DCeased #3

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 35
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Heroes, villains and gods have fallen. Cities have collapsed. The virus threatens to reach below the waves and even to the island of Themyscira. The race to save planet Earth is on! The surviving members of the Justice League have learned the secret to the spread of the virus, but is it already too late to stop it?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jul 3, 2019

    DCeased #3 continues to pour on the tearjerking emotional moments, as Tom Taylor effortlessly strings together moments between Alfred and the now-dead Bat Family, Harley Quinn and Joke, Damien and John Kent and finally, tragically, Superman and his family as the DC Universe deals with a sudden quasi-zombie-infested apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 6, 2019

    More than a mere zombie comic, DCeased will pull on your heartstrings and not in the way that the undead eviscerate the living. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 8, 2019

    After issue #1 I didn't think Tom Taylor and the gang could surprise me again. Issue #2 shut me up. DCeased #3 has shown me that this team isn't just entertaining us, they're showing a side of zombie apocalypse comics that no-one has ever thought of depicting before. Never have the heroes of the DC Universe seemed more real, or more human. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Christopher Franey Jul 3, 2019

    This was a strong issue that takes us to the midway of the story. The losses in this issue were harder as most of them were main characters and family members, but this hammers home the idea that no one is safe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 3, 2019

    DCeased has definitely exceeded expectations for a horror comic in 2019 thanks to Taylors no favorites approach and Hairsines restrained pencils. Im starving for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jul 3, 2019

    With issue number three down,DCEASED remains one of my favorite comics out right now. It is horrific, it is beautiful, and it is devastating. DCEASED #3 is a story that moves beyond shock and awe and focuses on breaking your heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 3, 2019

    If you like horror, if you like Elseworld-esque conent, if you like comics even a little, you need to be reading DCeased. This is a extraordinary mini-series that feels like it has come out of nowhere, and I am compelled to share it's dark brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Dec 31, 1969

    While reaching the halfway point, the key element has been conveniently absent from the title. The Taylor and company will have to explain what happened to the Fourth World after Darkseid unleashed this new iteration of the Anti-Life Equation. With answers set to come in future solicitations, this Universe spanning take with be sure to leave no stone unturned as the decay continues to rot from within. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 3, 2019

    The art by Trevor Hairsine is tops. He really is the perfect artist for this book. The writing and the art have a certain glee to it, almost as if the creators are saying "can you believe that we are getting away with this?" I'm glad that they are, and I'll be reading whatever they create here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 3, 2019

    Trevor Hairsine knocks it out of the park with the art in both the action scenes and the character-centric ones. All of the characters touched by this tragedy are given somber, beautifully drawn visual moments that tug at the heartstrings. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 3, 2019

    The superhero slaughterfest continues in DCeased (2019-) #3; these blood-soaked pages demand to be read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Jacob Woolsey Jul 3, 2019

    Anything can happen in this Elseworld story, and Taylor never gives you the impression that anybody is safe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Jul 6, 2019

    A pulse-pounding issue filled with emotional drama and horrific action where anything can happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 8, 2019

    Emotional ups and downs, magnificent pacing, and a fantastic illustration-colors team lend themselves to one of the most horrifying stories DC Comics has put out in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 3, 2019

    Tom Taylor's disturbing DC apocalypse thriller gets better with every issue, as we see how the anti-life plague and the ensuing zombie hordes unravel the DCU's reality and claim one major victim after another in DCeased #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 3, 2019

    With each passing issue I do find myself feeling more confident in what this story has to offer. DCeased #3 gave us more of an emotional fallout from the first day of this infection. With everyone aware of what's happening around them, this is that chapter where you begin taking in that balance between hope and despair. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 9, 2019

    A six-issue book like this is just what I needed, to be quite honest. I spend most of my time on fringe DC books and not the mainstream stuff so getting to see them in dire situations like this and to have it play out as brutally as it does is an enjoyable experience to work through. The challenges are intense as Taylor puts them to the task while Hairsine and Gaudino put together a beautiful looking book. I really like the smaller moments here, especially Jon and Damian, as well as what we get through a quick visit to Atlantis. There's a lot to like here and I'm really excited to see how the back half unfolds as it gets underway. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 3, 2019

    Overall, while DCeased's general story as a whole hasn't moved forward too much over the course of the last few months, I am still having a great time with the story because of the solid character moments each month.  I still look forward to continuing to follow where this book ventures off to from here, and find the art, especially in the battle sequences, works well with the story at hand ... I just also wish the characters besides Superman would get off the roof and do something to help out here.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Adrian Care Jul 5, 2019

    Perhaps it’s not the fault of the book itself, but that the zombie genre feels as though it has increasingly little new to say. For what it is, DCeased is great without being an outright triumph. Taylor's writing overshadows Hairsine’s solid but inconsistent art. The characterizations and character moments make the book and most of the shocks still land. But with no lasting consequences, this book still shuffles across the finish line as an entertaining, but disposable, romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 18, 2019

    Every sequence in DCeased #3 would be terrifying enough on its own. Put together with everything else going on in this story and the overall chaos it's created and you have yourself a nail-biter of a read. It's clear that no one is safe and anything can happen in this world. More importantly, the heroes that have protected this planet from threats big and small and practically powerless against this threat and that's a chilling notion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jul 6, 2019

    DCeased #3 was a great read, but expected more this far into the story, especially in a series that will end in 3 more issues (4 if you include the one shot). Still, this issue had emotion, and demonstrated the sheer magnitude of the virus not yet seen in previous issues. Combine that with great art, its definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 6, 2019

    DCeased #3 is another phenomenal issue in what has quickly become one of the best comic books that DC Comics is publishing. Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine hit all the right emotional notes with the crisis facing the entire DC Universe. The ending with Superman forced to make an incredibly heartbreaking decision punctuated an issue filled with strong character moments involving those who have become Anti-Living. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jul 5, 2019

    Plot-wise, this issue did not introduce anything new. However, this moment is filled with man emotional beats with these characters and I loved it. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jul 6, 2019

    Tired tropes, missed opportunities, and a hankering for spectacle over human emotion leave DCeased feeling decidedly underwhelming and a bit pallid. A drab snack instead of the banquet it might have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 3, 2019

    The Superman scenes are great, though, if somewhat predictable because it's so typically Superman. However, this book also seems to get rather formulaic really fast, and just seeing heroes die left and right isn't enough for me. There needs to be a twist in the story. So far there is no such twist. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jul 4, 2019

    DCeased (2019-) #3 continues the story of this zombie apocalypse in the DC Universe, but at a shuffling pace that a zombie can keep up with. The art is good in some places, matching the tone of the story, but lacking details in others. Read Full Review

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