Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Right before the third issue of DCeased: Hope at World’s End dropped, writer Tom Taylor revealed the issue would star one of my favorite DC characters, Wally West.
The inclusion of Wally had me heading into this book extremely excited, but also a little weary, we’ve seen how DC’s writers have treated Wally in the past after all. But Taylor’s Wally was the heroic savior fans of the speedster have known him to be all along and I loved every minute of it!
The book opened with Wally leaving Linda to set about saving everyone in Keystone city following the virus’ outbreak and we got to see Wally team up with Max Mercury, Jessie Quick and Impulse which was great. Wally was just straight forwardly being the hero and it’s something we haven’t gotten to see much of in quite some time so I absolutely loved it.
The book was filled with a number of touching moments, including Batman getting in touch with Wally before succumbing to the virus himself.
The decision to take civilians from Keystone city to a different Earth was an interesting one and one I’m surprised wasn’t explored earlier within the DCeased universe. The book ended tragically with Max Mercury becoming infected with the virus, but the decision to have him disappear into the speed force instead of dying at the hands of Wally created an emotionally touching moment and gave the character a satisfying send off.
All in all, I enjoyed the book and I’m really liking this new DCeased series which seemingly exists solely to show us all what happened to certain DC characters missing from the original DCeased series. Highly recommend this book to all DC fans and especially to Wally West fans, it’s nice to see him treating with respect again.