Injustice: Gods Among Us [Issue #5] Review

With the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, I’ve decided that it is appropriate to read and review/discuss the issues in the prequel comic books that lead up to the events in the game. These reviews will be put together at the end of the series, and will be followed by a review of the game. Keep in mind, they are more-so discussions and my thoughts on each issue. There will be spoilers.

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Colored by: Alejandro Sanchez Rodriguez
Cover by: Jheremy Raapack
Publisher: DC Universe

Issue #5 opens up with the least realistic arrest-escape I have ever seen. The point is, though, that Harley Quinn escapes the police (well, kills them), and is driving their cruiser. She overhears on the police scanner that The Joker (or Mr. J, if you prefer) has been killed by Superman. She hides out in a novelty store, her HQ, until she is approached by Green Arrow. He takes her to his hidden liar, to protect her from Superman.

Technically, very very little has happened in this issue. On the other hand, I kind of loved it. It was a change of pace, and gave the series a healthy dosage of comic relief, without feeling out of place. Green Arrow finally gets some screen-time (page-time?), which rocked. I never expected Harley and Green Arrow to make such an entertaining duo.

I also want to mention that the “Arrow Cave” is a stupid name. I thought that immediately, and when Harley suggested “The Quiver”, I actually laughed out loud. I also liked how there was no extreme cliffhanger in this issue. It went at its own pace, and while it may have been a bit of a filler, it was actually very entertaining. I don’t think a comic book needs over-the-top action to be fun to read. Hell, I recently picked up Black Hole, which has no action whatsoever. While superhero-themed comics should always have something to chew on, I actually didn’t mind the toned-down nature of this issue, since the dialogue was so funny.

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