Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Cian Tormey, Alitha Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 32
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

After the events of Lazarus Planet, the gods of the Multiverse have decided to take down the heroes they once called champions and the world they’ve sworn to protect. For years the gods sat idle atop their mountains as their legends faded into obscurity along with their bodies. Now is their time to remind the selfish mortals of their existence and take back the world with something more powerful than belief…fear. Only the brave heroes Wonder Woman and Shazam stand in their way, but will their combined powers be enough?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 15, 2023

    The main story is followed up by a quick, little jaunt to Themyscira courtesy of writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad. An internet video star makes a trip to try to discover the nature of the island of the Amazons and gets a bit more than he bargained for in a piece that gets exquisitely dark before the back cover. Its an event that could be foreshadowing a darkness, which could explain the state of things that will dominate Tom Kings run on the new Wonder Woman that starts this coming September.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 14, 2023

    These two stories offer firm direction for the last big arc of the Wonder Woman titles up until Tom King arrives. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2023

    Overall, the first chapter has a lot of promise and shows off a lot of the strengths Wilson showed during her relatively short but acclaimed run on the main book years back. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Mar 14, 2023

    Lazarus Planet Revenge of the Gods #1 lives on the strength of its potential. As such, its a qualified recommendation. It is quite successful in what it sets out to do, but arguably it doesnt set out to do very much. Fans of Wonder Woman and Lazarus Planet should absolutely give it a look. For everyone else, its a decent grab and youll probably know with this issue whether the series is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Mar 14, 2023

    With excellent writing and art, this is a great first issue for an interesting premise. It will be intriguing to see how the new status quo of the DC universe post-Lazarus Planet will impact the outcome of this war between Gods and humanity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 14, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1 certainly has loads of potential. On the initial read, the story beats seemed interesting and the perspectives from Hera, as well as Diana, made sense. What happened to the Old Gods and why all the fuss now? However, even with the streamlined plot, Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1 still felt a bit too uneven and chaotic at times jumping quickly from one scene to the next which will cause some difficulty for new readers to navigate. Overall, Wilsons Wonder Woman Event opener isnt bad at all. Nevertheless, I highly recommend fans focus less on the recent Lazarus Planet Event and more on Wilsons run before diving into this inaugural issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Mar 15, 2023

    The issue, as a result, ends up being better than the majority of not just the most recent Wonder Woman run, but the full "Lazarus Planet" event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 13, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1 is a surprisingly solid Wonder Woman story that bears out the full scale of events from Wonder Woman #796. Don't let the title fool you, this issue has nothing to do with Lazarus Planet, but the main story is good enough to set the stage for major developments concerning Wonder Woman in her regular series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Davydh Tidey Mar 16, 2023

    You thought they got away with Lazarus Planet, didn't you? No, Damian doesn't get to wave a wand and make this disappear not this time. His actions will have consequences for the people of the world, and it will be Diana and the Amazons shouldering the burden. The Gods are angry at a world that has forgotten them, and with the wizard Shazam at their side, they won't go down without a fight... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 14, 2023

    Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods #1 is an issue that would probably be best in a collection rather than on its own. The talent of the creators is evident right from the beginning. Read Full Review

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