Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #19 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: August 12, 2014

What Color are You?

Last week in Injustice, Mogo shot the opening salvo and the War began.  For those waiting for the trademark Injustice craziness, it must have seemed like the good old days.  I personally have really enjoyed Year Two, but I can see where some were getting antsy for more action (and death).  This week is more like a combination of a Year One shocker with Year Two character building.  While the overall story stalls a bit, what happens at the end makes it so worth it.

This week, Tom Taylor gives us the triangle of Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner and Sinestro.  Up until now, Hal has been on the fence and seems like he could go either way.  Guy and Sinestro are aware of this and the battle for Hal begins.  Guy has brought Ganthet, but Sinestro never plays fair.

The star of the issue is once again, Guy Gardner.  He pleads/yells at Hal and it is sad, inspiring and yet still so Guy.  Tom Taylor certainly has a knack for dialogue.

Unfortunately. Ganthet takes more drastic measures against Hal and Sinestro jumps at the opportunity.  For those who played the game, you know what happens, but it doesn't matter, it's still awesome.  No crazy death could top it and it really shows that the War is on and the sides have been chosen.

Like I said earlier, the overall story doesn't progress much, but then Bam!  Everything changes.  It's one of those jaw dropping what if moments that's even better when you actually see it on the page.  I can't wait until next week.

Mike S. Miller does a really good job this week.  He's been really good at showing character's emotions and he gets a wide range to play with this week.  The final page is just great.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #19 is another great issue.  The awesome cliffhanger totally makes up for the lack of overall progression.  Tom Taylor nails the dialogue as usual and Mike S. Miller helps with some great emotional character work.  Recommended.



  1. That was one of the things that was set up in the game, so I knew it would happen. I figured it would be this year, but I like how they handled it.

  2. I was waiting as well. Like you said, I still loved the moment.