Injustice: Gods Among Us #28

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The Good

The first few moments play out exactly as anyone would expect. We get some basic exposition over what went down in the last issue and everything appears to be pretty formulaic. But then something absolutely magnificent happens -- something which made me laugh out loud like a fool and even begin to clap. The rest of the issue could have been total nonsense and this alone would have granted at least four stars. To even hint at what happened would totally ruin it, but let's just say I thought it was nothing short of brilliant. It introduces a massive element to the book and has such hysterical execution.

I previously complained about Superman not getting proper respect when it came to his intellect. Yes, he's been dramatically impacted by these terrible events, but in the game he seems like an upset and spoiled child, and I was starting to fear we were seeing small signs of him transitioning into that (Flash totally stumped him in a debate -- which is fine, but Clark had no rebuttal whatsoever). This issue, however, shows Superman properly using his noggin' when it's revealed Batman has been spying on him for some time and now knows Superman and his allies are aware of this. He knows Batman always has a plan, so he goes for the unexpected. What happens next -- as I said above -- produces one of the most entertaining things you'll read this week. It's so out there and totally works. Who knew such a dark place could be so funny withoutGreen Arrow or Harley Quinn?

Taylor also did a solid job with his handling of Damian Wayne and Alfred. It was refreshing to see Damian step up (since he's mostly acted out of anger in the series so far) and Alfred's conclusion was pretty touching, too. Batman's prepped for everything when it comes to combat, but Alfred reminds him sometimes there are far more important things to keep in mind as well. Honestly, I can't wait to see where it'll go from here.

The Bad

What goes down with the Watchtower is rather epic, but the handling of it in the end felt underwhelming/rushed, especially after such a brilliant moment. The illustrations of it rushing through the atmosphere were nice (especially with the coloring and use of lighting), but the massive impact didn't seem to do the scene justice or really hit us with how severe the impact was. It's certainly not a bad illustration, but I don't believe it lives up to the moment, either.

The Verdict

It was so easy to assume where the plot would go after last chapter's revelations and the opening makes it seem like business as usual, but then Taylor throws a curveball and I guarantee NONE of you will expect it. It's beyond hilarious and brings the narrative in a whole new direction -- it's a ginormous game changer. Combine that with the sharp character writing and I'm beyond anxious to pick up the next chapter. Where will things go from here? I cannot wait to find out next Injustice Day (aka Tuesday).

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I wanna read this issue so bad!

great review and I'm optimist about what Tom can bring to earth 2!!

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Was Huntress in it?

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Im not sure why my comic book store doesn't get these...or are they all digital or something?

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@w0nd: They get them, but they are some recopilation of some issues.

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@daredevil21134: No.

@w0nd said:

Im not sure why my comic book store doesn't get these...or are they all digital or something?

The weekly series is digital, but collected in print form as trades.

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omg!! that twist i died laughing

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@daredevil21134: No.

@w0nd said:

Im not sure why my comic book store doesn't get these...or are they all digital or something?

The weekly series is digital, but collected in print form as trades.

awwww man

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#8  Edited By dondave

Damien is so evil, one of the best issues from this series

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#9  Edited By jangcrow

I cant wait to see how Batman retaliates to the events of this issue!

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I think the real winner this issue was Alfred, though. I mean, c'mon!

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I wanna get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@daredevil21134: Not this week. There was the JL, some Ollie and Dinah, and then, of course, Batman.

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#14  Edited By Onemoreposter

This is shaping up to easily be my favorite on going series at DC. I'm so on edge over whats going to happen next. How far is Superman going to go? Who's going to switch sides? Will Damien ever get spanked?

I'm really excited to see what Bruce is going to do now that Superman has put out a burn notice on him and revealed his identity as Bruce Wayne to the world. Also, I'm really hoping Batman triumphs in the end with out getting killed or lobotomized (a la Red Son). I'm mean, first off he's in the right, his son killed his other son after betraying him and siding with the enemy, and then, well, issue 28 happened. Batman deserves a happy ending in this one.

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WHY AM I NOT READING THIS!!!!! I'm gonna have to break my bank to get these back issues

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That reveal was so... unexpected. I was laughing for a good minute because of that :D

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I'm surprised they're still making these. Are they ever going to straight up segue in to the storyline of the game, or are they just going to keep going with this concept and universe, but their own interpretation of events? I mean really the first 5 or 6 issues were enough to set up the game's story, so I'm totally okay with the latter option.

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"It's simple. We screw the Batman."

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#19  Edited By Willza92

Can't wait for the next issue, this one was great.

Batman: Fuck you @Superman.

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Oh Alfred.

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#21  Edited By Saren

@vaizd: This takes place about 5 years before the events of the game begin, so there's a lot of storytelling possible.

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OMG I can't wait to see what is going to happen next. I hope this is a long series because there is a lot of potential and it is really turning out well imo. Also, I can't believe what just happened in this issue... I'm still in shock.

So, I've been out of the loop for a bit... is Injustice in the new 52/cannon or is it like an alternate reality?

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Oh and I can't wait for someone to beat the S*** out of Damien.

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Okay ... what did Damian do in this issue that people suddenly want to see someone beating him up again ? This version of the character seems to have little in common with the Damian from Batman Inc .

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Alfred>>>>>>Batman or Superman.

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Superman was such a B!TC# in this issue. It was sorta funny that he actually did it, but all that ran through my mind was
"B!TC# move, Superman..... B!TC# move."

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Just use Martian Manhunter to make everyone on the planet forget who Batman really is. Supes caught me off guard with his reaction, but it sort of felt sweet to see.

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@holyserpent:The issue is out

@maxschreck: Yeah. This version of the character has serious daddy issues unlike the main universe version who pretty much did everything he could to help his father and make him proud. So far this Damien has killed Dick Grayson, sided with Superman's team over his father, ratted his father out for having Martian Hunter posing as Hawkgirl, and helped Superman tell the world Batman's identity.

@vaizd: This takes place about 5 years before the events of the game begin, so there's a lot of storytelling possible.

Wow. I had no idea. I guess that gives them plenty of time to bring Nightwing back to life.

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Damien is a real dickbag

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I think the real winner this issue was Alfred, though. I mean, c'mon!

haha the ending was cool. But i am the first thing on the list , LOL, i had a huge grin on my face for hours :p

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@citizenbane said:

@daredevil21134: No.

@w0nd said:

Im not sure why my comic book store doesn't get these...or are they all digital or something?

The weekly series is digital, but collected in print form as trades.

awwww man

it's not collected in trades, but in a monthly print series.

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@onemoreposter: even though it sets 5 years in the past, game spoiler: Nightwing will stay dead, if you play the game it is Damian wo is Nightwing in the future

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