FROM THE PUBLISHER: Heroes, villains and gods have fallen. Cities have collapsed. The virus threatens to reach below the waves and even to the island of Themyscira. The race to save planet Earth is on! The surviving members of the Justice League have learned the secret to the spread of the virus, but is it already too late to stop it?
A lot has happened so far in just 3 issues, the zombies have caused so much destruction. We’ve lost people. Good people, heroes too even. Carl lost an eye, Michonne and Rick are a thing, Daryl still doesn’t know what a shower is, Glenn is dead...
Oh, wait a minute. Wrong book, eh? Well anyway, I like to imagine that Jeffrey Dean Morgan narrates the book in his Negan voice. If only there was a line about going to Pee-Pee Pants City...
Seriously though, 3 issues into DCeased and things are really moving ahead as we hit the halfway mark of this story. We open with the fallout over at Wayne Manor with Alfred getting a great moment or two, I really enjoyed that whole bit a lot. It also manages to tug at a bit at the heartstrings. But, this issue is mostly focused on Superman who we quickly see after those first couple of pages. Clark and the gang have named the Daily Planet as their safe house. From there the issue mostly deals with him just generally being Superman, it’s mostly action with some great narration. It’s really awesome seeing the Man of Steel take on zombies! I mean, it sounds cool right? Wait until you see it!
There’s a particular line of dialogue I absolutely loved from Clark when he’s answering a question from Green Arrow, you’ll know it when you see it. There’s a really great exchange and moment in the final pages here too, it’s just really great stuff from Taylor. I really appreciate the unpredictability of the story too, no one is safe. They’ve made that very clear. Initially I thought DC wouldn’t allow them to do certain things but I was wrong. I’m actually glad to be wrong.
The art by Trevor Hairsine is on full display again here and adds a lot to the story. His art sells this ugly chaotic world perfectly. I’m not calling his art ugly by the way, I like it a lot. It is very fitting for the story and his designs work really well. The gore is really cool too! Taylor and Hairsine are a solid team, really good stuff.
I don’t really have any issues with this book, it’s a brisk read too which was I also liked. It’s got great dialogue, action, and unexpected emotional moments. I wonder who else is going to die?
RATING: LET’S GO!
One of my earliest memories is watching Tim Burton’s Batman and absolutely loving it. I was instantly hooked on anything Batman and later other comic related stuff too especially the X-Men. As a kid, I was already trying to fancast my own X-Men film. Y'know...now that l think about it, not much has really changed.