Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #24 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo and Xermanico
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 16, 2014

Goodbye and Thanks For the...

Holy crap!  This issue ends Year Two and I really don't know what else to say.  To those crazy people who complained that Year Two didn't have the WOW factor of the previous Year, this issue should change your mind.  To those who enjoyed the character development and slow burn of Year Two (like myself), you'll simply love this issue.  Seriously, anyway you look at it, this issue kicked ass.

I really don't want to spoil anything in this issue so it may be hard to write a lengthy review.  Do yourself a favor, stop reading this review and go buy the issue.  I know that's the worst thing for someone with a site like ours to say, but just do it.  Just visit us from time to time as a thank you.

Screw that, Tom Taylor is the one to thank.  Everything he's given us in Year Two comes at the reader full force.  Superman is already an overpowered Hero and Batman realizes that he's about to get more so.  It's scary, but makes so much sense.  Unfortunately for some, that realization comes a little too late.  What he does is no surprise, but it doesn't hurt any less.  Earth is becoming a living Hell and while Sinestro laughs, Hal finally seems to regret joining Team Supes.  I know it's always darkest before the dawn, but it's pretty damn dark and we'll have to wait for Year Three to see any glimpses of the Sun.  Or do we?

The issue could have ended there and I would have been pumped for Season Three.  However, Tom Taylor doesn't stop there.  No, he gives the reader an epilogue that may be one of the best and most satisfying bit of writing I've read in a long, long time.  It is worth ten times the price of admission and I'll admit it, I cried when I read it.  Guess what?  They were tears of joy.  All that character building really pays off here.  I'm getting a lump in my throat right now.  Thank you Tom, for such a wonderful ending.

Bruno Redondo and Xermanico share art duties and people who have read any of my Injustice reviews know that Bruno Redondo is my favorite artist.  Xermanico showed me in this issue that he not only has one of the coolest names, but can really draw as well.  Him and Bruno work great together and this issue has none of the jarring transitions so prevalent with more than one artist.

Bits and Pieces:

Injustice: Year Two #24 has it's share of crazy action and death.  It sets up a dark Year Three and I can't wait.  However, the reason fans will love this issue is for the heartwarming and hopeful epilogue that will have them smiling (and maybe even crying) as they get to say goodbye.  Thanks again, Tom.


1 comment:

  1. Yep. I have a lot less and a lot more to say, but agree completely.