DCeased: Unkillables #1
By Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, John Livesay, Rex Lokus, and Saida Temofonte
DCeased returns in DCeased: Unkillables #1! Fans of the zombie filled drama will be able to jump right back into this world all while being written by the same author, Tom Taylor. This time around, we follow some of the antiheroes and villains that have survived the initial days of the anti-life equation outbreak, the key players being Red Hood and Deathstroke. The two characters find themselves in the same position as they try to navigate the new apocalypse while trying to save what remains of their family.
Thankfully, Tom Taylor returns to this alternate DC world with DCeased: Unkillables #1 and brings with him the same brutal horror mixed in with great character interactions. Taylor also plays around with the zombie apocalypse formula a little bit by having some of the character’s super powers play a role in how they survive. Deathstroke’s special interaction with the anti-life equation was especially cool to see and puts him in an interesting scenario at the beginning of this issue. Red Hood also has equally great moments in this issue and Taylor is able to show a wide range of moments and conversations that are true to these characters. It is not certain yet how these two characters will cross paths, but it will certainly be a fun and interesting story to see pan out.
The art in this issue is a bit of a mixed bag and is handled by a lengthy list of artists; Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, John Livesay, and Rex Lokus. Karl Mostert handles the bones of the art in this issue by doing the pencils but the other artists can either make his work look great or decent. This initial issue has some good gory action in it and it will be interesting to see how some of the characters, like Captain Cold and Bane, will use their strengths and powers to entertain us with great action. The beginning of this issue looks great but as it gets further along, you can see the changes pretty easily. Red Hood and Ace look especially different between the different inkers and colorists. Jason looks very odd in the second half of this book due to his facial proportions appearing too small for his head.
The great thing about this spin-off from DCeased is that fans who read the prior series will see many of the moments from the first couple issues revisited from different perspectives. The other great thing about this taking place in the first couple of issues from DCeased is that new fans who have not read DCeased will not be lost. That being said, fans of the primary series will know what happens to the world at the end of the series but it will be interesting to see if the characters in DCeased: Unkillables will stay true to the title’s name and find a way to beat this apocalypse.