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: 17
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
    ComicBook.com - 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

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