Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Trevor Hairsine & Stefano Gaudiano
Colorist: Rain Berado
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Editor: Ben Abernathy
The nightmare continues and has no intention of slowing down in the latest installment of the wicked event DCeased! Buckle up ladies and gentlemen because if the message that Tom Taylor wouldn’t be showing any mercy to our favorite characters wasn’t clear enough when this event started, it is now!
A little more light has been shed on the possible role of the unknown narrator but still far from enough to make any guesses of the identity, and that is one of the many interesting plot points of this event.I was happy to see more characters being brought into the fray of DCeased #2. Not only have mainstays such as Harley Quinn, Hal Jordan, Aquaman and more been introduced but a certain underrated character has gained more power and responsibility through an extremely dramatic transformation. That happiness though comes with a price in this event, as everyone is in danger from a unique and fast moving threat that is only motivated by spreading death. The gravity of this situation becomes more and more apparent with each turn of the page ultimately building towards one of the most shocking cliffhangers of the year, maybe even all time! Tom Taylor is proving his writing ability over and over again with both outright shocking scenes and subtle additions to the depth of the characters he is using. Moving forward into DCeased #3 you have an idea of who will be rising to the occasion to face this threat with bravery and general badassery but there is no way of knowing who will survive this dark tale because again I cannot stress this enough, no one is safe!
When it comes to the artwork I cannot imagine the difficulty of creating the anti-life threat. Something that is obviously not a zombie but still similar at the same time. Hairsine and Gaudiano with Beredo on colors haven risen up to the challenge and brewed up monsters that are truly original and horrifying! The talent of applying that look to both civilians and well known characters is easily top tier. The expressions and emotion we see in this comic is well done as well, you know exactly what these characters are feeling and it does numbers for the immersion into the story! The art of the world created definitely looks like hell on earth and its a perfect fit for this story. The dialogue presented in this story is also improved by the excellent lettering done by Saida Temofonte, the flow is both smooth and fast paced.