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: Andrew Elder
Cover by: Drew Johnson
Publisher: DC Universe
Woah! Where did this comic come from? I certainly didn’t expect that. Sure, issue #12 ended with “Next: The Flash”, but I didn’t expect this. Issue #13 may have been my favourite in the series, or at least on par with #3 and #4. It was low-key, with almost no plot progression. Batman gets in contact with The Flash, after he had witnessed Superman and Wonder Woman violently breaking up a protest. Essentially, The Flash realizes that he is on the wrong side of it all.
Now, the only problem was that Superman and Wonder Woman’s actions in this comic were a little off. Up until this point, they have only stopped violent politicians and war-mongers. Why would they randomly pick on a group of peaceful protestors?
Besides that, this issue was a great look at The Flash, and his actual character. Batman and The Flash (after this issue, obviously) are growing as my favourite characters. The Flash monologued the entire issue, but it was fitting and memorable. The kid who wanted to be a hero truly reveals the doubts I had about Superman and Wonder Woman’s reign.
Now, one can easily complain about the slow pace so close to the finish line. Honestly, it would be a fair complaint, too. I just think that Injustice is at its best when the action is light, and the strong character moments are in the spotlight.