DCeased: Dead Planet #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 29
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth-in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis!

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 6, 2020

    DCeased: Dead Planet #4 is another fantastic issue, jam-packed with all kinds of goodies, horrors, and potential. I love the fact that two characters have returned as this can really ramp the emotions up a notch, so the drama never ends. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 6, 2020

    Last frame of the comic! Last frame of the comic! Did I mention the LAST FRAME OF THE COMIC? What zombie language for "the crap is hitting the fan"? Taylor never disappoints! Even with a couple of negatives, this is a five star comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 6, 2020

    While more laid back and light on the body count, Taylor and Hairsine show they're terrific storytellers that don't have to rely on shocking death sequences to keep readers invested in one of DC's best titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 23, 2020

    Discounting a strange relationship between Damian Wayne and Wonder Girl, DCeased: Dead Planet #4 is another terrifying chapter in this undead saga. It could have just rested on its laurels, showing how cool it would be to have zombies in the DC Universe and relying on our existing love for these decades-old characters. Instead, it builds on that with new and interesting tales of love, heart, and pure, unbridled terror. It's pretty friggin' cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 6, 2020

    As DCeased goes, this issue is one of the calmest and most hopeful of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 7, 2020

    All in all, DCeased: Dead Planet #4 was a big one. This was a heist which will go down in history for New Genesis, but as I said above, not for the reasons you braced for! To call what was unleashed at the end a new horror is quite the understatement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 6, 2020

    DCeased: Dead Planet #4 helps fill the the giant space missing when it comes to summer popcorn films. The comic is a solid mix of focusing on the characters and emotion and delivering those moments that pop. The issue is clearly a transition and set up for the end game to come and it looks like it's going to be a hell of a fight. While I've really enjoyed the series before, I'm beyond excited to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 6, 2020

    After reading each of the first three issues of DCeased: Dead Planet, I've legitimately wondered if things can things get much worse for DC's heroes in this story. And every time, Taylor and company screams "YES!" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 7, 2020

    Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine once again knock it out of the park with their work on DCeased: Dead Planet #4. The character work continues to shine as every scene is packed with strong emotions as our heroes deal with the crisis around the Anti-Life Equation. The final few pages further elevate the sense of urgency around the story as a major game changer is revealed. All of that creates greater excitement for what is to come in the final three issues of this event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 7, 2020

    The art by Hairsine is pretty damn good as well. I am addicted to this book and I cannot get enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 5, 2020

    Tom Taylor ups the ante in this issue that might be full of setup but ended with a crazy cliffhanger.  Fans of Tom King's Mister Miracle will undoubtedly get more out of this issue than most, but I think everyone will want to know what happens next by the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 6, 2020

    I suspect that things are going to get explosive in the final three issues of this series. I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 7, 2020

    Dead Planet #4 is light on the terror (and the zombies), but it's an interesting dive back into the world of the New Gods. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 7, 2020

    Tom Taylor is a fantastic writer, if not currently one of the best in the market today. He simply didn't take me through the normal rollercoaster of emotions that I expect from a DCEASED title. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 6, 2020

    I'm criticizing this issue quite a bit, but it should be noted that most of the things that happen in this issue are things that need to happen, so there is definitely plot development. I just think that this issue is merely going through the motions instead of taking me on the kind of suspenseful, action-packed ride that I've come to expect. In my opinion, this is definitely the weakest issue of the run so far, and with it coming right after what's perhaps the best issue of the run, I'm more than a little disappointed. However, I trust this creative team and I am positive that they will deliver again next month! Read Full Review

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