DCeased #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 46
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Millions are dying every minute. Heroes and villains alike are falling. Can the Justice League unite to find a way to stop the spread of death? Can they save humanity from extinction? Can they even save themselves? The key to survival may hinge on the last moments of one of the World's Finest Heroes...
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  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 16, 2019

    DCeased #2 steadily builds to an impressive cliffhanger. I found myself getting more and more tense as the comic went on, getting wrapped up in the emotional turmoil of these characters. You could tell where things were going to go, but there's this small glimmer of hope that something would happen at the last minute to take us off this collision course. That's not the story we're going to get in DCeased. This won't have a happy ending. The body count is already pretty high and it's only going to get bigger. DCeased is quickly becoming the gold standard in horror super hero comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased #2 has broken my heart and dented my soul. I am dreading, but also cannot wait for issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jun 5, 2019

    In the end, we know that the world doesn't escape and thrive, as the narrator tells us, they sought to hide, but they were too late. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased follows up its knockout debut with a heart-wrenching second issue this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jun 12, 2019

    DCeased #2 was a fantastic second issue of this series. Great action, and progressed the story at a good pace. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Blake Gutierrez Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased #2 is an invigorating event that cuts no corners and can be enjoyed by both casual and hardcore comic book fans alike! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 9, 2019

    If you're any kind of fan of the DC Universe or horror, you need to be reading this book. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Christopher Franey Jun 5, 2019

    This issue adds to the body count, but hits us hard in the feelings with how we lose characters in this continuation of the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased is easily one of my favorite things coming out of DC right now, because it's unapologetic in its grand design and vision and makes you just ravenous for what comes next. It's seriously that good. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2019

    The Art: Trevor Hairsine brings some beautiful art work to this issue. The dark, gritty style of the story is perfectly presented by Hairsine's art. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jun 6, 2019

    While when initially solicited the series came off as yet another Zombie invasion story, Taylor and company subvert and exceed expectations delivering a true-to-form tale but with a sinister twist. While this chapter sets up multiple plot lines that are sure to pay off as more issues are released, fans will be waiting in bated breath to learn the fate of their favorite heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased continues to shock and excite with its fascinating plot and intense imagery. Tom Taylor's DCU is a dark and scary place that, when reading DCeased, I'm happy to call home. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 5, 2019

    Taylors unpredictable script is keeping DCeased from feeling too familiar while setting up the mentality that no one is safe. So far this book is exceeding my expectations and is quickly becoming one I look forward to the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jun 10, 2019

    A touching look into some of DC's most famous relationships set against the backdrop of an overwhelming and horrifying apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jun 5, 2019

    if you didn't know what you were in store for in this book, DCeased #2 made sure that everyone was on the same page. They set the stakes, they set the tone, and they assured us that no one is safe. It helped more than anything else that there was a distinction created between zombies and what these anti-living are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 5, 2019

    It remainsto be seen to what degree the events in this issue will have a long-lastingeffect. I anticipate when the adventure is over, matters will return to thestatus quo. Pity that. The recent developments could truly be a bold, newdirection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2019

    The comic is a hell of a second issue. DCeased #2 improves upon the first issue taking us away from traditional tropes and instead uses them to focus on something else. The first issue was good. This second issue is great. What started out as a riff on something we've seen so many times before is turning in to something truly spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 7, 2019

    The ending of the book is especially gruesome. We get to see Batman's last moments. He is infected and he must be dealt with. We get an ending here too that is actually shocking as a result. I'm at the edge of my seat here. I can't wait to see what happens next. This is a great book with a superb creative team. I'm very excited to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 5, 2019

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 11, 2019

    Unsurprisingly, this installment is mostly just a series of infections playing out and the way it spills from there. With it being the second issue that's essentially what I want. We get to see more big names taken out of the picture, the potential for some others to step up, and a sprawling sense of chaos and uncertainty. The small bit of hope comes from Superman and his family at this point and that feels pretty on the nose, though I expect some chaos there knowing how Taylor writes. It's a solid book with the story as it does what I expected it to with great fun and it looks utterly fantastic with the detail to the designs, some great color work on the darker side, and just a wonderful sense of everything slipping away. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 5, 2019

    Compulsive, cinematic action coupled with a good wallop of heart: what more could you want in a comic? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 5, 2019

    This is an unapologetically gruesome, horrific story where heroes die quickly and horribly and there are few happy endings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 17, 2019

    Tom Tayler takes the idea and runs with it, delivering a bang-up superhorror story with all the tragic consequences that entails. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Jun 6, 2019

    A lot of bloody good fun so far, both literally and figuratively! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jun 7, 2019

    Tom Taylor pulls no punches. This series is akin to The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones: none of the heroes are safe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 9, 2019

    DCeased #2 was an excellent follow-up chapter to what Tom Taylor established in the first issue of this big event. Taylor spotlighted the emotional weight of the entire DC Universe faced with a crisis that hits close to home for everyone. The personal moments we get for many iconic characters, specifically for Black Canary, Robin and Superman, makes DCeased a series DC fan should not miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 5, 2019

    Overall, DCeased continues to be a very enjoyable book, with the story being an interesting take on the typical zombie infestation in a Super Hero world. There are even a few creative developments that happen in this issue, very much in the vein of Taylor's Injustice books, that have me very invested going forward, Black Canary's change for example. My only real complaint here is my enthusiasm for the art doesn't match my enthusiasm for the story, yet it still works as a total package, due to the gritty nature of the story at play. Definitely still worth a buy as a whole.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jun 5, 2019

    DCeased #2 is certainly a fun read, although connectivity between certain scenes is lacking, which results in this reading more like a collection of scenes than a flowing narrative. Of course I fully expect Taylor to return to the scenes in question and make them relevant later, but in my opinion, within the pages of this issue, they end up derailing the plot somewhat. However, the action, the dialogue, the artwork, the emotion and the final cliffhanger more than make up for this shortcoming. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Jun 5, 2019

    While having great art and some particularly wonderful character beats, DCEASED #2 is somewhat lacklustre when it comes to story. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 9, 2019

    The grey font on yellow background narration is hard to read, but the issue delivers on a couple of thrilling moments, even if it feels a bit like a foregone conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 6, 2019

    Not a perfect start for the horror epic, but DCeased #2 portends a possible upswing for the series. Now with the stakes and cast fully assembled, the creative team can now start to move forward instead of continuing to move laterally. Here's hoping the third installment can use the potential shown here and put some new energy into the old bones of the "superheroes versus zombies" concept. Read Full Review

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