Dark Crisis: The Deadly Green #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Daniel Bayliss Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

During the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, Swamp Thing encountered and formed a truce with the Great Darkness, but this ancient force has been awakened by Pariah and now its influence is felt across the Multiverse. Now the Avatar of the Green must work together with new allies to investigate how far it's spread and why it would work with Pariah. If they want to stop the Great Darkness from swallowing the Green, they need some extra help...ENTER: SUPER SWAMP THING.

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 4, 2022

    This might be one of the strangest comics to be part of the Dark Crisis event, but I think it'll wind up being among the most memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 10, 2022

    I will admit that I liked this book more with the second reading for the review. But much of that had to do with the clever way it reinterpreted the Moore issue. And I don't know if that is enough of a reason to give this a high mark. I wonder what people who don't have that history felt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Crisis: The Deadly Green #1peers deep into the Great Darkness and tests various heroes in the process. Though it's light on the action, it's a great read solely for the philosophical elements presented within. Plus, the idea of a Superman/Swamp Thing fusion is just too good to pass up in my book. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Oct 4, 2022

    Even as uneven as the story and art are, The Deadly Green is a fun read, both for mainstream superhero fans and those wanting the more out-there characters to take the spotlight. This one-shot serves as a great reminder of how strong the recent mystical books from DC have been, and the potential they have for the looming Dawn of the DCU era. The issue also makes the case for the creative team to be the ones to help Shepard in those new titles, affirming that DC has the right talent for the undertaking. One can only hope that in the wake of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Deadly Green, and a horizon of a changed DC Universe, both in the story and across the publishing line, the magical side of the shared universe will get another chance to thrive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2022

    For a 43-page issue the gist can mostly be accomplished by a one- or two-page summary in the main title. This one doesn't provide enough substance to track down for fear of missing out something important to the event. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 5, 2022

    Even three of the most skillful and creative writers working at DC Comics today prove incapable of infusing some interest into Dark Crisis with fan-favorite characters like Swamp Thing, John Constantine, and Jon Kent (a.k.a. Superman). Read Full Review

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