Friday, January 12, 2018

Injustice 2 #40 Review

Injustice 2 #40 Review

Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran, Rex Lokus
Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Cover Price: $.99

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Injustice 2 has been moving at a breakneck pace lately. There have been introductions, reintroductions, and the killings of several characters, all while Tom Taylor dropped several huge reveals to boot. Every week you open the pages of this book and you're never sure what may happen. Lets see if the unexpected continues, and to be honest, I wouldn't want it any other way. Join me.

The issue jumps right into the repercussions of Batman pulling the plug on Wildcat's life support. After fighting off a few doctors, and not being super familiar with Wildcat, I was quite sure what Batman was up to, to be honest, but all works out in the end. Wildcat pops back up, using one of his 9 lives via Batman's actions, because Batman needs him for some information. My newness to the character of Wildcat really built up the tension in this scene, and I enjoyed it a lot as a result, however a more familiar person with the character may have seen this coming a mile away.

In Longyearbyen. Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. Whatever all that means. The pair go on the hunt for Dr. Mid-Nite, and after a brief debate between them, the old Doctor decides to head off with his visitors to take on the strange job Batman has planned for him. 

Back at the Fortress we find out exactly what the plan entails and Im going to type this out for you because its truly wild. Dr. Mid-Nite is asked to use the fallen Zod's body (killed in the previous issue by Amazo) in order to use it for a heart transplant to save Conner who's stuck in the Phantom Zone (after suffering from injuries at the hand of Superman).  So what happens? You'll have to drop those 99 cents to find out.

Overall, although this issue slowed the fast pace to the series down I enjoyed, it was intense in a different kind of way that I still enjoyed.  Tom Taylor definitely has flexibility as a writer that I appreciate because you can really enjoy the slower moments he crafts as much as the action packed ones.  The only downside of the issue is more on the way I read it because the weekly format only gives you small snippets and not much of a full complete story but remains enjoyable week in and week out none the less.

Bits and Pieces

Injustice 2 slows the pace down a bit as Batman goes on a few different quests to solve a singular current problems hes dealing with but the issue is filled with tension making it an enjoyable read. The art team continues to put out great work week in and week out, you have to love the team's winter outfits.

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