The survivors of a mysterious event in the world’s greatest city wish they were only being chased by the walking dead! Instead, the world’s greatest heroes have turned into violent, rage-filled killers, and staying alive is nearly impossible. An illegal rescue attempt into the center of the quarantined city goes terribly wrong, and the rescuers attract the attention of the supers in the worst way imaginable. Also, the question is answered—where are all the supervillains?
Simone and Calafiore follow up on Leaving Megalopolis, the crowd-sourced first volume of this series, with another grim tale of metahumans gone wrong. The previous volume saw the island city of Megalopolis's superpowered saviors changed into murderous psychopaths. The sequel follows several storylines, beginning with the newly villainous spandex crew, led by Southern Belle, rescuing Overlord from the watery deeps. Meanwhile, a mercenary team arrives to save billionaire Simon Valiant, who happens to be the leader of Megalopolis's supervillain community, the only group who might be able to stop the antiheroes. This book feels like exactly what you would get if you set the evil twins of Kurt Busiek's Astro City series in Brian Woods's DMZ. Most of the action occurs at night, with the artwork featuring chiseled figures set amid urban rubble. This is for anyone who wonders how normal humans would cope in a world of superpowered predators.