DCEASED: War Of The Undead Gods #7 continues a thrilling, brutal but exciting series. I have loved every issue so far and each and every one of them have the shock factor and this issue is no exception.
But before we get into the issue itself, let’s take a look at the covers. The standard cover is by Howard Porter & Rain Beredo and it’s awesome! We see Green Arrow and the upgraded Green Lantern Black Canary giving it their all against a hoard of infected. The detail is great here, from the muscles of the heroes to the swirling background which perfectly showcases her powers, this is a great action cover.
The first variant is by Ben Oliver and it is a perfect homage to the cover of ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince. I’ve always been a sucker for homages, and also Ben Oliver’s work, so this is an absolute gem for me. The way that he has also placed the creative team as reviews is a really nice touch. Oliver’s works is always incredible, full of detail, realism and in this case perfectly adapts the characters to fit the scene.
The second variant is by Francesco Mattina and delivers us an infected Black Manta. As always Mattina’s variants are full of realistic details which really brings the horror element to the cover. I also love the subtle ways in which he adapts the atmosphere into the piece itself, in this case it’s the sealife and bubbles around him.
There are also variant overs by Kael Ngu and Sun Khamunaki.
DCEASED: War Of The Undead Gods #7 picked up right where we left off as our heroes fight relentlessly against the infected. This issue has some really beautiful narration from Alfred, who is now The Spectre and not only does it paint more of a picture for the readers, it also amplifies the stakes of this operation and also the teamwork that is going into it. This issue is full of highs and lows, which I’ve now come to expect. We see some fatal mistakes happening, some exciting collaborations, a unique exploration of ideas.
As always with Tom Taylor’s writing there are some twists and turns, many of which I wasn’t expecting. From the perspective of a Superman fan, this issue had me cheering! Not only do we see a heartwarming moment between father and son, incredible strength from a young and coming Kryptonian and their villain, we also see a key artefact of Krypton being used in a way that I have never seen before. When it comes to new ideas, Tom Taylor knocks it out of the park EVERY SINGLE TIME and this issue shows that perfectly.
The artwork is by Trevor Hairsine & Lucas Meyer, with inks by Andy Lanning & Lucas Meyer, colours by Rain Beredo and letters by Saida Temofonte. I’ve said it before, but this creative team are perfect for the series. No-one showcases pure chaos in the clear and precise way that they do, with so much going on it is always easy to get lost, but not once does that happen in this issue.
DCEASED: War Of The Undead Gods #7 is jam packed full of exciting twists and turns, this is a series not to be missed. The issue very much feels like a very chaotic start to a happy ending, but with another issue yet to come and knowing Tom Taylors unpredictability, I’m not getting my hopes up.
Star Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★