Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #13 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 1, 2014

I'm Quivering

Last week in Injustice, Superman decided what to do with the Green Lantern Corps while James Gordon started forming the Gotham resistance.  The issue ended with what Gordon called a "Game Changer", the super pill.  A major fight is going down, but this issue takes a little breather before diving into the pool.  Bummer, huh?  Not when Black Canary and Harley Quinn are involved.  The two are part of my favorite Injustice trio, but now that Ollie is gone...on second thought, I'm so bummed.

I am a fan of the crazy, balls-to-the-wall, action packed, twist filled issues of Injustice.  Who isn't?  However, I really love when Tom Taylor slows it down to give us some character driven development.  That's what gives the meaning behind the craziness and the tension before the twist.  This is one of those issues.

Black Canary heads to the "Arrow Cave" to collect some things and you know what that means?  Harley Quinn!  Yep, the "Arrow Cave" is now officially "The Quiver" with a stamp of approval from Barbara Gordon.  Dinah and Harley get down to some hilarious shenanigans, but then things get real.  Real awesome, that is.  Tom Taylor is so good at nailing the voices of such a huge cast of characters, but his Black Canary and Harley are two of my favorites.  

The two gals may not be BFF's, but they do bond.  They have more in common then either could have guessed and in the end they are on the same team.  The one that wants to kick Superman's ass.  Tom Taylor tugs at the heartstrings and made me laugh out loud.  I loved every minute of it.

I also loved Bruno Redondo's art.  From Harley's slippers to Canary's expressions, everything is so good.  This guy is one of my favorite artists out there.

The only thing I can complain about is that this issue doesn't move the overall story forward.  It would bother me more if what we did get wasn't so great.

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor slows things down this week and makes things awesome.  How could he not, it's a Black Canary and Harley Quinn issue!  It may not move the story forward, but it takes place in "The Quiver" and that's enough for me.  Bruno Redondo makes everything look great as he always does.  I like crazy action, but these are the issues that make Injustice one of my favorite books.


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