By Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, Rex Lokus, and Saida Temofonte
It has been a long wait for new comics and thankfully one of the first to return to our pull lists is the conclusion to DCeased: Unkillables! The heroes and villains must fight through hordes of anti-living in a desperate attempt to seek new refuge. In order to make it to the new haven, the survivors will also have to evade the likes of an undead Bane, Mirror Master, and of course, Wonder Woman. Given the history of this series, no one’s safety is guaranteed and there remains the possibility that this story will end in tragedy.
The DCeased universe has been in good hands with Tom Taylor and that quality stays true for the conclusion of DCeased: Unkillables. A staple of this series has not been just the gore and horror, but also the great relationships that begin to build over the course of the series. These relationships are what really sell this series and sets it apart from being a mindless horror spectacle. With that being said, this great character building makes the horror even more heartbreaking and terrifying. As the series progresses, it becomes all the more harder to see characters we care about in horrific fashion. The end to this story is satisfying as well and it really leaves the reader guessing how it will end. There are times in which victory is assured and defeat imminent, constantly keeping the reader on their toes.
Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott, Neil Edwards, Rex Lokus, and Saida Temofonte take charge of the art in this issue. The art has been hit and miss in this series, mostly due to how the faces are drawn, which at times can take the reader out of the story. That issue is not present in DCeased: Unkillables #3 and the reader can just enjoy seeing the blood and gore while appreciating a panel with just two characters embracing for a final goodbye. A unique aspect of this book is that even though it is a horror story, the art is in fact bright and colorful, especially with the characters compared to the backgrounds. This is still a story about comic book heroes in colorful costumes and they stand out incredibly with the destroyed cities in the background.
DCeased: Unkillables ends on a strong note with DCeased: Unkillables #3 and the most unfortunate aspect of the series is that it is only three issues. DC fans are clamoring for more of this undead series and due to the quality writing and story-telling here, the wait for DCeased: Dead Planet feels all the longer. After reading this series, it will be interesting to see how the aftermath of this story will affect future stories set in this universe. One does not need to be a horror fan or zombies in order to appreciate the story and characters in this series and if you are looking for great character building and seeing relationships develop, then you should give DCeased: Unkillables a read.