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Tom Taylor to write "DCeased"

Okay my first exposure to this was the Yasmine Putri variant cover, which has a couple of familiar characters in a deeply disturbing homage.

Now look, I like my Roibn's imperilled, but there are limits....

In retrospect it's an obvious homage which I'm honestly surprised I've not seen anyone do, but even so... YEESH!

(Also, in terms of what happens next, wouldn't this be more of a Bucky Barnes situation... sorry/not sorry)

That being said, the colours are gorgeous,

The outline for the series is
  • 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)

It's unclear on whether this is going to be a standalone series like Taylor's Injustice, which was a whole lot better than it had any right to be, or actually in the main DCU.

If it IS DCU, anyone else getting a faint vibe of their "Five Years in the Future everything sucks" month long, title derailing, event thing they did for the New52, the one that managed to both appall (By having Black Canary's appearance be as a disembodied head implanted into some creatures body to be used as a weapon), and at the same time completely disinterest pretty much everyone?

Date: 2019-02-19 12:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
God dammit, Tom Taylor can write a good Superman! And uplifting tales! Why can't he actually get to write an uplifting Superman story!?

Date: 2019-02-19 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
I mean, so can Tom King and he couldn't go 5 issues before writing Lois Lane death reel.

Date: 2019-02-19 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
I'm sorry but I can't get over that title. If this going to be a dark comedy ala Marvel Zombies, that would be great, but the promotion so far paints it as a terrifying apocalyptic horror... Called DCEASED.

The Darkseid stuff sounds pretty lame. They are calling back a story that potrayed him as Lovecraftian monster, once again not just another generic alien dictator but a cosmic representation of tyranny and evil, for a story, where he gets turned into robo-zombie.

Date: 2019-02-19 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
"Coming soon: MURDERVEL"

Date: 2019-02-19 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
To be clear, if it's like, a sincere but clearly trying to have fun ride like Metal, that would be great too.

Date: 2019-02-19 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
I'm curious if there is any connection at all between this homage cover and the plot of the story, beyond some general mood. So far, signs point to no, and that feels like a problem.

Tom Taylor is great and he spun crap into gold with Injustice, so I'll give this a few pages. That said, talented writers have talked themselves into bad ideas before, with and without editorial pressure.

Date: 2019-02-19 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
lol I love that cover. There should be more Stephen King homages in comics.

Date: 2019-02-19 04:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
Pass. If I want grim, I'll watch the news.

DC Zombies?

Date: 2019-02-19 04:58 pm (UTC)
deh_tommy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
Well, I'm intrigued. I always try to be up for a good, spooky story.

Date: 2019-02-19 05:30 pm (UTC)
silverhammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Doesn't sound interesting at all, but Tom Taylor's pretty good at this whole comics thing, so I guess I'll reserve judgment.

DCeased is kind of a silly title though, tbh.

Date: 2019-02-19 06:57 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (beaker (close-up))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Oh, goody, more grimdark!

Date: 2019-02-19 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage

According to CBR, this is going to be out of continuity. So Lois is pretty much dead, I’m thinking.

Date: 2019-02-20 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Out of continuity?
Praise Darkseid.
This means I can safely ignore it until afterwards and see what the reviews are like.
If it was in continuity, I might have been more tempted to pick it up to see how/if it affected ongoing titles.

Date: 2019-02-19 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
I hope Horsecock makes a cameo.

Date: 2019-02-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (clark in chains)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
It does sound like Crossed, doesn't it?

Date: 2019-02-20 12:51 am (UTC)
raveninthewind: Batboys (Dick and Tim - nightbirds)
From: [personal profile] raveninthewind
It's creepy-cool cover. But a pandemic? Ugh, apocafic is so depressing. Real life is bad enough. I'll pass.

Date: 2019-02-20 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zenfrodo
For those who don't know what the cover refers to, google image link:



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