Title: DCeased (2019-) #5
Words: Tom Taylor
Art: Trevor Hairsine
Published: October 2, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth’s present…and future!
“It’s hard to explain how quickly someone moving at super-speed can infect the world. Death spreading faster than the speed of sound. That day, we found out what happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object…they merge.”
Tom Taylor opens DCeased (2019-) #5 by providing readers with perspective, reminding them of the torn and tattered shape that the world has fallen into. Death and destruction surrounds our heroes and the survivors that they are trying desperately to protect. As it stands, all hope is gone.
With just one issue remaining in this miniseries, I find it difficult to believe that our heroes will end this deadly scourge and save the day; the reality, presented here, is that saving the day is no longer an option, and perhaps, it never was.
DCeased continues to impress thanks to Taylor’s excellent writing and Hairsine’s haunting artwork; it is their combined efforts that make this book’s second-half one for the ages.
This issue’s second half offers one of the most intense, edge-of-the-seat reading experiences I’ve ever had; I’m not sure how this series will end, but I’m confident that its final scenes will be unforgettable.