Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #10 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 27, 2014

One for the Little Guy

The last issue of Injustice ended in a crazy cliffhanger.  Superman (with a huge assist by Cyborg) wiped out the Green Lantern Corps.  Normally that would be an unbelievable moment, but readers of Injustice know that's just par for the course.  Unfortunately, that didn't make it any less upsetting.  This issue opens as the smokes clears and Cyborg asks the question fans have been asking for two weeks...


The Answer is No!  Kilowog and crew storm out of the smoking crater and are on full offensive.  As the battle wages on, Superman gets Kilowog in a sleeper hold that would make Rowdy Roddy proud, but suddenly Superman goes limp and falls from the sky.  Hawkgirl is surprised, but not as much as I was when I found out who was responsible.

Meanwhile, Black Canary heads back to her apartment and jacks up Guy Gardner who may or may not be a home invader.  It's a nice little scene, but when Canary tells Guy about Batman's super pill, you realize this scene is more than it seems.

"More than it seems" is the theme of this issue because back at Superman we find out who or what knocked out the Man of Steel.  It is such a great reveal.  These are the kind of scenes that you only get in a book like Injustice and Tom Taylor nails it.  Then he breaks your heart.  Seriously, if you didn't hate Team Superman before, you will now.  I already hated them (after Ollie), but now my hate burns red (or yellow).

Tom Taylor knows how to play the game.  Reveals, cliffhangers, surprises, shocks, but also little character moments that make all the former hit even harder.  It hits pretty hard this week.  The book is getting back to the balls-to-the-wall crazy action of season one and I love it.

Bruno Redondo is on a roll.  I have talked him up so much that you'd think I'm his brother.  I'm not.  I'm just a big fan that loves his great artwork.  No matter what Taylor and the story throws at him he is always up for the challenge.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #10 is an emotional roller coaster.  Tom Taylor lifts your spirits and then stomps on your heart.  The thing is, it's all so good.  I have loved all of Year Two, but those complaining about the lack of Year One craziness can shut up.  It's back.  If your a fan of Injustice, get this book.  Highly Recommended.


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