Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two Volume 1 by Tom Taylor gets away from the Batman and Superman strife of who is wrong by adding the Green Lantern Corps. The epicness died down a little in this volume but the potential is still really high for a huge payoff. Out of all the members of the Justice League I’m least familiar with Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps, this graphic novel is heavy on those characters. Sinestro and Lex Luthor have some great lines about what power is. Jim Gordon stands up to Superman and takes the super the super pill along with the entire Gotham P.D.. Hal Jordon’s loyalty is tested if he sticks with Superman or The Green Lantern Corps. I’m still enjoying the series and reading a volume i between a novel is a good break. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year two Volume 1 collects issues 1-6 of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two from DC comics.
The Plot: The Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois and his unborn child, when her heart stops a nuclear bomb destroys Metropolis. Superman distraught kills The Joker and declares martial law on the whole world, vowing that no one should die needlessly. He develops a pill that will make ordinary people super to start an army of supermen that he controls. Batman wants the world to be safe but still give the people free will, Batman sacrificed his body to get the formula for the super pill to give his side a chance. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power, see this as an affront to not let free will. Sinestro is manipulating Superman telling his own story and the way the Green Lantern Corps will attack, he makes an alliance that brings Sinestro and his minions as added protection. The Gotham P.D. is told they are not needed as the city is being patrolled my Superman’s army, but Batman has a gift the pills that give super strength.
What I Liked: Superman pulling Billy Batson out of school because e needs Shazam. Sinestro calling Lex Luthor out for his need for power. One of the best lines, “You can see all that goes on in the world? so your peeking through the window binds, for what? Just to be creepy. ” Says Guy Gardener to a guardian looking at Hal Jordon with his lady. Jim Gordon confronting Superman, when he basically tells him what a crappy job he has done as commissioner, Jim gordon throwing it right back at Superman. The Sinestro origin story was good and I needed a refresher.
What I Disliked: Too much of the Green Lantern Corps it was kind of like I read three issues of Injustice and three issues of the Green Lantern Corps, don’t get me wrong there is some good stuff but it was a little much. Batman is hardly in this volume.
Recommendations: This story is still epic, I love where it is going, and still can not wait for the next volume. If you like the Green Lantern Corps then you will like this volume a little bit more than I did. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two Volume 1 by Tom Taylor 4 out of 5 stars. This novel was closest to a 3 star I really hope the Injustice Series keeps up the quality.