Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Injustice 2 #42 Review


Injustice 2 #42 Review


Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Daniel Sampere, Rex Lokus
DC Comics
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Cover Price: $0.99

Monkey Business

Ok, so I was a little bit (about one week) behind on the most recent issues of Injustice 2, coming into today, which means there was the possibility that 8 characters I might enjoy were killed off in that time frame and I just hadn't found out yet. However from a quick glance at the cover my tensions were eased a bit when I realized we're back to dealing with Supergirl and the current situation she finds herself in.  So without further delay lets check out issue #42 after the Supergirl focused issue we received last week.



Damien, having left Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Black Adam, arrives back in Gorilla City with some new information.  Upon his arrival he's confronted by Animal Man and Vixen, also still working for Ra's and company, shares the information he's received about Amazo and the town he's taken out, shocking his teammates. Yet the group still decides the best option or course of action, after discovering Ra's can vaporize a town, is to discuss these findings with Ra's himself? Strange move, because I personally, would be on the first and nearest bus to Batman.


Inside Gorilla City headquarters Orca drops a bombshell on the rest of the Suicide Squad, and the underlings eating at the smorgasbord, that Waylon (Killer Croc) has knocked her up, to the utter shock of everyone there ... and me as well, how does that work exactly?

Meanwhile Damien, Vixen, and Animal Man arrive to discuss the findings, about the tiny town in Arizona, in front of Ra's, and Gorilla City upper leadership.  Damien informs them Black Adam will not be joining the cause, and when they're presented with evidence of the terror unleashed in Arizona, the backlash from Gorilla Grodd is very real. Grodd states Damien "lacks the stomach for what needs to be done" to anyone willing to listen.


Solovar's attempts to cool down Grodd's objections, but his support of the humans finally goes poorly for him, as Grodd calls his troops to attack Solovar.  The issue ends with a very concerned Ra's as we the readers are looking at a Gorilla City Battle Royal coming up possibly. 

Overall, this issue takes the focus off of Batman and his team of heroes, to focus on the inner workings of their counterpart villains, and does a good job holding my interest in the process. Some of the developments were bonkers, Orca and Killer Croc I'm looking at you, but the issue has a good mixture of light in tone humor, and villainous backstabbing, to get a solid recommendation from me.


The art remains beautiful every week, with this week being no exception to that rule at all. I've tried to draw a gorilla once, it looked horrifically awful, yet this crew pulls out some beautiful renditions of Grodd and Solovar that any artist would envy.  Great work all around.

Bits and Pieces

While the book takes a break in the middle of this week's issue to really get a bit crazy, the rest of the issue itself looks great, and remains very enjoyable as a whole. I'm eager to see all the villains (so to speak) at each others throats and how this will wrap up. 

7.8/10
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