A new DC Comics event titled DCeased — written by Tom Taylor, with art by Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, and Stefano Gaudiano — will be released in May. Here’s the publisher’s official description:
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Harisine, Stefano Gaudiano, James Harren (CA) Greg Capullo
- A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
- The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
- New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (Injustice) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artist Trevor Hairsine (Legends of the Dark Knight) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead)
In Shops: May 01, 2019
We’ve also seen two covers for the first issue. Greg Capullo’s Batman:
And Yasmin Putri’s It-inspired Joker cover:
On Facebook, he posted a Superman image along with the words “Screaming… the world is screaming.”
Still unknown at the moment is whether DCeased is an in-continuity event or something more akin to Taylor’s Injustice series. Based on the premise as described, fans have already made comparisons to Marvel Zombies.
DCeased #1 arrives in comic stores May 1, which will be a big day for the publisher; they’ve already announced another title being released simultaneously: Year of the Villain.
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