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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  308 ratings  ·  59 reviews
What happens to the World's Finest if the world ends? With death spreading across the planet, who will live and who will turn in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation?

It's the end of the world as we know it!

Six hundred million people worldwide are instantly turned into violent, monstrous engines of destruction when their minds are recoded with a
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by DC Comics
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James DeSantis
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm more of a trade collector, but I had to get this issue by issue for spoilers and man oh was a ride.

So the anti-monitor is here in full force. Death is coming for ALL our heroes and we have very little time left. The first issue starts off vicious with plenty of characters getting killed off quickly. Batman has a plan but maybe the guy with ALL the plans won't have one this time...maybe just maybe...he's one of the first to go?

Thinks are dire through this entire series but it does
Mel (Epic Reading)
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-print
A fun and delightfully illustrative take on Gotham being infected by a zombie virus. The art is really what makes this series so amazing! Without a doubt it’s super fun to see the variety of zombies our fave DC characters can be made into.
The story itself is okay until about 2/3 of the way through when it comes a bit ridiculous. I could however see this becoming the basis for Earth II if they wanted a new origin story for it.

Almost every major villain or superhero has a cameo here and so for a
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Started this series a little while ago but forgot to add it to my shelves, oops.

My boyfriend and I are currently reading this series together. We're both enjoying it! It's a very interesting concept and I love getting to know the superheroes a bit more. I'm not as familiar with a lot of them, but still. It's intriguing!
Vojtěch Rabyniuk
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
After the first issue, I was pleasantly surprised. It was built on the antilife equation which is thing that kinda always was in the DC universe, it is not just about heroes getting infected and fighting against each other, this comic is really about saving the world and humanity. It is about emotions, compassion, self-sacrifice and it is spiced by bittersweet humor.
Tom Taylor understands the DC characters on Geof Johns level and he is great. Good job out there I was touched, terrified and I
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For the first time in a very long time, an event comic did not disappoint with the ending. I'm very surprised!
Chris Lemmerman
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Darkseid unleashes the Anti-Life Equation through Cyborg's mechanical body, he sets in motion events that will doom the entire DC Universe. This is the world of DCeased, where no one is safe, and those you lose, come back to haunt you.

Tom Taylor likes murdering the DC Universe, doesn't he? Between Injustice and Earth-2, he's great at it. Which explains why he's here doing another end-of-the-world type book. Dude knows what he does best.

Taylor manages to balance the hope and despair pretty
Ryan Stewart
After transforming Injustice from a videogame tie-in to a deep, complex and award-winning narrative spanning years, Tom Taylor is tasked with making lightning strike twice. Only this time: Zombies!

And bah gawd, he did it again. Maybe better.

This could have been a lazy, cash-grab ripoff of Marvel Zombies. It's anything but.

Is it a bloody, violent apocalyptic cluster f**k? You better believe it. But yet it somehow manages to be totally original, shocking and emotionally investing.

I FELT things
Eli Seibert
There are times when I actually teared up reading this. This was brutal and heartbreaking, and Tom Taylor really knows how to write these characters. He's definitely one of the most consistently good comic writers out there.
The only thing that bothered me was the inconsistency of the artwork. It's hard to set a tone when the artist changes from one page to the next.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Usually this type of story is a no go for me. I'm more than tired of end of the world/zombie/killer virus stories (I admit to having read a few). I tried the first digital issue, and damn if Taylor didn't hook me in.

The series' conclusion make sense. It is more than a little open ended, and I'm fine if there is never a sequel to this. This was a good story, and a large part of the reason is that Taylor made me care about the characters. Taylor really gets the essence of the players that he uses.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! But I’ll round up to 5 because this was so good! So I started collecting the white background variants once issue 4 came out then of course waited until 5 and 6 released then sat down and read it all. Wow!! This was great!! Darkseid tinkering around with some powerful stuff created a virus that took him out and sent Cyborg to earth where the virus spread quickly. The story moves at a fast pace and things go from bad to worse in an instant. This story gets dark, sad and as characters ...more
Jamie Connolly
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am happy to say that this was surprisingly good. I expected it to be a cheesy joke of a comic that I would read for a laugh, and while it was funny, I wasn't laughing at it. It was rather well done. 4 stars.
I wonder if they'll continue the story cause it ended with am awesome plot to start something new.
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This should not have been good based purely on my list of comics trope dislikes but Tom Taylor always comes in clutch as one of the most capable white guys writing Big 2 books. The Jon and Damian heart.
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trapped between two genres: a genuinely funny superhero romp and a deadly serious apocalypse tale, DCeased never reaches true heights in either of them but it does deliver some great jokes, cool visuals, and a surprisingly grim story that never veers into "grimdark porn". Not Taylor's best but an admirable attempt to copy the heydays of the Marvel Zombies series.
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
For me, this is one the surprises of 2019.

This is a really good take on a zombie like infestation taking over the DC universe. Comparisons to Marvel Zombies are obvious, but I think this has a bit more story to it. And without spoiling too much, it's fun seeing how the rest of the characters cope when some of the heavy hitters fall.

A fun book worth checking out.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
As a Marvel Zombies hater, to be so moved by a book about DC characters turning into zombies is nothing short of a miracle and Tom Taylor is nothing if not a miracle worker. A terrific ride that ends somewhat softly.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-singles
Tom Taylor is a sadistic man and he made me cry. It was amazing.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted, own-and-read
In this high stakes superhero adventure, the earth is being destroyed by an equation in the form of a deadly, zombie-making virus, and Wonderwoman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League are the only things that stand a chance at stopping it ravaging the entire planet.
The full-colour art is simply stunning, of course. It brings the story to life in a way that is just *chef's kiss*. The art actually changed because this is a bind-up of several issues, but I didn't mind that at all. I liked
John Wiswell
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
A riff on Marvel Zombies, this time with DC’s heroes turning into monsters and the world going to ruin. The major difference is that this time we get to see the outbreak from its inception. Darkseid grasps the Anti-Life Equation and (shockingly!) it turns everybody into the most anti-life thing possible: zombies!

The fun of this kind of story is that it has the dramatic stakes most superhero comics don’t. Characters die left and right, and being outmatched or out-schemed has severe consequences.
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: on-my-shelves
The covers and art in the book are amazing for this event. I love the horror aesthetic, and the horror movie posters redone with DC characters is a nice touch. Unfortunately, the story is a bit eye-rolling, and the ending is so insubstantial it makes the whole book seem like a first draft.

I have no problem with even the most ridiculous comic book stories, as long as it’s interesting and done in an engaging style. DCeased, though, reads like a 60 year old used superheroes to complain about the
Shannon Appelcline
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-dc, comics
Fundamentally, this is a derivative work. Tom Taylor already wrote about the end of a DC Universe in Injustice: Gods Among Us. And the idea of zombies destroying a superhero universe had been beat to death in Marvel Zombies Zomnibus. But somehow Taylor manages to get past that and tell a decent story.

It's the end of the DC universe as we know it, with Darkseid and the Anti-Life Equation providing a great in-universe reason for the zombie apocalypse. One of the charming things about this story is
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I was excited for this, but it is too rushed and built around more of a desire for cool splash pages rather than working its allegory. Take Stephen King's Cell and update it to be digital screens instead of sound, add some heroes, and you have DCeased. This goes from social media is a blight numbing humanity to climate change warnings.

There are a few parts that stick out as interesting such as the Wonder Woman sword thing, and you could by extension marry her dialogue with Clarke's quote about
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To die for!

I was blown away by how good this book was! Tom Taylor has worked with these characters before and you can tell! He knows everyone’s personality, their humor, their strengths and weaknesses. And how to use them to their full potential! It was really clever with how the virus infected heroes and their powers. Even for a “zombie” story, I wasnt excepting it to be as funny as it was.

Darkseid finally figures out the Anti life equation but doesn’t realize the power he unleashes when
Scott Waldie
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dire and apocalyptic, but DCeased is hardly a gimmick just to show you 'zombified' versions of its many characters. It's a great storyline that puts a clever spin on one of DC's greatest villains, full of excellent character moments and a good sense of humor despite all the carnage. At first I thought it wasn't a good idea to put the exposition up front, but really the story moves so quickly after that and engages you so much that it doesn't end up a problem at all. The dominoes are falling so ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, dc, best-of-2019
Darkseid something something anti-life equation, and that’s how we got DC Zombies, basically. A bit derivative? Yep. Kinda vapid? Sure. Does this book exist primarily to serve its (brilliant) title? Almost certainly. But Tom Taylor was clearly having a lot of fun writing this book, and I did reading it, too. The story packs a few cool twists and turns, and the tension is always high thanks to the huge scope and wide cast of characters that involves pretty much every major DC hero and many of the ...more
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Basic Plot: Darkseid unleashes a version of the anti life equation on earth, which turns humanity into the undead.

Cool premise, good art, very emotional. I just wish it wasn't so damned bleak. I'm not in the emotional space right now for something so depressing. If I want that, I'll turn on the news.

Seriously, though, the work is quality and the large cast of heroes was handled well. There were some funny moments in there, too, to enjoy. Will there be a sequel? There is definitely room for the
Adam Bender
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really sunk my teeth into DCeased. I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but was pleasantly surprised to find this book was not only a heck of a lot of fun, but had some serious heart. Tom Taylor is also creative in how the (don't call it) zombie virus spreads from superhero to superhero, and how the remaining heroes come up with ways to battle the undead. Oh, and of course I love the pun. One of the best DC heroes battles I've experienced in some time!
Diana Sotelo
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I almost cried so many times. This had amazing pacing and it never let me rest. The emotions run high on this one, same as the action and, god, I loved the way Taylor reinvented the zombie apocalypse.
The thing I likes the most was that the story, although it focuses on a small group of people (Superman! Black Canary!) it shows us what is happening with the rest of the superheroe world.
The thing I liked less: the art (sorry). After the amazing covers, the actual art was sort of a let down.
Jordan Anderson
Zombies vs. superheroes? Count me in.

Zombies have become annoying and overdone (thanks to The Walking Dead for that) and pitting the undead against famous superheroes isn’t a new concept (Marvel did a similar theme a few years back), but damn if it ain’t entertaining as hell.

I would have liked a stronger ending and more depth, though for a 45 min read, you could do a lot worse.
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Once a professional juggler and fire eater, Tom Taylor is a #1 New York Times Bestselling, multi-award-winning comic book writer, playwright and screenwriter.

Taylor is the co-creator of the Aurealis-Award-winning graphic novel series THE DEEP (which tells the adventures of a multiethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine). Taylor is also the Head Writer/Co-creator and Executive

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