DCeased: Dead Planet #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 38
9.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters-including Earth’s Greatest Heroes-our planet was as good as dead.
Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark-the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth 2-back to a dead planet...but what will this new Justice League find waiting for them? If life still exists on Earth, who-or what-is lying in wait for these heroes?
The original creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine reunite for the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster series DCeased!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 13, 2020

    Taylor gave us the story, peppered it with some prequels and now takes us to the sequel. He's on fire lately with what he is turning out for DC. Take pause and go back to refresh yourself as to how we got to Dead Planet. Then read this issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Jul 8, 2020

    This first issue really jist checks every box that I can think of when I look for an incredible book and that is exactly what this team has delivered. I'm so excited to see such a powerful first issue and I can't wait to see where this story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 7, 2020

    This was a strong opener for a sequel to 'DCeased', and a great gateway comic for new and returning fans. Taylor does a great job creating moments and characters to get attached to, while Hairsine's art does a great job of ripping it to shreds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jul 8, 2020

    Taylor has been at the helm since page one and each new installment brings an outstanding mixture of horror, tragedy, witty comedy and genuine character moments, usually between some of the DC pantheon's most iconic pairings. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jul 7, 2020

    Overall, DCeased: Dead Planet #1is an amazing sequel series that promises much more story, emotion, and drama as it unfolds. This was as great a continuation as it was a first issue, which speaks volumes for the creative team. While I don't know where this story is heading, especially with certain revelations that John brings to light in the issue's closing, I'm excited to be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 7, 2020

    DCeased Dead Planet #1 more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors, and the shocking revelation on the final page has me hooked and desperate for issue #2. You could say that I'm dying to read it. Sorry… Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geek'd Out - Howard Smith Jul 8, 2020

    In other words, I can't wait to see what Issue #2 will be like. I hope it will be just as entertaining as the last. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 8, 2020

    Tom Taylor once again writes this issue with a sick glee that is enjoyable to read. He takes us to some really interesting places in this issue both dramatically and emotionally. The art by Trevor Hairsine is as good as the original series, if not better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2020

    Regardless of how the heroes return, Taylor and Hairsine set up a sequel that seems like its going to be every bit the page-turning, adrenaline rush of the original. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 7, 2020

    The zombie spin-off has been a long-standing trope, of course, but Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine have done something very different with it. This is ultimately a human tragedy with massive stakes, and it's a great opportunity to let characters like Damian and Jon Kent to take the lead. I want more of President Lois Lane, among other things, and I cannot wait to see what happens when these heroes reunite with the Earth survivors including Jason, Cass, Harley, and Ivy. Brilliant start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jul 10, 2020

    DCeased: Dead Planet #1 continues to defy all odds and deliver an experience that's satisfying on countless levels. With a script that's so full of horror and darkness, it still manages to come out ahead of all that and present superheroes as the positive influence that they are. The art is stellar, and intensifies emotions across the entire spectrum, elevating the book to new heights. This book shouldn't work, but over and over again, it does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jul 13, 2020

    "DCeased: Dead Planet #1" is a superlative sequel any fan of superheroes, zombies, or great storytelling should be picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 9, 2020

    Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine wasted no time in hitting a home run to kick things off with DCeased: Dead Planet #1. Taylor and Hairsine got you right into the next stage of the DCeased Universe's story as the impact of the original event continues to be felt. The way that the events of the previous series was used to made DCeased: Dead Planet come across as an even bigger event. That speaks to Taylor and Hairsine's immense talents. With how things started off here DCeased: Dead Planet is a must-read for all DC Comics' fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jul 8, 2020

    Tom Taylor continues where he left off bringing us the most gory, insane yet breathtaking DC series we will possibly ever see. The artwork from the 4-man team is exceptional and completely grasps the horror feel needed. The ending will be the huge talking point among fans and now drives the anticipation further in the next issue to see the ramifications. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 8, 2020

    Trevor Hairsine delivers some powerful and beautiful visuals in this issue. From the lineup of the new Justice League to the intimate moments between Ollie and Dinah, Hairsine knows how to give the visuals emotional weight. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 7, 2020

    This is a good start to this new series, and Taylor has a good grasp on these characters. The stakes are high, the story has a clear premise and focus, and Hairsine draws some really good-looking pages and action sequences. This is a solid product. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 8, 2020

    Once again, if you picked up this book expecting more hope at the end of the world? DCeased: Dead Planet #1 will set your expectations right. This is not a story that will fill you with hope. I think we should all be grateful that this creative team did not decide to play games with us. That rug was pulled out from under our feet fast, so that we know that there is no such thing as a rescue mission to a dying world going right. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jul 7, 2020

    Tom Taylor's new zombie story exceeds its genre by offering tender moments and gutting, understated terror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 7, 2020

    I'll be honest " I had thought time was running out for DCeased, and that Tom Taylor had finally run out of things to say about this horrific new world. But I'm delighted to say that Taylor and Hairsine proved me wrong, delivering a sequel that will engage you, surprise you, and will ultimately turn everything we know about this series on its head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jul 9, 2020

    Not as strong a start as the previous books, but not bad nonetheless, and certainly a book I will be picking up next time around. Enough dangling plot threads to reel me in, that's for sure. I just hope Taylor trusts the reader more, and allows the reader to connect the dots themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Jul 12, 2020

    If you have not read the previous DCeased titles, you should, but that is not necessary to enjoy DCeased: Dead Planet 1. Pick up this series now and you will surely be excited for its release each month! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 7, 2020

    And that's the issue with the comic. It's really entertaining and an excellent follow up to everything that has come before. The problem is too much of what happens is choreographed. The latter parts of the comic are predictable and aren't surprising at all as they're all foreshadowed at some point. But, it's still a fun read and is a shift from the expected take on the zombie genre. If only it kept a bit more of its secrets and delivered real surprises. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 7, 2020

    After enjoying Unkillables and the Digital-First Hope at World's End more than the original DCeased mini, I was not that excited by the end of this issue.  The premise felt forced, and Tom Taylor goes back to the "shocking deaths" to push the narrative instead of the excellent character work he has been doing.  This first issue was a disappointment for me, but I will hold out hope the next issue can turn it around. Read Full Review

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