Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Renato Guedes
Similarly to the first issue of Tom Taylor’s new digital first DCeased story, Hope at World’s End continued to show the readers a more in depth look at what Superman and the Justice League were doing during the early days of the outbreak.
This book however gave a glimpse at how Black Adam dealt with the situation as well. The leader of Kahndaq was ruthless in his attempt to protect his world and ran through the infected with no remorse, determined to rid his nation of the virus.
We got to see Superman ask Black Adam for help and for the villain to open the doors of Kahndaq to civilians in need of refuge, but as a true villain does, Black Adam turned the Man of Steel down.
We then saw Adam revert to his human self and take a stroll through Kahndaq to see how his people were coping with the aftermath of his attack on the infected. I was intrigued to see how Black Adam would fit into the DCeased universe and was excited to see where he went next, but unfortunately, he – like many other heroes and villains – didn’t make it out of his debut issue.
After finding a woman crying, Adam went to check up on her son who was secretly infected, attacking the villain and infecting him too.
With Black Adam now one of the crazed monsters we’ve seen throughout the story, it’s safe to say Kahndaq will be left in ruins by the time he’s through with it!
I enjoyed the issue and I’m enjoying the little bit of extra detail were getting to see from the Justice League and their actions during the early days of the outbreak. It’s definitely worth a read if you’re a fan of Taylor’s DCeased universe and I can’t wait to see where we go next!