Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #11 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 10, 2014

New World (Dis)Order

Injustice: Year Two has been more of a slow burn, but things have really heated up the last couple of issues.  By that I mean that the crazy is back.  In fact, last issue Ch'p was killed.  Ch'p?  Ch'p!  The battle between Superman and the Green Lantern Corps continues this issue, but it runs deeper than heat vision versus constructs.  Unfortunately for everyone, Sinestro has Superman's ear and he isn't telling him nice little bedtime stories.  Meanwhile, Gotham sees what Superman's new world order means to everyone, including the GCPD.

Tom Taylor's Injustice is one of the most consistently enjoyable books out now.  It has gone far beyond being a mere video game tie-in to a fun, action packed book that is so good because it is so character driven.  Superman is the main character and this week we get to see his insecurities continue to drive him and allow him to be manipulated.  Sinestro knows what's going on and is obviously using Superman as a means to his own end...or at least the Corps end.

In Gotham, Harvey Bullock sees the blunt end of Superman Justice and it's brutal and unforgiving. The GCPD may not have any pull, but Jim Gordon is gathering the troops for the coming War.  This scene is pretty brief, but it shows that non metahumans have also had enough of Team Superman.

This issue is back to the slower pace of Year Two , but that's okay.  After the craziness of the last issues a breather is welcome.  Plus, it starts rebuilding the tension for the next crazy moment.

Bruno Redondo makes everything look great as usual.  I really like his Sinestro and Jim Gordon and fortunately, both are featured this issue.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #11 slows things down for a second, but all is well.  We get to see what Superman's dream means to the Universe as well as Gotham City.  It's not pretty.  Bruno Redondo's art is, though and fits the story so well.  Recommended.


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