DCeased – 5


DCeased – 5

General Info

Issue No:
5
On Sale Date:
October 2019
Cover Date:
November 2019
Era:
DC Universe
Story Title:
Nuclear Option

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Joshua Middleton
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Penciller:
Trevor Hairsine
Inker:
Stefano Gaudiano
Letterer:
Saida Temofonte
Colourist:
Rain Beredo
Editor:
Ben Abernathy

Characters

Main:
Batman (Damien Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Green Lantern (Dinah Lance), Kid Flash (Wallace West)
Heroes:
Robin (Damian Wayne), Superboy (Jon Kent), Power Girl (Karen Starr), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Firestorm, Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), Red Tornado, Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Beast Boy (Garfield Logan), Arsenal (Roy Harper), Mera
Villains:
Killer Croc (Waylon Jones), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Phillipus
Other:
Lois Lane, Martha Kent, Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel), Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley), Lex Luthor, Alfred Pennyworth
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This mini-series features a scenario where Cyborg’s body is used as a carrier for a technological virus version of the Anti-Life Equation, turning the population into zombie-like creatures and including many of the heroes.

Synopsis

After the destruction of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Metropolis, the heroes gather the world’s survivors to seek sanctuary on Themyscira and in Gotham City. As the heroes gather at the Fortress of Solitude to discuss evacuating the planet, they face an attack by one of the world’s most powerful heroes, Martian Manhunter, who has been transformed into a zombie.

Before Firestorm eventually stops him by engulfing him in fire and destroying him, he manages to kill Luthor and infects Flash, who sprints off around the world to infect the rest of the population. Superman gives chase and tears through the speedster’s body, killing him but in doing so gets punctured with some of the body parts and thus becoming infected.

While his Kryptonian metabolism slows down the infection rate and buys him some time, he knows he is finished and uses the last few remaining minutes to say goodbye to his friends and loved ones before launching up and away from the planet, hoping to get far enough away before he turns.

But he only gets as far as the upper atmosphere before Superman becomes the most dangerous host of the virus yet!