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Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League - Wonder Woman #1

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Based on 10 critic ratings.


When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost… until now.

To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire… while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants.

As Wonder Woman begins a new chapter in her life, Pariah has uprooted her to a reality he controls-how will the Amazon Princess adapt?

Also, Dan Watters and Brandon Peterson combine forces for a noir tale featuring Martian Manhunter!

Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Geek Dad

    This is the third of the Dark Crisis tie-ins focusing on the heroes who vanished in the wake of Pariah’s attack, and its the first one that really doesn’t hit on all cylinders. What does Wonder Woman’s perfect world look like? That turns out to be a more complicated question than expected. On the surface, it has many of the trappings of the other worlds—Diana’s human friends and Amazon family are united, Etta Candy is entering her second term as President of the United States, and peace largely reigns over the world. After Etta’s inauguration, the two of them return to Themyscira and celebrate—but as the night goes on, it becomes clear that Hippolyta is hiding some major secrets.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    Exciting, effective, and leaves you desperate to read a second issue.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 79

    Comic Watch

    Everything seems off in Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League – Wonder Woman #1, but its intentions aren’t even remotely hidden. The blurb at the beginning of the story fills in readers who aren’t familiar with the event which I’m thankful for. The ways Tini Howard presents Diana’s askew world include Etta Candy as president, Cheetah as an honorary amazon, and an unusually secretive Hippolyta. I like the different nods to the Wonderverse in whole (even breakout star Bia gets some spotlight!), but we aren’t given a chance to linger too long on any individual aspect which makes the one-shot feel very superfluous.

    The art by Leila del Duca, however, is eye-catching to the say the least. I’m not familiar with del Duca’s work, but I’m absolutely going to seek out more of her work after reading this. I’m blown away by the quality of art DC has given Wonder Woman and the Wonder-adjacent comics in recent years, and this one-shot is no exception. Del Duca does a spectacular job capturing the feel of the main title.

  • 70


    I think if it weren’t for tie-in stories like this, I might not enjoy Dark Crisis as much as I have thus far. This one especially stripped a lot of the canon and story shenanigans for something a bit more pure. Maybe it wasn’t as effective as it could have been, but it felt like the sort of moment that made very clear what big events like this are actually meant to do: let us see our heroes again for the very first time.

  • 70

    You Don't Read Comics

    Heroes have been thrust into paradise to throw them off their quests since Odysseus set foot on the Island of the Lotus-Eaters…and possibly on back to the dawn of storytelling itself. The distinctive visions of utopia offered up to the heroes will continue to be interesting as Green Arrow is offered his heaven next to Black Canary next month. To truly make for a novel exploration into this sort of thing, the stories would really need more space to sprawl out. An issue like this makes the exercise seem too rushed.

  • 60

    Dark Crisis presents a unique opportunity in that it plants a presumed dead Jutsice League into worlds they might consider paradise, with a twist. Unfortunately, the world that Wonder Woman finds herself in isn’t one that challenges her or reveals anything new about her character. Still Howard and Del Duca have a firm understanding of what makes Diana tick, but that isn’t the true star of this issue. The back-up story, featuring an outright bizarre, albeit charming take on Martian Manhunter is what makes the issue truly stand out. Watter and Peterson are able to present a hilarious, and surprising, take on what J’onn’s perfect life might be, with the added caveat of every citizen having a “squid face”. This issue is a mixed bag, but at the end of the day, it’s a fun experiment and if you’ve been following along with Dark Crisis, this is a worthy addition to it.

  • 60

    Lyles Movie Files

    This is worth grabbing for Martian Manhunter fans but Wonder Woman fans will likely find more enjoyment in her standalone title.

  • 50

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 40

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Dark Crisis: World’s Without a Justice League: Wonder Woman #1 reads like Tini Howard was given an assignment and decided to throw that out the window and do whatever the hell she wanted. It does NOTHING for the Dark Crisis Event which makes you wonder why it even exists (insert cash register sound here!) The issue looks great, but that alone is not worth the price of admission, though it did bump up my score.

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