Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #15 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 15, 2014

Pain in the Neck

Tom Taylor may be the only writer I know that can give readers a laugh out loud issue that involves a neck breaking murder.  Yea, Injustice gets the bad (or good, depending on where your coming from) rap of being all shocks and twists.  In actuality, it's one of the funnier books out there.  This week we get the best of both Worlds.  Sinestro with the shock and Harley and Black Canary with the fun.  What more can we ask for?

Seven Months have passed since last weeks issue and an awesome villain makes an appearance on Earth.  Good old Sinestro hops on the welcome wagon, but he's not bringing a pot luck dinner.  If you were on the fence about Sinestro before, you will now hate him with a passion.  Tom Taylor really shows you how twisted and evil he is in a way that is so clever and fitting.  He seems to have everyone fooled, though.

Meanwhile, with all the killing going on in the series, it's nice to actually welcome a life in.  Yes, Black Canary has finally given birth and she (and every fan of the book) wishes Ollie was there to see his baby boy.  Guess who is there?  Harley!  And she's brought gifts. The scene is so touching and so funny all wrapped up into one.  Fans will love Harley's baby gifts (fake mustache!!!), but will also smile at the level of trust and bonding building between her and Dinah.  These two are the breakout stars and when this book ends I want a Canary-Harley teamup book, stat.

The issue ends with Guy Gardner heading back to Earth.  Just wait until you see the who and what he's bringing with him.  Tom Taylor knows how to play this game.  This issue is a bit of filler that doesn't push the story ahead much and...I loved it.  Year Two is all about character and tension building and this issue had both in spades.  I want to kill Sinestro myself and I really could read a bunch of issues of Harley hanging out in the hospital with Canary.  Plus, the awesome cliffhanger already has me wishing it was next Tuesday.

Bruno Redondo is great as usual, even if he goes a little too much cheesecake with Harley for my tastes.  Somebody get that daisy duke wearing tramp a hospital gown.  The final page spread is so awesome and I want it as a poster.

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo give us another great issue.  It has twisted action, laughs, great art and a tension bulding cliffhanger.  I can overlook the fact the story doesn't progress much when everything else is this good.


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