Dubbed DCeased: Hope at World’s End, the series will be part of DC Comics’ new DC Digital Firsts series, which has been releasing new digital stories featuring the publisher’s heroes for weeks now. This new series will span 14 chapters released digitally twice a month. It will be written by main DCeased scribe Tom Taylor, and illustrated by a host of artists, including Dustin Nguyen, Renato Guedes, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Marco Failla.
The story for the new series will be set during the time jump in DCeased #5, during which the Anti-Life Equation technovirus was turning the vast majority of the earth’s population into technozombies as Superman, Wonder Woman, the true Flash Wally West, Black Adam, Martian Manhunter, and more fought to stem the tide of infections. In the promo material for the new book, writer Taylor teased that this series would also feature some excellent apocalyptic Super Sons action, exploring the fan favorite teaming of Damian Wayne Robin and Superboy Jon Kent.
The world of this story continues to expand in 2020. The miniseries DCeased: Unkillables also wraps today, while a sequel series — DCeased: Dead Planet — is slated to launch with a first issue due on June 30.
The entire press release for DCeased: Hope at World’s End can be found below, followed by more teaser art for the series…enjoy!
DC Announces DCeased: Hope at World’s End
Tom Taylor’s Epic Becomes the Newest Addition to DC’s DIGITAL FIRST Catalog!
In the Earth’s darkest hour, heroes will bring hope!
DCeased, 2019’s blockbuster series, makes its DC DIGITAL FIRST debut with new original stories set before the fall of Earth! Fan-favorite Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor’s epic DCeased story line continues on May 19 with DCeased: Hope at World’s End with art by Dustin Nguyen, Renato Guedes, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marco Failla! Set in the span of DCeased #5’s time jump, DCeased: Hope at World’s End will expand the story of the Anti-Life War, featuring Superman and Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Stephanie Brown, Wally West, Jimmy Olsen, and more.
“There was a point in DCeased where we had to make the decision to skip weeks of losses and triumphs and heroism or our first miniseries wouldn’t exactly be a miniseries,” said Taylor. “But we knew we had a larger story to tell, so we seeded plots we could expand on and deliberately left huge characters off the table for the future. That future is here.”
This new DC DIGITAL FIRST series, in addition to DCeased and DCeased: Unkillables, will pave the way to the launch of DCeased’s sequel, DCeased: Dead Planet, in July 2020. By adding DCeased: Hope at World’s End to DC’s robust digital publishing program, comic book readers will have even more variety of content and immediate access to stories that have never been available on digital platforms.
In DCeased: Hope at World’s End, the Anti-Life Equation has infected over a billion people on Earth. Heroes and villains have fallen. In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of Metropolis, Superman and Wonder Woman spearhead an effort to stem the tide of infection, preserve and protect survivors, and plan for what’s next. In the Earth’s darkest hour heroes will bring hope! The war for Earth has only just begun!
“With Hope at World’s End, we finally get to tell the tale of what Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Black Adam, Wink, the Aerie, Martian Manhunter, Black Manta, Steph Brown, Robin, Superboy and more did to save as much of humanity as they could,” continued Taylor. “And Super Sons fans won’t want to miss the apocalyptic adventures of Damian and Jon as they stand up to the worst crisis the Earth has ever seen, and take their first steps on the road to becoming the next World’s Finest.”
DCeased: Hope at World’s End, written by Tom Taylor with art by Dustin Nguyen, Renato Guedes, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marco Failla, will publish digitally twice a month through its fourteen-chapter run beginning Tuesday May 19, 2020. Cover art will be by Ben Oliver, Francesco Mattina and Yasmine Putri.
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