Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #7 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Chapter Seven: Sinestro

This week we learn Sinestro's history.  While it is more filler, it is needed.  Superman and Sinestro have had a complicated relationship in Year Two.  They fought which Superman ended by bashing Sinestro's face into the moon.  Then they were best buds.  Well, this issue gives Tom Taylor the opportunity to show the reader that they are like two peas in a pod, peanut butter and jelly, mayonnaise and get the point.

Like I said, we get Sinestro's history, but it's his spin.  Fans know how much Sinestro thinks of himself, so you can guess the "truth" is a little skewed.  Here is where Tom Taylor shows his salt as a writer.  As Sinestro tells his story, we get to see what actually happened.  I'll just say that it's very different than the story being told. That's Sinestro in a nut shell, isn't it?  He is evil, but his actions come from his twisted love and honor. 

While Superman and Lex Luthor seem impressed (and a little scared), the Flash wants no parts of Sinestro.  He says it to Superman, Lex and Sinestro himself.  Flash is the highlight of the book because Taylor writes him so well.  He's tough and hilarious and i can't get enough of him.

Okay, I expected some action this week.  I've said it at the end of each of my Year Two reviews.  "I can't wait for next issue because things are going to Explodey Splodey Splode"  Tom Taylor made me a liar again and part of me thanks him.  Not the part who says "Explodey Splodey Splode", but the part that likes a story that builds tension through character development and friction.  Year Two is not the nonstop action fiesta that Year One was, but the story is deeper and richer.

Mike S. Miller is on art duties this issue and he draws the heck out of Sinestro.  Every page with Sinestro looks great with a full page outer space flight being this issues standout.  However, the other characters suffer a bit.  I really didn't like his Flash or Superman too much, but it is a Sinestro issue so it's not a deal breaker.

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor continues the slow burn with a trip down memory lane with our favorite fear monger, Sinestro. While it makes sense in the story, I am waiting with baited breath for the "Explodey, Splodey Splode".  It will come and it will be great, just not this week.


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