DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel Artist: Pasquale Qualano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 25
6.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

One of the last secret, underground human cities is facing total annihilation and its leader-John Constantine-must plan a suicide mission to assassinate a key lieutenant in the vampire empire! Against unreal odds and with an unlikely team including Booster Gold, Deathstroke, and Mary Marvel, does the Hellblazer have one more trick up his sleeve? A gritty, violent, monochromatic companion series to DC vs. Vampires, this series will feature a brutal story with a cadre of talented creators delivering 32 pages of original content!

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 19, 2022

    DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1 is fun and works as a must-read side chapter to the main event. It also captures the many eclectic voices while establishing new threats, dangers, and stakes for a motley crew of heroes and villains. It not only utilizes the main conceit of DC vs. Vampires well but runs with it in exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 19, 2022

    Overall, this is a good start and the horror scenes are effective, although most of the characters feel fairly disposable so far. The story is at its best when it's keeping us in suspense about who can be trusted, and there are several great fight scenes and jump scares in here that remind me of what makes the main series so good. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 20, 2022

    DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1 is a solid addition to the overall story. It tackles what else is going on with events that wouldn't fit in the main series, not just in length but with the narrative itself. It shows a side mission that's pretty vital to the overall event and answers some questions as well as opening up some intriguing possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Jul 19, 2022

    Reading this tie-in series requires investment in DC vs. Vampires up to this point. Despite the title, this book isn't exactly an "all-out war. All-Out War would rather focus on the lives of those left to fight and survive in the aftermath of war. The theme or artwork may not be enough to win over anyone not buying the narrative. Some may find Deathstroke randomly becoming a disciple of Batman interesting, but it is out of character. Overall, some of these tie-ins are working, and some are struggling to justify their existence. I'm giving All-Out War a chance, and hoping I won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 20, 2022

    It's paced quickly enough that there's little tedium, but there's also little to invest in characters written as archetypes. There is simply more of the same, albeit with a bit less color, here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 19, 2022

    Deathstroke leading a band of survivors in the vampire world makes sense. Hes the ultimate survivor. There are enough weak spots with the execution and the color choice that this is probably a side story not worth adding to the DC vs. Vampires essential reading list. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...