Injustice 2 Annual #1

Writer: Tom Taylor, M. K. Perker, Brian Buccellato Artist: Marco Santucci, Marco Santucci, Jamal Campbell, David Yardin, Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"Paradise Lost." Ever since the overthrow of Superman's regime, Wonder Woman - his most trusted ally - has been held a prisoner on her native Themyscira. How did she come to this low point? What is it about the Wonder Woman of this world that made her so very different from any other incarnation and susceptible to Superman's brutal, world- conquering vision? When was love lost and when did the greatest heart harden? The tragic story is told here. Also includes a new backup story written by Brian Buccellato with art by Pop Mhan.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 29, 2017

    No Hope, no Love " how do you get a Wonder Woman like this? Betrayal and the brutality of humanity at its worst can create it. This is a very well done look at a Wonder Woman that doesn't have the benefit of a positive example of mankind as her paramour. You'll enjoy the movie references too! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Nov 29, 2017

    Even if you're not much interested in the world of Injustice, you might want to pick up this book"just to read an amazing, thoughtful story that asks hard questions about the choices we make in the world. Particularly if you enjoy the grim side of superheroes or wonder how easily someone with the best intentions and so much power can lose their way without even knowing they are lost, you'll want to dip your toe in the dark pool of this super-sized Annual that gives top-billing to a Wonder Woman origin story that is not going to end the way you think it will. As a bonus, you get the C-Team Suicide Squad with great underused third-rate villains like the Polka-Dot Man. Seriously: if you love comics, here's even more to love! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Dec 1, 2017

    Very well done, new take on an origin story, with a fun side story afterwards as a palette cleanser for those who may find the former too dark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2017

    Injustice 2 Annual #1 isn't likely to win many converts to the glories of the Injustice universe. This is not due to any lack of quality but rather due to the purpose of this volume. It is not written to attract new readers " it is here to answer the questions of the established fan base who wonder why Wonder Woman is the way she is and whatever happened to Perry, Gary, Terry and the rest. It accomplishes that goal well-enough but could have been a little better when it came to showcasing just why this setting has won so much loyalty. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Nov 29, 2017

    Injustice 2 puts out a recommendable Annual issue for its fans that fills in some back stories for a few of the female centric characters featured in the story at large. The first story has much more meat on its bones than the second one, but I found both enjoyable on their own. The price however is a bit of a burden compared to what Injustice fans are normally used to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 5, 2017

    The main story is done well enough across the board and I liked the visuals for it as we got some great backgrounds when on the island and the color work definitely felt appropriately dark but vibrant in a way that clicked very well. I'm admittedly a bit burned out on Wonder Woman stories when it comes to the origin at this point but this one does present enough of an interesting angle to work with even if I don't think it connects well with the main series. The bonus story in this is a lot more fun and weirdly upbeat as a kind of connecting piece from the Harley Injustice series as it follows her minions as we see what they were up to after the gang was finished. Seeing them still getting together under their gang names like Terry and Larry and the like is fun and it worked as a nice little lead-in to this main series with how the Suicide Squad types came after her. I'd rather read about this group more than another Wonder Woman story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Nov 28, 2017

    Its a cute and fun little story and of course revolving around Harley there is a little violence. This story actually seems to fit into the series better than the main story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Nov 30, 2017

    Wonder Woman is supposed to be a love leader who would rather educate and reform. This character is literally the opposite. She is intimidating, brutal, and lost in her devotion to Superman. There is nothing wrong with having a darker version of a character (likeEarth-Three's Super Woman), but this issue is literally overshadowedby Superman multiple times and is so heavily based on other popular versions of the character that it feels likethey were trying to force a concept instead of developing a unique character. If you are a reader who can put all that aside, then you might enjoy this issue quite a bit. The art is very well done at least. For people who understand why the original Wonder Woman was created, this issue only makes it clearer how much we still need her. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Kat Calamia Nov 30, 2017

    Injustice 2 Annual #1 had the potential to tell an origin story as powerful as Superman's, but misses the mark. Read Full Review

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