Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1

Writer: Tim Seeley, Dennis Culver, A.L. Kaplan, Alyssa Wong Artist: Baldemar Rivas, Chris Burnham, Haining Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 31
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

NEW THREATS WILL RISE! When the Lazarus storm touches down, people from every walk of life stand to be affected. People who are kind, people who are good…and people who are evil. This epic issue will spotlight the many disastrous new villains created by the Lazarus event and the heroes who stand ready to stop them from doing harm to others! What sinister threat brings a new chapter to the Doom Patrol saga? Can a new hero channel the inexorable Still Force energy to fend off evil? What lurks in the corners of the Spirit World for new character Xanthe? And what early clue to the new direction in Arkham Tower will spell disaster for Gotham Cit more

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2023

    Overall, all four of these are fun stories with a lot of promise for where they go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 14, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1 is the best Lazarus Planet one-shot so far. The stories range from pure superhero action to high-fantasy adventure to dark and moody John Wick type action. It gives us great moments with rarely seen characters like The Huntress, The Doom Patrol and Cassandra Cain and introduces new characters Circuit Breaker and Xanthe Zhou. I especially loved Xanthe Zhou and I hope we see a lot more of them in the future. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 15, 2023

    As individual stories, this is a great one-shot that makes the whole event a lot more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Feb 14, 2023

    If these Lazarus Planet one shots have shown the readers anything, it's that the new Dawn of DC era will be one of the most diverse in its history. Lots of new characters and underutilized old characters will be getting time to shine in the spotlight. This issue in particular had a great combination of the old and new, with excellent artwork, interesting character design, and meaningful representation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Feb 20, 2023

    A set of great teasers would still benefit from any sense that they were grouped together on purpose. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Davydh Tidey Feb 14, 2023

    We have an absolute plethora of new characters, new stories, and new creators to follow after this event, and it's got me excited for DC's future. I've said it multiple times now, but Dawn of DC is shaping up to be one of the best moves the company has made in years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 13, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1 delivers four short stories that act as preludes to other DC series coming in the future. The shorts are interesting and end on solid cliffhangers, but almost nothing in this collection has anything to do with the Lazarus Planet event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Feb 14, 2023

    The book looks great at times, but often remains uneventful. Most of the tales in the anthology follow new characters, cartoonish art, and plots right out of serial television. Although, none of these Lazarus Planet tie-ins are that good on their own, readers can at least count on some engrossing teases to future storylines. In this issue, I'll definitely cosign a Dennis Culver led Doom Patrol, but Circuit Breaker, Xanthe Zhou, and Batgirl might be a bit harder. In terms of Lazarus Planet so far, I don't think the rain is playing a part effectively, and find myself wondering who thought spin-offs were necessary at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 14, 2023

    At this point Lazarus Planets spin-offs can be safely ignored. Theres no reason to hope for a true advancement in the story while these character introductions slowly roll out with little repercussion to the actual event itself. Read Full Review

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