Injustice 2 #67
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniel Sampere
I’m just going to say it: We’re back to the book being bad again. Now if you’ve been following my past previous reviews of this series, I have mentioned I do enjoy Injustice for being its own stupid elseworld, especially all the wacky space stuff we got with Hal Jordan’s redemption arc and the beloved Blue & Gold, but I can also see the many faults in this universe. So from the epic intergalactic battle of Oa, with the aid of Booster’s new Titans, a Coluan interference and a surprise visit of future friends we now return to earth. And hoo-boy is it dull from what we experienced. Honestly, it even feels like Taylors getting a little bored.
It looks as if we’re developing a little towards with the main plot. The biggest thing that happens here is shown in the preview, with Brainiac hacking Brother Eye, his attention now on Earth thus leading us to the plot of the game. It feels like Taylor might be wrapping this series up a little bit sooner than expected, although I’m waiting for some asspull which involves the story dragging out longer than expected. I’m keeping my eyes peeled on a number of characters that are inevitably going to die (it’s Injustice so expect some silly stuff to go down). I think after the fun I’ve had with the past arc has just burnt me out and made me want more space adventures. It’s weird. I felt some sort of whiplash when reading the issue, finding myself more bored than anything. Maybe Taylor just really wants to write Green Lanterns or Booster Gold (“FOR THE LAST TIME I’M NOT GREEEEN LANTERN”).
I’m a huge Batman fan. Like, I really love Batman, I like it when he’s written well, hell I even love it when Batman is being pulled apart for being Mr. Angsty Hypocrite, so I’m not even biased to ‘BatGod’. But I’ve been finding Bruce to be uninteresting, which is a shame. Maybe Taylor is just better suited for more upbeat characters (looking at you Plas). The current plotline has Bruce wanting to make amends with another powerful figure in hope of making everything all peaceful and connected (with help from Brother Eye). And that’s kind of it guys. Maybe I’m being a bit unfair, but there’s nothing overly interesting in this arc, even if it’s only the start which isn’t a great sign. Probably the most satisfying part with Bruce was Alfred finally telling him to stop. Maybe it’s time to stop this comic and just wrap up the plot?
Art is drawn by action man tracer Daniel Sampere. After having loads of fun with Xermancio and a few other artists we’re now once again back to stiff static plastic looking people. “Huzzah!” I hear you cheer Greg Land. Honestly, I’ve never liked Sampere’s art, it just looks ugly and stiff. So this is another warning sign we’re on a bad path.
I don’t really have too much more to say. Like I said, maybe I’m being a bit unfair because it is the start of a new arc, but it’s not setting up anything to get hyped over. The fun was in space and now we’re grounded on Earth with Batman deciding who to dictate—err—I mean ‘team up and alliance with to make the earth better’. If you DO want to read somewhat decent Injustice fun, then be sure to check out the Injustice crossover mini with He-Man that also came out today, and while you’re at it check out that review too. Please. I need to feed myself.
Jokes aside? Taylor doesn’t let me down now. Not after the emotions, you made me feel with Blue and Gold last issue. Heck, I’m sniff just getting a sniff little teary about it sniff.
Injustice 2 #67
It's a dull one. Maybe setting up some more interesting plot lines, but the future looks as bright as Darkseid's underwear.