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: David Yardin
Colored by: David Yardin
Cover by: Jheremy Raapack
Publisher: DC Universe
Injustice follows a few weak issues with something very surprising. Issue #9 centres around Wonder Woman taking up Superman’s cause. There is voice-over narration by an unknown character, who is then revealed to be Ares, the God of War. Wonder Woman ends the Qurac conflict by overpowering their military, and has a fairly dramatic conversation with Ares. The issue shines over its predecessors because of genuinely surprising conversation. Ares provokes her, so she slices off his hand, and lodges a sword through his chest. It doesn’t kill him (he is a God), but it certainly gets her point across.
First of all, I want to mention that this has been the best issue in a while, even though I have some complaints I want to make. The first being the comedy. The comedy felt out of place here, as well as flat. The “headbutting tanks” gag didn’t hit any funny bones, and the God of Ponies wasn’t much better. The conversation between the two was so tense, these felt simply out of place.
My second complaint is that I am done issue #9, out of the available 14, and there really isn’t any objective to follow. Now that the conflict with Clark’s parents is done, Injustice is in this state of Limbo, with nothing really happening.
But as I said, this comic still rocked. Why? Well, it was honestly just the arc of the conversation. When Ares asked if Diana will bed with Superman, now that Lois is dead, I actually gasped. Her response was even more surprising. I also appreciate her loyalty to Superman in the overall plot of Injustice, so everything is fitting. I am seeing some corruption in Superman, but now I am finally seeing it elsewhere; in Wonder Woman.