Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Injustice 2 #38 Review

Injustice 2 #38

Writer: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Daniel Sampere, Rex Lokus
DC Comics
Release Date: December 26, 2017
Cover Price: $.99

No More Mister Nice Bat!

Injustice 2 is a crazy romp through a video game continuity that takes no prisoners, anything can and will happen. This was very present last week specifically as Plastic Man rescued most of the Teen Titans from the Phantom Zone, they had Zod follow them out before closing their portal, and Zod as a thank you promptly killed Tim Drake. That all happened for 99 cents folks. I’m just saying, it's tough to find more bang for your comic book buck than that. So let’s see what the aftermath of all these crazy actions end up being shall we? Hopefully more craziness.

Things start light as Harley, who was forced to stay outside the Fortress of Solitude, with the Eradicator protectors of the Kent’s, hear the ruckus and all storm inside to join the newly developing events.

On the inside the Teen Titans, Donna Troy and Starfire attack Zod, joined by Plastic Man, Luke, Natasha Irons, and anybody who’s everybody that can do anything present. A few key things to take away from the fight, that lasts most the issue, is Harley ends up saving Jonathan Kent, who wasn't so accepting of Harley an issue ago, while Green Arrow’s kryptonite arrow hits Zod effectively chasing him out of the Fortress. This buys the team, mainly Batman from here on out, some time to access his plan of attack.

Batman asks Brother Eye to prepare ‘Box X’ and basically, from what I can tell I have a hard time following a few transitions here, transports a giant ass Kryptonian battle armor he manning right in front of Zod. Zod takes the bait and attacks while Batman unleashes a hidden weapon within that brings Zod to his knees like a whining, sniveling, baby. You’ll have to take the digital plunge to see how, but between that and the cliffhanger, I promise you its worth it. The cliffhanger uttered by Batman is worth the $.99 cents itself personally.

Overall, as a whole I continue to have nothing but a blast with this book and look forward to seeing a very pissed off Batman’s next move. Tom Taylor is writing a Batman I want more of right now, especially with Batman’s solo titled book failing to scratch that itch lately. I did have a few problems with transitions towards the end of this issue, as far as how Batman got the armor, got in it, and in front of Zod so quickly, but everything prior to, and after all that was pretty classic to me, so it's not a show stopper. The characters, fights, and scenery continue to look great though.

Bits and Pieces

Injustice 2 is crazy as a superhero book, with a coherent story, can be right now and I say that in a very positive way. I love the stakes at hand, I love how anything can and will happen, and I'm always looking forward to Tuesday to keep reading. This is a digital first done right close to 38 times in a row.


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