Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Injustice 2 #22 Review

Injustice #22 Review

Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran, Rex Lokus
DC Comics (Digital First)
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Cover Price: $.99

Batman & Son

Injustice 2 has arrived this fine, borderline Fall, Tuesday (for New Yorkers anyway) to cheer us all up after a long holiday weekend. You may ask, “How does a a title centered around a bad Superman, and world destruction, cheer you up Mr. Weird Reviewer guy”?. “Well”, I'd’ say, “all that credit goes to Tom Taylor and the art team, I just review the damn thing”.  Why don't you just jump inside to find out what the hell Im talking about already.

Chapter 22 begins with another peek of Natasha and Aqualad, at Inauguration Day for the new president of the United States of America, scooping out the scene. Natasha takes note of the new President’s nervousness, possibly hinting something is up to Aqualad, but we move on before getting more information.

Back where the actions at, in Ra’s Underground Sanctuary in Brazil, we hear Damien’s sister, Athanasia Al Ghul, trying to get in touch with the Suicide Squad to no avail. While Damien, at this point, already knows what’s up and prepares who’s left for Batman’s arrival.

Harley runs into a beat up Poison Ivy, after her encounter with Batman, hydrating then leaving her former flame, on good terms, before continuing on the path with Batwoman and Plastic Man.

Meanwhile back in the weeds Batman has arrived quickly taking out Animal Man, in a pretty comical scene, then moves on to confront Damien, who has Alfred after being resurrected via Lazarus Pit. After a brief verbal then physical exchange Batman gets the upper hand on his son, who in typical Damien fashion refuses surrender, even with  a broken arm.

The issue concludes with a thrilling, crowd pleasing cliffhanger, definitely worth the price of admission … hopefully this isn't part of a twist to come next issue because it made me too happy.

Overall, Injustice 2 continues down the path of being a more than worthy successor to what was a genuinely great story in the first place (of course Im talking about the original Injustice here). This issue featured a perfect mix of fighting, plot development, and pleasing/shocking story beats. I read it twice to make sure I didn't miss anything.  

The art team continues to be top notch and at times I feel like I'm almost stealing by reading these issues for only .99 cents each because of the care and quality put into the product.

Bits and Pieces

Chapter 22 is a fantastic issue with a great cliffhanger, building on the continued momentum, story wise, going forward.  The art never has a down week as all characters and backgrounds look excellent consistently. Check this out if you have any interest.


1 comment:

  1. That last Panel, is Panel of the week. It brought a single year to my eye. Plus it's great to Bruce's and Alfreds relationship defined.