Saturday, July 29, 2017

Injustice 2 #16 Review


Watch the Watch

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo, Rex Lokus, Juan Albarran, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July, 25 2017


With the previous issue kicking back into a groove that Tom Taylor seems most comfortable in, character introductions and character moments in general, I’m anxious to jump into this issue to get down to Plastic Man. Along side that the overall story seems to be getting to the meet of this series with Ra’s Al Ghul’s plan becoming known with both sides now clearly on a path leading forward. Check out after the jump to find out what I thought of this issue and where the story’s going from here.


We jump in with Batman fully in Batsuit knocking on the front door of what looks like a regular old apartment. A beer gut laden man equipped with accompanying trucker hat answers the door, but Batman’s not accepting it. He calls out the real identity of the man immediately to be Plastic Man’s son, which kicks him off into a game of ISpy in which Batman calls out every object he portrays in the attempt to hide from Batman.



Once the man has given up we catch up on a little of the history, most of which had happened off panel. Although some did occur during year four of the original Injustice, where we saw Plastic Man go to Superman asking for the release of his son who was taken prisoner for being a part of a resistance group. It ends up being this resistance group, with a ridiculous acronym, that is the reason for Batman’s visit. It’s at this point Plastsic Man himself appears, as he apparently was his son’s watch the entire time. After a little more debate Plastic Man and his son both agree to go off with Batman, but it’s not too long before another guest joins the party.



It’s here where I’ll cut off, not a whole lot more really happens, but that’s not a bad thing. In a series that is mostly known for being a quick and easy read this issue actually seemed really packed. It had a lot of great comedy and it was wall to wall character. When the story focuses on what Tom Taylor does best this book is completely at its best. I like the callout to the past stories and I love that the Plastic men would be hesitant to join up with anything again after where it ended up the last time. On top of all this the comedy is top notch. Really great issue all around with little to no complaints.

Bits and Pieces:

This is above and beyond an amazing issue. The comedy is top notch and it’s crammed packed with phenomenal character writing.

9.6/10
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