DCeased: Dead Planet #6 (REVIEW)

Dec 1, 2020

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DCeased: Dead Planet #6
DC Comics

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Trevor Hairsine
Inks by: Gigi Baldassini & Tom Derenick
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: Saida Temofonte

Tom Taylor somehow manages to put a little seed of doubt in the minds of readers with DCeased: Dead Planet #6. Of course, he’s known for killing everyone and their mother off, so that’s exactly what everyone should expect with this series.

Instead, the doubt is whether or not things will work out for the better, for the most part. There’s no question some will pay the ultimate price — it’s just a matter of who else Taylor feels like picking off this series.

Not sure if Taylor’s readers are tired of seeing him ax characters in every other series he writes, but it’d be a shame if he stepped too far away from the norm with the end of DCeased: Dead Planet.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still upset with who he wrote off in DCeased: Dead Planet #5. But Taylor has created such impossible odds for these characters to overcome. There’s can’t be too many heroes who walk away from this.

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Trevor Hairsine’s art continues to capture the desperation of DCeased: Dead Planet. And while I tend to enjoy anything John Constantine-related above all else, Hairsine and Rain Beredo’s best work was with Wally West, particularly at the library. Felt like we took a step away from the book for a moment and were watching a show.

(WARNING: Spoilers for DCeased: Dead Planet #6 ahead.)

Taylor has been setting the whole series up for Constantine to save the day. I don’t mind that, oftentimes. He’s a great character, why would readers want to see him killed off?

Generally speaking, that is. Because I think DCeased: Dead Planet is a great chance for Taylor to give Constantine his medicine.

Too much is going wrong right now for the character who’s thrusting himself into the middle of everything to survive. Doesn’t matter that Constantine always finds a way out of every mess he puts himself in. There’s no way he can live through this.

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Score: 8.5

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