Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #4 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 25, 2014

Chapter Four: Duty

Batman continues to mend in the Tower of Fate and we learn that Dr. Fate gets great cell reception. Oracle and Black Canary are on call and Hal and Barry are taking over Capitol Hill.  Sinestro visits Superman while Guy Gardner and the Guardians visit Hal.

Tom Taylor continues his magic.  Injustice has been so good for so many reasons.  Yes, it's a book based on shock and awe...Superman has gone bad.  While that's enough of a story for a video game (and a damn good one I might add), if it ended there it wouldn't have legs.  This book has legs like a centipede.  Taylor has thrown so many characters and plotlines at the reader that you wonder if he can possibly juggle them all.  This issue shows that he can.

This issue may not have the thrilling twists or reveals that the series has been know for, but Taylor makes up for that with pure storytelling.  Plot threads are beginning to come together.  Sides are being formed.  Batman vs Superman.  Taylor also doesn't forget the humor which is welcomed in a book as dark as Injustice.  The cell phone comment by Batman is classic.  Of course, Guy gets in a great one-liner as well.

Bruno Redondo is great as usual.  If this book shows anything, it's Redondo can draw any scene with any character.  The DC Universe is his palette and man does he draw the hell out of it.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #4 is more substance than shock.  Tom Taylor is bringing plot threads together while showing the motivations of each side.  It may boil down to Superman Vs Batman, but it's the other characters and how Taylor writes them that makes this book so good.  Bruno Redondo's doesn't just keep pace, but fires the book to the head of the pack.  If you aren't reading this yet, please start now.


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