Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #8 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Green on Green

Tom Taylor is taking his time.  The body count is down, but that hasn't made it any less exciting.  This issue takes place eclusively on OA.  Hal Jordan and the Guardians cannot see eye-to-eye on Superman's actions on Earth.  Hal is trying to convince them that everything Superman is doing is for the good of the planet, but the Guardians see Superman as a tyrant and a threat to the Galaxy.

Meanwhile, every Lantern is also returning to Oa and while Hal tries to push the "Superman is doing good" platform, it is agreed that a Lantern task force will go to Earth and arrest Superman.  Space Cops Ho!  The rest deals with Hal's reaction and resistance to said plan.  Spoiler alert...he's none too happy.  

Tom Taylor concentrates on the Green Lantern Corps and it shows that Superman's actions are not just affecting Earth.  An overpowered Alien is a threat to the Universe.  Taylor also shows that lines are being drawn, even within the tight knit Green Lantern Corps.  I will be honest, I want the book to get back to Earth and I want stuff to start blowing up, but I love this buildup as well.  

I have told everyone I can how much I love Bruno Redondo's art.  He is a wizard who seems to not only draw every character in the DCU, but draw their perfect versions.  Unfortunately, this issue doesn't show that off.  It's a bunch of Green Lanterns.  They all look great, but they are still just a bunch of Green Lanterns.  I can't wait until he gets back to being able to flex his muscles.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #8 continues the buildup by visiting Oa and the Green Lantern Corps.  The Guardians step up to the plate with a plan to end Superman's reign, but Hal Jordan is not on board.  Bruno Redondo's art is as good as usual, but he doesn't get to show off his full talents.  Still, Tom Taylor gives us another solid chapter that is well worth the price of admission.


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