The cover shows zombie Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Robin chowing down on Batman. Red Robin looks like he’s doing something else, cough cough. I don’t think Batgirl was in issue 1.
Aquaman gets eaten. Did the zombie virus reach Atlantis? The Joker seems to be infected. Green Arrow and Black Canary fight a zombie Green Lantern. A boxing glove arrow is involved. Black Canary becomes the new Green Lantern.
Did Alfred shotgun Nightwing and Red Robin to death between issues? He has a shotgun to use on the infected but not dead yet Batman. Why is Batman obsessing over Damien and ignoring the apparent deaths of Nightwing and Red Robin?
This was unrelenting bleakness and horror the characters cannot change. Mercy has ended. There is violence and distress. Superman has calm authority. Batman remains chillingly logical even as he becomes a zombie. Alfred has to bear any burden and does so as he shoots zombie Bruce. This was okay.
We had no idea how deep.”
“You have the ability to suck the joy out of any situation.”
“I’ve been thinking. I know you don’t like it when I do that.”
“Hal just turned into a zombie and tried to kill us.”