Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Injustice 2 #25 Review

Injustice 2 #25

Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Mike S. Miller, J Nanjan
DC Comics
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Cover Price: $.99

Black Adam’s Secret Flight Academy

Tuesday means Injustice 2 day in my world and so far I've been able to celebrate 25 times.  In reality this is just my excuse to get a slice of cake every Tuesday while I read and review the book but hey it works for me. Anyway let’s get into this week’s issue after our big conclusion to dealing with Ra’s last issue.

Our issue begins with the focus of the story shifting to Black Adam and Supergirl on Kahndaq. We see a relaxed Black Adam trying to get Supergirl to learn to focus and fly, but see she doesn't quite have the mechanics of it all down just yet, before Black Adam is summoned to meet a visitor.

Turns out the visitor to Kahndaq is Damien (Nightwing in this timeline) Wayne. Damien has arrived to request Black Adam aid his team in the battle back on Earth, however it appears Black Adam isn't to interested in joining the current fray, regardless of what evil is striking this time. Black Adam requests they talk more later, trying to keep Supergirl a secret from Damien for now, however the son of the Bat catches a glimpse of what Black Adam is trying to keep from him on their way out of the room.

Supergirl confronts Black Adam about why he refuses to help Damien on Earth, still shaken from her home world destroyed before her eyes, also struggling with why she must be kept a secret at the same time.  Black Adam puts his foot down stating basically it's his way or the highway honey “for your (Supergirls) own good … (to) stay hidden”.   Damien having planted a bug in the room upon entering and kneeling now knows all.

Obviously a few pages later Damien inevitably runs into Supergirl but before their conversation gets too far they’re interrupted by Black Adam.  Black Adam is now pissed at Damon for going above and beyond the hospitality he was offered and threatens to squash him like a bug, when Supergirl steps in, flying to save Damien from Black Adam’s grasp …. As the cat is now out of the bag with her eyes glowing red and flying as our issue concludes.

Overall, after the last Supergirl interlude in this series, which was kind of a down note for the series, I wasn't really looking forward to this part of the story here, however it really grabbed and held my attention while delivering a good little story with a few twists. It's obvious Ra’s and his crew are well into implementing stage 2 of their plan after their latest setback at the hands of Batman and crew and this is a cool development I want to see how it all unfolds. There isn't a whole bunch of action this issue for the action junkies like myself but it didn't make it any less enjoyable as a whole and I can accept that every now and then especially in a weekly book.

There's a new art team jumping on this week but they live up to the standard set by the usual culprits that appear.  All the characters look sharp, although Damien looks much younger in this rendition than in previous issues, but that would be my only complaint.

Bits and Pieces

The story jumps back to dealing with the Supergirl situation on Kahndaq as we get an interesting mix of characters interacting in some cool ways.  The art change does a good job of holding the quality set by the team before them. Continues to be a great value read for $.99 a week.  


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