The Last God #1

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Ricardo Federici, Dean White, Jared Blando Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 25
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last.
Now the foul legions of the Last God march once more, laying waste to all of Cain Anuun and revealing that the aging fellowship may not be the great heroes they claim to more

  • 10
    AIPT - Ari Bard Oct 30, 2019

    The Last God may just be DC Black Label's boldest, most ambitious, and best title yet with a phenomenal creative team and unreal multimedia experience of epic proportions. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Oct 30, 2019

    The Last God is a strong first chapter with gorgeous art that feels very different from other fantasy comics out there. If you're a fan of classic sword and sorcery fantasy, pick up The Last God today. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 30, 2019

    It doesn't get more epic and powerful than this. The Last God #1 is a seamless merging of the horror and fantasy genres combined with intricate, yet ever expansive world building to deliver what could be the most exciting book of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Oct 31, 2019

    Very seldom do you get a completely fleshed out world from the start. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 1, 2019

    I commend the Black Label line at DC for taking a chance with this unique and gorgeously illustrated book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 5, 2019

    I had a good feeling about The Last God from the solicits and covers, and I was right. This DC Black Label book might be the most important release from the imprint yet, as it is a brand new story, no pre-existing heroes or characters. Just a fantastic story and mind-blowing artwork. Being a Black Label book, it is for sure for mature readers, but it is such a treat. DC has me hooked with The Last God. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Nov 2, 2019

    Even people who are not fans of the genre would probably enjoy reading this issue just for the inventive use of space by the creative team. People who are fans of the genre might find a lot more to grab onto here, and might even find the beginning of a favorite story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 30, 2019

    The art by Riccardo Federici is fantastic. I love how the characters look and all of the details throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 30, 2019

    The Last God #1, or The Last God: Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles, is mind-blowing for only the first of twelve issues! How we experienced this last god and his army was the stuff of nightmares. There was not a single lie told that this was going to be bloody, or high fantasy, or horrific. It was all of those things and so much more. This is another fantasy story that takes the idea of heroes and throws it out of the window immediately, but at the same time they took that concept and twisted it. There is nothing about The Last God that is for the faint of heart, and that is the best way that I would describe it. So far I would call this the strongest debut from Black Label. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Nov 4, 2019

    Like Jenga from hell, "The Last God" #1 builds a beautiful fantasy world and then slams into it, full force with blood and gore. Here's to hoping it only gets messier. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 30, 2019

    This is only part one of twelve, so the main job of this issue is to set up the world and dazzle us with the art. At some points it feels derivative of other fantasy works, but it does its job and pulls us in with gorgeous art and creepy, haunting visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Oct 30, 2019

    One of these gladiator slaves has fought and won some 59 of his previous encounters. A win today, would mean he'd earned his freedom. The gladiator in question is the town's favorite, Eyvindr. If only it were so easy. Immediately after the ceremonial battle, smoke arises from within the inner sanctum of the palace. All of the slaves and gladiators are hurriedly conscripted by the local guard to join them in finding out what is at the heart of the disturbance. What they find is much more shocking, and horrifying, than any of them could have imagined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 30, 2019

    What this issue excels at above all else is the coloring from Gho and White. Throughout the issue I kept thinking how much the coloring brought out Federici’s pencils and added to the atmosphere of the comic. It’s typical for comics to use shades of blue and purple to showcase nighttime, but here, Gho and White’s perfectly us this mix of colors to add a sense of dread to what is to come next. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Oct 30, 2019

    THE LAST GOD #1's story seems interesting, but never draws in the reader. The art on the other hand fits the fantasy world perfectly, showcasing a gritty human esque penmanship. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 31, 2019

    However, with all that said, Im still going to be sticking with this series as it unfolds. Partly because good fantasy comics are hard to find these days, and partly because of the unquestioned talent of the creators involved. Plus, with this issue being merely the set-up for the story to come, Im happy to give these characters a chance to evolve from the one-dimensional versions of themselves presented here. And if nothing else, Federici is going to ensure that whatever happens next is going to look utterly fantastic. Well worth a look, but its probably worth tempering your expectations somewhat – for the time being, at least. Read Full Review

  • 10
    JHugh Jan 29, 2021

    The beginning of one of my favorite series. LOVED this book, artwork is incredible, great storyline and pacing.

  • 9.5
    HAZOREM Nov 18, 2019

    I enjoyed reading this gritty take on Conan-esque world, with its horror and beautiful detailed art. looking forward to another engrossing issue of the last god...

  • 9.5
    Superheroes for Hire Nov 17, 2019

    Definitely not a book for everyone, but if you like fantasy stories, this has all of it. Mythical races, cursed men, warring factions, and hard to pronounce names. The Ricardo Federici art is top notch and fits the story well. His best selling point is the ability to create realistic, distinct characters. No same face problems here. And Philip Kennedy Johnson brings a creative, deep lore complete with myths and songs (with musical notation so you can sing along!) and an intriguing zombies-meets-dark fantasy hook.

  • 9.5
    ohhaimark Nov 1, 2019


    -I wasn't expecting to like this, but I really did.

    -The art's great. It might be one of my least favorite aspects of the book, surprisingly, though. Sometimes the facial expressions were a bit stiff.

    -This is just a really fleshed out fantasy world with a rich history that isn't conveyed in a boring exposition filled way.

    -I have never heard of Philip Kennedy Johnson, but his writing was stellar here.

    -Honestly, this may be the best horror comic DC is putting out. The body horror is stellar and it's all really well integrating into the fantasy storyline.

    -Eyvindr is a really compelling character. I liked him a lot.

    -There was one scene in particula more

  • 9.0

    Filled to the brim with ambition. Hope it keeps it up.

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Oct 30, 2019

    didnt really expect a lot going into this, but wow. Great stuff from DC. I'm of the opinion most of the books DC has been putting out lately, both their flagships and their lesser selling titles, have been mediocre to poor regarding story and art at times. It seems like Marvel's writers just are more creative and more consistent. But this book is providing me with hope for DC. It's a good start to an epic story, with amazing art, almost eerily similar to Esad Ribic, which suits the material perfectly. Obviously it's a ploy to ape off of the Conan success Marvel is having right now by creating something similar, but it could have been much worse. Overall, I'm on board DC, please keep doing more creative stuff rather than going for the more

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  • 8.0
    Azrael Nov 3, 2019

    A decent starting point for the series. It wasn't all that gripping but the mythos is interesting and the artwork was great.

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 4, 2019

    The art’s quite nice. The story is so-so. We’ll see, I suppose. We’ll all see.

  • 6.0
    KittyNone Oct 31, 2019

    Kind of an unremarkable start, though perhaps as the story goes on I'll grow to love it. Right now, though, it just feels like fantasy by numbers, albeit uplifted considerably by beautiful art.

  • 5.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 30, 2019

    Despite aping some of what Conan is doing over at Marvel, this book isn't nearly as fun to read. Fantasy isn't typically a genre I enjoy, so maybe that's part of why I didn't enjoy this. I just find myself drowning in all the made up names that seemingly get more complicated the more over-saturated the genre becomes. This story isn't doing much new despite that, and I realize it's only issue one, but I can't let myself ignore the trite nature of this comic. I'm sure, given time, this comic could stand out more, but as is, it's waldo. Not sure if I'll stick around for next issue.

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