Lazarus Planet: Omega #1

Writer: Mark Waid, Gene Luen Yang Artist: Ricardo Federici, Billy Tan, Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 30
7.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

FATE AND FURY. The Devil Nezha and his son are at war-with all of humanity caught in the middle! The Lazarus storms are intensifying worldwide, Earth’s superheroes are on the ropes, and Batman is living on borrowed time. It’s up to Zatanna, the Spectre, the Demon, Klarion, and the rest of the DCU’s magic users to join Damian Wayne and set things right-but to do that, they’ll have to uncover Nezha’s final, explosive secret! Plus: Dreamer has rescued Doctor Fate’s helmet from destruction…but why does it keep glowing like that? The Dawn of the DCU begins as the Lazarus Planet saga crashes to a close!

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2023

    The action builds, with a surprising sacrifice along the way, but it delivers some great momentsbefore ending on a cliffhanger again, as the story returns to the finale of Batman vs. Robin for more focused tale. Fun story, just a bit odd. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 21, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Omega #1 was exactly what has been missing since Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1. It literally continues the story exactly from where it left off making every last tie-in almost pointless and inconsequential. Nevertheless, Waid delivers a thrilling story thats well-paced with dynamic action and powerful thematic moments that set up the finale well between father and son. However, its Riccardo Federico and Mike Perkins who give Lazarus Planet: Omega #1 the authentic power the other tie-ins have been missing showcasing just how important great art is to a story. Waids plot was interesting, to say the least. However, without Federico and Perkins at the helm, Lazarus Planet: Omega #1 would just be an average story. Truthfully, fans just need Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1 and Lazarus Planet: Omega #1 and theyll be set. Dont worry about all the other fluff in between. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 21, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Omega #1 ends the world-changing event with big action, big stakes, stellar art, and a true, albeit loosely defined, status quo change for the DC Universe. Waid finishes almost as strongly as he started, so fans of the Alpha issue will be generally pleased with the Omega. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Davydh Tidey Feb 23, 2023

    Lazarus Planet could better be described as an experience rather than a series, and Lazarus Planet: Omega tops off what's been a wonderful experience to read. The entire DCU is affected by the Lazarus storms, with long lasting effects that are already showing. Brand new characters, brand new stories and brand new directions for characters have unfolded during these events, and I can't wait to see them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Feb 21, 2023

    Similar to Lazarus Planet: Alpha there's tons of great action in this issue, but not a lot really happens. Even though this comic is called "Omega" and should finish the story, it feels like a lot of important plotlines aren't tied up by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 22, 2023

    The Lazarus Planet crossover is clearly reaching some sort of a climax. It must be. Its been going on for a long time now. And theres certainly a hell of a lot going on in the pages of Lazarus Planet: Omega...there are a lot of...characters in the issue and everything. Its just too bad that there isnt that much to define all of the action. There isnt a coherent attitude thats animating any of it. It looks good, but theres no question of the outcome, and there isnt enough to engage the reader beyond the surface of the page. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Feb 21, 2023

    Lazarus Planet is a very unclear event from issues Alpha to Omega. If Waid intends to write a story about fatherhood, then maybe focus on Damian or Fire Bull more. None of the tie-ins or spin-offs matter to the overall conflict, and feel like excuses to introduce new characters and mess with older ones. Although the conflict will resolve in another issue of Batman Vs. Robin, I think publishing this event was a waste of time. Apart from the often amazing visuals and sometimes creative spin-offs, there was no reason to envelope the DCU in a widely superficial conflict. Overall, I think the creative team couldn't make the narrative, characters, and East Asian influences, add up to something that made sense. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2023

    Lazarus Planet initially didnt sound that compelling and after a string of ineffective spin-offs that seem even less important now, this was an event that probably should have been washed out from the start from DC. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 22, 2023

    Much of the lack of direction that we got a sense of in the initial Lazarus Planet book continues here and while the art is overall good and the writing isn't bad, this story just doesn't feel like it's going anywhere and this comic book just reinforces that. Read Full Review

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