Injustice 2 #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
9.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The Suicide Squad storms Stryker's Island Prison while Batman and his allies assemble to prevent Superman from escaping.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs Jul 6, 2017

    I wasn't sure what to expect from a Blue Beetle focused issue since I'm not a big fan of the character, mainly due to not knowing much about him. But Injustice 2 #5 gave us both generations of the hero in a well-written story that doesn't seem shoehorned into the current plot. The actions that took place here will help keep the story moving, Batman now knows that Ra's Al Ghul is a player he needs to contend with and Jaime Reyes has now been dragged into this fight as well. So far every issue in this series has left me wanting more and looking forward to the next issue which is a good feeling when reading a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 6, 2017

    This is easily the best issue of the series so far. It may not be possible to tell this story with issues like this each month, but this was a real treat. It is especially enjoyable for those who have fond memories of the Blue and the Gold and the JLI days. This issue proves that focus on character is always the key to a great story! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Jul 5, 2017

    Injustice 2 #5 is more than a must-read comic. It's the best Ted Kord story that has been told in recent years. This is the best comic book of the year so far and the best issue of Injustice 2 thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 6, 2017

    Wow! What an issue! It's another fine example of why Tom Taylor is the master of the Injustice universe as he successfully pays homage to a simpler time but then turns up the edginess to 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 9, 2017

    As we have come to expect from this creative team, it was another strong issue in which the main story is really ramping up. I find it so interesting to see how it all leads up to the game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 5, 2017

    The Injustice comic has always been at its best when it focuses on fleshing out the key players in this dark superhero universe over setting the stage for the games. That's certainly the case with this issue, which offers a terrific take on Ted Kord and his relationships with pupil Jaime Reyes and former partner Booster Gold. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jul 6, 2017

    Ra's al Ghul proves himself a diabolical threat as he gathers the world's industrialists and make public example of them in defense of the earth, which he (perhaps rightly) claims has been abused and used as a result of their greed and negligence. This gruesome installment doesn't shrink from the brutality that he unleashes on these guilty men, and even though we're told they're not going to make it out alive, when Death comes, it's still sad and shocking. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 9, 2017

    While this is more of a setup issue than the four before it, Tom Taylor gives fans of Team Harley/Oliver/Dinah a really great moment and ends the issue with an awesome cliffhanger. The art byDaniel Sampere was really good and this continues being my favorite book out right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 11, 2017

    Injustice continues to move along at a very good pace with what it wants to do across this weekly series. Each issue offers up plenty of good moments on its own but you can take in the first batch of issues in one sitting and feel like you're getting the prologue to a film here. Tom Taylor obviously knows his stuff when it comes to this world and that means the project reads like a breeze and just flows wonderfully. Sampere's artwork is spot on the kind of thing that the book needs along with Redondo's style so far as it gives it a stronger and defined look that the digital-first books don't always get due to deadlines. This is shaping up to be a fun story with lots of twists ahead that I can't wait to discover the truths behind. Thank goodness this one is weekly as a monthly wait would be killer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jul 5, 2017

    Right on cue Damian, Deadshot, Katana, and the League of Assassins attack and take Ted to Ra's Al Ghul's Secret Sanctuary where they broadcast to the world the murders of Ted Kord and many others as well as the destruction of every Kord Industries building in the world. And sure enough, in Ted's final moments, Booster Gold appears and tenderly comforts him until he dies. Read Full Review

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