Dark Crisis: War Zone #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Stephanie Williams, Matthew Rosenberg, Jeremy Adams, Frank Tieri Artist: Caitlin Yarsky, George Kambadais, Fernando Pasarin, Serg Acuna Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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A BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND VIEW OF DARK CRISIS! Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Delilah S. Dawson, Jeremy Adams, Frank Tieri, and Stephanie Williams Art by George Kambadais, Daniel Bayliss, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, and Serg Acuña As the Hall of Justice falls, get new perspectives on the various conflicts while the battles across Dark Crisis rage on! With the classic Justice League members gone, see how members of the next generation such as Red Canary and The Flash Family deal with the chaos in this key chapter of the saga leading into Dark Crisis #7.

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Dec 7, 2022

    It goes without saying that this would be a 5 star entry, phenomenal writing and artwork creates a masterpiece that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Dec 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis: War Zones #1 is the most consistent, and strongest of the Dark Crisis tie-ins thus far, taking the theme of legacy and spinning out five interesting stories beyond the Justice League. Theres no weak link in the five stories, and each one delivers at least one excellent narrative or artist decision that sells the story. The issue is a great sampling for those not reading Dark Crisis but might want to see a different perspective compared to the main title. Its also a great sampling of what may come next for the DC Universe post-Dark Crisis, with its emphasis on legacy and new characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2022

    Overall, all five of these stories are enjoyable, but really only the first seems like a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Dec 6, 2022

    With solid art, action, and spotlights on some small-name heroes from DC's deep bench of talent, Dark Crisis: War Zone #1 provides a cross-section of what's going on across the DC Universe during the climactic battle at the Hall of Justice, with just a tease of what's to come next year. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 6, 2022

    This anthology has strong bookends and adequate filler stories. Its not essential to the main story, but offers some decent glimpses at how the war effort is playing out against Pariah on multiple fronts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Dec 10, 2022

    Overall, Blade: Vampire Nation is a different take on the vampire genre, as it feels like Robert Harris Fatherland, but with bloodsuckers. The story by Russell is pure crime noir. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that readers will enjoy for its many nods to some cultural touchpoints. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis: War Zone #1 is entirely skippable. And what's worse is that I don't know what new or pertinent information is gained by this comic towards the event. Furthermore, it's also not what was entirely advertised. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 7, 2022

    Some are definitely better than others Iris West and Linda Park get a fun interaction, Jim Corrigan and The Spectre have reunited which feels like it will be a bigger deal later on and we get to see Red Canary finally meet Black Canary after following-up on what happened in The Dark Army one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 8, 2022

    Dark Crisis: War Zone #1 was a mixed bag. That is to be expected with an issue comprised of five different eight-page stories. In the end, Dark Crisis: War Zone #1 costs a whopping $6.00. It is absolutely not at all worth the price of admission. This certainly feels like a cash grab. I would pass on this issue. There is nothing in Dark Crisis: War Zone #1 that is necessary to read in order to enjoy the main Dark Crisis event. Read Full Review

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