DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

A greater chaotic force enters the battle, and in so doing threatens reality itself. As more heroes fall, and whole galaxies are lost, the most powerful forces across the cosmos must stop watching from the sidelines and finally act.

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

    War of the Undead Gods has been a fantastic read with twists that never let up. Taylor almost has a formula established but the writing and artwork are so strong it still comes together smoothly and thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 25, 2022

    Taylor is looking good with his writing, and this art team is on fire from covers to panels!  The look of these DCeased books is phenomenal in the art department, but Taylor hits all buttons on the crisis at hand as well as the eternal hope of the heroes that this virus can and will be defeated.It's decimation, as any character is apt to be killed off, but it is also endless optimism!  Again, Taylor hits all the excellent notes in his DCeased sonnets! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2022

    This has always been a war comic, but this is one of the best issues when it comes to conveying the sheer scope of the battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Dec 20, 2022

    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #5 is a high-octane issue as Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and the rest of the team take a ridiculous character and have him destroy worlds! If you thought undead Plastic Man was gross and scary, you haven't seen anything like this terrifying trickster. Stay safe as we approach the end! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 28, 2022

    The DCeased series is one that has always escalated quickly so I'm not too surprised by that happening here. What we get is a good bit of fun overall and I like the smaller character moments while also really enjoying the big strange moments. I'm a huge fan of the Spectre so seeing him and others convene about looking at a larger exit plan is definitely up my alley as a long-time science fiction fan but I'm also glad that the book just goes all out with the weirdness. Yet it's all still strangely grounded in its own way that it doesn't feel out of place even as it escalates so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 20, 2022

    This series is fantastic. While the action is always there and the series is always entertaining, this creative never forgets that the heart of the story revolves around having characters that feel real and that we care about. Sometimes the huge, cosmic-level comics forget this and deliver tales that are all style over substance. DCeased may well be a superhero/sci-fi/action/horror comic book, designed to thrill and entertain, but it's also a story about love and survival, and that's what will keep readers engaged. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 20, 2022

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #5 raises the bar with the scale of this latest series. From the Guardians to Superman to Kilowog there are a lot of great character moments in this issue that enhance the stakes of the crisis Darkseid and his Anti-Living army have created. How the ending sets up a clash between two titans of the DC Universe there is genuine interest in how things will turn out when all is said and done in DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 21, 2022

    War of the Undead Gods #5 goes the second route by having him to lose Darkseid in laughably quick fashion, causing this series to feel like it has been spinning its wheels for the past few issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Dec 20, 2022

    DCeased has been running a morbid zombie campaign for nearly five years. Pass the half way mark, the series only seems to care about the next metal scenario to come. I can only believe that Tom and Trevor are intentionally creating issue after issue of depressing and joyless fiction on purpose. Why else do you need a big bad darker than an undead Darkseid? You don't corrupt symbols of hope for no reason, you deconstruct them to support their existence in the first place. Undead Gods seems like it is playing a tune that a specific niche wants to hear. At least for now, it is unwelcome in my playlist. I am at least curious about what the Spectre will do with a sword! Read Full Review

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