Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three, Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three, Vol. 1Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three, Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Unpopular review time!

Am I the only one who wasn’t that impressed with this volume?

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Yep.

To clarify, it wasn’t bad, I just thought it didn’t live up to the first two volumes of the series. Or the last. Not all of it, anyway.
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Injustice: Year Two Vol 1 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #1Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #1 by Tom Taylor

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hmm. This is starting to fall into a soap, rinse and repeat pattern. We have this general plotline where one extra hero who knows nothing about the situation gets introduced, one more exasperating villain is added and lots of people die. Lots.

You knew the Game of Thrones comparison was coming.
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Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2: Volume 1

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2, Vol. 1Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2, Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Damn Tom, three in a row. Tom Taylor’s Injustice: Gods Among Us title gets it’s hat trick with this, the third volume in the series. Never woulda thought a series based on a video game set in an alternate reality could be better than the DC universe’s “actual” reality (the New 52). Now that I think about it, comparing it to most of the New 52 isn’t saying much, but shit is this GOOD. I’m actually wishing this was the New 52, but DC doesn’t have the balls for that. After the first collection I remember thinking “no way Taylor can keep this up past the first volume”. Ate those words. And now he continues to write the series that’s neck and neck with Snyder’s Batman competing for my favorite ongoing DC title. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2: Volume 1 is really that good.

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Release Day Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2 Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2 Vol. 1Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2 Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you, NetGalley!

4.5 stars

I was understandably worried that this would suck…or at least not live up to my expectations.
I mean, Injustice has been the on a short list of Must-Read titles for me since I managed to get my grubby paws on the first one.
After the shocking ending of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 2, I’ve been wondering if this title could keep the momentum going.
The deaths of several major characters, plus that thing that happened to Batman at the end?
How the hell is Taylor going to top that?!
I had no idea.
Fortunately, Taylor did.

The last two volumes focused on the roles that Batman and Wonder Woman were playing in Superman’s decision making process. No, they certainly weren’t the entirety of the cast, but they were heavily featured.
Take them out of the equation, and what power players do you have left?
Well, with Wonder Woman out of commission for a while, the role of sympathetic partner in crime falls to Hal Jordan. He believes in the world that Clark is trying to create, even if he has some doubts about the way it’s being created. The end justifies the means.
And while you’re inside Jordan’s head, you can see where he’s coming from.
I know, right?! Taylor is gooooood.
Exhibit A:
The U.S. senate/congress is getting ready to pull one of their We-Can’t-Agree-On-Shit-So-We’ll-Shut-Down-The-Government things.
Supes says NO. That’s unacceptable to him, and he sends Hal and Flash in to sort it out.
Jordan has some reservations about telling the United States government how to run things, and tells Superman that he doesn’t think this is within his jurisdiction.
Superman replies that he has the entire space sector 2814 within his jurisdiction…and the United States falls within those bounds.
And you know what?
I was cheering Hal on as he shut those monkeys in, and told them to *Do Their Fucking Job.

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