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Review: Injustice 2 #1

The all-new prequel to the highly anticipated Injustice 2 video game begins here! Superman is imprisoned, and it’s up to Batman to put the world back together. But with Superman’s iron-fisted regime eliminated, other forces rise up to fill the void. And Batman doesn’t have a lot of allies left to help stop them.

Injustice writer Tom Taylor returns to take on the latest volume of the video game tie-in series. I read the previous volume of Injustice comics here and there, but generally I know the story which may have helped reading this first issue. Enough is explained that new readers should be able to pick things up as to what happened leading up to this. But, even without that knowledge, Taylor delivers a first issue that asks a very simple question, “what happens when there’s a power vacuum?” This is an important one in the world of comics that’s not explored enough. Villains are defeated, but doesn’t that mean someone else will come along to fill the space? We’ll get our answer here as Batman must figure out what to do in this Superman-less world. Taylor delivers all of that with a mix of action, excitement, and some quieter moments where the questions above are debated.

The only negative I can see with this series is that it was previously released as a digital series and the flow at times shows with what feels like the break point between the digital issues. It’s not bad, just noticeable.

The art is really solid with some cool looks to classic characters and flows from the previous volume to this. Again, there’s a mix of quieter moments and action and Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran, and Rex Lokus deliver it all so that it flows and flows really well. Batman debating Superman isn’t all that exciting but as presented it’s enjoyable to not just read, but look at as well.

A solid first issue that should be fun for fans of this series and video game and perfect for those who are looking to dive in. If nothing else, it presents some interesting questions that I’m looking forward to seeing if it has the answers.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran Cover Art: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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