DCeased #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 46
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 5, 2019

    The word masterpiece is banded about a lot, but honestly, in my opinion this seriesand this issue qualify. DCeased #5 is without doubt one of the best comics of 2019. Yes it was torture, yes it hurt, but those are the feelings that let us know we're alive. Technology is dead, but paradise may yet be awaiting the survivors; both in the Green of Gotham's Central Park, and on the aptly named Paradise Island of Themyscira. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 6, 2019

    It is a rare comic that can make you both laugh out loud and weep openly. DCeased #5 is such a comic. There is nothing more to say beyond that, save that if you haven't already been reading this book, start now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 2, 2019

    This was another amazing issue from this series, and with that cliffhanger ending I can't wait to see how this miniseries wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 2, 2019

    At the end of this issue hope really seems lost. Im at a loss as to if Taylor has a happy/hopeful ending in mind or if the conclusion will be in keeping with the tone established so far. Either way I definitely dont want to miss whats been one of DCs best books these last five months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Oct 2, 2019

    With one issue left in the mini-series,DCeasedremains a standout comic with issue number five. It's dark, emotional, and extremely well-written, heightened when the narrator is revealed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 2, 2019

    Don't you dare miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 2, 2019

    DCeased is so good. It's heartbreaking and even it's most optimistic moments, dark as fuck. But it's such an engaging comic. It's such a unique comic. It has taken the superhero and zombie frameworks and welded them together to create an entirely different monstrosity that I really hope you're reading. Or barring that, I really hope you buy the trade because this one is going to be remembered as a seminal work in a few years, mark my words. I don't think I'm ready for the conclusion next issue, but I am waiting with baited breath. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 2, 2019

    Hairsine delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The art manages to strike the perfect balance between beauty and the grotesque. The scenes of destruction are visceral and effective. I really enjoy how this issue looks from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 2, 2019

    The last panel hits the hardest. There is a big change in the story dynamic at the end. The creative team just nails it perfectly. I loved this book and all of the twists and turns it took. It is brilliantly done. There is nothing more to say than that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 2, 2019

    This issue's second half is offers one of the most intense, edge-of-the-seat reading experiences I've ever had; I'm not sure how this series will end, but I'm confident that its final scenes will be unforgettable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 11, 2019

    Have you ever cried from watching a horror movie or reading a horror book? I can almost assure you that you'll tear up by the end of DCeased #5. It's a roller coaster of emotion, going from hope to terror to heartbreak and it's riveting every step of the way. Then, just when you think you've made it out the other side, the last twist happens and everything changes. There's one issue left in this series and it cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 2, 2019

    You can definitely see where DCeased is trying to be more than what some readers initially summed it to be. They still find ways to indulge and have fun in the violence and gore, but there is no denying how they are able to weave a compelling story through really caring about the characters involved and the collapsing world around them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 2, 2019

    It's not hard to see why this is the biggest new hit out of DC in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 8, 2019

    DCeased has been a real delight in how it's giving us a survival-horror series, superhero style, where it just goes from really bad to incredibly bad in the blink of an eye. It moves to that next phase here which you'd expect as we head into the finale in the next issue. And that can't get here soon enough. This is an absolutely bonkers kind of book that should make for a great coffee table style hardcover at some point with the full run because it is so accessible and tickles that side of fandom that gets its due regularly enough but not with this style and design. I can't recommend it enough as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 4, 2019

    DCeased #5 was a phenomenal issue. This issue solidified why DCeased is an event that every DC Comics fan must read. From beginning to end, Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine combine to tell an emotionally charged issue. They do a masterful job taking the reader on a journey and ending on a note that leaves the reader emotionally drained. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Oct 7, 2019

    DCeased #5 is an excellent issue, one that makes me extremely excited to find out how this world will come to an end. Or indeed, how this world will survive to see another day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Oct 4, 2019

    This is another great, yet tear-jerking issue by Tom Taylor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Oct 5, 2019

    DCeased is the most reliable DC event that has come out in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 2, 2019

    I definitely enjoy this issue a lot. I still miss a little bit more focus on characters, but Taylor makes good use of the fast pacing and succeeds at hitting you in the face out of nowhere. Hairsine's work is great"the way he frames the scenes and the way he renders the emotions really make this book come to life. The book has a slow start, but once the breaks are off"oh boy! Seriously, this is a good read. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oct 2, 2019

    DCeased scratches that subversive itch of seeing Earth’s most pristine heroes get caught in the muck and bloodshed, and to its credit, manages to pack in more emotion than the gleeful slaughter of Marvel Zombies. While I don’t know if it necessarily encapsulates the full scale of such an epidemic in the way that, say, Grant Morrison did years ago in his Starro-centric issue of JLA Secret Files, Taylor and Hairsine do stretch themselves - to varying degrees of success - to make sure this series has a beating heart underneath all the carnage. While this isn’t necessarily the strongest issue of the series to date, it’s a solid penultimate chapter - but whether DCeased succeeds or falls will likely be based on whether or not it can stick the landing next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Oct 2, 2019

    DCeased #5 as a whole shows some slight improvement in the art category, captures a few standard Tom Taylor moments that hit you in the feels, yet muddles attempts to make this individual issue standout from the other issues so far, mainly the more entertaining tie-in from last month featuring Constantine. DCceased may be selling well, but it seems like something that otherwise will be quickly forgettable, with too few chances taken other than shocking death, which by the fifth time it's used as a cliffhanger, has worn its welcome out. Read Full Review

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