Injustice: Year Two Annual #1
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Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Tom Taylor Artist: Jheremy Raapack Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
5.9Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

Featuring two untold tales! Hal Jordan's alliance with Sinestro is tenuous at best. How can it continue? Then, as the resistance in Gotham City digs in, Commissioner Gordon works with his daughter Barbara for the first time. But their time together is running out!

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Oct 2, 2014

    You might feel like you have already mentally moved on into Year Three, but you won't want to miss these twin tales untold. While the "Closing Time" Resistance story is more about closure and tying off some loose ends you may not have realized were dangling, "The Ur-Forge: an Untold Injustice Tale" does deepen our understanding of the tenuous and excruciating relationship between Hal Jordan and Thaal Sinestro. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    The second tale is far more successful overall. Here, Taylor and Bennett focus on the Hal Jordan/Sinestro dynamic as the two former partners are dispatched to track down a Qwardian super-weapon. Taylor certainly handled Sinestro well in the main series, but this story taps into elements of the character we didn't see there. Sinestro was clearly playing the villain and manipulator in Year Two. Here, we get a better sense of Sinestro the man, one who has a genuine desire to seek the greater good (as he sees it, at least) and has a strong affection for Hal. And with Jheremy Raapack handling the entire story, this segment is far more visually cohesive than the first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 1, 2014

    As a huge Injustice fan, I have to say that I'm pretty letdown. It's not a "bad" issue, but it doesn't pack the same kind of energy, character, and compelling conversations that we're used to seeing in the digital comic. The last annual was a brilliant and thrilling ride, but this just feels very average. The visuals in the second story, however, impress a whole lot. If you're looking for another hugely entertaining trip into the Injustice universe, odds are you'll feel a bit disappointed as well. But, if you're feeling a little curious about the Gordon family and why Hal is suddenly cool working with Sinestro, it's worth considering. Again, it's not "bad," but it's not nearly up to par with what we usually get from this universe. At least INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE #1 was really good, right? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 2, 2014

    I actually wish I'd just skipped this issue because it is no ways up to the quality of the regular series.  Marguerite Bennett's dialogue and characterizations are awful and the art is split between too many artists to be anything but inconsistent.  Just skip this and get on to Year Three which is light years better than this Annual could dream to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 5, 2014

    It's fine. I wouldn't re-read it.

  • 4.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 6, 2020

    This is the first time (unless I'm forgetting something) that someone else wrote the Injustice comics. It's Marguerite Bennett, who has always been hit-or-miss for me. And that trend continues here. I saw a lot of reviews saying that the writing was off, and honestly, aside from a few instances in the first story, I didn't really see it. The second story, however, is really not good. I understand Tom Taylor helped plot these stories, but they don't read like something he'd write. This is definitely the worst part of Year Two.

    As for Year Two as a whole, it was a lot more consistent, both in art and writing. But unfortunately, it never hit the highs of Year One. Another thing: I hate how easily Sinestro manipulates everyone. I und more

  • 7.5
    Ronin Dec 8, 2020

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    Raspiutin Mar 13, 2018

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