Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Xermanico, Mike S. Miller and Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: November 13, 2013

How Many Times can You Say "Main Man"?

Tom Taylor's Injustice has been such a huge highlight of the DC comic stable that when I think of the best comics out there, it is near or at the top.  During it's run, Taylor took what could have been a mere video game cash in and turned it into a weekly must read.  When the book went on hiatus a couple months ago, I didn't think we'd get an Injustice fix until it returns in 2014.  Luckily, we get a bit of extra Injustice with this Annual.

Tom Taylor uses the Injustice Annual to introduce Lobo into the Injustice Universe.  Yes, the Main Man has arrived and he is working with Superman to bring in Harley Quinn.  While Lobo may wear his welcome out pretty quick by repeating his tried-and-true catch phrases, him and Harley still bring some good fun.  

The Annual does a good job of being beginner friendly, but fans of the series will have the most fun.  There are plenty of nods to in jokes, especially between Harley and Green Arrow.  Yes, the two are back together and the team-up is just as fun as before.  Harley and Lobo also have some fun moments together which leads to the final panel that will make fans laugh out loud while they wish the book would continue next week.

There are three artists on the book and the different styles can be a little off putting.  I really like Bruno Redondo's detailed work the best with Mike S. Miller coming in a close second.  I was not a fan of Xermanico's pages compared to the other two.  The art of Injustice has always been a mixed bag with so many artists contributing each week so the Annual is no different.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 is just plain fun.  The introduction of Lobo and the return of Harley Quinn spell fun and excitement to old and new readers alike.  The wait until the return of Injustice in 2014 will be a hard one, but this Annual made it a little more bearable.



  1. I really enjoyed this, I like that we get to see Harley Quinn use her knowledge in psychiatry, see how intellegent she is, if she weren't with the Joker she could be a threat to Batman by herself.

    1. I have to admit, I'm not a huge Harley fan usually, but I love her in Injustice. I agree with you, seeing her actually use her knowledge and intelligence is great...with the Joker she is usually just an oversexed ditz, but here she is so much fun.
      I wish we could get a Green Arrow-Harley Quinn Teamup!