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: Tom Derenick
Colored by: Ikari Studio
Cover by: Mico Suayan
Publisher: DC Universe
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there is a war between Aquaman’s army and members of the JLA. When the battle looks won by the Justice League, Aquaman unleashes his secret weapon; the Kraken.
When it comes to recapping issue #11, that’s about all that happened, in terms of plot. The other storyline followed is a continuation of the tense conversation between Clark and Bruce. It doesn’t go anywhere too surprising (other than the Joker comment at the beginning), but it was well-done overall. I found myself just as interested in their conflict as I was in “World War Sea”.
This issue was another success because it both progressed the plot, while developing the positions of the characters. The series has a strong focus on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, and I think I’m fine with that. This issue was just more assurance of that notion. The one thing I didn’t understand, however, was Alfred’s sass. He gave attitude towards Superman. I understand that Batman and Superman are going through a rough patch, but Alfred’s remark there seemed unfitting.
There is only a few more issue’s left, so keep an eye out for those last few reviews. I intend on starting the game’s story as soon as I possibly can.