Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 Review

INJUSTICE COVER #1v3_CropInjustice: Gods Among Us #1 |Writer: Tom Taylor |Art: Jheremy Raapack |Colors: Andrew Elder |Letters: Wes Abbott |Publisher: DC Comics | Price: .99¢ | From my column THE PULL LIST @Forces of Geek.com

Injustice: Gods Among Us” is one of the most anticipated video games of 2013. The games plot is centered on the superhero versus superhero saga in the midst a new world order. This weekly digital release is a prequel that takes place five years before the events in the game.

Normally, I’m not a fan of promotional comics, but Tom Taylor takes the gloves off with an emotionally charged narrative that would not be allowed in regular continuity. All is right with the world and Superman has never been happier. Of course, Gotham City’s finest villains come to Metropolis and begin to set things in motion that ultimately leads down a path not even they will see coming.

If you have read this column in the past, you know I’m a big Superman guy. Taylor’s direction with the Man of Steel is reminiscent of the big blue Boy Scout we all grew up on with his new school costume.

According to the trailers and other promotional material released so far, Superman goes rogue in some way, shape, or form. His current “New 52” character is kind of an asshole so becoming a bad guy wouldn’t give you that “oh my God” moment.

If the guy who stands for truth, justice and the American way turns to the dark side, then that is a plot point you can sink your teeth into. For 0.99¢ an issue, this comic is a deal you don’t want to miss.

Grade: A-

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