Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #20 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: August 19, 2014

I've Got Something In My Eye

Injustice: Year Two has been all about the slow burn build up towards the inevitable War between Team Batman and Team Superman. While people have complained that this Year hasn't had the crazy action of Year One, I've enjoyed the character building that Tom Taylor has given fans.  Well, the War is on and Taylor is still working more character moments than deaths and it's paying off.  Last issue we got Hal Jordan becoming a Yellow Lantern. It was so good because it made so much sense in the context of the book. This issue continues the trend and instead of shocking, it's a heart felt tear jerker.  It's also one of the best issues of Year Two so far.

As the War rages on, Batman and Barbara Gordon have a little problem on their hands.  They have been hacking into the Watchtower computer, but Cyborg is on to their little game.  In fact, he's about to find out who's behind it and by "who", I mean Barbara Gordon. If you read last weeks issue, you know that Jim Gordon and Lex Luthor are aware of this and are heading to confront Cyborg.  

The two arrive in the Watchtower just in time and Gordon and Cyborg have a little showdown.  I'll give Cyborg credit.  With everything happening, he's a decent guy towards Gordon.  However, Gordon has nothing and everything to lose so he does what is necessary.  Team Superman appears to be down one man and Barbara's secret remains just that.

The issue ends with such a heartbreaking scene.  Tom Taylor has built up for this, but it goes beyond him and even this one book.  It even goes beyond comics themselves.  It's about the love of a Parent and child and the bond between best friends.  If I told you I didn't get chocked up, I'd be a big fat liar.

Bruno Redondo is back and better than ever.  It's not an action packed issue, but Redondo's character work makes everything look outstanding.  I've said it before, but he has the knack of making each character look like their best version.

Bits and Pieces:

I loved this issue.  Even if you've been begging for all out action and killing, you will too.  Tom Taylor hits the reader where it hurts and I dare you not to get choked up by the end.  Highly Recommended.


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