Friday, November 3, 2017

Injustice 2 #30 Review

Injustice 2 #30

Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Mike S. Miller, J. Nanjan
DC Comics
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Cover Price: $.99

Anarchy In Themyscira

Halloween can really throw you off your schedule, so I'm just starting to catch up on the week of comics now, forgive me. As the latest arc starts its transition, into the latest conflict, I’ve noticed we’ve been checking in on Supergirl a little more often lately, and we’ll continue to do so here. So coming in hot is Injustice 2 #30, let's see what’s cooking for the last girl from Krypton this week, after being ‘captured/rescued’ on Themyscira last we left her.   

The first scenes are a peek at Damien (Nightwing) and Black Adam discussing matters. Damien, debates with Black Adam, about truly telling Kara all they’re really up to with Wonder Woman, however Black Adam declines saying she wouldn't understand because of her innocence.

On the island, Hippolyta defends her stance on taking Kara in, despite some opposition from Antiope, who questions her decision making.  In the middle of the night Hippolyta’s wishes are disobeyed as Melanippe and Philippus  sneak into Kara’s room. The two use the lasso of truth on Kara to discover she's after Wonder Woman, at which time Philippus knocks Menalippe out, and sneaks Kara out to a room of other Wonder Woman Amazonian supporters, where Kara reveals herself as Kara Zor-El a Kryptonian.

Down in Wonder Woman’s prison she is visited by her mother, where after a quick discussion, they’re interrupted by Antiope, Kara, and the rest of the company just assembled.  They have all arrived to free Wonder Woman, against the Queen's orders, to which the Queen answers by slugging Antiope and spriting for safety.  

Hippolyta is quickly tackled by Philippus and knocked out. Just when all seems lost and a revolt is about to spring out on Themyscira, the new Wonder Woman stands atop a hilltop, demanding the Queen be released ... in dramatic fashion that you’ll have to pick up the issue to discover for yourself.

Overall, I've been having some trouble with this intermission on Themyscira myself, and don't feel fully invested in the Kara story yet, despite enjoying a lot of it thus far for the most part. Some of the issue lies in her just being a complete gullible pawn at this point which doesn't make for interesting reading as she falls to the background in a lot of these issues as a result. Im sure this is just a minor hiccup and she will grow as a character going forward, but for now I find the Batman stories on Earth more enjoyable, for now.

The art is, what can I say, amazing as always, and the Injustice 2 book continues to have some of the most fantastically consistent art of any title on the shelf or digital library period.

Bits and Pieces

The Kara Supergirl intermission continues as she is essentially just still a pawn in a Black Adam's larger scheme.  Theres good stuff to be found in the issue but I have preferred the stories on Earth to be more engaging thus far. The art never fails to impress.


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