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: Mico Suayan
Publisher: DC Universe
Issue #10 introduces us to Robin and Nightwing. I can’t remember if Nightwing has been in any issues yet, but certainly no notable appearances. Superman interrupts their training and asks for some alone time with Batman. We finally get a confrontation of the conflicting ideologies between the two. While they are both civil, in a sense, the conversation escalates. My favourite panel of this week was the moment where Superman rips off Batman’s mask. Batman’s argument carries us, the reader, smoothly into the set up for “next week’s” issue. He explains how people justify doing something once, and commit this evil over and over again. The panels illustrate whale-harpooning, and where there is non-remorseful fishermen, there is Auqaman. He and his army attack the fishermen’s boat, and the JLA don’t approve. Diana and Aquaman are resolving the issue with words, when she is unexpectedly attacked by one of his men. The issue ends with a line that will surely pick up the series’ pace; “I am so sick of words”.
Issue #10 was awesome. I didn’t care much for the Robin training (and I can’t imagine how that will affect the overall plot), but everything that followed was great. Batman and Superman’s confrontation was rewarding, and “World War Sea”, as ridiculous as that sounds, is actually anticipated. It sounds like Issue #11 will be the most action-oriented of the series. There are still many heroes and villains that need more page-time, so I hope the next few issues starts to introduce us to the plot of the game.
The last thing I want to mention is the cover. In my second or third issue review, I mentioned how great the art was. By that point, it has all been done Jheremy Raapack. Issue #10 is the first with him completely absent from the credits. Honestly, I actually like the new cover better, and I have previously talked about my impression of the different artist’s art. This issue’s cover, though, is the first done by another artist. It is also the best. Just an interesting note to make, if you ask me.