Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Injustice: Year Three #16 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by:Sergio Davila
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 13, 2015

Knock, Knock

Brian Buccellato jumped onto the Injustice story last week and while I enjoyed it, it left me wanting more.  It wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, just a bit too vanilla for fans of a balls-to-the-wall, guess who's going to die next book like Injustice.  I guess I should give him a little breathing room to get his footing, but we are in the middle of Year Three and it really felt like a new Year was beginning. However, when you see the final page of this issue you'll realize that the book is in good hands and the dynamite is about to go boom.

The big thing that came out of last week was Wonder Woman waking up from her slumber.  She missed a lot of things, but she focuses immediately on Sinestro's influence on Superman.  Supes may be dreaming his time away, but Wonder Woman is stepping up to the plate and defending her friend (and potential lover?!?).  Everything is going fine for me...which means Sinestro getting the crap kicked out of him when Superman wakes up.  I really thought Superman's coma would last a little longer, but when him and Diana interact, I was really glad they are both back.

I was wondering how Superman's dream would effect him when he woke up and we get to see it here.  It's not a shock which way he goes even if I was hoping for him to come to his senses and be a better guy.  Of course, that would kind of ruin the book.

I really am glad that Buccellato's first order of business was to bring Wonder Woman back into the mix.  She is strong, fierce and awesome.  Sinestro has been given free reign for too long and Wonder Woman is here to even things up.

While this is going on, we get a quick peek at Constantine and Batman making plans in the Tower of Fate.  When Doctor Fate shows up out of thin air and startles Constantine, it's hilarious as usual, but he's bearing some pretty awful news.  Team Superman is on it's way and the last page shows he is not a liar.  Injustice is back to business as usual, folks.

I knew Buccellato would get up to speed quickly, but he really hit it at warp speed.  Two issues in and we get Wonder Woman and Superman back with a full out assault on the Tower of Fate.  Constantine fans better start getting very worried.

One of the things that made Injustice so great up until now has been the consistent and consistently good art.  These last two issues have had different artists and neither of them have been great.  I'm not that familiar with Sergio Davila's art, but this issue was good, not great.

Bits and Pieces:

Brian Buccellato continues getting his toes wet on Injustice, but by the end of this issue he jumps head first into the deep end.  He is about to turn this book into an all out war and I can't wait to watch it unfold.  I hope that the art gets better because great art has been a hallmark of this book from the beginning.  The main draw this week, however, is Buccellato's writing and it doesn't disappoint.


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