Thursday, July 20, 2017

Injustice 2 #15 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albaran, Rex Lokus and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 18, 2017

The previous issue had me pretty pumped, as we got a lot of action with the two parties coming to their first big confrontation. Then to find out it’s mostly just a distraction as they pull off the twisted idea of stealing the decaying body of Alfred with the intentions of resurrecting him. Then to add insult to macabre injury part of the crew makes off with Dina, Ollie and Black Lightning’s children. I look forward to hopping into this issue and seeing just where these threads lead, so take a look after the jump and see my thoughts.

We kick off this issue with Damian attempting to feed a now alive, and greatly decayed, Alfred. Which is a nice look at the not-so-sadistic side of Damian. It’s short lived though, as Talia comes in to inform him he and Alfred are needed.

It turns out to be a show of power Ra’s is presenting to team Batman. With Ra’s having the children and now Alfred alive as well, Ra’s demands a blind eye from Batman as Ra’s looks to do something he deems necessary to save the world, the only problem is it involves killing a whole lot of people. What this then ends up leading to is a hint of Batman possibly turning to a more dark side than we have seen previously. Through this and with Damian seeming upset with Ra’s’ use of Alfred for show, we get the idea that both sides of this war are starting to have some fractures.

We also get a glimpse of some time with Harley as she is in charge of handling the kids that are held captive. It’s just worth noting we get a little more of the best character in Tom King’s Injustice, and we get a little more redeeming looks from her.

From here the issue has some back and forth between characters as there is some heated talk, but it ends up leading to an amazing character reveal with an amazing character. It all has me ridiculously happy and excited for what could possibly come next. Overall this was almost a catch up issue that needed to be done after some twists and turns unfolded over the last issue. We needed to know what exactly was at stake and where it’s leading. This wasn’t the most action packed issue but it was necessary.

Bits and Pieces:

A more low key issue that’s necessary to set up what’s possibly to come. With a main character starting to go down a darker road than usual and the introduction of an amazing new character this issue was great even without having a lot of the big moments we’ve come to expect from Injustice 2.


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