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: Mike S. Miller
Colored by: Alejandro Sanchez
Cover by: Jheremy Raapack
Publisher: DC Universe
Issue #6 opens ups with Superman contemplating in the Fortress of Solitude. His arm is covered in blood, and he has grown a beard. How long has he been sitting there? Well the reporter in the background implies that it has been a day, but come on Supes, wash off that blood. Anyway, Superman hears the cries for help, and rescues some third-world citizens. His arm is magically cleansed. He approaches the president of this country, and strips him in front of his people. He then flys him to the UN, as motivated by Wonder Woman, and holds a press conference. Superman then announces that anybody who takes innocent lives will answer to him.
And you know what; I don’t think Superman is in the wrong here. I’m unsure if he is supposed to be looked at (by the reader) as a threat yet, but I think that Superman’s iron fist is a good thing. Obviously, things don’t stay that way, but I don’t see the issue yet. Anyway, he announces that he is Clark Kent, a reporter, and that he is done witnessing all the wrongs of the world. Instead, he will do something about them.
Since the cover has been alluding to an “evil” Superman, I am anxious to see this happen. The comics are really starting to pick up, and I can’t wait to read more.
I also want to note that this issue was a serious story-pusher. I like how entire issues are used specifically for a purpose. At first, I was unsure about how I felt about that, but it really helps convey what the writer, Tom Taylor, wants us to feel and think. Good job, Tom!