Written by Tom Taylor
Pencils by Trevor Hairsine
Colors by Rain Beredo
Inks by Stefano Gavdiano
The worldwide threat of the deadly Anti-Life Equation outbreak has taken it’s course, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Both heroes and villains have felt the blow of losses, with the survival of humanity dangling by a thread. Superman and the remaining superpowered beings must band together if they have any hope of getting through this.
Wow, just wow. Once again Tom Taylor is making us feel all of the emotions with DCeased, a mini series that’s shaping up to be one of the best (and most unpredictable) of the year! Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse following the destruction of Washington, Baltimore and Metropolis – Taylor has struck again. This issue is just so devastating and heartbreaking, ending with a real blow for our remaining heroes. I genuinely don’t know where Taylor is going to go from here, but to say anymore would be doing a disservice to the issue, so make sure you dodge those spoilers!
Taylor has again proved he should be writing a Superman title, as there’s some absolutely beautiful character moments between the Clark family. He really does have a way of making you care for all of these heroess, especially the Man of Steel, the symbol of hope in this dark horror. It’s great to see that even in the darkness there’s hope with the new communities of Gotham jungle and Themisycra.
Although I’m not a huge fan of the art style, there’s no denying the impressive detail and expressive emotion in each of the remaining heroes. There’s also an outstanding spread featuring Superman taking on an age old ally which is horrifically brought to life.
Overall, DCeased is a fascinating and completely gripping (and totally heartbreaking!) event that I genuinely don’t want to end. The end of this penultimate issue will hold a huge emotional weight on our remaining heroes, and I can’t wait to see how they’ll cope with this.