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DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #5 (of 8)

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Based on 11 critic ratings.

A greater chaotic force enters the battle, and in so doing threatens reality itself.

As more heroes fall, and whole galaxies are lost, the most powerful forces across the cosmos must stop watching from the sidelines and finally act.

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27 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    War of the Undead Gods has been a fantastic read with twists that never let up. Taylor almost has a formula established but the writing and artwork are so strong it still comes together smoothly and thrilling.
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Tom Taylor’s zombie thriller was large-scale from the start, but we’ve never seen anything like this. As characters from around the cosmic world enter the fray, even Gods are starting to choose their sides. (...) This has always been a war comic, but this is one of the best issues when it comes to conveying the sheer scope of the battle.
  • 90

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Taylor is looking good with his writing, and this art team is on fire from covers to panels! The look of these DCeased books is phenomenal in the art department, but Taylor hits all buttons on the crisis at hand as well as the eternal hope of the heroes that this virus can and will be defeated.It's decimation, as any character is apt to be killed off, but it is also endless optimism! Again, Taylor hits all the excellent notes in his DCeased sonnets!
  • 85


    DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #5 is a high-octane issue as Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and the rest of the team take a ridiculous character and have him destroy worlds! If you thought undead Plastic Man was gross and scary, you haven't seen anything like this terrifying trickster. Stay safe as we approach the end!
  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    The DCeased series is one that has always escalated quickly so I’m not too surprised by that happening here. What we get is a good bit of fun overall and I like the smaller character moments while also really enjoying the big strange moments. I’m a huge fan of the Spectre so seeing him and others convene about looking at a larger exit plan is definitely up my alley as a long-time science fiction fan but I’m also glad that the book just goes all out with the weirdness. Yet it’s all still strangely grounded in its own way that it doesn’t feel out of place even as it escalates so quickly.
  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    This series is fantastic. While the action is always there and the series is always entertaining, this creative never forgets that the heart of the story revolves around having characters that feel real and that we care about. Sometimes the huge, cosmic-level comics forget this and deliver tales that are all style over substance. DCeased may well be a superhero/sci-fi/action/horror comic book, designed to thrill and entertain, but it's also a story about love and survival, and that's what will keep readers engaged.
  • 80

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods #5 raises the bar with the scale of this latest series. From the Guardians to Superman to Kilowog there are a lot of great character moments in this issue that enhance the stakes of the crisis Darkseid and his Anti-Living army have created. How the ending sets up a clash between two titans of the DC Universe there is genuine interest in how things will turn out when all is said and done in DCeased: War Of The Undead Gods.
  • 60

    DCeased may have stepped in it by adding Mister Mxyzptlk to its saga. The imp often presents a challenge for any writer who tries to use him as his reality-breaking abilities are so overpowered he has to either be de-powered are cast aside almost as quickly as he arrives. War of the Undead Gods #5 goes the second route by having him to lose Darkseid in laughably quick fashion, causing this series to feel like it has been spinning its wheels for the past few issues.
  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 40


    DCeased has been running a morbid zombie campaign for nearly five years. Pass the half way mark, the series only seems to care about the next metal scenario to come. I can only believe that Tom and Trevor are intentionally creating issue after issue of depressing and joyless fiction on purpose. Why else do you need a big bad darker than an undead Darkseid? You don't corrupt symbols of hope for no reason, you deconstruct them to support their existence in the first place. Undead Gods seems like it is playing a tune that a specific niche wants to hear. At least for now, it is unwelcome in my playlist. I am at least curious about what the Spectre will do with a sword!

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About the Author: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor (born 29 November 1978) is an Australian comic book writer, playwright and screenwriter. A New York Times bestselling author, his work includes DC Comics series Injustice, DCeased, i, Superman, Suicide Squad and Marvel series All-New Wolverine, X-Men Red, Superior Iron Man and Star Wars comics. Taylor is the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the animated series The Deep, based on his graphic novels of the same name.


Taylor was born in Melbourne, Australia. Taylor has written X-Men: Red, All-New Wolverine and Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda for Marvel comics, along with Justice League/Power Rangers and Injustice 2 for DC Comics. He has also written Batman/Superman, Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion and Superior Iron Man.

Taylor is the creator, with James Brouwer, of the all-ages adventure graphic novels The Deep: Here Be Dragons and its sequel The Vanishing Island published by Gestalt Publishing and Boom Studios. The Deep was optioned by Technicolor. 52 episodes have screened of the CG animated series, so far, across three seasons, with Taylor serving as co-creator/head writer.

In 2012, The Deep: Here Be Dragons won the Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel, Australia’s premier speculative fiction literary award. The sequel, The Vanishing Island, won the award again in 2014.

Performing and writing for theatre and musicals from the age of fourteen, Tom’s works have been produced across four continents. His plays have won a number of awards and accolades including winning the award for ‘Best Dramatic Writing’ in Short and Sweet – The world’s largest short play festival.

His plays have been produced at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Taylor is well known for his many Star Wars comics and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics. These include, Star Wars: Blood Ties with artist Chris Scalf, and Star Wars: Invasion, with illustrator Colin Wilson. April 2012 saw the start of Taylor and Scalf’s new Blood Ties series provocatively titled Boba Fett is Dead as reported by CNN. Taylor is also the writer of the Darth Maul: Death Sentence miniseries, which is set immediately after the end of the fourth Clone Wars television series.

Star Wars: Blood Ties won the 2012 ‘Stan Lee Excelsior Award’ as voted for by thousands of school students across the UK.

Taylor wrote the graphic novella, Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes which shows a never before seen story of Luke Skywalker training with Yoda on Dagobah during The Empire Strikes Back. Taylor also penned Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader. Randy Stradley, Dark Horse Vice President, says Tom Taylor has taken to writing comics faster than anyone he’s ever seen.

Taylor also wrote The Authority, published under the Wildstorm imprint, starting with issue #22 in May 2010 until the end of the Wildstorm imprint. He also wrote The Brainiac / Sinestro Corps war storyline in the pages of DC Universe Online: Legends, a Batman story with artist Nicola Scott and Rose and Thorn with artist Neil Googe.

Taylor’s award-winning play The Example has also been adapted into a comic book with illustration by Colin Wilson through Gestalt Publishing.

In October 2021, on National Coming Out Day, Taylor announced that the character Jon Kent, the son of Superman in the comic book series Superman: Son of Kal-El will be bisexual.

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