DCeased #2 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on June 05, 2019

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Trevor Hairsine
Inking by Stefano Gaudiano
Colouring by Rain Beredo
Lettering by Saida Temofonte
With all the marketing hubbub and the spooky variant covers, it's easy to think that this is an early Halloween story, an out-of-continuity tale with horror elements. Even after the emotional ringer of the first issue, I still thought this. Reading this issue, however, reveals that it's essentially nothing more than a Tom Taylor comic. A comic with heart, with humour, and with emotion. One that plays with the characters in fun ways we've never seen before. And there are a few zombies in it. I loved this.
I found the art to be very strong here. Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano, and Rain Beredo create this unique, dark look that highlights the tone of the story. The brightness of the characters manages to shine through and as a result these pages are incredibly gorgeous. I truly don't want to spoil anything, but Hairsine and his team create some of the best looking versions of [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] that I've ever seen.
Readers of Taylor's work on INJUSTICE will feel right at home. His organic storytelling leads to new and exciting moments, particularly one involving Green Lantern and Black Canary that I know will drive some people insane in the best way possible. Taylor has this fundamental understanding of the DCU and its characters that not many others have. He's able to bring together all these wild concepts and have them make sense, no matter how strange they are. A certain character wears a certain something to slow down the virus and that kind of logic blew me away. This is the most generic thing I can ever say, but DC really needs a Tom Taylor ongoing.
Despite the horror marketing, this was a delightful time. The characters are spot-on and Hairsine delivers on the issue's emotional moments exceptionally well.

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