Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review - Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2
by Tom Taylor, Mark S. Miller Tom Derenick, Bruno Redondo
Publisher: DC Comics
Pub. Date: July 1, 2014

ISBN: 978-1401246013
Pages: 224
Buy Link: Amazon


Do recall the old Mortal Combat games where you battle it out against another warrior? Well, the creators of Mortal Combat took that idea and created the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, set in the DC Universe. In January 2013, a weekly digital comic book prequel was released, shortly followed by print versions of the issues.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2 contains issues 7-12 and the Injustice: Gods Among US Annual #1. The overall plot details Lex Luther becoming the Justice League's new ally, pulling their strings to create his own alternate universe. A world where Lois Lane is dead and Superman takes vengeance into his own hands by killing the Joker. 

Superheroes pick sides -you are either good or evil! Green Arrow, Black Canary, Huntress, Captain Atom, and Catwoman choose to follow Batman. While Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Shazam, and Robin are teaming up with Superman with the idea that lives have to be lost to restore justice to the world. 

This series definitely has an intriguing premise with the DC superheroes' morals in jeopardy and chaos being spread across the entire world. While there is a little humor from the Green Lantern and Green Arrow, the storyline features a more darker storytelling approach. Overall, I thought Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2 is an entertaining thrill-ride from start to finish.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Tom Taylor has written plays that have been produced across four continents, from the Sydney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival. He has killed characters for DC Comics and created characters for Lucasfilm. He has written comics which have been reprinted in French, German and Spanish but he can't read any of them. He has sung for thousands in concert halls and acted to tens in the smallest of black-box theatres. He has sent Luke Skywalker on a quest and taught Darth Vader a lesson. He has juggled knives for billionaires and eaten fire for passers-by on the street. He has written for film screened in California and radio aired in Melbourne. He has won many awards for his writing and lost many of his indoor soccer finals. He is the father of two and the husband of one.

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