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DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1

7.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Joy to all 52 worlds-it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harley Quinn tries her hand at interdimensional caroling. These seasonal sagas are sure to help you have yourself a very merry Multiverse!

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 9, 2020

    Season themed anthologies are where it's at. DC has produced a few this year, but Very Merry Multiverse is without a doubt my favorite. Make some hot chocolate, sit back, and enjoy your favorite characters celebrating the holidays that you can't this year.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 10, 2020

    DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1 is another great collection of stories. I look forward to seeing future work from the new creators featured here as well as the more established names. If you want a nice dose of holiday cheer, be sure to check out this issue. It also would make a great gift to give to any budding comic fans on your holiday shopping list. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 14, 2020

    I really thought this whole thing was a big sugar cookie of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Dec 11, 2020

    If you know the background from some of these worlds as well as the characters, it is a chance to celebrate the holiday season. Some stories are poignant, we get many “awww…” moments, and others that may have you scratching your head. Overall though, this was a needed break from the heaviness that has been 2020. The artists and writers “get it”, and they have given us a gift in which we should be really thankful for! DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1 was really good fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 8, 2020

    Overall, this might be one of the most bizarre comics DC has ever put out. It's absolutely not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 25, 2020

    I can't speak for the rest of the book, you'll have to check out comic-watch.com for the reviews of the other stories, but if you want to read a great Booster Gold story, this is the place you need to look! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 9, 2020

    Really, this is one of the weirdest holiday specials DC has put out, but it has a ton of heart and is a fun, offbeat read from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Dec 8, 2020

    I plan to pick up some copies of this issue to have as stocking stuffers for the DC readers in my family. If you’re one to get into the holiday spirit definitely give this issue a read and let us know which of the stories were your favorites in the comments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 25, 2020

    The League of Shadows short gives the horror side of DC Comics an interesting spotlight in the Very Merry Multiverse #1 collection with a lesson on ancient traditions you may not know quite as much about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 17, 2020

    The best story in the book comes from writer Tom King and drawn by Scott Koblish. It is a great story about Lobo and the holiday of Hannukah. It is pretty fun without trying too hard. I wish the rest of the book followed it's example. This wasn't bad but could definitely have been better. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Dec 25, 2020

    Its A Horrible Life! is a darkly comical take on a Christmas classic. All of its jokes dont land, but its fun while it lasts: great if you want more Harley Quinn and less seasonal schmaltz. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 15, 2020

    I still think they missed a trick with the title though…. DC Comics Christmas on Multiple Earths. C'mon, it writes itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 11, 2020

    DC's Very Merry Multiverse, available from DC Comics on December 8th, takes readers on a wild ride around the multiverse. Some stories are stronger than others. Some art is stronger than others. It's a safe bet readers will like at least one or two stories in the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 25, 2020

    DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1 (King, Koblish, Hi-Fi) closes on a tone-deaf note when Lobo, of all characters, is transposed as a very, very violent representative for the Jewish people in "A Very Lobo Hanukkah." Not a good look for anybody involved. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 9, 2020

    'DC's Verry Merry Multiverse" is an extremely mixed bag of toys. While some of the stories are a fun treat and even poignant, others feel like they needed more time in the oven. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    REYNARD Dec 28, 2020

    Sholly Fisch League of Shadows story was wonderful, and I also really liked the Batman Beyond Gray Ghost story as well.

    As for the Booster Gold story; many people forget that before The Omac Project, Maxwell Lord was shady businessman turned ally to the JLI for a good decade and a half. Great story overall.

    Everything else is either boring or garbage; Tom King still can't write without using brainyquote.com and The Bible, and jeez the Bizarro stories... YAWN.

  • 6.0
    CreatiScope Dec 31, 2020


  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 8, 2020

    Usually I can look at the table of contents of these and see a few writers I’m excited to see, this one only had Tom King. The multiple Bizarro stories and multiple takes on A Christmas Carol read as sheer laziness.

  • 5.0
    Swift Planet Dec 31, 2020

    An assortment of coal.

  • 5.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Dec 15, 2020

    Cute little holiday stories. Maybe half were pretty good. None were particularly consequential, which is what DC will need to avoid with their anthologies if they want to keep sales up.

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Dec 8, 2020

    Couldn't be bothered to list all the stories here. This is not worth reading. The worst stories are the Bizarro ones. I've got pretty much nothing to say about the rest. The final story about Lobo by Tom King is needlessly pedantic. He quotes 1 Maccabees throughout the story, and it's like... Really, did we need this for a stupid Lobo story? I don't even agree with the message of it in the end because I dislike religion. So there's nothing here for me. The rest of the stories don't warrant discussion.

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Dec 14, 2020

    What a piece of garbage and at an expensive price. It's sad when the horrible Tom King is your big writer!

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    Gustavo Las Orka Jan 12, 2023

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    John Pomoli Jan 12, 2023

  • 7.0
    Pelato89 Jan 12, 2023

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