DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
8.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The undead Darkseid begins his assault on the galaxy...attacking Korugar first! Could the fate of the planet depend on the Yellow Lantern Corps teaming up with a Green Lantern? Also, what horrors do Big Barda and Mister Miracle find on New Genesis?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 22, 2022

    The fact that we're seeing characters we've loved forever suffer in new and horrible ways, yet still act like the heroes we wish we could be, is truly inspiring. I have no doubt that this trilogy in five parts (Douglas would be proud) will become one of the greatest, and most loved, DC stories of all time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 20, 2022

    DCeased has been DC's most consistent out of continuity franchise. Taylor and Hairsine keep crafting haunting stories full of horror and heroic actions. This was another outstanding installment of this killer title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Sep 20, 2022

    War of the Undead Gods fires on all cylinders with its second issue, ramping up the stakes and causing a multiverse of trouble for our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 20, 2022

    Taylor's writing seems a bit more irreverent here than I'm used to, but not in a way that feels out of place. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 20, 2022

    DCeased is such a dark and wonderful world to experience in the greater DC Universe. It is the stuff of nightmares and potential, which Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine are taking full advantage of. The DCU has great evil, but this version makes that one look docile. The creative is bringing terror, so can the heroes bring hope? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 26, 2022

    While this issue is focused less on our heroes and more on the villains and those controlled by the Anti-Life Equation, the result is a lot of fun. The kind of fast-moving apocalypse across worlds is underway and having that come just after humanity finally started to regain its place is going to up the ante a lot. I really like seeing Darkseid in this form as so often it's just the master puppeteer while here it's very active. The time on New Genesis with Scott and Barda was a lot of fun as well even though Barda understandably reacts in a way that doesn't make a lot of sense at first. The book continues to really know its characters well and is so wonderfully illustrated and colored that it's an absolute delight to read and re-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Sep 21, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Dead Gods #2 is another strong step towards the inevitable conclusion to the zombie-themed universe. Taylors script builds off of and thrives thanks to the established lore of this universe while Hairsine and Lanning's art sells the action horror of the upcoming conflict. Supergirl steals the show in this issue, thanks to a brutal introduction, and stunning use of colors. Those colors give the book an additional dimension, especially when Lantern's rings fly, or energy krackles. It might be a little daunting to jump in now, but this issue makes the case to revisit and see what other seeds were planted in previous issues of DCeased. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Sep 21, 2022

    Tom Taylor also pulls out one of his favorite tricks by turning the series' top villain into a Yellow Lantern, which is a nice Injustice callback. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 23, 2022

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #2 puts over the Crisis-level threat that the Anti-Living Darkseid and New Gods are to the DC Universe. The emotional moments elevate the action we see take place throughout this issue. Now with the antagonist firmly established the stage is set for War Of The Undead Gods to be the biggest story of the DCeased DC Universe trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Sep 20, 2022

    I don't know how to compliment this issue in a way that doesn't sound backhanded. It is not a bad issue, but it has more than a few double edged positives. I like the gestures, but not the terrible portions of background, faces, and the "what if? designs. The character interactions between Guy and Brainiac stole the show, but the actions of some of the characters make them unrelatable and others outright unlikable. Overall, this issue was a mixed bag with mixed emotions, which usually results in a mixed score. As long as enjoyment can still be found in this wacky, yet self-serious series then that score will remain mixed positive. Read Full Review

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