DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
8.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy as the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise is here! The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet sets the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series... The bestselling creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine return for their third and final installment in War of the Undead Gods!

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Aug 9, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1 is a fantastic opening issue leads to an emotional rollercoaster you will want to ride again. The creative team brings us disaster and hope, all while setting up a significant threat in the Anti-Living New Gods. Like in the previous series, we get life and death, but the rules don't always hold, so be prepared! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 9, 2022

    DCeased War of Undead Gods looks to bring the same high level of tragedy and heroic deeds that have made this series such a killer franchise for DC. I'm all set for what's sure to be an emotionally heavy ride this fall. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Aug 9, 2022

    Taylor instantly reminds us why DCeased is a blockbuster franchise for DC. War of the Undead Gods hits the ground running with high stakes and huge scope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 9, 2022

    It still feels like there's so much more story to explore here, although I do have to say Taylor's biggest competition may be himselfas good as this is, Dark Knights of Steel is definitely his crown jewel by the time this returns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 9, 2022

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #1 starts the final chapter of the saga with a bang. We get action, violence, and a ton of emotion; tears of pain and regret, as well as those of joy. I'll be buying every issue, and picking up the hardcover collected edition too, just so that it can join its predecessors on my bookshelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Aug 9, 2022

    Fans looking for a DC universe that is coherent and willing to embrace its legacy without abandon should pick up this series, along with those interested in the intersection of the Superfamily and New Gods. On its own, War of the Dead Gods is a fun read but will benefit from going back and reading the other titles in the DCeased universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Aug 9, 2022

    I think my niche on Batman-News is being the DCU war journalist. Nearly every title I have covered so far has featured some kind of "war. As an newfound expert on war, I think this doesn't do a bad job setting up the potential clash. Instigating a big arc right after a happy ending is a pretty brutal choice, and I am convinced that makes Tom Taylor a sadist. In any case, the artwork is mostly solid, and the story seems to be on the right track. I want to see more war and gods next time, but I cannot undervalue the big beats of character connections. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Aug 10, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1doesn't quite justify why DCeased required another series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 9, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1 is a strong start to the final chapter of the DCeased Universe. This first issue acts as a good follow-up to DCeased: Dead Planet while setting the stage for an exciting narrative around the frightening and powerful threat that the Anti-Living New Gods are set up to be. While there is one concerning character choice made here I do trust Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine will deliver a powerful conclusion to the narrative they have crafted together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 9, 2022

    DCEASED: WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #1 is a pretty solid opener based solely on the story beats and plot threads laid out in the initial narrative. It's straightforward, easy to follow, and will take fans on a nice rollercoaster of emotions while checking many of the DCEASED boxes you've grown to love. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 15, 2022

    Despite some issues with art at a further distance, this latest installment to the "DCeased story definitely is worth the look. Read Full Review

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