There are few things more terrifying for a villain than being pursued by Gotham City’s protector, Batman. Perhaps the only thing that tops that fear is being pursued by a zombified Batman. That’s exactly the situation Catwoman finds herself in on the latest cover for DC Comics’ ongoing DCeased event.
The cover art was revealed by the event’s main architect and writer, Tom Taylor. Taylor posted the art to Twitter along with the caption: “Coming in October: #DCEased. Kalvachev.” Kalvachev is, of course, a reference to Viktor Kalachev, the artist responsible for the cover.
It’s unclear if the cover is removed from the events of the series or if it depicts a moment from a future storyline. The going theory is that the cover is divorced from the events of DCeased, as Catwoman has already been infected by the strange zombie-like plague on the page.
DCeased follows various heroes in the DC Universe as they contend with a virus that turns people into rage-fueled killing machines, courtesy of the sinister Darkseid. The virus has already claimed numerous A-list DC heroes and shows no signs of slowing. How this cover ties into the events of DCeased will seemingly be revealed in October.