Series: DCeased: Unkillables (2020-)
Published: March 18, 2020
Writer: Tom Taylor
Pencils: Karl Mostert
Inks: Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, and Karl Mostert
Colors: Rex Lokus
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Publisher’s Summary: With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC’s worst villains battle the apocalypse out as an “Anti-Suicide Squad.” But a certain wondrous woman may not let them have it their own way!
“We’re not going to outlive the apocalypse if we kill each other.”
As mentioned in the publisher’s summary, the majority of this issue’s action takes place in an orphanage and, given the dire circumstances, this setting leaves readers constantly on edge, anxious that more innocents will fall prey to the Anti-Life Equation. When the two groups of survivors–both of which were introduced last issue–converge, the undead horde becomes the least of their problems…
There’s much more to this series than the blood and guts and vivid death scenes; the amount of heart and humor packed into this book may come as a surprise, seeing as though the story takes place in a near-apocalyptic zombie-riddled DCU. In grounding and balancing this series, Tom Taylor has elevated what very well could have come off as a shallow cash-grab. Much like the last time Tom Taylor took to upending the DCU, in DCeased, this continuation is a must-read and one of the books that I find myself looking forward to most.
DCeased: Unkillables (2020-) is brutal; this sophomore issue does not disappoint.