DC Universe Presents #1

DC Universe Presents #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's the start of a new series spotlighting some of the DC Universes's most exciting super heroes! First up is Deadman, straight from the pages of BRIGHTEST DAY, in a five-issue epic where the body-hopping hero meets his match in a new foe who wants to make sure the souls that Deadman helps out go straight to Hell!

  • 10
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 23, 2011

    The first chapter of "Twenty Questions" is incredibly well written, and if subsequent episodes are half as compelling and interesting as this one, I'll still be riveted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 24, 2011

    This is a very strong first issue, and it actually bums me out a bit that this is only a one story-arc sort of thing. I really hope that DC Universe Presents winds up in the old Showcase vein of being sort of a try-out book. This is a Deadman I want to read more often. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 23, 2011

    This Deadman comic is a great place to start with the legacy of Deadman. It has great accessibility and tells a poignant story that I really liked. That is probably because I'm a huge Quantum Leap fan but hey…I'm not complaining. I knew a little bit about Deadman from the end of the old DCU and this series seems to ignore those events altogether and focuses on telling this particular story. I only wish this book had come out before Hawk & Dove so that readers of that comic knew who the heck Deadman was! I also really like the concept of an anthology series. Hopefully this Deadman series plays out extremely well so that I get excited for the next story that will be unleashed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 22, 2011

    I was a little skeptical about "DC Universe Presents" #1 (especially after seeing Deadman still hanging out with Dove over in "Hawk & Dove"), but this take on the character grabbed my interest quickly and has yet to let go. I'll definitely want to read the next issue; Jenkins and Chang grab the reader's attention and hit the ground running. That's my kind of debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 21, 2011

    This approach to Deadman doesn't necessarily have the legs to support an ongoing series, and that's why it's so well-suited to the transitory format of this series. Those who want a modern Deadman who reflects the changes brought about by Brightest Day can turn to Hawk & Dove. For those who simple desire a streamlined, effective update to his origin, this book will do nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 21, 2011

    I fumbled between giving this issue either a 4 or 5. I really, REALLY want to give this book a 5, but I don't think a lot of people will like the book as much as I did. I've always wanted to know more about this character, and I didn't have high hopes for the book at all, but it did blow me away. Be aware that this book is all back-story and set-up, like many of the new 52 #1s are, but it's solid set-up, and it's great to see Deadman get a shot in the spot-light. Deadman fans may be put-off a tad though. I highly recommend this book to new readers, and I just "regular" recommend this to Deadman fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Mason Moyer Sep 26, 2011

    Bernard Chang's penciling on this issue is great, on every panel & page. There are some insanely cool artistic elements used, ESPECIALLY on the title page. I only wish there would have been a bit more innovation in the layouts of the panels and the juxtaposition of some of the pages, but overall the art helps the book read really well and provides some really cool visual background to Deadman and the concept of this story. My only complaint about the art is the fact that Chang inks his pencils, and I wish he hadn't. I think there's frankly not enough inks, so there's a lack of depth and detail that would be there had a better inker been given the task. Overall though, the art is pretty damn good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Sep 28, 2011

    Overall, DC Universe Presents #1 was a good comic. Both the writing and art are played well, but also played a bit safe. Im certainly interested enough to pick up the next issue, but for this Deadman story to make the jump from good to great, some more has to happen next time round. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 23, 2011

    DC Universe Presents #1 is a mixed affair, but is successful in positioning the character as a lead, and keeps me interested enough to want to come back next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 24, 2011

    While Jenkins asks some intriguing questions and promises juicy answers to come, this hardly makes for an instantly engaging debut issue. Perhaps people had a point about the dampening effects of an extended story arc. Read Full Review

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