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Wonder Woman #800

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

“Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?” concludes in a landmark 800th issue!

Diana’s visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her! As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons’ greatest champion?

Find out in this extra-special celebration!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
45 pages
Language
English
Price
$5.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C6B4BVMX

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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    AIPT

    There can be no future without first there being a past. And while a new journey is about to begin, Wonder Woman #800 is a celebration of all that has come before it. From the writing to the art to the colors to the letters, this milestone issue of Wonder Woman is exactly what it should be: a stunningly drawn and colored comic issue that celebrates and captures the joy, strength, humanity, compassion, empathy, and true spirit of one of the world’s most important heroes.

  • 100

    Comic Watch

    In this heartfelt goodbye, Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad joined by a who’s who of amazing artists give us this beautiful vignette as they close their chapter on Diana’s life as they pass the torch to Tom King and Daniel Sampere on Diana’s next big adventure.

  • 100

    Comic Crusaders

    A multitude of artists, including Jordie Bellaire, Alitha E. Martinez, Mark Morales, Joelle Jones, and Todd Nauck, contribute to a vibrant depiction of Wonder Woman’s life across the panels. The art captures the essence of key eras, from George Perez’s groundbreaking run to Joelle Jones’s visceral masterpieces in the present, complemented by Alitha E. Martinez’s bright and optimistic illustrations that define the modern era of Themyscira. “Whatever Happened To The Warrior Of Truth?” is heartwarming, visually stunning, and the perfect journey down memory lane towards a promising future with one of pop culture’s most beloved and enduring icons.

  • 100

    ComicsOnline

    Wonder Woman #800 was everything that you could ask for in a WW comic. Diana’s friends and family were enlightening both for her and the readers, providing an interesting perspective as she traversed the ritual. The dream-like state was quite a complimentary concept for this celebration, as the art in the book felt seamless despite the crazy number of talented artists who contributed to the story. The cut to the future was a clever way to get readers excited about the future of the book, and I was absolutely thrilled when Lizzie revealed her full name on the final pages (no spoilers). Whether you are a regular reader of the Wonder Woman comics, or just interested in checking out the extra-sized special, you can rest assured that Wonder Woman #800 is a flawless issue.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    There’s a recurring theme this month in nearly every appearance Wonder Woman has had–she’s always late. There are elements of that in King’s story and her appearance in this month’s World’s Finest…even her cameo appearance in The Flash movie that’s out this month. Kind of a weird coincidence and an odd detail to add in if they did it consciously. Conrad and Cloonan have a lot to focus on for their final issue. They might be going over old tropes, but they’re doing so in a way that feels very personal to both of them. From a certain point of view, it almost even looks like they’re making a cameo this issue as the entity that speaks to Diana…there’s some suggestion that it might be a stand-in for the two of them. Kind of a graceful and tasteful creator cameo if that’s what they’re intending.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    It’s the end of one run and the beginning of another in this oversized anniversary issue, and the creators take a very different tack to the anthology we saw with The Flash #800. This only has two stories—an oversized wrap-up to Cloonan and Conrad’s run, and a preview of King and Sampere’s. It’s good that they gave the extra space to the conclusion of the current run, because it needs it. When we last left off, Diana was caught in a strange psychic loop, unconscious and visiting the dreams of her closest friends one by one. That continues this issue, with each dream having a different artist. Last issue focused on the core characters of this run, while this one takes a much longer look.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Wonder Woman #800 ends this chapter of Diana’s story in a touching way, reinforcing what makes the character so unique and special after all these years. The backup story is equally excellent and is a great setup for the next Wonder Woman book to come. Recommended.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Wonder Woman #800 ends this chapter of Diana’s story in a touching way, reinforcing what makes the character so unique and special after all these years. The backup story is equally excellent and is a great setup for the next Wonder Woman book to come. Recommended.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Wonder Woman #800 is a story of well…two stories. “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?” Part Two is a loving look at Diana and her relationships with her super-powered friends. It will make you smile and remind you why Wonder Woman is important and special. As it wraps up and Hippolyta gives Diana her “pep” talk, the language brings the reader full circle with the character as we are meant to see Diana as that figure of clay brought to life by Hippolyta’s love and the will of the gods, reaffirming the themes of love and compassion. Instead of whetting the appetite, “Trinity” leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. I don’t really want to know what happened to get these characters to this point, especially when it would be more entertaining for Damian to shiv her when Jon’s not looking.

  • 80

    Graham Crackers Comics

    With an amazing array of artists, writers, and colorists, DC hits another milestore which is great fun to read but does exactly what it is suppose to do by closing loose plot points and starting us in a new direction. Totally predictable and thanks to the internet and the fact that today’s society has no patience, I already knew all about Wonder Woman’s daughter, Trinity. I even saw completed pages. Ridiculous! Even the fact that Wonder Woman the title has reached it’s 800th issue is of little meaning as there will not be an issue #801 as a new Wonder Woman #1 will be appearing on newsstands soon. That is until we start get close to issue #100 of the new series and DC reverts back to the original numbering system to take credit for an issue #900. Still, a good read even though it represents some of the worst parts of the comics industry.

  • 70

    Multiversity Comics

    Eight hundred issues on a self-titled series more than eighty years is nothing to sneeze at. The lone woman of the iconic DC Comics trinity, Wonder Woman has more than proven she is worth the time, even this far from her point of origin. “The Flash” had his legacy brought to the fore for his own eight hundredth issue two weeks ago, but Wonder Woman is not defined as much by a family legacy passed down, but more by she herself rising to many an occasion. As such, with a writing team that has been with her since the “Infinite Frontier” era bringing their run to a conclusion ahead of the “Dawn of DC,” how do we celebrate so long with the Warrior of Truth?

    As a conclusion, the finale to this arc, to this run, is fantastic. Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad work together to emphasize not just Diana’s power and the appearance of perfection, but how she is aided by and in turn aids all of her friends and allies, even her rivals. She is shown as humble but powerful, having a large pseudo-family while herself being at the center. While Wonder Woman may be a force to be reckoned with, she is never alone, and she acts as the rock on which others can rely as much as the one willing to rely on others in turn.

    (…)

    With the last few pages, we have what seems to be the start of Tom King’s run on the series, a backup featuring Diana’s daughter known as Elizabeth Marston Prince, a.k.a. Trinity. Unlike the main story, this one may be enough to fill readers with dread. Not dread of the events, but of what the characterization could mean for the future. Every character shown is distinctly unlikeable escape Jonathan Samuel Kent’s Superman, and the other who returns is written without any regard for character development, as if it were his first appearances with zero depth. The aforementioned Trinity is also irritatingly smug even above any others, shown as unrelentingly perfect and well aware of it, lording it over everybody else from the first panel she appears in. If King wants us to be on board for his upcoming run on “Wonder Woman,” this approach just shows how little characters actually being nice or even the slightest bit humble matters, rather than appearing to take all of the nice, hopeful things from the main story of “Wonder Woman” #800 and doing the exact opposite.

    Daniel Sampere’s artwork is well handled, with enough detail to show heightened emotion and excitement, but also to make some characters feel somehow more wooden when contrasted against the more emotive among them.

  • 50

    Lyles Movie Files

    It’s been an interesting approach for two #800 milestone issues. The Flash #800 celebrated Wally West with subtle nods to the other holders of the title of the Fastest Man Alive. Previous creators worked on short stories leading to a finale from the incoming creative team. Wonder Woman’s 800th issue came off disjointed and unfitting for comics’ greatest female hero.

    Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad complete their run with their spin on Alan Moore’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow with Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth? Trying to adapt a Moore story was never going to pan out for Conrad and Cloonan as they’re just not strong enough writers to pull this ambitious story off.

    (…)

    The ending kinda just comes out of nowhere and it’s hard to consider if it will actually mean anything as soon as August. Next up is the Tom King run, which gets off to an auspicious start here.

    King has struggled in mightily in writing layered female characters. He tends to write women as know-it-alls who are consistently smarter than any dude in the room, more powerful, agile, sneakier and overall better in any category. King hasn’t grasped that this is not a sustainable approach to making a character likable. It just makes them grating and boring reads.

    It’s King who decided if Batman and Superman had sons, then Wonder Woman should have a daughter. In his Trinity secondary story, King introduces Trinity and she’s predictably dismissive and obnoxious to two characters, Jon and Damian, readers already have formed an attachment. King’s dialogue is too on the nose and clear how he wants readers to view Trinity “You didn’t see me because I’m — I don’t know — like better than you at all the things. Is this news? That I don’t regret, but you probably do, so I’m sorry about you doing the regretting if that helps, if it doesn’t that’s not on me.”

    (…)

    This big milestone issue never managed to feel special or a celebration of all things Wonder Woman so much as a means to sunset her current arc and set up a new likely divisive creative run.

  • 45

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Wonder Woman #800 is the second part of a long goodbye from the creative team. That’s it. There’s no story. It’s a series of vignettes where Wonder Woman meets and emotionally validates every person in her life. If that’s worth the cover price for you, go for it. Better still, the backup introduces the world to Trinity, Wonder Woman’s daughter who will act as the title’s focus when Tom King takes over in the Fall, and Trinity is everything Wonder Woman is not and more – truly insufferable.

  • 40

    ComicBook.com

    There are few comic book characters that are as iconic as Wonder Woman. One could even argue that Wonder Woman has gone beyond merely being a superhero and has become a cultural archetype; the term “wonder woman” is often shorthand for a woman who does it all—often in the face of adversity—and makes it seem like no big deal because it’s simply what must be done. Given the character’s importance, one would expect that when it comes to the milestone Wonder Woman #800 the issue would feature a story befitting the character’s stature. Instead, the issue delivers a long, weirdly toned trek that has nothing to do with Wonder Woman at all, missing what is meant to be a well-intentioned love letter to the iconic character to instead serve up head pats for everyone around her and once again deny one of the greatest members of DC Comics’s pantheon her due.

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