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: Ikari Studio
Cover by: Mico Suayan
Publisher: DC Universe
The conflict at sea with Auqaman’s army is about to be interrupted by Superman. When Superman joins the fight, the stakes grow much higher. Sea creatures and armies rise from the sea and attack on all of Earth’s fronts. Superman, in reaction, grabs Atlantis and relocates it to the middle of the hottest desert. Aquaman then restrains his army.
That is the gist of what happened in issue #12. It is getting a lot easier to see how things got to the very beginning of issue #1 now. Superman is making lofty decisions, albeit with good intentions. However, by the end of this issue, I feel that Wonder Woman is more corrupt than Superman. She believes in the cause, but isn’t showing any resemblance to Superman’s inner conflict. Additionally, Superman has much more motivation, obviously.
I think the most notable event in this issue was actually the conclusion to Batman and Superman’s feud. Superman declared Batman as “not one of us”, immediately before shutting off his communicator. Still, it can be argued that desperate times call for desperate measures. I’m still not entirely sold on Superman as an evil dictator, but I am starting to see how things are shaping up. Considering that there are two issues left, I wonder if this series will even truly explore Superman’s corruption. Perhaps that is what the game explores?
One way or another, I’m very close to finding out.