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Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.


Ancient and dangerous power has been awakened following the eruption of the Lazarus Volcano, and this surge of fantastical power will affect the DC Universe forevermore!

In Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, we’ll explore corners of the planet newly awakened and primed to restore some heroes and villains long forgotten!

With the help of Nightwing, can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it?

Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven?

How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City?

And will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host?

Not if Harley Quinn has anything to say about it!

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46 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A scintillating mix of stories and perspectives from across DC’s Lazarus Planet event. With many of the major players off the board, this mix of characters excellently broadens the scope of the DC Universe.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this is a good one-shot, but only the Pak story really felt full of potential to me.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    The overall Lazarus Planet story provides a reasonable if not exceptionally compelling framework for these smaller stories. But if the stories on their own are compelling that framework doesn’t really matter, and Lazarus Planet Legends Reborn is the first tie-in issue that provides four compelling stories that stand almost entirely on their own with either a complete plot or character arc. This is the first issue that made it feel like Lazarus Planet is a truly global event that matters to everyone and it rekindled my interest in future issues.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 70


    While all of the stories were good enough on their own, and I’m excited to see where their stories take them in future DC comics, Legends Reborn lacks the cohesion of previous installments. Worth it if you’re dedicated to the Lazarus Planet event.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn throws a lot at you at once. The event as a whole has thrown a lot at readers, but this chapter highlights the return of underused characters in a big way. DC’s renewed focus on more intimate stories that aren’t necessarily about world-ending conflicts, and are more about character-driven narratives is an extremely refreshing change to see.

  • 60

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1 has no rhyme or reason for its machinations. The characters aren’t Legends nor are they reborn. One of the characters is brand new while the others are mostly B-Listers taking the focus. Does anyone want to know what’s happening to The Question, City Boy, or even Firestorm who we haven’t heard from in years? No! We want some background on the main story. What’s going on with Damian? Batman? The Devil Nehza? Guess what, we get it! The Lazarus Storm is affecting humans, metahumans, and magicians. So, can we get back to the main idea of the story now?

    Additionally, not only are these mini’s becoming more and more pointless and confusing, but the storytelling is getting weaker and more forced. Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1 was fantastic. It was strong and had some ridiculously amazing art. Batman Vs. Robin was equally as exciting and set up a great story. So, what happened? Why have we spent three weeks introducing this nonsense that appears to be ripping off Wild Cards by George R.R. Martin? Sadly, readers, it takes a lot for me to not recommend something. However, there just isn’t anything here to draw anyone in. The stories are too quick, the narration and dialogue are forced, and a majority of the illustrations are mild at best all centered around characters very few people enjoy. Heck, the best story and art combo was probably the one about the Question. Truthfully, I’d stay clear of any of these tie-ins as they are actually making me less and less interested in the actual Lazarus Planet story entirely.

  • 60


    Not bad. Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn seemingly tasks these writers to put life into old and new characters. Some have potential, and others are just future loose ends waiting to happen. To truly invest in these four journeys, you have to be able to tell engaging stories. For the most part, a lot of the stories use passive protagonists in no hurry to make a difference. In other cases, the heroes can’t even dress the part. On a positive note, I really enjoyed the visuals and characters in this book. Negatively, this anthology is insignificant in the greater narrative, while trying to be coy with its own. None of these stories are big enough for the word legendary, but maybe could settle for satisfactory.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1 recounts three weird tales of heroes grappling with the aftereffects of the Lazarus Storm. The shorts range from just okay to just plain weird, and none has a material impact on the Lazarus Planet event.

  • 60

    Lyles Movie Files

    Are two out of four stories worth grabbing this special? Not really. There’s not a lot happening in Lazarus Planet one offs to move the story forward and this installment was the least consequential of the first batch for January. This event is going to need something significant to happen soon as this anthology approach isn’t moving the needle.

  • 60

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    An ecclectic mix of characters in stories from different corners of DC. Most intruguing stories for me were with the Question and Firestorm and less so Raven and City Boy. Solid art throughout the book from the varied art teams with mixed stories on the writing side, but the Firestorm tale was the strongest. Still intrigued by what’s next for these characters during Dawn of DC.

  • 50

    The greatest flaw of Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn is ultimately the concept, however, as even the best ideas are throttled with no space to present the characters the issue claims to rebirth.

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