DCeased by Tom Taylor

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In this high stakes superhero adventure, the earth is being destroyed by an equation in the form of a deadly, zombie-making virus, and Wonderwoman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League are the only things that stand a chance at stopping it ravaging the entire planet.
The full-colour art is simply stunning, of course. It brings the story to life in a way that is just *chef’s kiss*. The art actually changed because this is a bind-up of several issues, but I didn’t mind that at all. I liked all of the art styles and they all depicted the story uniquely and beautifully. The cover of DCeased is disappointing compared to all the art inside, so don’t let it mislead you.
I loved how high the stakes were in this novel. I feel like in a lot of books no one dies but in this one like half of the best characters die *soft sobbing* but it’s so well done and might have made me cry, on a couple of occasions. Because there are so many characters, DCeased isn’t full of character development, but I still loved seeing all the characters and how they reacted and were around the threats and each other.

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I don’t love zombies but I actually really loved this story nonetheless. It was a bit more about the character’s descent into madness or how they dealt with the zombies that the apocalypse itself, which I really enjoyed. Tom Taylor really manages to bring forward the characters personalities in the situation, knowing the characters we love on a deeper level. This story is about the humanity of the superheroes and the friendships between them, more that a kill virus, though that is at the centre of the book. The idea of the virus was a tiny bit underdeveloped, but the rest of the book more than made up for it.

This novel had the Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy romance that we all deserve! It was so cute and I just ship them so much. One of my favourite scenes was early on when Harley Quinn goes and tells the Joker how she’s never getting involved with him again, because he’s toxic and bad for her, but then he turns out to be a zombie already and she kills him. Perfecto.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that I didn’t actually know all of the characters, but that’s on me.
DCeased is an absolutely riveting, high stakes adventure about morality, sacrifice and friendship and I loved it!!! Would definitely recommend to all DC fans, or even those newer to the universe.

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