Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Jheremy Raapack Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Based on DCs latest highly anticipated video game from the makers of Mortal Kombat!

  • 10
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 30, 2013

    Tom Taylor needs to be given an ongoing series. Now. He gets the voices of every Justice League character perfectly in this issue. Perfectly. It's funny, it's dark, it's intriguing"it's just an all around wonderful book and I can't believe I was so ready to dismiss it since it's a video game tie-in. Go buy it, I can guarantee there will be more than a few moments in this that will take you completely by surprise. Read Full Review

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Feb 3, 2013

    Now thats how you do a prequel. Holy hell this issue had a lot to it. I saw Lois dying coming a mile away after the pregnancy thing was announced, but I didn't expect her to die at Superman's hands. That was an excellent twist, because for all intents and purposes, he's going to kill Joker now. He has to, and of course Bats won't let him, so there's the dissension. Plus, not only did Superman lose Lois and the baby, but he also lost his buddy Jimmy Olsen AND Metropolis. Superman is directly responsible for the Death of Metropolis and his wife and kid, thanks to The Joker... That story kinda made his story in Death of the Family look small by comparison. I really enjoyed this issue though, It was great, everything worked, the characters felt genuine, and Joker beat Superman... and it MADE SENSE... now we get to see Superman's descent into madness, which should be fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 16, 2013

    For just $0.99, there's no reason to miss out on this if you're even remotely excited for 'Injustice: Gods Among Us.' Just like many of you, I'm curious about why Superman becomes a dictator and what happens to make that world take such a tragic turn.It'll be particularly interesting to see if this limited series also dives into why the power levels will fluctuate enough to make these character face off evenly in the game (I've heard some explanation will be given for that... you know, aside from "dude, it's a fighting game"). 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' comes out April 16 and this digital only series will definitely add onto the massive amount of anticipation. Hopefully it'll also bring a greater level of appreciation when beginning the game's story mode. In the meantime, give this a shot if you're also pumped for the game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Jan 21, 2013

    If the guy who stands for truth, justice and the American way turns to the dark side, then that is a plot point you can sink your teeth into. For 0.99 an issue, this comic is a deal you dont want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - Clancop Aug 11, 2017

    Highlights: A solid fighting game with a large roster of DC superheroes and villains, with a good story written by professional comic writers.Weak Points: Though a step above Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, the rigid fighting system feels a bit dated compared to other two-dimensional fighters. Online play has improved since Mortal Kombat, but it is still far inferior to other fighting games. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Feb 3, 2013

    In the end this comic is marketing for a bigger thing that the parent company hopes to make more money off of. They have no real stake in weather or not this comic is good because it is just meant to remind us all about the property until the release date. Well, weather on purpose or by happy accident, they ended up making a really good comic. If you were on the fence about getting the game, this will put you firmly in the "buy" camp, or at least it did for me. If you are already going to get the game then this comic is a wonderful little treat to sedate your appetite until release. If you just want a good single issue superhero story, then this is the perfect thing to pick up. Over all, I recommend you go buy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 31, 2013

    Injustice #1 (or 1-3 for you digital comic readers) is well worth your money with its emotionally driven story, that's sure to give you a case of the feels. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Feb 4, 2013

    It's definitely worth checking out if you are looking forward to the game. And if you're not a big gamer, it's still worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2013

    Artistic problems aside, Injustice offers a surprisingly entertaining gateway into the new game universe that really doesn't need the game to be appreciated in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Emma Kathryn Feb 6, 2013

    Anything else I could say about the plot beyond this would be incredibly spoileriffic, so I'll keep my mouth shut. Instead, what I will say is this: the Injustice tie-in comic certainly feels like a tie-in. It doesn't have the majesty of the current DC titles. Instead, it feels a little like a Justice League animated movie. Lots of action and fun, but lacking in substance. It's sad because the book almost feels rushed, as if DC and NetherRealms had agreed on this book before anyone actually thought through the logistics. As I've said, it's fun and worth a read, especially if you're looking forward to the game. However, if you're looking for something with a little more love and care, just wait for the game itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Feb 2, 2013

    We all know that there will be an all-out brawl among heroes and villains alike, Injustice: Gods Among Us the comic is the story of how that came to be. What would drive superheroes to fight among themselves? What makes the villains join their ranks? What is their justifications? These questions of the mental and emotional toll required for a hero to drastically change their perception have always intrigued me. Despite some of the pacing issues and the conversion from digital format Injustice: Gods Among Us makes a perfect tie-in for the game, but could also just as easily have stood as it's own project. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Feb 1, 2013

    Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 is a disjointed comic with obvious pandering-to-the-video-game problems. The attempt to expand the game's story is a good idea, but the way about it leaves digital subscribers underwhelmed and print readers a bit confused. The only upside is the intense cliffhanger at the end which is just enough to pull readers in for the next issue. I do hope this ploy works to get gamers reading comics and comic readers playing the game. Hopefully the quality of the comic is no indication of the quality of the game, but that shouldn't be an issue with the developers behind it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Grumpy Comic Reader Mar 19, 2017

    One of my biggest surprise reads in years! By the time I started reading it, it was on Year 4, and I couldn't put it down until I was up to that point! If you enjoy Elseworlds tales, this one will be right up your alley as it centers on a Superman (and a few other mainstays) gone bad. If you enjoyed Mark Wade's Irredeemable, you won't have difficulty liking this one either. It doesn't require any knowledge of the video game to get into the story but my advice is search YouTube and find the fan made movie that takes all movie sequences from the game and makes one giant movie. Injustice does a lot of things that the regular comics can't seem to get right anymore. It's a mega hero and villain crossover that stays simple and in one volume, much like the classic Secret Wars. And my favorite part of the book is dead is dead. When your favorite superhero goes down in the battle versus Superman and his allies, chances are she or he is gone forever which makes the excitement even more as the story definitely takes some hard turns throughout. Tom Taylor did such a good job with this series that it compelled me to research his writing history and see if he had some other gems hiding for us to enjoy.

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    Killumgood Oct 29, 2016

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    MotorBanker Mar 6, 2015

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    Rahspot May 17, 2016

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    DevilDare Sep 7, 2017

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    FuzzyCracker Jan 29, 2015

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