Darkseid’s Boom Tubes are not mere transport portals — as of DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2, they’re harbingers of loss of life and decay.
This article comprises spoilers for DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2, on sale now from DC.
Darkseid’s Boom Tubes tackle an entire new function within the pages of DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2, as they’re not merely used for transportation — as a substitute, they’re now passageways transporting the lethal Anti-Life Virus.
Big Barda and Mister Miracle uncover that Boom Tubes are actually known as “Doom Tubes” after they almost step into one early within the concern. They are saved by the Black Racer, the bodily manifestation of loss of life within the DC universe, who tells them that the Mother Boxes creating Boom Tubes have all been contaminated with Anti-Life. Only the lifeless can move by means of these portals, and Darkseid — in his unliving type — now makes use of the Boom Tubes to journey to different worlds and infect them.
What Are Boom Tubes?
Boom Tubes had been created by Jack Kirby, who developed Darkseid and the opposite New Gods of the Fourth World. Debuting in 1971’s Forever People #1, the tubes are created by the sentient computer systems of New Genesis often called Mother Boxes. They permit immediate journey between any two linked areas and have ceaselessly been utilized by Superman and different members of the Justice League to journey to Darkseid’s homeworld of Apokolips. The tubes made a number of notable live-action appearances in each the 2017 theatrical launch and the 2021 Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League, the place they had been utilized by Steppenwolf and his troops to journey throughout the galaxy.
DCeased: War of the Undead Gods is the finale of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine’s epic zombie saga. The first DCeased collection launched in 2019 and confirmed the outcomes of Darkseid by accident unleashing a corrupted model of the Anti-Life Equation on Earth, infecting many of the populace and turning them into zombies. DCeased rapidly grew to become notable for exhibiting outstanding Justice League heroes dying within the ensuing conflict, and DCeased: War of the Undead Gods stars the kids and successors of traditional DC heroes — notably, Damian Wayne as Batman, Jon Kent as Superman and Cassie Sandsmark as Wonder Woman.
DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #2 is penned by Taylor, penciled by Trevor Hairsine, inked by Andy Lanning, coloured by Rain Beredo and lettered by Saida Temofonte. The concern options cowl artwork by Hairsine and Beredo and variant cowl artwork by Dan Mora, Francesco Mattina, Kael Ngu and Sun Khamunaki. The concern is on sale now from DC.