a great read. DWJ does a great job WW's larger than life persona. The art is just amazing. It's refreshing to read a positive female role model without the writer talking do his audience (yet)

    Let's hope he keeps this up! I'm on board

  • 10
    LittleMAK Mar 22, 2020

    Bu far the best WONDER woman book black label produced

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Dec 18, 2019

    If you like the work of Daniel Warren Johnson you'll like this series too.

  • 9.0
    CaptnAmerca Dec 24, 2019

    Better than any Wonder Woman comic in the last year

  • 9.0
    drackula Dec 25, 2019

    It took a while to adapt to art, but it was great issue. Wonder woman is in post-apo world like a concentrated hope and light. She want to save everybody. I'm looking forward to next issue with more information about past and connecton between WW and catastrophy that decimated humankind.

  • 8.5

    So Wonder Woman Last Knight on Earth then? I do like seeing Wonder Woman get a dedicated graphic novel about the end of the world that would usually be reserved almost exclusively for Batman. I don't like the new Cheetah design.... eww. Yes, I get she is a mutation.

  • 8.0
    jkrpg Dec 18, 2019

    Solid, interesting, pretty. Not as gripping as it could've been until the very end. But it's going to be four issues, each the length of this one (which was 45 pages of actual comic book, x4 for a total of a ~180-page story in the end) and the final page definitely got me primed for what's next.

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Jun 17, 2020

    Solid start. An elseworld story of Wonder Woman in a post-apocalyptic world, written and drawn by DWJ. Its sad that this is the best Wonder Woman series going on rn. Im short, WW wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by monsters with pockets of humans, and has to figure out what happened in order to help humanity survive.

    Lots of build up, but done crisp and clean writing with some bombastic action scenes of WW fighting monsters. Art was the perfect style for such a genre, really gritty and raw with colors that pop out to the eye. However, I really don't like how Wonder Woman looks. Sorry, but she was always a Victoria Secret style of an MMA fighter, here she is a teenage sized mess of a bad hair day. I know DWJ wanted to more

  • 7.5
    BitchWitcher Dec 21, 2019

    In which Diana wakes up to a ruined earth, is betrayed, then beaten, yet her undying resolve to love mankind, flawed though it may be, still causes her to emerge victorious.

    I loved some aspects of this but was very bothered by others. First of all, either this was crammed with way too many plot developments, or I've become so used to the plot decompression in modern comics that I FEEL as though too many plot developments were crammed into this. Daniel Warren Johnson takes on a very busy tour on Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1 yet I felt I wasn't allowed to ever stop and smell the roses, so to speak.

    Because of the hastened pace, it feels as though many things that could've been explained better (or at all) had no time to more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 7, 2020

    I checked this out because of how much I enjoyed Daniel Warren Johnson's Extremity and Murder Falcon. Diana looks a bit young, but the creature designs are cool. Even though this is a post apocalyptic future, the weirdest thing is Batman's body in full uniform dead on his couch. It's not like Batman to die sitting down. But I'm liking this overall, DWJ is good at expressing his characters' inner emotions. If you like this, check out Extremity which is even better.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 20, 2019

    This was fine. It didn't stand out, but it's not a very involved read.

  • 6.0
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