Dark Crisis: Big Bang #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

After the monumental events of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4, Pariah has successfully resurrected the infinite Multiverse...and all of reality is still reeling from the event. Join Doctor Multiverse on a haunting journey through these newly re-formed realities, from The Jurassic League to DC: Mech...from Dark Knights of Steel to Batman '89 and back again...in a guest-star-galore all-new epic by comics legend and DC architect Mark Waid!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Dec 21, 2022

    Dark Crisis is an arc that has been building over the collected issues, at times the story does get a little fragmented with it's different off-shoots but now we are coming towards the finale this is proving to be an unmissable series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 19, 2022

    This was a fun book, a cotton candy treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Dec 13, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Big Bang #1 is a fascinating, well-structured follow-up to Crisis on Infinite Earths, more so than the main Dark Crisis title. Waids decision to build the story out from Barrys point of view, both as the cataloguer of the multiverse, and the man murdered by the Anti-Monitor, ensures theres a tight tension at the core of the one-shot even as it functions as a kaleidoscope of Elseworlds. Getting Jurgens and Rapmund for the art was a knockout decision, ensuring that the universes are rendered with a level of quality that has been honed over years of experience. The consistent fuses with the innovative use of color and paneling create not only an issue full of fan service for all the world visited, but as a strong epilogue to Crisis. This one-shot is a must-read for DC fans going forward, offering the premise of a blank slate, and a bright future for the DC Universe going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2022

    The issue feels like a tribute to the past few decades of stories, and to Barry Allen in particular as he faces his greatest demon one last time and turns the page towards a new future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 15, 2022

    A must read for DC fans, or people wanting to understand the new status quo. There's a long road ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Dec 13, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Big Bang offers readers a quick tour through the multiverse that serves as a tribute to Elseworlds old and new. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 13, 2022

    Nevertheless, if you can decouple that hot takeaway from the ongoing Crisis and treat this issue as a standalone title with nothing to do with the Dark Crisis, it's a fun, quick story that organizes DC Comics' "work desk, puts "labels on some of the "files, places those "papers into nice neat piles, and gets things ready for what's to come. It's almost like an abbreviated, partial summary of the multiverse all in one place with an actual checklist at the very end. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 19, 2022

    These days, every crossover worth its salt needs a guidebook and this one does the trick with a well-crafted story as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Dec 15, 2022

    It's a fun romp with major implications for the DCU moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 14, 2022

    If you're on the side of fandom that feels an infinite multiverse within DC is the right call, this will likely be a fist-pumping one-shot as we move toward the finale of Dark Crisis and DC's next impending reboot. If not, it's at least cool to look at. Read Full Review

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