Tree Lobsters Forever! – DCeased Unkillables #3 Review
DCeased Unkillables #3
Written by Tom Taylor
Penciled by Karl Mostert
Colored by Rex Lokus
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
Published by DC Comics
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Having reviewed the previous two issues of DCeased: Unkillables, I thought it was only right to also review the final issue. This issue picks up where the second issue left off. Several members of the Bat-Family and a handful of supervillains have holed up in an orphanage, where they’ve been training the orphans in combat and planning their escape to Poison Ivy’s sanctuary. This issue begins with the walls of the orphanage being breached. The heroes, villains, and orphans must make their escape and fight through the hordes of the undead to reach Gotham City.
When the second page of a comic features a brutal decapitation, you know you’re in for a wild ride. This was only one of the awesome scenes drawn by Karl Mostert. The art team has done solid work in the entire mini-series, and this final issue is no exception. Cheetah dispatching a zombified villain, Slade single-handedly fending off a horde of the undead, and a team up between Creeper and Grundy are a few more panels I found visually impressive.
As for the story itself, I found the pacing to be a little slow, especially for the series finale of a post-apocalyptic superhero adventure. This comic read more like a middle issue than a final one. That being said, the story is full of exciting scenes and touching character moments. Writer Tom Taylor is known for his humorous dialogue, and this talent is on full display. However, I found that the disproportionate amount of funny dialogue cut too much into the tension, taking away from the build up to the issue’s climax. Luckily, there was a surprising Deus ex Machina in the last few pages that came out of nowhere and completely blew me away.
If you’ve yet to pick up DCeased or its spin-off Unkillables, I highly suggest you do so soon. The original series is a fun apocalyptic story that hybridized the superhero and zombie genres. DCeased: Unkillables has more than lived up to the high standard set by the original. Although this final issue had a few flaws, it wraps up the mini-series in a satisfying way. Now’s the perfect time to catch up on these series as the sequel DCeased: Dead Planet releases its first issue on June 10th.