DCeased #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Guadiano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 69
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8.5User Rating

"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first...but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS more

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 8, 2019

    Unsurprisingly, DCeased #1 is mostly the setup. This series has been teased for quite some time, but the big question was how would they do something like this? Writer Tom Taylor lays out the origins of this virus in a very clear manner, putting the Justice League up against something they can't just punch or throw into the sun. Now with that set up, where do they go next? After the end of this issue, I can't wait to find out. DCeased has brought horror to the DC Universe in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey May 1, 2019

    So in order to make a zombie story stand out in 2019 you need two things " a killer spin on the usual narrative and the right atmosphere to match it. And by some miracle, DCeased has both. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim May 1, 2019

    This 1st installment from Tom Taylor is exciting from start to finish. The pacing, art, color, and lettering make this book a horrifying delight. Buckle up readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab May 9, 2019

    DCeased #1 was an amazing start to this six issue series. Tom Taylor did not disappoint, and sets up a terrifying journey to come for the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez May 1, 2019

    The poetry in the writing makes this an issue I will come back to and read again and again. The way Taylor mirrors his language in the beginning and the end sets the tone for the next issues. I'm currently on the edge of my seat as a fan of the heroes in harm's way and of the horror genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 1, 2019

    This particularly bleak storyline attracts my attention for so many odd reasons. It's the cleverness in the inciting incident. It's the not-quite omniscient narrator given us the play by play. It's the damn near iconic images littered through the issue. It's what out of continuity events were made for and again, I never would have thought to ask for this, but now I want the rest of it immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 1, 2019

    DCeased might sound like a dated concept, but this first issue is very engaging. Taylor is a master at building alternate DC realities and this one looks to be just as captivating watching another society fall. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 1, 2019

    Dark, brutal, and intensely entertaining, DCeasedis not to be missed. This impressive debut is visually stunning, intellectually stimulating, and packed tight with action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Jordan Claes May 3, 2019

    The good guys always win, the bad guys always die. But it's precisely this trope that makes DCEASED #1 so enticing"Tom Taylor doesn't play by the rules! He's like the George R.R. Martin of the comic book world, and he's about to go 'Ned Stark' on the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 15, 2019

    It was fun, it looked great, I had a ball reading it. Isnt that what really matters? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 1, 2019

    Trevor Hairsine, James Harren and Stefano Gaudiano do amazing work with the art in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 1, 2019

    But I was into it the entire time. Taylor keeps the action moving fast and the excitement high. Sure, we have seen plenty of zombie inspired media out there. But where else can you see Nightwing bite Batman on the neck that turns him into a zombie? This was a pretty fun and exciting read overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell May 2, 2019

    This is a series with great potential. Filled with shocking moments and endless action, this issue is an exciting and terrifying superhero horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 1, 2019

    Leaving any given issue on a cliffhanger threatening the life of a flagship character typically doesnt leave the reader with any fear for their favorite heroes lives, this is not that story. With the series lying outside of continuity, anything can happen, anyone can die, creating anticipation and excitement not familiar to the DC Universe proper. With only the first issue in, the title proves to be an exciting ride through a nightmarish landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 7, 2019

    The setup is all here and you can see how it's going to sprawl from here. A world infected and going mad is an easy setup. Tom Taylor gives it lots of personality with some great material on Apokalips with Desaasd an Cyborg and I really like what we get both for Batman and Superman at their respective homes. It's a simple setup but it delivers exactly what will define the run and it hits some really good moments of humor, panic, and fear as the scale of events unfolds. Taylor keeps it moving at a very good clip and the artwork definitely fits for it as it's aggressive and intense with what it does, amping up the mood perfectly. I'm looking forward to more to see just how far it goes and what craziness ensues with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 1, 2019

    Disturbingly beautiful, compelling and timely, "DCeased" has everything to be another excellent series by Taylor and team. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. May 1, 2019

    Overall, its pretty enjoyable to watch this zombie takeover of the DC Universe. DCeased bites right into your fears and promises to be a fun seriesfor the living and the dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers May 1, 2019

    Taylor's script was easily the best part of the book. He does a fantastic job laying down the introduction of the virus and is very clever with its creation. It's hard to imagine the good guys coming out on top, which is exactly what I want from a book like this. I don't want there to be any hope. I don't want to see any possible positive outcomes. I want to feel like the situation is hopeless and my heroes are doomed. That's when a good writer tends to surprise and delights me the most. But even more important than that, I want to see some truly horrifying, disgusting, and disturbing content. Show the world just how sick and twisted you can be Tom Taylor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2019

    DCeased #1 reads like DC's answer to Marvel Zombies, but it shows the potential to carve its own path. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 1, 2019

    This foray into superhero zombification is interesting, and uses some entrenched DC lore in a satisfying way that makes sense. In comic book terms, that is. It's not like they've created the formula for a real zombie outbreak here…or have they??? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 1, 2019

    This was a fun and brutal start. Fans of these characters should check this out because the team is clearly taking a no-holds-barred approach to this universe. The art is incredible and the script sings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 1, 2019

    I'm sitting at a computer screen right now, and I'm anxious… I'll never look at my smartphone the same way again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin May 1, 2019

    DCEASED is an absolute blast for comic and horror fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 1, 2019

    I'm generally not a horror fan but do enjoy the occasional zombie story. This combination of DC's iconic characters and an outbreak storyline works due to it understanding what it is and using familiar tropes and situations to maximum effect. While it might be familiar, if you're a fan of this genre, it's well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 2, 2019

    You are into zombie stories!You enjoyed Tom Taylor's Injustice!You want to see an exciting take on a zombie apocalypse in the DC Universe! While this book has a bit of a rough start, it quickly picks up the pace and manages to get me invested in the story. With strong art, strong dialogue and strong characters, it seems that we'll be in for a creepy, emotional, uncomfortable and at times outright disgusting show"exactly what a horror story should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez May 1, 2019

    DCeased #1 is a good start to the event, with a really solid story and good art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack May 3, 2019

    It is the beginning of the apocalypse for the DC Universe. I wonder how the Justice League can ever beat the army or the undead? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel May 2, 2019

    Mild recommendation and enough to bring me back next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2019

    If you like Walking Dead, you'll probably like this, but I don't think it's for me. No light at the end of this tunnel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 1, 2019

    Zombie versus superheroes isn't a new thing; Marvel did this awhile ago, though they may have dallied with subject matter for too long, after all who cares is “D” list character get turned into zombies? With this type of book, Taylor and gang are going to have to make journey really interesting to counter the familiar zombie trope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 2, 2019

    Fans of Taylor's previous work and zombie comics will be able to cope with the artwork for the sake of the story, but mainstream superhero fans will likely want to steer clear of this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 6, 2019

    For its faults, there is still a strong creative team behind DCeased, and the technology angle to the zombie story is interesting, so hopefully that's the route the rest of the series pursues. The subgenre is tired, so this story is in desperate need of something else for readers to latch onto. There needs to be something really special to make a series like this work, and so far this debut issue struggles to deliver on that front. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 1, 2019

    I wish tokeep an open mind, but the first issue seems to be cobbled from familiar tropes" Batmans paranoia, torture at the hands of deSaad, zombies, Clarks immediateconcern for Lois and Jon, more zombies. None of the ingredients are anything wehavent tasted before, but Im hoping DC can present them in a fresh, new mix.A bold, new direction, if you will. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 1, 2019

    Maybe the writer is holding something back to reveal over the next five issues but if that's the case, then he failed at crafting a compelling opening. Read Full Review

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