Generations: Shattered #1

8.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out…

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 8, 2021

    Another threat targets the DCU, but even if you may be feeling “Crisis' fatigue by now, no true DC Comics fan will want to miss this spectacular star-studded issue. A team is forged from across time and space to take on a long-forgotten threat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 5, 2021

    While its connection to the new DC continuity is unclear, Generations Shattered #1 is afantastic story and a loving retrospective of DC's history. I can hardly wait to for the concluding chapter to see how the story wraps up and to see if it tells us more about the current shape of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jan 5, 2021

    Generations Shattered will be a hard sell for some, considering what it's up against, but I think it is a great treat that takes you back to the sci-fi style of comics and epic scope of fantasy that will delight longstanding fans and get newer fans to check their history out even more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 5, 2021

    This setup has potential and with Jurgens steering the way the event should make for another fun out of continuity epic while Future State is playing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jan 8, 2021

    Once again in the DC Universe, time ain't what it used to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 5, 2021

    Generations Shattered #1 (#DCComics @thedanjurgens @39aAndy @robertvenditti @hificolor @tenapolitano) is a high-priced nostalgia-bomb that is well-executed even if it isn't particularly ground-breaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 5, 2021

    GENERATIONS SHATTERED is a rerun of DC Comics' classics. This creative team, with 22 artists on board, are having loads of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 5, 2021

    I'm not sure what the process that the three writers went through for this script was, but it's turned into a pretty entertaining throwback. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 8, 2021

    In the end, your enjoyment of Generations Shattered may come down to how much you like the creators involved and how willing you are to read yet another Crisis comic. This series is unlikely to be essential reading, but it is a ripping yarn on its own terms and that's more than some comics can manage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 5, 2021

    We've got a big ol' story on our hands that is setting up what "everything matters" means from the end of Death Metal and the big takeaway about that in this "Crisis" level event that didn't wait at all to attack our new Multiverse is the way we and our heroes perceive time and events. Yeah, it's not all explained yet, but it's interesting nonetheless and I look forward to continuing this jaunt throughout what time is left and seeing how our heroes will be able to overcome this unshaper of the Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jan 7, 2021

    Generations: Shattered was a most welcome surprise, and Generations: Forged can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jan 5, 2021

    Time travel, cosmic threats, action, explosions and more cool characters than you can shake a stick at; Generations Shattered has it all. Dark Nights: Death Metal has set events in motion that will forever change the DC Multiverse… or should that now be Omniverse, or even Metaverse? I don't know which of these names is correct, but I know what I'd call this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 5, 2021

    When all is said and done, I feel like Generations Shattered #1 possesses a decent story but often loses track of it amidst all the time-hopping. Now that the team is assembled, maybe its follow up stories will be able to set the ship aright. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 5, 2021

    Generations Shattered #1 is a well-executed, but extremely familiar tale of multiverse hijinks. I can't count how many times the entire fabric of the multiverse has been at stake so the narrative here doesn't do much to distinguish itself. What's left over are a series of well drawn vignettes that range from average to spectacular depending on your fandom of appearing characters. Whether or not the pure spectacle of it all makes it worth the ten dollar price tag is debatable, but I imagine most fans of Death Metal and similar stories will find it a value. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 6, 2021

    Generations Shattered #1 is an oddity of a comic. It's hampered by its release along "Future State" making its story a bit confusing. The concept is quite good and entertaining, especially where it leaves things. But, it takes forever to get to the interesting part. It's a comic I both felt like a chore to read but at the same time I want to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 6, 2021

    Sadly, it will remain a curiosity rather than a fully fleshed out event. That is the biggest shame of all this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Swift Planet Mar 30, 2021

    It's got a very appealing old school feel, it even feels like a Crisis type book, but not the best one. It's fun and that's enough. Dominus is made to really good use too.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine May 10, 2021

    This was okay.

  • 10
    I Review Comics Jan 18, 2021

    Generations Shattered has a similar format, price point, and page count to the other Anniversary comics that DC has put out in the past year. The difference between those projects and this one is that Generations Shattered maintains narrative and artistic consistency throughout and provides the single best DC comics reading experiences that I've had in a long time.

    I've never been the biggest DC lore guy but I've read most of the major events of the '80s and '90s. The issues tagline says that the series spins out of Dark Knights: Death Metal but It honestly feels like a spiritual successor to the original "Crisis on Infinite Earths" with flashes of the publisher's bests eras blended into something new and fun.

    The e more

  • 9.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Jan 6, 2021

    This almost felt like the 1st time I picked up Marvel vs. DC all over again.
    Most likely because Jurgens was on the title. No matter, at least he doesn't jerk readers around.
    Everything but Booster Gold is what I came here for (even though old Booster Gold gave off an aura that I never thought possible to see in the character: respectability): time travel hijinks like this was Zero Hour all over again (Waverider I see you !), the appearances of classic heroes ( I even smiled when I saw Silencer ) and a band of misfits being put together to stop a seemingly unstoppable foe. This is what comic books are made for.
    Now there are a few revisions to the team I would have made : Raven instead of Starfire , Rayner instead of Sines more

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jan 5, 2021

    This was an experience.

    I've never felt this way reading a comic besides going through Pre-Flashpoint stories and runs. Generations Shattered succeeds because it's a comic that is aware of the universe it exists in; it doesn't pander or stoop to hold your hand, it just tries to have fun with DC's vast continuity. You could put this in a collection of the 2006 Booster Gold series and no one would bat an eye.

    A return to form for DC.

  • 9.0
    KFuqua Jan 6, 2021

    Well done book with some very interesting story elements. Plus, seeing the real Legion in the book really made me happy!

  • 7.5

    The art changes bothered me, but I honestly didn't mind this. It's fun.

  • 7.5
    TheHyruleElf Jan 8, 2021

    It's fun. Nothing grand or spectacular, but enjoyable in a basic sense. I could see myself enjoying it again on a rainy day or something.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jan 17, 2021

    Pretty fun, even if it was more of a set-up issue (which even for a setup had a bit too much filler). Curious about what happens next.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jan 5, 2021

    I would have given it more if Reis would have drawn more of it, his art was splendid.

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Jan 6, 2021

    Issues like this are a struggle sometimes when the artists changes so drastically that it’s in fact jarring.

  • 6.0
    KittyNone Jan 6, 2021

    My first impression was that this was a retread of Zero Hour and I thought "wow we're kinda scraping the barrel of 90's nostalgia here, huh?" — then I saw who the main villain was and realized that barrel has much lower depths to scrape. Nice art, though. It's good to see that JRJR's awful work on Action Comics was just a fluke.

  • 5.5
    Onomatopoeia Jan 5, 2021

    A bricolage that resulted in a mess.

  • 5.0
    Maud Benjamin Jan 10, 2021

    mediocre

  • 2.5
    tgrealy Jan 7, 2021

    Avoid it. 80 pages, none of them entertaining.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Jan 5, 2021

    I love Jurgens as a writer but this was a bomb. Too many cooks ruin the stew. Save your money.

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Jan 22, 2021

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    kmob Jan 5, 2021

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    Nicetrylaoche Feb 5, 2021

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Jan 6, 2021

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 5, 2021

  • 7.5
    Crimson Knight Jan 5, 2021

  • 7.5
    Bananaknight Jan 7, 2021

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Jan 8, 2021

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 5, 2021

  • 7.0
    Radar Jan 8, 2021

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 19, 2021

  • 7.0
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    Críticas Crónicas Jan 11, 2021

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  • 1.0
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