Injustice 2 #60
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Xermanico, J.Nanjan, Tyler Kirkham (cover)
Booster’s Titans make a new alliance in the hopes to defeat the wrath of the sinister Starro and the Red Lantern Corps, but are they too late? This issue has more intergalactic action supplied by writer Tom Taylor and artist Xermanico!
Continuing on from last weeks story, Booster Gold and the Teen Titans are in pursuit of saving their friend Jaime Reyes, aka Blue Beetle when they are rudely interrupted/intercepted by Reyes’ own captor, Lobo. After a quick skirmish, Metron arrives with Beetle informing them of the Red Lantern scenario, eventually leading to the GL Corp greatly outnumbered and outgunned. The story is not all action and adventure, Taylor writes in a wonderful heartfelt scene with Blue and Gold to wrap up the issue.
As a fan of the series, I will admit it has its ups and downs, but Taylor’s handling of a number of characters shows he understands them. DC should have him either write a Booster Gold or Plastic Man mini once this series has ended. The current arc involving Hal and the Lanterns, as well as Booster’s ‘crew’ have been highly enjoyable. The interactions are fun and there are a number of hilarious moments. The end of the issue also shows Taylor at his best, writing Booster as a good mentor role for the new Beetle. This issue is a buildup for next week’s fight against the Red Lanterns but sold me at the end, hyping me up for next week.
The current arc’s artist Xermanico style is more enjoyable to look at. The action shots on Oa and with Lobo give the feeling of rush and urgency to the parts needed. The characters seem more ‘alive’ and active in this issue, rather than the usual stiffness in the series. It’s not perfect but it works.
Injustice 2 #60 does what it needs to do: tells a fun story. While I do agree the series has gone on for some time and does feel like it’s running out of steam in some places, I am still a fan and do enjoy moments like this. I certainly think Taylor has the skills to write some of these characters in his own fun mini-series. Next issue’s cliffhanger title alludes to something dark approaching, so I find it best to enjoy the fun issues while we can.
Injustice 2 #60
Injustice 2 #60 continues on with its story, providing some fun, action and heartfelt moments between characters.