Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 3 by Brian Buccellato

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 3 by Brian Buccellato is the last issues of Injustice but wait there’s an Injustice 2. This volume takes us right up to when the Injustice: Gods Among Us Video game starts. Knowing that there was an Injustice 2 on the horizon, there was no way this series could end cleanly, the superman hate fest does not end with a hug and a hand shake but with a solution to even the score. This book is action packed with some of the best writing that Brian Buccellato has done thus far. He keeps exploring that Batman does not kill, even driven to the edge, he resist, and this Graphic Novel puts him there, where he considered it. The Batman and Damian dynamic explodes as Damian is all for killing, but Batman teaches him a lesson as he hold Clarks throat in his hands. The Flash and Green Lantern start casting doubts. Batman tries to expose Superman with video evidence that would turn the public and some of his teammates against him. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five Volume 3 collects issues of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five 13-20.

The Series Plot leading up to Year Five Volume 3: 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. Lex Luthor develops a pill that will make ordinary people super to start an army of supermen that Superman controls. Batman steals the super humans pills and gives them to every hero and a few villains to make them equal. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power. Martian Man hunter died as he was fighting Wonder Woman from the inside when Superman used his heat vision, and sent Wonder Woman into a coma. Sinestro is manipulates 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, both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman list the help all of his friends with magical abilities in a plan to put Superman asleep forever. The plan worked but Wonder Woman’s mother makes a deal with Athena to wake Superman and Wonder Woman. The sleep was supposed to give Superman clarity but he wakes up madder than ever because of what he missed out on. Batman makes a deal with Ares as well that has the old Gods and Amazon’s joining his side. The Amazon’s are missing Wonder Woman’s mother who is taken prisoner by Hera and made to sit this fight out, as per her deal. Batman ends up tricking Wonder Woman to fight Superman to the death a a champion of the Amazon’s. Sinestro interferes when it looks like Superman could lose. Zeus Sees this as deal breaker and declares all out war on the New Gods. Superman kills Hercules in the conflict which makes Zeus angry and kills Shazam and Harley who spoke out. Superman retreats as the remaining Justice League are beat. Zeus declares himself God of the world, wanting to get rid of every other form of religion. Ares makes a deal with Superman to bring a jealous Poseidon to fight his brother Zeus. This brings Aquaman into the battle, as Poseidon wants to wipe out Wonder Woman’s home with a giant tidal wave. Batman knowing this has got out of control and he got played by a vengeful Ares, seeks a help and offers enough hints to Superman to figure out who Ares is doing his bidding for, Darkseid. Plastic Man risk all to save his son from being a prisoner of Superman, he saves his son and rescues every other rogue in the process. All the men Superman deemed bad guys are released out into the world, some vow to be good, some want to be bad, and some want revenge. Superman works on two things recapturing all of the criminals and taking down Batman. Superman has deal for a set of villains take down the Bat, and get your freedom. Superman finds out about a resistance that uses the image of the Joker to fight back. Superman sees read and uses heat vision murdering every one of them. Bane the man who has broken the Batman before, Killer Frost and Killer Croc. They know they can’t reach the bat so the grab the Cat. Catwoman is tortured to reveal where Batman is, she’s saved eventually but quits seeing no end to this fight. Lex’s Superman clone is found, but there’s something not right about him almost bizarre. Bizarro is born and the Trickster is manipulating him. Bizarro accidentally kills the Trickster in a hilarious way, Bizarro starts to remember being made in a lab by Lex and ask lex to fix his friend. Lex convinces Bizarro to gains access to the Fortress of Solitude for real answers on who he is. A Lex controlled Doomsday waits there, the plan is to have Doomsday kill Bizarro so Superman doesn’t find out he is working to stop him. Superman wants answers from the clone and shows up to the fortress of Solitude where Lex turns Doomsday and Bizarro who he controls against Superman. Batman is running out of allies and confidence he turns to his surrogate father/butler Alfred who assures him that he is on the right side of this difficult path. After Alfred gets done talking to Bruce, he turns around expecting Damian, but gets instead Victor Zsasz with a long knife in the Bat Cave saying, “the devil sent me.” Zasaz murders Alfred, Bruce gets there. He beats him to a bloody pulp but can not kill him. Damian arrives telling Batman to get out of the way so I can kill him.

The Plot of Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 3 – Batman fights his son, protecting Zasaz from death. They both give everything they have got until Superman arrives. Batman says he sent him Damian that’s the true enemy. Damian his mind still on Zasaz tries to kill him once again with Batman stopping him and Superman knocking him through a wall. Batman takes the last super powered pill he has left and Superman and Batman fight. Batman gets the upper hand gets his arm around Superman’s neck, and ask Damian is this what you want, you want me to kill him or give him a chance to change. Damian tries to kill Batman to save Superman but Batman sees it coming and blocks it dropping Superman. The Flash comes and sees the damage he takes Zasaz to prison and Batman away. Superman gets angry and threatens The Flash and his disloyalty. he took Batman to grieve for Alfred and said we owed it to Alfred not to fight. The Flash’s loyalty is questioned again when Iris is threatened with death for going against the regime. The Flash kills Killer Shark in an attempt to save Iris, and she’s not happy at what he’s become. Batman and The Flash meet to discuss ending this, and using the speed force to change time. The Flash won’t do it saying we deserve this. Hawkman blames Superman for Hawkgirl betraying him and follow him, he fights Superman with a Kryptonite club that he forged he strikes Superman deep, making Superman get a Kryptonite sickness. Batman finds a recording of Superman murdering the Joker cult that he blamed on Bizarro, but the recording clearly shows Superman. Batman has to take Cyborg down to expose the world of Superman’s crimes and turn them against him. Will he succeed?

What I Liked: The Batman versus Superman fight is epic and something I truly wanted to see, it has something the series has been promising and we got it full, plus Batman had to deal with Damian trying to kill Zasaz as well. The Flash scenes were written really well, he hasn’t gotten a good storyline since Injustice Year One. The ending I was very satisfied, I did know it wouldn’t end, so saying that I think it ended with hope and a bit of chaos. They were able to do two things show how to eventually stop the Injustice League and create a new threat.

What I Disliked: much of the criminals have re-escaped storyline is pushed to the side. I was 50/50 on the Hawkman storyline, I really didn’t like how it almost came out of nowhere with not much storyline leading into it.

Recommendation: I recommend you check out this series, it has been an interesting ride seeing some characters acting out of character. This book has one heck of a Batman versus Superman fight that cannot be missed. There’s some really good character study going on. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 3 by Brian Buccellato 4 out of 5 stars. The story picks back up in Injustice 2, what I’m really excited about is it is bringing the original writer of Injustice, Tom Taylor back. I will continue but take a small break from this series as well.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 2 by Brain Buccellato

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 2 by Brain Buccellato is action packed has improved it’s writing since last volume. This is the second to last Graphic novel in the series, and it’s starting to take direction for a pretty epic Batman and Superman fight. Batman is losing his confidence as allies start dropping by not seeing an end to the fight. Batman has a morale crisis and gets advice from Alfred basically coming down to Superman kills and is always in fear where you don’t kill and embrace your fear, it’s a pretty touching moment between Bruce and his Surrogate father/butler Alfred. Damian has a real crisis where despite hating his father Bruce Wayne, deep down he wants to be him and knows it’s the harder path. This book has an amazing cliffhanger that’s going to end badly for Batman and Superman. I think since Brian Buccellato took over the quality has gone down, but it’s great to see this series, which I have stuck with for 10 volumes so far get better under him and go into the epic ending I wanted for the series. Injustice: God Among Us Year Five Volume 2 collects Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five issues 7-12.

The Series Plot leading up to Year Five Volume 2: 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. Lex Luthor develops a pill that will make ordinary people super to start an army of supermen that Superman controls. Batman steals the super humans pills and gives them to every hero and a few villains to make them equal. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power. Martian Man hunter died as he was fighting Wonder Woman from the inside when Superman used his heat vision, and sent Wonder Woman into a coma. Sinestro is manipulates 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, both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman list the help all of his friends with magical abilities in a plan to put Superman asleep forever. The plan worked but Wonder Woman’s mother makes a deal with Athena to wake Superman and Wonder Woman. The sleep was supposed to give Superman clarity but he wakes up madder than ever because of what he missed out on. Batman makes a deal with Ares as well that has the old Gods and Amazon’s joining his side. The Amazon’s are missing Wonder Woman’s mother who is taken prisoner by Hera and made to sit this fight out, as per her deal. Batman ends up tricking Wonder Woman to fight Superman to the death a a champion of the Amazon’s. Sinestro interferes when it looks like Superman could lose. Zeus Sees this as deal breaker and declares all out war on the New Gods. Superman kills Hercules in the conflict which makes Zeus angry and kills Shazam and Harley who spoke out. Superman retreats as the remaining Justice League are beat. Zeus declares himself God of the world, wanting to get rid of every other form of religion. Ares makes a deal with Superman to bring a jealous Poseidon to fight his brother Zeus. This brings Aquaman into the battle, as Poseidon wants to wipe out Wonder Woman’s home with a giant tidal wave. Batman knowing this has got out of control and he got played by a vengeful Ares, seeks a help and offers enough hints to Superman to figure out who Ares is doing his bidding for, Darkseid. Plastic Man risk all to save his son from being a prisoner of Superman, he saves his son and rescues every other rogue in the process. All the men Superman deemed bad guys are released out into the world, some vow to be good, some want to be bad, and some want revenge. Superman works on two things recapturing all of the criminals and taking down Batman. Superman has deal for a set of villains take down the Bat, and get your freedom. Bane the man who has broken the Batman before, Killer Frost and Killer Croc. They know they can’t reach the bat so the grab the Cat. Catwoman is tortured to reveal where Batman is, she’s saved eventually but quits seeing no end to this fight. Lex’s Superman clone is found, but there’s something not right about him almost bizarre. Bizarro is born and the Trickster is manipulating him.

The Plot to Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five Volume 2: Catwoman returns to theft with her not so quiet lookout Harley Quinn. She’s interrupted by Robin/Damien, they fight and have a life lesson, Damien becomes torn with the Batman V. Superman dilemma. He’s defeated and confused and takes that anger out on Black Mask and crew. He gets beaten badly but wins with help from Dick Grayson’s sprit as Deadman, that can take over a living host for a limited time. Black Mask was suposed to me in jail as he was one of the recaptured from the prison break, that makes the Justice league throw doubt to Sinestro who is in charge of the new prison. Bizarro accidently kills the Trickster in a hilarious way, Bizarro starts to remember being made in a lab by Lex and ask lex to fix his friend. Lex convinces Bizarro to gains access to the Fortress of Solitude for real answers on who he is. A Lex controlled Doomsday waits there, the plan is to have Doomsday kill Bizarro so Superman doesn’t find out he is working to stop him. Superman wants answers from the clone and shows up where Lex turns Doomsday and Bizarro who he controls against Superman. Batman is running out of allies and confidence he turns to his surrogate father/butler Alfred who assures him that he is on the right side of this difficult path. After Alfred gets done talking to Bruce, he turns around expecting Damian, but gets instead Victor Zsasz with a long knife in the Bat Cave saying, “the devil sent me.”

What I Liked: Alfred really gets to shine he stands up to Superman telling him he is full of fear, he snaps Bruce out of his doubt, and he sets Damian straight, and calls him out on a lot of things. Superman vengeance on the joker cult was brutal. The way the Trickster dies is hilarious, and set up really well. Cyborg and Flash have deep thoughts about whether they are on the right side of things. The Doomsday, Bizarro, and Superman fight is pretty epic. The climax is great, I love where they are taking Batman and the situation he is being put in. Harley talking to a life sized cut out of herself as a therapist.

What I Disliked: The Harley and Shazam storyline, I felt like I have seen it already, since I have seen a version of that scene at least four times in Injustice’s run.

Recommendation: This is the tenth book in the Injustice: Gods Among Us series and man is this book good, it is heading into the direction I wanted it to end at when I started it. Batman and Superman are heading for one heck of a showdown, and it’s not going to end when they find out the both have mothers named Martha. There will be blood! I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Volume 2 by Brain Buccellato 4 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 2 By Brian Buccellato

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 2 By Brian Buccellato is all about the new Gods (Superman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, and the Flash) v. the old Gods (Zeus, Hera, and Hermes). Superman kills Zeus’ son Hercules, and in retaliation Zeus strips Shazam of his powers and sends him along with Harley Quinn to the underworld. We learn more about Ares, the God of War, plan for more war and who is pulling his strings. This Volume has been my least favorite so far, there was a couple of cool moments, the dialogue remains stale and uninspired. There is a moment where the dialogue improved in the Epilogue, but I found out that was the original writer of Injustice Tom Taylor coming back and writing a great Plastic man adventure, that will play heavily into the final year as all the bad guys are released, along with the remaining Green Lantern Corps. The finale should be action packed, one can only hope the dialogue gets better. Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 2 By Brian Buccellato collects issues 8-12 of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four, as well as the annual of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four.

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. Lex Luthor develops a pill that will make ordinary people super to start an army of supermen that Superman controls. Batman steals the super humans pills and gives them to every hero and a few villains to make them equal. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power. Martian Man hunter died as he was fighting Wonder Woman from the inside when Superman used his heat vision, and sent Wonder Woman into a coma. Sinestro is manipulates 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, both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman list the help all of his friends with magical abilities in a plan to put Superman asleep forever. The plan worked but Wonder Woman’s mother makes a deal with Athena to wake Superman and Wonder Woman. The sleep was supposed to give Superman clarity but he wakes up madder than ever because of what he missed out on. Batman makes a deal with Ares as well that has the old Gods and Amazon’s joining his side. The Amazon’s are missing Wonder Woman’s mother who is taken prisoner by Hera and made to sit this fight out, as per her deal. Batman ends up tricking Wonder Woman to fight Superman to the death a a champion of the Amazon’s. Sinestro interferes when it looks like Superman could lose. Zeus Sees this as deal breaker and declares all out war on the New Gods. Superman kills Hercules in the conflict which makes Zeus angry and kills Shazam and Harley who spoke out. Superman retreats as the remaining Justice League are beat. Zeus declares himself God of the world, wanting to get rid of every other form of religion. Ares makes a deal with Superman to bring a jealous Poseidon to fight his brother Zeus. This brings Aquaman into the battle, as Poseidon wants to wipe out Wonder Woman’s home with a giant tidal wave. Batman knowing this has got out of control and he got played by a vengeful Ares, seeks a help and offers enough hints to Superman to figure out who Ares is doing his bidding for, Darkseid.

What I Liked: The world freaking out when Zeus rules it, declaring all other religion obsolete. That it is revealed that the US still has nukes and placed them in lead so Superman could not find them, and then they use it to stop Zeus. The Plastic Man rescue of his son, was a great emotional one off. The calling out of Sinestro’s bad guy mustache. Harley Quinn in the Underworld. Harley’s prison rules for the underworld taking the biggest guy down first. Having Batman’s team and Superman’s team coming together for a brief time to take down the bigger threat.

What I Disliked: The dialogue remains horrible, making a lot of the action not as epic. Batman takes a back burner in these issues. The Darkseid reveal had the potential to be epic, but was over super quick, with little consequence. Aquaman finally chose a side to see him, quickly fade away. I felt his story was unresolved.

Recommendations: This volume is the first true dud in the injustice series. I still recommend the Injustice series as a whole, but now understand why some of my friends discontinued the series. The epilogue was epic and kept me intrigued. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 2 By Brian Buccellato 2 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 1 by Brian Buccellato

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 1 by Brian Buccellato is one action packed volume that pits the old Gods of Myth Zeus, Hera, Hermes and more against the new Gods Superman, Wonder Woman, and more in a fight with deadly consequences. Wonder Woman’s mother makes a deal with Athena to revive Wonder Woman and Superman from a magic induced sleep, we learn the terms of that deal in this volume and the consequences that come with it. Batman also makes a deal with Athena (the God of War) who is playing both sides for more war. Superman and Wonder Woman fight, and man is it epic. This graphic novel was high on action, but low dialogue that was not full of cliches. Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 1 by Brian Buccellato collects Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four issues 1-7.

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. Lex Luthor develops a pill that will make ordinary people super to start an army of supermen that Superman controls. Batman steals the super humans pills and gives them to every hero and a few villains to make them equal. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power. Martian Man hunter died as he was fighting Wonder Woman from the inside when Superman used his heat vision, and sent Wonder Woman into a coma. Sinestro is manipulates 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, both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman list the help all of his friends with magical abilities in a plan to put Superman asleep forever. The plan worked but Wonder Woman’s mother makes a deal with Athena to wake Superman and Wonder Woman. The sleep was supposed to give Superman clarity but he wakes up madder than ever because of what he missed out on. Batman makes a deal with Athena as well that has the old Gods and Amazon’s joining his side. The Amazon’s are missing Wonder Woman’s mother who is taken prisoner by Hera and made to sit this fight out, as per her deal. Batman ends up tricking Wonder Woman to fight Superman to the death a a champion of the Amazon’s.

What I Liked: The epic Superman / Wonder Woman fight is epic, lots of great drawings back the fight up. Harley volunteering herself to fight Superman as tribute. Harley’s on going crush on Shazam calling him Shazzy. Shazam and Hercules fight another great fight. Montoya losing it when Huntress is killed. Batwoman’s show of restraint against her enemy.

What I Disliked: The dialogue was really weak. Bearded Batman looks really weird.

Recommendations: The Superman versus Wonder woman is worth the price of this book, it is epic and meaningful fight, that is fought over two issues. I really enjoyed the art work more than I have in the previous volumes. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Volume 1 by Brian Buccellato 4 0ut of 5 stars. I only have 4 volumes left in the original Injustices series, and plan to have them read before the end of the year.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 2 by Brian Buccellato

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 2 by Brian Buccellato is a change from original writer Tom Taylor. The first issue in this volume is probably my second favorite since the first issue. In this issue Superman dreams what if Lois lived instead of died, having Batman kill the Joker to protect Clark, as he say where the Joker almost took him. The first three issues are great but the last three kept slipping in quality. The epilogue of the Teen Titans and why they are not involved in the events was great and will definitely come in to play later. John Constantine reveals the end game for what he really wanted to accomplish. Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 2 collects issues 7-12 of Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three.

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. Superman’s action have drawn attention to the Green Lantern Corps who’s power is all about will power. Martian Man hunter died as he was fighting Wonder Woman from the inside when Superman used his heat vision, and sent Wonder Woman into a coma. Sinestro is manipulates 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. both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman took out Cyborg, Robin, Raven, and flash at the Hall of Justice. John Constantine joins the fight on Batman’s side as a body from a Green Lantern Corps kills one of his ex-lovers and mother to his child Rose. Constantine assembles team of magic powered heroes to join forces with Batman and take Superman down. They use Raven as bait and set a trap to put Superman in a magic sleep that shows him the way things could have went. The vision was supposed to give him clarity but he wakes up madder than ever because of what he missed. Wonder Woman wakes up because Athena made some bargain with Wonder Woman’s mother. We see Constantine’s real game plan, and why he’s so willing to help.

What I Liked: The Superman dream story is written so well. I loved the reveal of Constantine’s long con that he had been setting up for a while now. When the Devil Traigon shows up Harley’s reaction to seeing made me laugh hard, “He’s from the movie Legend, where are the unicorns?” Wonder Woman’s dream about a relationship with Clark was great. A return version of Dick Grayson, as the Deadman, has a conversation with Bruce where he calls him dad is the sweetest thing ever. The epilogue, showing what happened to the Teen Titans, and why they are not involved, surprised me with who they sided with in the fight. I liked Flash’s trickery while still keeping his word to Dr. Fate.

What I Disliked: The Traigon and Mr. Mxyzptlk fight was just okay and went on for way too long. I didn’t like the Spectre reveal of who is behind the mask, I wanted more. The Poison Ivy V. Swamp Thing fight was cool, but didn’t get why they would be immediate enemies.

Recommendations: This volume of Injustice had my favorite opening issue, but it couldn’t hold after that. The quality of the Injustice Series is still being maintained. This series is still some of the best DC has put out in a while that wasn’t a straight Batman graphic novel, in my opinion. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 2 by Brian Buccellato 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 1 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 1 by Tom Taylor, adds a little magic to this volume of Injustice. It was just a matter of time until magic got brought in, with magic being Superman’s weaknesses besides kryptonite. I’m not to familiar with Justice League Dark characters The Deadman, John Constantine, Dr. Fate, Zantanna, and Swamp Thing were the character’s I knew pretty well, but people like Ragman, Detective Chimp, Spectre, Madame Xanadu, and The Demon, I have little to no knowledge of. The Batman / John Constantine dynamic really plays off each other well. This volume had a fortune told with some events already happening. One person has already came back from the grave, with the possibility of another. Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 1 collects issues 1-6 of Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three.

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. Both Hal Jordan and Superman put on the yellow rings of fear to win against the Green Lantern Corps. Batman took out Cyborg, Robin, Raven, and others at the Hall of Justice. John Constantine joins the fight on Batman’s side as a body from a Green Lantern Corps kills one of his ex-lovers and mother to his child Rose. Constantine assembles team of magic powered heroes to join forces with Batman and take Superman down. They use Raven as bait and set a trap to stop Superman for good.

What I Liked: The Reveal of the line I need the world’s leading detective, everybody is thinking Batman, and then it is revealed to be Detective Chimp. Constantine laughing at Batman and Detective Chimp together. Harley debating with Dr. Fate and his name because he isn’t a doctor, and should be called Mr. Fate. The way Batman uses the Demon and his power. The prophecy and what has came true so far has me eagerly waiting to see if the final words will come true. I love the choice for who is brought back to be the new Deadman. I love the line Constantine uses to get Swamp Thing to join, you used to be human remember, and Swamp Thing says, You did too, which is so powerful. The final Batman Superman fight to end this volume was great.

What I Disliked: I needed more background on a lot of the magical heroes, and who they are and what their powers are? The mystery with who the Spectre really is, I don’t know where this is going?

Recommendations: This is a solid addition to the Injustice:Goods Among Us storyline. The story still has my attention. For me not being a big fan of Justice League Dark I still really enjoyed this volume. I really loved the charm of John Constantine, who I only know through the Keanu Reeves film and the Tv show Legends of Tomorrow. This book made me want to read more comics featuring the character. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Volume 1 by Tom Taylor 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two Volume 2 By Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two Volume 2 By Tom Taylor is action packed with a lot of surprises and turns. This volume was a return to form it added the comedy back, some heartbreak, epic fights and happy reunions. Harley Quinn is a very bright spot in this volume, adding humor and heart, with her own twisted sense of humor. Batman is still in the shadows still recovering from what Superman did in year one. Superman goes from protector to dictator as he starts losing foot holds on his turf. This Graphic Novel has had the most significant deaths to the DC Universe (note this comic is in alternate universe and does not effect current DCU. Superman and Hal Jordon both terrorizes in Yellow lanterns of fear as they join Sinestro Corps. Sinestro uses the distraction to settle old scores on Guy Gardener and John Stewart. Dr Fate steps in to write a wrong, by breaking his own code. Cyborg has half of face ripped off. This graphic novel stepped up the epicness of what this comic book series can be. Injustice: Gods Among Us is based on a video titled the same. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two Volume 2 By Tom Taylor collects issues 7-12 of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two.

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. Jim Gordon has been diagnosed with cancer, the super pills speed up the process but he needs them to protect the city. There’s a mole on Superman’s team that keeps feeding information to Batman’s team. Batman and the Green lantern Corps have started planning attacks together.

What I Liked: The stories are spread out where everybody gets equal time. The Black Canary and Harley Quinn fight is both funny and heartbreaking. Jim Gordon’s line to Batman, about he’s going to be the one disappearing on Batman this time, when speaking about his cancer, I’m not supposed to cry reading comics. Hal Jordon and Superman putting on the yellow rings of fear. Sinestro’s mind games and twist in his narrative. I liked the reveal of the defector on Superman’s team. Detective Bullock takes the super pills is a great scene. The many shocking deaths of known characters in the DCU.

What I Disliked: The whole Clayface plot line didn’t seem to fit in this series. Clayface says who sent him and it just didn’t make sense to me.

Recommendations: This series is super Epic I have enjoyed reading it so much and can not wait to continue it. If you always wanted to see Superman and Batman really go after each other in a bitter blood feud, then this is the comic for you. I thought Volume 1 was the weakest of the series so far and this volume totally redeems that to make this my second favorite volume since the first one that started off the series. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two Volume 2 By Tom Taylor 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year Two Volume 1 by Tom Taylor

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.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year One Volume 2 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year One Volume 2 by Tom Taylor was a little bit slower but seemed to be saving everything for the finale, and man was it pretty epic. Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year One Volume 2, collects 7 -13 of Injustice: Goods Among Us. This story was created for the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, and has far surpassed it, in story and scope. This plot puts Batman and Superman as foes with Batman being the one with morals when Superman kills the Joker and creates a police state with superheroes in charge (This is an alternate universe and to associated with the current DC Universe. This book had a lot of cool action and scenes, with me as a comic book fan have been dying to see. Some of the lines between Batman and Superman gave me chills.

The Plot: The Joker was tired of losing to Batman and decides to play on easy mode, his words, against Superman. The Joker uses Scarecrow’s fear toxin, and makes Superman think Doomsday is back. He shoots off into space with who he thinks is Doomsday, despite all the Justice League trying to stop it. When the fear toxin wears off it reveals he has Lois in deep space, and hears her last heartbeat, there is a little more to it but do not want to spoil it. Superman in a rage murders the Joker, and wants nobody to feel the loss he has gone through and starts a world police state, with super heroes as the guards. Superman thinks Batman is at fault letting the Joker live all these years. In this volume, Batman plants a mole on Superman’s team, Damian forsakes his own father, Batman, and goes with Superman, Lex Luthor is found alive and works with Superman developing a drug to harness abilities for a super Army, and more heroes fall.

What I Liked: Lex Luthor’s is questioned on whether he can keep a secret, and goes around to every hero revealing their secret identity. Damian calls all of Batman’s moves but the other heroes don’t think he will go there, until he does proving Damian right. How Batman’s secret identity is revealed, after he delays the first attempt. I like the way Captain Atom was used, he’s a second tier character, but I liked his fight against Superman. The finale to year one was really good, with both Batman and Superman getting what they want, but the extreme ways they go about getting it, while further separating their strained relationship. I loved Jor-El being a father and scolding his child with Superman’s earth parents, Martha and Jonathan, joining in. The throw back jokes to Green Arrow’s hide out being called the Arrow Cave, which makes no sense. Martian Manhunter’s power and the way to take him down. Regular people associated with the heroes taking the super hero pills. The superman cult was interesting.

What I Disliked: The whole Lobo issue, felt so forced, I like Lobo as a character, but he did not fit it to this series, in the role he was given.

Recommendations: I am still really enjoying this series. So far it has finished it’s run to 5 years and even started an Injustice 2 and has a couple of out shoot graphic novels, so I’m super intrigued, and can easily slip in a volume of this series in between a novel. You will like this if you liked the fight between Batman and Superman in The Dark Night Rises written by Frank Miller, or if you always wanted to see them at odds, with the roles reversed. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year One Volume 2, 4 out of 5 stars. The lobo Issue really slowed this series down. I have both volumes of Year two and will reading them soon.

Book Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One, Volume 1 by Tom Taylor

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One, Volume One by Tom Taylor is so epic!!! This graphic novel had issues 1-6 of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Never would I have ever thought this graphic Novel based on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us would be so good. Tom Taylor has a lot of fun playing with the DC Universe. Injustice is set in an alternative world so all bets are off on who lives and dies in the DC Comics Universe. Batman and Superman becoming enemies. Superman thinks he’s saving the world while Batman thinks he’s putting more fear into it. Superman creates Batman’s dream but also his nightmare; A world at peaceful fear.

The Plot: The Joker is tired of losing to Batman all the time, so he sets his sights on Superman. He plays a joke using Kryptonite and the Scarecrow fear toxin that trick Superman into thinking that Doomsday has returned. He grabs what he thinks is Doomsday and shoots him off to space, but it wasn’t Doomsday it was someone that can not survive in space. This death changes everything and drives Superman mad. The Joker tells Batman looks at what the death of two of your loved ones made you, what will it make him. Superman wants to stop all villains that kill, and turns the world into a super hero controlled police state. Batman is apposed to this because it robs the villains of choice and redemption.

What I Liked: The deaths all matter there is four in this story and they are all important. I love the Joker and Harley in this series the comic relief is in full display. The way Superman defeats the Green Lantern by taking his power ring was brilliant. The Flash gets a really powerful arc about not being fast enough to runaway from your problems. Green Arrow and Harley discussing the Arrow Cave saying that lacks no sense it should be called the quiver and him agreeing. Batman and Superman’s semantics talk about justification is really good. I liked Superman going to Catwoman when he can’t talk to Bruce. The Arkham asylum fight was so good. I like the resistance heroes at the end that Batman has assembled. Thanks to the Arrowverse on the CW for me knowing who The Atom and Black Lightning are and their powers.

What I Disliked: Wonder Woman’s quick rise to action after an Atlantian fired at her when he thought she would make an attack on Aquaman. Harvey’s mustache joke got a little stale the second time.

Recommendation: I really enjoyed this book can’t wait to read more, there’s a flash forward to 5 years later, that looks crazy, and the graphic novel series goes to year 5, so yeah I’m going to keep reading this series. This graphic novel has some scenes as a comic book fan, that I have been dying to see. I rated Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One, Volume One 5 out 5 stars.