DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #3

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

As a warrior princess is mourned on Themyscira, an old god comes to warn of the threat of the New Gods. Meanwhile across the stars, Adam Strange fights the unthinkable and the Main Man himself, Lobo, tears his way into DCeased. New battle lines are drawn as the anti-living spread across the universe!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 20, 2022

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #3 continues to shock, thrill and delight. What we're getting is modern mythology that, particularly with this issue, even starts to tie in with real-world mythology. Fans of Greek history and legend should find the final page spine-chilling! Anyone unfamiliar with what we see depicted can get answers from a simple web search. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 18, 2022

    If you've been reading DCeased you don't need any convincing. It remains one of the more unpredictable and entertaining books from DC and despite its subject matter, is just as fresh as the start of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 18, 2022

    Taylor always manages to surprise in his Elseworlds series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 18, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #3 is a slower issue, but it still sneaks up on you and puts your emotions in flux. Adam Strange fans, watch out as your character shows up in the world of DCeased. It's so bittersweet to get your favorites to show up and then see their fates. Plus, there might be more at play than the creative team led us to believe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 23, 2022

    DCeased still remains one of my favorite non-continuity books because of how many chance it takes and the evolution of characters through very difficult and chaotic times. What we see isn't so strongly focused on one or two characters and it shifts around well while expanding its eye of coverage. Giving Adam Strange some time here is a delight but it's Lobo that steals the show for me. And bringing in Ares as he talks about the recent fight as a struggle as opposed to a war is just perfect. The book continues to read really well as it jumps about and I love the artwork with all of its details and how it pulls things together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 19, 2022

    It's quite a bold move for Tom Taylor to change things up now, but he has yet to lead this series astray. Also there's a great Lobo scene. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 18, 2022

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #3 is more set-up for this series to live up to the name of the comic book. Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine commit to show how bad things continue to get with the Anti-Living Darkseid and New Gods wrecking chaos throughout the universe. Now hopefully future issues can make the rest of DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods deliver on the Crisis-level tone that the revelation in this issue teases us with. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Oct 18, 2022

    War of The Undead Gods thematically revels in misery. So much is F.U.B.A.R at this stage in the DCeased universe, that I tend to feel very disconnected from each issue. As a reader, I have lost hope that any of the sadism spreading in that universe is leading to any pleasing outcome whatsoever. Although the layout is good, there are far too many ugly distractions taking away from the emotional beats. Just because DCeased doesn't appeal to me, doesn't mean readers looking for gore, misery, and space battles won't find satisfaction. I like how this issue is exploring the wider universe, and maybe there are even cooler things to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Oct 18, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #3 is a mixed bag, offering a poignant funeral for a fallen hero and little else. A majority of the story, revealing the scale of the spreading anti-life infection, would have worked better as a separate one-shot or prelude issue. Instead, it breaks up the flow set by the first two issues and downgrades the threat of Darkseid once again, falling into a shadow cast by titles like Dark Crisis. Now that the book has finished its table-setting and has revealed the true villain of the final miniseries, hopefully, the book will regain its focus and dive straight back into what made the first two series such a juggernaut in both writing and art. Read Full Review

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