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: Jheremy Raapack
Colored by: Alejandro Sanchez
Cover by: Jheremy Raapack
Publisher: DC Universe
The last few issues have been superb, so its only natural that the writer will hit a weaker point of the story at some point. Issue #7 is that point. Now that Superman has been governing the world, the government of the United States of America is getting fed up. As a reaction, they kidnap his “parents”, and light their house on fire. The question this comic is ultimately asking is ‘What happens when you threaten Superman?’
The answer, of course, is probably in the next comic. Its certainly not here. The problem with this comic is that it doesn’t clue you in on what is going on. Half the time, you don’t know who is talking, or who is being focused on. The narrative introduced a bunch of nameless characters way too quickly.
On the bright side, this issue’s new cover is pretty great. However, it features Wonder Woman on the front, even though she isn’t in the issue. The art is nice though. Its also nice to see Jheremy Raapack back for the illustrations.
Lastly, I want to mention the ending, which was flat-out boring. Very little actually happened in this issue, and not in the same way that the series is getting comfortable with. The ending was anticlimactic, and was not half as exciting as some of the other concluding frames. Those have made some of the series’ best frames so far, so this one was disappointing to say the least.