DCeased #5 - Review
This has been a Superman story throughout, and I think it will end as a Superman story, even if that story ends in the death of everyone on Earth. Countless heroes and villains have died and whole cities have been vaporized from the events of the last issue. In this penultimate issue of DCeased, Tom Taylor sets up more dread than you can shake a stick at. This issue in particular delivers some major character deaths that are wholly unexpected. Taylor resolves some questions on who would beat whom in the vein of fantasy match-ups. (I am taking care to not say which characters in particular in order not to spoil anything.)
The identity of the narrator is revealed. The set up leading to the reveal will make you want to get your handkerchief. Trevor Hairsine does an amazing job pulling out some genuine emotion that sells what Tom Taylor scripted. You’d have to be emotionless or incredibly jaded not to feel anything.
With only one issue left to go, I truly think that no one gets out alive. While the story has been told from a past tense position from the narrator that would make one presume that the narrator survived, I would not be surprised to learn that this is a story that is told at the end of the narrator’s life. Come what may, I am anxiously awaiting the final issue to see how this story is resolved.