DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1

Writer: Bruce Campbell Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Berlin, 1944. The Nazis are besieged on all fronts by the Allied forces. Defeat is inevitable. But Hitler and his team of evil scientists attempt a last-ditch effort that may turn the tide of the war and rewrite history itself: a serum that resurrects their dead soldiers, stronger than they were in life, and sends them back into the battlefield. Now Sgt. Frank Rock and Easy Company have been dispatched into enemy territory to face off against the strangest, most horrific enemies they've ever encountered: Nazi zombies!
Horror icon Bruce Campbell and comics legend Eduardo Risso bring you a terror-soaked Sgt. Rock tale like no other!

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 27, 2022

    This might not be some game changer horror story, but Campbell proves a very adept storyteller and Rissos art naturally complements the dark time of this mini-series. Im ready to fully enlist with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 27, 2022

    If youre looking for an entertaining, horror-esque, historical-fiction tale cluttered with Hitler and Nazis, DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 is right up your Allies (I mean alley)! Plus, who knows the undead better than Bruce Campbell? Additionally, this art team shines providing a clean, almost dated coloring that fits well with the tone of the issue. Id highly recommend giving DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 a try especially considering you need no background knowledge to dive in. Just pick it up and enjoy! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 27, 2022

    Risso delivers some beautiful art in the issue. There is a brilliant use of shadow to convey emotion and I love the dramatic look of the characters.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 27, 2022

    Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 is a dead solid (*heh*) start to a WWII-era zombie story of history-changing proportions. The setup is rock solid (*heh again*), the exposition and scene progression seamlessly draw readers into Campbell's world, and the challenge instantly establishes high stakes. However, the exposition lettering is a little too dense in spots, and the pencils/inks lack detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 27, 2022

    It's all sort of ridiculous, as it should be, but Bruce Campbell has been spending his whole life taking the ridiculous and making it surprisingly creepy and effective. This is a bizarre project, but one that's off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 27, 2022

    Sgt. Rock Vs. The Army of The Dead #1 is an impressive intro by a horror legend. There arent many figures more knowledgeable about the genre than Bruce Campbell. There are a few imperfections, but they can be forgiven for a relatively new foray into the format. This is an exciting Nazi Zombies tale featuring one of DCs cult heroes. It is creepy and action-packed does successfully merge the classic comic with a horror twist. The levels of darkness these creators are capable of are only hinted at, but this series makes me eager to discover more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 3, 2022

    It's a first issue, so we need to make allowances for that, but I do wonder if Campbell has enough in his bag of tricks to pull this off. We certainly need a bigger role for Sgt. Rock himself, otherwise whats the point? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Sep 27, 2022

    There's a lot of B movie fun to be had in this first issue, although Sgt. Rock and Easy Company fade a bit into the background as the story is set in motion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Sep 28, 2022

    So yes, it's another Nazi zombie story a trope so old it actually predates Sgt. Rock the comic book character by more than 10 years and since became something kids keep mowing down in video games. Read Full Review

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