Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Injustice 2 #27 Review


Injustice 2 #27


Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Rex Lokus
DC Comics
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Cover Price: $.99 (digital first)

Injustice & Anarchy

I have no idea how a book that looks this good and has such a high quality level manages to keep a weekly schedule throughout the year but Injustice 2 has some of that comic book magic in abundance. The last couple weeks we’ve been off enjoying time with Black Adam, Damien, and Supergirl but left wondering what happened in the aftermath of the cliffhangers from several issues ago. Well the wait is over so let’s see what’s cooking this week why don’t we.



The issue starts with a quick recap of where everyone is at, while Batman and a few heroes rewatch the disaster that occurred in Washington for clues. Batman makes an executive decision sending Blue Beetle home, after his ‘misdeeds’ in battle, as they try to come up with a plan.  Plastic Man catches up with Blue Beetle outside and attempts to calm him down but he takes off and heads home.


At the home of Black Lightning, where he is putting his girls to bed, they hear a knock at the door to what appear to be well prepared authorities, who say, “everyone must come with us” and comes off mildly threatening. However, against my better judgement after what went down, Black Lightning gets his girls dressed heading off to who knows where, we aren't quite sure yet, but we’ll find out … if you buy the book.  


Next Blue Beetle arrives home and is surprised by none other than Booster Gold who fell asleep on the couch waiting for him. They have a nice talk with each other, with Booster also reassuring  Beetle that his mistakes are just that mistakes, but the cherry on top is Booster revealing that Teddy’s last wish was for him to continue training Beetle, and they’ll begin in the morning after bacon.


As the story begins its conclusion Skeets comes barging in as Booster recaps why the time stream is so fickle to Beetle. Skeets wraps up the issue with a bombshell stating “time demanded they be together” and “the fate of the world depends on the two of you.” as our story wraps up.

Issue #26 has an interesting way of easing into the threads that will be seeded throughout this next arc of the story without heavy recap which I enjoyed.  There isn’t any action this issue, and Batman comes off very unlikeable to make Beatle a little too sympathetic, more than is necessary, but I’m still very interested to see how these threads continue moving forward here especially with what the cover hints at. Although we don't get the typical Injustice formula at work here we still have an enjoyable book laying necessary ground work for the next round of issues.

Bits and Pieces

Issue #26 is a setup heavy issue, for long time readers, seeding threads to be explored further in the next arc of the story. Not a lot happens, but the developments are interesting enough to check out, especially for Booster and Beetle fans.

7.0/10
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