Zombies have invaded the DC Universe!? Will the heroes survive, or is this the darkest night for the DCU? Will this be their final crisis, or will a new war with Darkseid erupt? Find out in our review of DCeased #1 from DC Comics.

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Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Guadiano
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him.”-Revelation 6:8

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 artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).

As a horror story aficionado, I understand that sometime, the blood and gore are the point. Sadly, this issue isn’t transgressive enough of comic “rules” to pull of a Herschell Gordon Lewis moment, leaving us with too much blood and guts for a comic book, not enough for a full-on horror story and too little connection to any of the character portrayals for this to work.Matthew's Thoughts
Stephen’s Thoughts

We already did this in 2006-ish, right? The Darkseid War? Final Crisis? I know we are living in a different timeline now, but seriously, this is the fastest I’ve ever seen a bad-story-the-first-time get a reboot – and I enjoyed reading the Ultimate Universe.

Is DCeased needed? Personally, I don’t think so. If I hadn’t read Final Crisis and the events leading up to that, I would probably think this is hip, and now, and wow, but then again, I’ve read Marvel Zombies. I appreciate what DC is doing here, and the story build up, structure, and art is really good. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it all before. Young’uns go ahead and rush out in a buying frenzy, while us old codgers sit on the porch and tell you the way it was back in the day…Stephen's Thoughts

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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