Injustice: Year Two #1

Injustice: Year Two #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The best-selling prequel to the hit videogame picks up right where it left off! Year one is over—now, year two begins. The death of one of their own has divided Earth’s protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman’s iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy, fear approaches...

  • 10
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 8, 2014

    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. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Jan 16, 2014

    I did find something funny with this issue, and I'm not sure if it's on purpose or by accident- but Superman's suit is starting to look more and more like his New 52 costume (and this is clearly not a New52 book)" Hmmm" This new #1 is starting off Injustice Year Two with a bang and the future looks bright— um" grim" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 20, 2014

    In the end, the only faltering I see about the issue is it functions more like a television season two premiere wrapping up the shocking conclusion of a summer break and easing into a new story rather than providing a brand new #1 jumping on point for readers. That said, Injustice is perhaps one of the easiest series today to catch up on digitally if one desires, so the quality and resonance of the issue as is far outweighs what would be missing for a new ongoing reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 8, 2014

    The start of Year Two was nothing short of the same quality we got from before and that is a good sign of things to come. The focus on Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance brought out the more human side to this story seeing who they are beneath the mask and what stakes they had in a fight to show that they don't need someone protecting them. As long as there continues to be that focus on characters before concept, this story will go far. If you are a fan of the game or the first story, you would definitely want to see what comes next and see what direction things are going. It's out on Comixology now, the physical copy releases next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 15, 2014

    It's definitely nice to have Injustice back after its brief hiatus. The series hasn't missed a beat since the conclusion of the first series, and in fact seems to have benefited from the time off in terms of visual quality. While the first story collected here is a bit stronger than the first in terms of focus and cohesion, both suggest that there's still plenty of room for great storytelling in this universe, even if readers know how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 15, 2014

    Injustice: Year Two continues to thrill with this all-new series. It's heartbreaking, funny, and its action carries a great deal of weight. My main complaint is that I wish it had been longer because the two stories it collected feel as though they were only getting started before being abruptly cut short. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Jan 10, 2014

    Pick it up because it's different, its fun, it reads like and Elseworlds and that's awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 7, 2014

    Yes, this is technically a jumping on spot, although I obviously recommend reading Volume 1 at some point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Jan 15, 2014

    A solid start for the new year of Injustice and more of Superman being a jerk. With a great art team and story teller on board this new year looks like it will be just as intense as last. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Yuri Kiske Jan 23, 2014

    In conclusion, Year Two might have opened at a slow pace, but it sure brings the boost needed for the story to move on. As the old adage says, the saga continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 17, 2014

    "Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two" #1 is a gorgeous book that is familiar enough to be welcoming, but twisted enough to be disturbing and unsettling. These are characters longtime DC readers know, but Taylor and Redondo are proving that nothing is off-limits, with shock and surprise waiting behind every page turn. I may not be calling in to work to play the video game any time soon, but I will certainly be spending three bucks per issue to continue reading these Elseworlds-like adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 22, 2014

    Overall, there are definitely some hiccups in Year Two, but it remains as a book that doesn't take itself too seriously and still tries to deliver a great character-driven story. Between Taylor's writing and the art team's visuals, it appears that Year Two will continue on its predecessor's success and remain as one of the most enjoyable titles published by DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - The Nerd Jan 17, 2014

    This first issue was well written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Bruno Redondo. As previously mentioned, the writing is solid throughout but the artwork is a little weak in part one Third Wheel but then picks up in the second part, Fear. I was impressed with the issue overall, but being a number one, it left me feeling a little flat at the end. Yes, there are elements in this issue that are pretty serious but nothing I was overly shocked about. What this issue did well was leave me anxious for the next one. Read Full Review

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