Injustice 2 #1

Injustice 2 #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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The all-new prequel to the highly anticipated Injustice 2 video game begins here! Original INJUSTICE writer Tom Taylor continues the story from the hit series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US. Superman is imprisoned, and it’s up to Batman to put the world back together. But with Superman’s iron-fisted regime eliminated, other forces rise up to fill the void. And Batman doesn’t have a lot of allies left to help stop them.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 3, 2017

    All in all, lets just say Im way more hyped for the game. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs May 3, 2017

    If you're not familiar with the games or previous comics, this comic allows you to dive in since it's a new story being told, but I do suggest playing catch-up. This first issue had great pacing and throws readers right into the action, a truly solid read; My only complaint is that it had to end at all, I want more the story ended with a major cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler May 3, 2017

    If you haven't picked up a comic in a while then this is the book to get. Fans of the characters and game can enjoy it Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bad Manta - Josh West Apr 12, 2017

    Injustice 2 Chapter 1 sets the series on the right path thanks to good pacing, exceptional writing from Taylor, and top notch art from Renado. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Apr 11, 2017

    In conclusion Injustice 2 Year One is definitely off to a solid start. In previous years we have had a themed years such as Magic or gods and this year it seems to be the Suicide Squad which is definitely different. My only real complaint is that the issue isn't longer as I am really interested in how things will progress. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2017

    Injustice 2 is here and it was worth the wait.  Tom Taylor doesn't need big explosions or fights to impress, just the great characterizations that made his original Injustice such a hit.  Bruno Redondo joins in with excellent art and Injustice 2 is a book I can easily recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 3, 2017

    The cover is big time misleading as there isn't some big stand off with the heroes united. That might be on the horizon, but the final page suggests some interesting steps along the journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone May 3, 2017

    Tom Taylor and Bruce Redondo deliver the goods in a fast, funny and thoroughly entertaining opener to this tie-in to the upcoming video game, Injustice 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 4, 2017

    Injustice 2 #1 revels in character moments, making for an exciting premiere issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 10, 2017

    The Injustice 2 video game comes out on May 16th, so make sure to pre-order your copy now at injustice.com! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 3, 2017

    It's great to have this book back in Tom Taylor's hands, and nice to have it mine as well. It feels good–right in spite of some very questionable events sandwiched between the pages. I trust Taylor to take us on an interesting journey with this and though I have heard some grumbling and mumbling out there in the land of internet arm-chairing, I have no strong complaints. Yes, I'm concerned about what we see here. Yes, I wish Dr. Fate would leave Canary and Arrow alone. But I also think Waller and company is not the way to go and I feel ratified by the endpage carnage there. So call is cautious optimism, but I think this could be going places very very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk May 3, 2017

    This issue does leave a lot more questions then it does answers. It's inconclusive whether this series will recapture the grandiose feel of the last character driven series, but it's a great start. Even if you haven't read the original Injustice run, I urge you to give this issue a chance as it's a great start to a promising series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 13, 2017

    The original Injustice comic series was something that I didn't get into until about halfway through its run but it definitely caught my attention with its sense of fun, weirdness, and penchant for killing off characters in this self contained universe. The stakes are definitely there and that feels like it'll play more in this series than it did in Ground Zero, which will help. Tom Taylor knows this universe well and has a great voice for the characters and the tone of the book as well. With the rotating artist list and kicking it off with Redondo and Albarran, the book has a lot to like with great designs and a solid flow for it. I find myself very optimistic with this installment for a very fun run ahead once it gets itself moving in the direction they want to take it. I'm definitely along for the ride once more as it'll be hella fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 3, 2017

    Injustice 2 isn't as quick as the original Injustice: Gods Among Us to establish its main conflict. This issue doesn't necessarily do enough to establish where the series is headed over the long-term. But that's a minor concern when compared to the thrill of seeing Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo working together again. This issue immediately recaptures all the fun and strong characterization of their early work, suggesting that readers are once again in for a wild, lengthy ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 3, 2017

    While some fans may not be up for reading a comic that serves as a prelude to a video game...that is based on comics, Injustice 2 #1 is an entertaining read that is filled with solid writing and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason May 6, 2017

    Theres a simplicity to the opening pages of this comic. Clark captured and in a red sun cell, begins a dialogue with Bruce summing up what led to the meltdown of Superman that led to Injustice, he lists a few of the casualties, and sarcastically wishes Batman luck now that he won the battle. Yet within that dialogue lies the philosophical viewpoints of how at least this universes and many of the multiverses of Batman and Superman. Jump to a healthy dose of Harley Quinn providing her usual mix of psychological insight and much needed comic relief. Of course it seems no matter the reality Harley is destined to be a member of the Suicide Squad. And speaking of Fate there are appearances by Dr. FATE and Black Canary and Green Arrow in this comic as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 3, 2017

    A solid first issue that should be fun for fans of this series and video game and perfect for those who are looking to dive in. If nothing else, it presents some interesting questions that I'm looking forward to seeing if it has the answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 12, 2017

    Injustice 2 #1 does exactly what it needed to do to re-establish the world that the video game and comics brought to life. Tom Taylor does not miss a beat in his return to the series, as he delivers great character work throughout the issue for Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn and Amanda Waller. Bruno Redondo further adds to the world building with great artwork that blends the video game and comic book versions of the DC Universe. All that combines for a reading experience DC Comics fans will not want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl May 3, 2017

    Taylor crafted a well-paced series with the original Injustice and there is a reason to believe that he can do the same again here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - M.J. Rawls May 5, 2017

    The integration of Amanda Waller and Suicide Squad are introduced to supplement the big twist at the end of the comic. All in all, everything serves as a warm up acting as an conductor for the second part of Injustice itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superbromovies - Jordan Humphrey May 4, 2017

    This book was a good start to the series but had some super cliche parts with Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad that I really could have gone without. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 3, 2017

    Video gamers who are enjoying the game will most likely enjoy seeing howthe story transitions to Injustice 2. As it stands on its own, Injustice 2 doesn't have the strength of likable characters, or a completely novel approach to make it compelling. In terms of character development it is very superficial and mostly deals with the most basicaspects of character. While it has a long way to go and certainly could become something more, as a first issue, it feels very average and cliched, and doesn't have enough to bring meback. Read Full Review

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