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Wonder Woman #796

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned!

Eros is back and ready to take over Washington, D.C., in Hera’s name.

Will Wonder Girl’s ex-boyfriend make things personal as he battles two of the most powerful women in the DCU?

Plus, the final chapter of the Adventures of Young Diana!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Gods and mortals shift about in one of the most emotionally engaging issues of Wonder Woman in the past couple of years. Cloonan and Conrad have managed that very, very rare accomplishment of making the extended, rather large ensemble of a title seem just as interesting as the title character herself.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This run has been fairly chaotic, jumping from setting to setting regularly, but it’s been a while since this franchise made such good use of the character’s mythological roots.

  • 80

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Well, knock me down and call me stinky. Wonder Woman #796 is this writing team’s second decent Wonder Woman issue in a row. The invasion by the Olympian Gods feels big and has stakes. All heroes have their hands full with credible threats, and the surprise ending has gobs of potential for the future.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Wonder Woman #796 demonstrates why this has been a consistently great series over the past two years. While it can deliver on the action, there’s always something bigger at play with the characters and emotional beats. Bellaire and Ganucheau do this in the second feature, and it’s a hallmark of the main storyline. This more thoughtful approach is nuanced and nostalgic.

  • 75

    Comic Watch

    Hera makes a major play in this finale to “Before the Storm”, one that leads directly into Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1. Whether her actions will have lasting consequences, only time will tell.

  • 60

    Lyles Movie Files

    The title has occasionally had some encouraging moments, but writers Michael Conrad and Becky Cloonan fail to find a consistent quality level to their stories. This one has been one of the more disappointing arcs as it just never feels like Eros is a legit threat to Diana and Yara. (…) The artwork from Amancay Nahuelpan is solid with some very strong panels and pages. Jordie Bellaire’s color work is sensational bringing out vibrant choices that liven up the action.

    There’s an interesting cliffhanger, but it gets continued as part of the underwhelming Lazarus Planet event and because Cloonrad has burned readers too often with a potentially interesting storyline resulting in a lackluster payoff.

  • 40

    Wonder Woman #796 has solid art and an interesting cliffhanger, but those two elements are not enough to make up for the fact that this book drags and feels overly long and needlessly complex. It also doesn’t really distract from the fact that if this is the culmination of the chaos that started with the whole weird milk storyline which doesn’t really feel like it makes sense in the grand scheme. There’s a lack of suspense, a lack of any real stakes and especially here, there doesn’t really ever feel like a real threat to Wonder Woman. At this point, the whole run feels like it’s just meandering around and offering up promises that the story won’t deliver on and this issue just drives that point home.

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