The Infected: Deathbringer #1

Writer: Zoe Quinn Artist: Brent Peeples Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
5.8Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batman/Superman comes the story of a hero who is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it. A woman who's past has been her greatest adversary, and whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny. No more peace. Only...Deathbringer!

  • 9.6
    Impulse Gamer - Rebel Robertson Dec 18, 2019

    As the dark multiverse infection continues, DC's Year Of The Villain: The Infected Donna Troy: Deathbringer #1 provides readers with a solid read from start to finish! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 5, 2019

    The art by Brent Peeples is great. The storytelling in this is tops. Again, I just wanted more meat to this. It was really cool but I wanted more room for the story to breathe. It felt like an appetizer to a meal. And that the meal never really came to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Dec 4, 2019

    If you've enjoyed the event and its subsequent tie-ins so far, you'll enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Dec 16, 2019

    While not as harrowing as King Shazam, horrifying as the Scarab, or violent as Sky Tyrant, Deathbringer has a more psychological feel to it. Much like the Troia storyline in the Rebirth Titans series, it almost seems like destiny that Donna would end up being evil again at some point. Deathbringer wasnt my favorite of the introductory one-shots, but with decent art and good writing, it was still an enjoyable experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 4, 2019

    Much like the title it spins out of, this comic leaves very little impression and lacks the scares of the other infected. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 4, 2019

    This comic is all over the place and collapses under its own weight. The creative team tries to balance a political debate of sorts in a meta human town with a big fight, Donna's mental struggles, and BWL's plan to infect Donna for"reasons. Since this book only has about twenty pages, there isn't enough space to properly develop all these different ideas. The book also doesn't add much to the main narrative in Batman/Superman. All in all, this comic is entirely skippable. I wish I had more positive things to say, but it is what it is" Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 4, 2019

    Overall, the implications of The Infected: Deathbringer#1's ending holds more weight than the actual story itself. Quinn has shown that she knows how to write complicated characters buckling under expectation and responsibilities but this isn't brought over to Donna Troy. While she gets close to this, she misses the mark, lost in her own wordsmithing. But with a fluctuating team, all of these issues are understandable and I hope that the next time we see Deathbringer in other event issues, she's given her fierce due. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Dec 5, 2019

    The Infected: Deathbringer #1 tries to use Donna's convoluted history to its strength, but with Quinn putting so much weight on this unstable foundation, the issue easily crumbles. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Dec 4, 2019

    I mean none of it makes sense, the whole last part of this issue felt so pointless. What was Donna's endgame here? Whatever, it doesn't matter. Oh the art was pretty good so... there's that. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DC Stuff Dec 4, 2019

    100% garbage. There is no reason to buy this. Zoe Quinn is an awful writer and I wonder when this madness will end and they hire someone who can actually write a decent story to replace this crap. Writing lots of words doesn't mean you have anything to say and by the end, we are left with an issue that will be forgotten by this weekend.

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Dec 4, 2019

    For somebody who calls herself Deathbringer, she sure does not bring a lot of death. Nor anything else which would make this comic memorable. There is few decent moments in here, like the scene where Donna and Rachel have a bonding moment talking about headaches, but not only they hardly push the story forward, nor are enough to outnumber boring, slow paced talking, and talking, and talking. And I like comics with lots of dialogues, as long as it's meaningful and engaging - that's why I love Alan Moore and Sean Murphy's works. And that's also the reason why I usually really dislike writers like Quinn, Tamaki or Bendis, who simply can't achieve the same results, despite trying so hard.

    Overall a mediocre comic. I've read worse, fo more

  • 4.0
    RBL Dec 4, 2019

    Utterly forgettable issue, adds nothing of consequence to the overarching story or furthers Donna Troy's character. All it does is give is create "edgy" Donna that is somehow just a far less effective Troia, so it's not even original.

    I can't say the writer did much of anything, while the artwork is decidedly what carried the issue.

    Not worth a purchase, not really even worth reading to be honest.

  • 4.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 7, 2019

    So far The Infected have been passable but how does this issue go? It's Zoe Quinn so I'm not too optimistic.

    The Good:
    It's an interesting point on Donna's past.

    The Bad:
    I was so bored I watched Youtube for an hour before coming back to this.

    I can't be bothered to write a full review. It's boring but brought up an interesting point.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Dec 31, 2019

    This was extremely whatever. Definitely didn’t make good use of its characters or ideas, too boring to be mad at.

  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2019

    This is an incredibly boring and forgettable comic. I can't recall what happened in it and I just finished reading it. I thought Donna Troy was the most obvious and best choice for this new Infected Secret Six, but I think this may be the worst issue yet. Wow, this is bad.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Dec 5, 2019

    " Doanna is dead. I killed her. "

  • 8.0
    Azrael Dec 6, 2019

    I really don’t understand the criticism. Like with Beetle this issue shows how and when the infection struck. Donna may not be the most compelling character but as a bad guy she is in my books.

  • 4.5

    I could have done just fine without this issue. Considering the writer is Zoe Quinn though, I did expect it to be far worse.

  • 4.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 4, 2019

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Dec 6, 2019

  • 7.0
    BlueAndEvil Jul 13, 2020

  • 6.0
    Justin Ray Dec 10, 2019

  • 5.0
    egon244 Mar 23, 2020

  • 4.0
    tonpas1989 May 21, 2020

  • 3.0
    Marvelll Aug 26, 2020

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