It is an announcement that probably should have surprised no one after its highly praised first two issues. DC has revealed that a spinoff will be released for it’s DCeased mini-series. This is well before the six-issue series has had the opportunity to reach its conclusion.
As reported by IGN, DCeased creator Tom Taylor will write DCeased: A Good Day to Die, as an extra-length special issue. Currently scheduled to be released September 2nd, the follow-up will feature the characters Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle and John Constantine. Darick Robertson and Laura Braga will be brought on to illustrate the 48 page issue. Other artists will be announced As the project gets closer to completion
. Taylor, for his part, was extremely excited by the announcement:
With the epic scope of this series, there was no way to fit all the characters and all the ideas I had into just six issues. We had a whole cast of characters whose tale was ending up on the comics cutting room floor. Writing is about killing your darlings, but these were darlings I wasn’t even going to get the chance to kill… until the idea of this special was raised by editor Ben Abernathy.
What’s Happened So Far
For those who haven’t read the series thus far, here’s what you missed. It tells the story of how through the actions of the villain Darkseid, a zombie style virus has been released. This one however, travels not only through blood, but also through technology. With transmission so readily available, it becomes a two-pronged virus, and it is beginning to infect the heroes of the DC Universe one by one. As the story continues in the second issue of the series, two of DC’s most iconic heroes have already fallen to the virus. You can imagine that this is probably only the beginning.
Are you excited to hear about the spinoff for DCeased? Share your thoughts with us at GVNation. Remember, it’s not too late to catch up the current issues of DCeased, which will run through October. Check it out. I have read the first two and it is outstanding.
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