DCeased: The Unkillables #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 38
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and antiheroes fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead-life!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 19, 2020

    Whenever Taylor tackles multiple DC characters in any format Im game and Unkillables flies by as a new cast deals with the undead in whats already shaping up to be another must-read event. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Feb 19, 2020

    With arresting visuals and witty scripting, DCEASED: Unkillables #1 is absolute perfection. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 19, 2020

    After seeing Jason Todd's reactions to the loss of most of the Bat-Family, and the way the rest of this story is moving forward, I'm already dead excited to read more… sorry. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Feb 19, 2020

    Overall it's a blood-soaked violent riot and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 8, 2020

    DCeased is an incredible and terrifying comic that stands on its own with a beginning, middle, and end. I didn't think we needed more from this world, but Unkillables proved me wrong and I could not be happier about that. This is a character-driven horror story that shakes the DC Universe to its core. Writer Tom Taylor returns to this world with a bang; a bloody, horrifying bang. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Feb 22, 2020

    DCeased Unkillables is an awesome comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 19, 2020

    It's a fantastic first issue that fits perfectly with what Taylor built in the first mini, and is likely to be just as big a hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    The art by Karl Mostert is great and I love the way he frames the action as well as the gore in the scenes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Feb 19, 2020

    DCeased UNKILLABLES #1 is available today so head to your Local Comic Shop or download it digitally direct from DC. This is an issue that many of us have been waiting for and it makes the wait worth it for sure! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Feb 21, 2020

    DCEASED: UNKILLABLES is a fun amble through desolation with the assembled baddest of the bad, just trying to stay alive -- a sort of Walking Dead with tights. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 19, 2020

    Tom Taylor is causing mischief, again, with a follow-up series to DCeased; this debut issue is dark, intense, and promises everything, and more, than what Taylor managed to deliver the last time he utilized the Anti-life Equation to cripple the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 19, 2020

    Surely we all want to see what came next after the first book, when will you really get the chance to see how the villains survive during an apocalyptic event? DCeased: Unkillables #1 proves again why the right people were put together to give us something that is more than what is your average zombie story. Because these aren't zombies, but this is definitely the end of the world. It's always going to be worth seeing how those final days play out whether villain or anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2020

    The art is pretty spiffy as well. All in all, this is a nicely done spinoff from the previous series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Feb 23, 2020

    This is Mr. Taylor's writing the way I like it, with strong characterization accenting a moving storyline or two. It's going to be interesting to see how this whole bleak situation shakes out, including who actually is in charge and who isn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 19, 2020

    DCeased: Unkillables #1 does not immediately grab me like the original did, but as a fan of Taylor's Elseworld I'm still very much invested in the different story lines he has set up. The world itself is fascinating and getting this unexpected expansion of scope is worth the investment in my eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 19, 2020

    DCeased: Unkillables #1 is a solid start to this series. Those who have read the previous volume might appreciate a different perspective but it feels like a fresh start. The duality of that is impressive. The content itself, the story and visuals, are over the top in a big-budget summer popcorn sort of way creating a reading experience that you can sit back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 19, 2020

    Though it's release is oddly timed for a spin-off, that does nothing to lessen the power or fun DCeased: Unkillables. Graced with pathos and grit by Tom Taylor and rendered with stellar artwork from a confident art team, DCeased: Unkillables is a killer debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 19, 2020

    If you liked DCEASED then you should enjoy DCEASED: Unkillables #1. Tom Taylor continues to bring everything loved about that series into this new one. It is action-packed, full of drama and tons of humor. We get to see how some of the villains and anti-heroes of the DC Universe survive. The art while still good, is just inconsistent with its three inkers. It did take me out of the issue a bit at times, is the only real downfall of DCEASED: Unkillables #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Feb 19, 2020

    DCeased: The Unkillables #1 is a worthy follow up to the original series, giving us a new view of the end of the world. Tom Taylor is at his best working in a separate universe like this, along with solid action and visuals in the art department, with only small nitpicks. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 24, 2020

    DCeased: The Unkillables #1 is a great follow-up that compliments the original DCeased event extremely well. Tom Taylor sets up a story involving a different set of characters that carries the same emotionally impactful energy the original event had. Getting different perspectives of the crisis in DCeased was refreshing to see, with new plotlines that enhanced the story in the original mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 24, 2020

    Though the artwork can at times not be quite as stellar as the original "DCeased" miniseries, "DCeased: Unkillables" #1 nonetheless shows itself to be a worthy successor to its writer's previous foray into such a hellish world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Feb 23, 2020

    Don't miss out on DCeased: Unkillables! Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 19, 2020

    DCEASED Unkillables #1 is a fun start to what will surely be a fun ride. If there's anything you should read before the Apocalypse, it's this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 19, 2020

    This was a slow start to the Unkillables story, and while I liked the characters Tom Taylor is playing with, inconsistent art and too much setup dragged it down for me.  I hope the book rebounds, but with only two issues left, I now have some doubts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Feb 19, 2020

    Sadly, when everything adds up, Unkillables #1 is frustrating. There are interesting things brewing for the story but as an opener, it pales in comparison to the rest of the DCeased titles"I trust Taylor's writing for this to end up in the right place for issue two but for now, this issue left me with solid mixed feelings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    egon244 Feb 19, 2020

    "It's an apocalypse, don't judge me"

    Tom Taylor returns to his zombified version of the DC universe and, just like last time, it's fun.

    This one goes for a bit more comedic streak, at least in this issue, with a sort of dry humor and jokes being thrown around by characters. The sense of hopelessness and dread is not half as prolific here as it was in the original mini-series. This may be due to the cast of the characters. They are, in the majority, villains, that are used to carnage and gore. But it works.

    Yet I hope that the next issues go for a more serious tone, just like the original.

  • 4.0
    Rascal4Hire Feb 19, 2020

    A very slow start for a book with limited number of issues. It's OK I guess if you like DCEASED but it lacks the plot density of the original book. Art feels plasticky.

  • 10
    Grifter Feb 19, 2020

    I liked it much more than the main series, like the set of characters is perfect

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 21, 2020

    Well the faces were rough but tbh I am all about Jason teaming up with the dog.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Feb 19, 2020

    You know what's always cool about nazi zombies? That contrary to usual walking dead, amount of living braincells in their heads is exactly identical to living nazis. That's something, isn't it? While death turns normal people into rotting beasts fueled only by primal hunger for flesh, facists lose nothing! Good for them, worse for us, since when apocalypse strikes, the only still active media outlets will be likes of PragerU, Cosmic Book News and Daily Wire. Hot damn, that's one grim vision of the future, isn't it?

    I found DCEASED to be way overhyped and overrated - it wasn't bad, far from it, but it wasn't anything extraordinary either. Just your typical zombie apocalypse nonsense, but with superheroes. If it came out 5-10 years more

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  • 5.5
    pablo Feb 19, 2020


    This series is basically Marvel Zombies in the DC universe.

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  • 10
    axdn Feb 20, 2020

    This issue shows why Tom Taylor is one of my favourite writers!

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Feb 26, 2020

    Love it

  • 10
    VenomizedTank Mar 6, 2020

    If you loved the DCEASED books this title wont let you down.

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 27, 2020

    Tom Taylor has created one of the most unique Zombie Apocalypse scenarios I've ever seen across all media. The beauty of the Anti-Life virus is that if this virus hit our world we'd be phucked. The virus is transferred by screen technology. This mean's that your cellphone, tablet, computer, and television are potential agents for this thing. I'd imagine that western society would be taken out within a day or so.

    The severity of the situation is perfectly exemplified by the opening pages of this comic. Deathstroke is in the middle of a job. He realizes the job is bigger than he expected and calls his employer. At this point, Deathstroke is immediately infected. The only reason Deathstroke survives at all is because of his Healing more

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Feb 21, 2020

    " It's an apocalypse...don't judge me. "
    - RED HOOD

  • 9.0
    Ryan May 20, 2020

    A bit of a slow start, and at times this issue felt unnecessarily violent. I did like the humor this issue and I actually enjoyed the art as well

  • 8.5
    Azrael Feb 19, 2020

    A pretty good follow up. I always wondered after the first DCeased why Alfred or Damian didn’t send any message to Gordon. Seeing how the villains adapt is an interesting concept.

  • 8.5
    Adsun22 Feb 20, 2020

    Joker omg. Jason's face when Gordon called him Robin. Slade fighting Nazi Zombies. Jason burying Bastard... tfu! Batman, Nightwing and Red Robin.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Feb 22, 2020

    Prelude:
    I really enjoyed Taylor's DCeased, so let's see how the spinoff, DCeased: The Unkillables goes.

    The Good:
    Jason was great in this issue.

    I know some people have issues with the art, but I like it.

    Great character work as always from Taylor.

    The Bad:
    Nothing.

    Conclusion:
    A good start from Taylor. I need to see just a small bit more to call it great, but so far it's easily very good.

  • 8.5
    CaptnAmerca Feb 23, 2020

    I'm pretty much over the zombie craze, yet i really liked this one. Can't explain that.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Feb 28, 2020

    Tom Taylor writes the characters well here. But a general lack of a plot and some truly ugly art really hurt this book. But bless him, Tom Taylor is doing his best.

  • 7.0
    allenquanobi Feb 20, 2020

    This book is fine, but it feels like DC just wanted Taylor to stretch out the premise of the story more. Doesn't really add anything to the previous DCeased story, it just provides another perspective as to what was happening. Which for me is less creative and more profit driven (which this is don't be fooled). I'll just wait til DCeased gets collected in a larger hardcover or omnibus comprised of more spinoffs that DC will inevitably create out of it.

  • 10
    EdNothIng Feb 19, 2020

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    Swanktub Feb 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 19, 2020

  • 8.5
    _maite14 Feb 19, 2020

  • 10
    Justin Ray Feb 23, 2020

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 22, 2020

  • 9.0
    BitchWitcher May 14, 2020

  • 8.5
    Watchtower022 Feb 23, 2020

  • 8.5
    StonexCutter Feb 23, 2020

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 22, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Apr 22, 2020

  • 8.5

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    JBL Reviews Feb 23, 2020

  • 8.0
    Bogdancool26 Aug 18, 2020

  • 7.0

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    Críticas Crónicas Jan 4, 2021

  • 6.0
    GMan97 Feb 20, 2020

  • 6.0
    JulianPope May 1, 2020

  • 5.0
    Silver Rocket Feb 23, 2020

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