I really wouldn’t mind if DC would end one big crossover series before beginning another. Yes, Heroes in Crisis is nearly done. But I am also thinking of Doomsday Clock. Remember that series?
Anyway, I’m not really here to talk about those, I’m here to discuss DCeased. Or DC Zombies, as it might be called, since it seems to be a variation on that Marvel book. Although I really do like the title DCeased.
Darkseid is at the centre of this story, and he finally completes his quest for the Anti-Life Equation. It looks like everything is falling into place for him, but one poor decision puts an end to that, and begins the violent and deadly events of this storyline.
It’s going to be a grisly one, of that we can be sure. Cyborg gets his tongue ripped out less than 10 pages into the tale, so it’s best to be prepared for some bad things to happen to your favourite heroes.
On the one side, I enjoyed this story, the way the virus gets spread in the first place, and the selection of characters who appear in the book. There is some good dialogue, and an effective sense of foreboding.
The one big drawback that I see is simply that this is being set in continuity. One really major event takes place in this first issue, and you just know it won’t last. Similarly, no matter which major heroes get zombified, they will have to come back to being their old selves before long. I honestly would have enjoyed the exact same issue a lot more if it were not in continuity, and whatever happens really happens to the characters.
But that is whining ahead of time, complaining about where I think the series is going, instead of what is actually happening. So enough of that.
It was fun, it looked great, I had a ball reading it. Isn’t that what really matters?