Sunday, April 30, 2017

UPDATE: MAY IS THE MONTH OF INJUSTICE



May 16th is when the blockbuster video game Injustice 2, a fighting game developed by Netherrealm Studios, will be released. I played and loved the first game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, so I am very excited for this sequel to be released. One particularly awesome part of the first game was it's wild story featuring a world governed by Superman, Earth's most powerful hero, now it's most dangerous dictator. 

To complement this aspect of the product, a comic book series started and has expanded quite a bit since it's inception. These comics tell the story the bridges the five year time gap between the game's shocking opening scene and where the majority of the narrative takes place. I've already read and reviewed the first three volumes, but in preparation for the release of Injustice 2, I thought it might be fun to try to read through the rest of it since I was able to pick up many of the digital volumes at a discounted price. I will also attempt to read and review the Injustice 2 prequel comics, but since those are still actively being released issue by issue, I can't promise how many of those I will get to (or how many will be available even). 

UPDATE: I've now read and reviewed all of the currently available volumes of INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US. I had a blast reading through these and I hope others take the time to give this series a chance because it's really great. Here are all the reviews I have to date:

Reviewed on 6/3/15

Reviewed on 6/28/15

Reviewed on 10/8/16

Reviewed on 5/1/17
Reviewed on 5/4/17


Reviewed on 5/6/17

Reviewed on 5/8/17

Now that I've read through all of this here is what I have next:

  • INJUSTICE YEAR FIVE VOLUME 3 comes out later this June. I'm not sure if this is the actual finale to this series or not, but I'm definitely looking forward to it either way. 
  • I've been enjoying the new INJUSTICE 2 comic so I think I'll continue to follow that as new issues get released. 
  • Enjoying the game
  • There's a ton of other stuff outside of this series that I'm of course dying to get to so while the rest of INJUSTICE is still being worked on, I'll be moving onto other things
I didn't read through the GROUND ZEROES comic line which is a rehashing of Injustice 1's story except through the perspective of Harley Quinn. While that's definitely a neat idea, those looking to just catch up on the first game's narrative, can also just watch a Youtube Video that collects the game's many cut-scenes like the one below by CG Movie Trailer which does a nice job of mixing in little bits of gameplay to make the transitions from scene to scene less awkward. Or of course, you can also catch up on the story by playing the game itself which is fantastic. I replayed the story mode myself to get myself ready for the sequel.

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