Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #23 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Falling Star

Here we are, the penultimate issue of Injustice: Year Two.  This Year has been all about great character building and tension filled buildup.  Tom Taylor may have gotten people's attention with Year One's crazy shockers, but he's won me over with his Year Two slow burn.  That's not to say that there hasn't been jaw dropping moments, because this issue alone has two.  Yes, Year Two ends next week and not all of our favorite characters will be around to see it.

 Last issue ended with the unthinkable...Superman giving Black Canary a taste of the heat vision through the belly.  It really couldn't get worse than that and it was with a heavy heart that I started this issue.  However, in a move that Ollie would have been so proud of, Black Canary records it all (I believe that's the second time) and the awfulness will be televised.  The World finally gets to see what Superman is all about.

One thing Superman doesn't do much of in Injustice is apologize so it's no surprise that the Man of Steel doesn't look in the mirror, but instead blames Ganthet and the Guardians.  He then goes roughshod through anyone that gets in his way.  This is the Superman that everyone knew was coming.

Meanwhile, Sinestro quickly hatches a plan.  One thing he is, is an opportunist and man, does this battle present two major opportunities.  I don't want to spoil too much, but if you are a Green Lantern Corp fan, this issue is a must read.  If you hate Sinestro, you'll hate him more.  If you loved Injustice: Year One shockers, let the good times roll.  I can't wait to see how Year Two ends next week because the last page this week broke my heart.

Bruno Redondo is one of my favorite artists in comics and while I wish he did all the pencils this week, Xermanico does a fine job.  His Sinestro looks devilishly good...so much I want to punch him in his smug, red face!

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two has been all about the journey, but now that the destination is in site it's getting crazy good.  This issue has three awesome moments, though in this case "awesome" means "heart wrenching". Xermanico's art is good, but it's the story that will blow the reader away.  I can't wait for next weeks finale and then bring on Year Three.


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