I have just finished the first hardcover of Superman: Camelot Falls (Superman 654, 655, 656, 657, 658), and it has the same vibe as DCeased, including the narration from Lois Lane. Camelot Falls depicts a dark future where Superman had caused the apocalypse and the survivors team up for survival. The cast of people working together to save the world is a mash-up of Superman villains and the b-squad of superheroes. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed seeing Donna Troy in her Wonder Woman garb rocking an eye patch. Donna Troy isn’t Wonder Woman, even if she was Wonder Woman for a bit during One Year Later.
The most interesting thing about this story is that this took place almost immediately after Infinite Crisis. After the great One Year Later story Up, Up, and Away told across Superman and Action Comics we find Superman in another Crisis level event, but he is the cause of it. The number of characters that popped up in this book was mind-boggling, seeing them all injured or dead or fighting.
Granted, there aren’t zombies, there is a Doomsday stand-in named Subjekt 17, this hits on many of the notes that we would later see in the celebrated DCeased. Now that I am able to reflect on each story, it feels there is a lot of groundwork laid in Camelot Falls that would later become the world of DCeased.
The artwork was hit and miss. There were a few scenes where Superman looked like John Cena. Lois Lane with short hair looks kind of weird, but that was her style in the mid-2000s. When the artwork was on, it was really on and helped move the story forward.
If you enjoyed DCeased, you should definitely check out this Superman story.