Thursday, August 9, 2018

Throwback Thursday Reviews: Injustice: Year Two #1 (2014)


Year Two...Electric Bugaloo

Written by: Tom Taylor 
Art by: Bruno Redondo 
Cover Price: $0.99 
Release Date: January 7, 2014

Holy crap!  I've been waiting months for the Injustice Year Two for what seems like ages.  It's finally here and I am so glad to say that it was worth the wait.  It is also bittersweet.  
Tom Taylor wrote one of the best Green Arrow I have ever read.  The sad thing is, Superman totally destroyed him.  He didn't just kill him, he destroyed him.  It was the final act of Superman truly becoming the monster he is in Injustice.  He crossed the line and he ain't ever coming back.  

Well, Year Two opens with a flashback of Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Green Lantern chilling out, trying to have a normal moment after their superhero day jobs.  It shows what Tom Taylor does so well.  It is a touching scene that rings so true. Each character has their own voice and acts like you expect them too.  In Oliver's case, that means being an all-around nice guy.

Then we move ahead to Canary and Hal at Oliver's grave and we get the conflict of Year Two.  Which side does each hero take?  Those against Superman and those with him.  It's the first issue and there are already shocking surprises.  Lines are being drawn and the war is about to begin.  Tom Taylor is at it again, because this issue was awesome.

The art of Bruno Redondo is great as well.  I know this is "only" a digital title, but the quality of this and other DC Digital First titles (Batman Beyond 2.0 in particular) are blurring the lines between digital and print.  This is one of the better-looking titles out this week, period.

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor has done it again.  Injustice Year Two is so good.  Do yourself a favor and start reading it now digitally and then when it comes out in print, read it again.  It is that good.

10/10

2 comments:

Action Jackson said...

Look people, a 10/10. It's only a shame Jim loves reading things that piss him off more than the only weekly book that continues to bring this same caliber of week after f@cking week....why do I feel like I'm the only one talking this books greatness. I'm the hugest Red Hood and the Outlaws fan there probably is out there, but even I can admit this book is a cut above the rest. The best book dc has. Jim and Eric, take either curse of brimstone or Immortal Men out of the podcast and put this in. Read the Wiki to catch up and have a solid Positive book that never dips below a 7.

Jim Werner said...

Eric has to catch up from issue #1...he has never read it