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Wonder Woman #799

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A landmark two-part celebration of Wonder Woman’s adventures begins, as an all-star lineup of creators asks, “Whatever happened to the Warrior of Truth?”

After the events of Revenge of the Gods, Diana enters the caves of Themyscira’s Healing Island for a much-needed respite, but she emerges someplace unexpected… the fantastical dreams of her greatest allies and enemies! The startling visions lead directly to next month’s Wonder Woman #800 and new twists in the saga of the Amazing Amazon!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
35 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C2VZZ866

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    The events of the past couple of years reach a climax as Conrad and Cloonan’s run (which began in early 2021) comes to an end. The thirty-issue cycle should meet with an impressive ending if the lead-in issue is any indicator at all. Having been around for the better part of a century, Wonder Woman has periodically been summed up in anniversary issues countless times. It appears as though Conrad and Cloonan may have found a fresh approach to an anniversary celebration.

  • 91

    Comic Watch

    As we slowly wind down to the ending of this fan favorite run, CloonRad continues to deliver one of the funnest runs on Wonder Woman that I’ve read over the last 30 years. The team, with a veritable who’s who of artists, come together to give us a fun look at how Diana’s cast feel about the amazing Amazon. It’s been one heck of a ride, and Michael and Becky have made it a memorable one. They’re not just writers working on my favorite comic characters, I’ve come to view them as fellow fans, and even friends, who’ve wanted to share their own love for the character, and got the chance to do it. I’ll miss them, but will follow them wherever they go next.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    With only two issues to go in this run and a crossover taking up much of the last few months, Cloonan and Conrad have a lot to wrap up and little time to do it in. So it’s no surprise that this penultimate issue is packed—a massive jam issue featuring multiple different timelines. As Diana and her team recover from the battle with the Gods, the supporting cast start having odd, uneasy dreams as they wait for word from Diana. The clever thing is, each of these dreams are told in a different art style. Meghan Hetrick takes on Etta Candy’s segment, reinventing the earliest days of Wonder Woman comics in a wacky tale where Cheetah crashes a Holliday Girls picnic. Meanwhile, Juan Ferreyra illustrates Siegfried’s tale, a dark epic of Ragnarok as Diana and her warrior friend stand alone against an army of Frost Giants. The mood whiplash is strong, but both reflect the mindset of their heroes.

    The flashiest segment of the issue goes to Steve Trevor, as the Dodsons send him back to World War I in an homage to the movie. Dodson’s art is fantastic, of course, and the segment does a great job of capturing the complex relationship between Diana and Steve as they reel from their latest breakup. Given last week’s news, one has to wonder what role Steve will play in Diana’s upcoming run. Then, Paulina Ganucheau takes us back into the world as Young Diana as the preteen hero returns to Themyscira to find it in shambles and a different queen waiting for her. Nubia’s relationship with Diana has always been complex, and this segment does an amazing job of elaborating on it. But there’s a larger question—what the heck is going on and where is Diana during all of this? The ending reveals a twist straight out of one of the most famous DC stories of all time as we head to the final act.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Wonder Woman #799 allows the reader to reflect on not only what Diana means to her friends and allies, but also what Wonder Woman means to the reader. It’s a lovely touch that works so well because Cloonan and Conrad understand the core themes that are part of the character, those that have been there since the beginning and those that have been added on and BECOME a part of the character over the years. However, the use of Golden Age motifs allows for a particular kind of nostalgia and as the reader hits the final page revealing the title, it all makes sense as chapter one really does echo the tone and theme of Alan Moore’s classic, “What Ever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”

  • 70

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Remember what I said about prior milestone issue, somehow another DC title kept pace with the Flash. With a multitude of writers and artists putting their best pencils forward, This one acts as a prelude to the big 800. As we get a glimpse into the dreams of Wonder Woman’s closest friends. The best dream sequence has to be Etta’s as she recreates the classic 1940’s Holliday Girls stories. And while cryptic, the stories are also filled with humor and ironic moments. And while this is a fun read, it still doesn’t settle the fear I have over the future. Yet again, the powers that be seem to be having a issue with character direction. And with all this Revenge of the Gods nonscence, we are really starting out for the deep end. Let get though #800 and then we’ll talk.

  • 60

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    I’m not a fan of dream sequences unless they are consquential. We’ll see with part 2 in next month’s milestone Wonder Woman #799. Ecclectic art teams tealling elcclectic tales of fantasy for the most part.

  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Wonder Woman #799 kicks off a new arc wherein Wonder Woman and her friends experience a surreal set of dreams that eventually lead to something sinister. The story is fine if you accept the dreams are intentionally weird and surreal, but the differences in art quality between the assorted artists drafted for this issue are off-putting.

  • 50

    ComicBook.com

    Wonder Woman #799 is really interesting and honestly, I wish that Conrad and Cloonan had spent less time with the previous arc/crossover and more on this one because with just two issues left in their run, this already feels rushed Diana is stuck asleep and within her being trapped in dreams, as it were, the reader gets to explore her relationships with her friends through those dreams. It’s such a good concept and at times it is pretty well executed, though one flaw is it takes a little too long to figure out exactly what is going on from character to character. The art shifts from story to story—or rather dream to dream—as well and the quality shifts with it. The net result is what is supposed to feel a little strange and off center just being messy with flavors of really wishing that this had had more time to develop.

  • 45

    Lyles Movie Files

    For their penultimate issue of their Wonder Woman run, writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad decide they should try their hand at Alan Moore and Curt Swan classic “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”

    Maybe the best aspect of the issue is it should bring more attention to the Moore/Swan story. Otherwise this feels like a fitting ill-advised final story arc for Cloonrad.

    Diana’s allies Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, Siggy and Nubia are having dreams about Wonder Woman and the role she’s played in their lives.

    Cloonrad has never been subtle in heaping abundant amount of praise on Diana. This issue finds Cloonrad at their worst Wonder Woman hype as ever character tells her how amazing she is and how she’s the best at everything. Diana is not a vain character and hardly needs to be propped up making this dialogue read especially egregious.

    The various dreams are illustrated by artists Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Juan Ferreyra, Meghan Hetrick, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Paulina Gancheau.

    DC uses multiple artists in so many titles now that the novelty of multiple artists drawing different chapters isn’t that exciting an idea anymore.

    Switching artists for the dreams is a decent idea, but it would have been just fine with Martinez, who handles the framing sequences, drawing the entire issue.

    The larger issue is Cloonrad trying to do a Wonder Woman spin on one of the all-time DC classic stories. They lack the nuance, character development and creativity to do this justice.

    With incoming writer Tom King giving Wonder Woman a daughter because Superman has a son this issue shows that’s not the only inspiration the Wonder Woman teams are taking from the Man of Steel.

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