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Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year One (Injustice: Gods Among Us)

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Collects issues #1 through 36, which marks the end of "Year One".

From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us!

Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our wo
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ebook, Digital, 464 pages
Published 2013
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Josh
Jul 25, 2016 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Injustice: Year One is sometimes exciting and always nonsensical. The only purpose of the story to get everyone's favorite DC character into a royal rumble with the rest of the DC universe. Some characters act logically, but most don't because the story needs them to be in a situation where they have to fight their pals. Initially, Injustice is interesting and fresh, but quickly grows tiresome once the repetitive nature of the storytelling is revealed. Each issue boils down to some random ...more
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
This is one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. This is a question superman asks, not once or twice but a lot of times. What would he do if he wasn't so bound by his principles. He is the man of steel. He could rule the world and knowing he is a True Good how can that be wrong? This book just answers that.

This is alternate history of Superman and how life would be different if he could do anything to save the world. With the help of wonderwoman, flash and other justice league heroes he
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Taran Sikka
Jul 06, 2015 Taran Sikka rated it it was amazing
What happens when heroes try to take charge of justice and become merciless? Will it save humanity or lead it to its end? Injustice is a one of its kind "What if" series. There are some parts where your loyalties would be split. You would take sides. Most of the time you would end up in a dilemma. The creators have cooked up a masterpiece involving all of Justice League and major villains as well. Injustice: Gods Amongs Us reimagines our favorite superheroes becoming Gods with the need arising ...more
Aric
Sep 10, 2016 Aric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this. Years ago (Ugh, I feel old) I liked that there was a tonal difference between the two largest comic companies. Marvel was dark and angst ridden. Some of their more popular heroes had no qualms over killing people. Hell, their arguably main superhero team book is called 'The Avengers' while a team with I think would be a more appropriate name 'The Defenders' gets constantly kicked to the wayside.
On the other hand is DC Comics which for years had a lighter tone. T
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Eshaan Kabir
Sep 30, 2016 Eshaan Kabir rated it it was amazing
এক কথায় 'অসাধারণ'।
Andrew
so, I guess I'm one of those snooty elitists that for the longest time wouldn't give this title the time of day because it was based on the video game "made by the creators of Mortal Kombat." last video game system I owned was a Nintendo Game Cube if that tells you anything. anyway, being an elitist is no fun.

it would take an act of great power for this arrogant know-it-all to change his ways....

my son was with his mother at Barnes&Noble and picked out Injustice: year 4 vol 1 for me for Fat
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Dave
Sep 16, 2016 Dave rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My sons played this video game and of course told me all about the storyline.
It's nice to be able to read it, in comic book form. What if the Super Powered beings who protect us decided to go full "God Mode"? Who would stop them, and should they?
For the most part, it's well written, though I do have a few problems-how Nightwing is handled WHAT???? And the Lex/Superman relationship--???WHAT?
Lots of action, and even some good humor.
Ashutosh Chandekar
May 18, 2016 Ashutosh Chandekar rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
This is quite the opposite of Civil War. Like in Civil War, Stark thinks they need to be put in shackles & have the Government watch over the Superheroes, Superman thinks he needs to take matter in his own hands to stop the war & murders. Triggered by The Joker (mind you, thats the best part of the plot), Superman goes super dark & doesnt care about the authority of the Governments & borders & declares himself the savior. Joined by rest of the Justice League, there's no ...more
Sookie
Aug 13, 2016 Sookie rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2016
I will have to settle for 3 stars because it oscillates between subtly political and invigorating to borderline crass and stupid.

It's upsetting to see the naivete, darkness and unmitigated bias that is in all these people who are generally considered to be good. Morality isn't even a factor in consideration as the vague notion of 'peace' and 'justice' seem to take over the overall narrative.

Superman acts in rage and as his dad says to Mr. Kent, "I am sorry for unleashing my son upon your world
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Victor Casas
May 25, 2015 Victor Casas rated it it was amazing
No puedo con mi vida jajaja esta demasiado increible esto... Es impresionante ver como las situaciones pueden corromper poco a poco hasta al mas fuerte. Un escenario que nos pone a todos a pensar cual sería nuestra realidad si realmente tuvieramos "Dioses contra nosotros" muy muy muy recomendado, sobretodo para aquellos que no ven a aquaman como algo serio.
Rajiv
Dec 15, 2013 Rajiv rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Simply fantastic. The action is meaningful and the characterizations are spot-on. Everything falls into place in a way that I've never seen DC pull off before.

It's really hard to take a side. Both Batman and Superman do things that make sense, and it's quite difficult to hate either of them for what they do.

Simply put, a must-read.
Burak
Sep 12, 2014 Burak rated it it was amazing
İşte bu yüzden Superman'den nefret ediyorum en başından beri. İşte bu yüzden daha en başından öldürülmeliydi. Bu kadar güç bir kişi için çok fazla. Bruce'uma, Ollie'me, biricik Dick Grayson'ıma yapılanları unutmayacağım ulan!
Vicenç Sanz
Nov 25, 2016 Vicenç Sanz rated it it was amazing
Imaginaos si me gusta éste comic que me lo he leído (de momento) tres veces, y estoy esperando a que salgo el segundo integral cosa mala. Así que os podéis hacer una idea sobre mi opinión.

De entrada lo que te engancha cuando te pones a leer ésta obra es su punto de partida, ver a los héroes de toda la vida haciendo lo que hacen y enfrentados siempre es un gustazo, pero verlo cuando detrás hay una trama bien articulada y unos motivos irreconciliables… allí ya el gozo es máximo.

El tomo tiene ademá
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Kevin Qing
Dec 01, 2016 Kevin Qing rated it it was amazing
There are times when characters act in slightly illogical ways, or when the plot becomes predictable. However, that didn't actually stop me from enjoying it; the very opening is slightly weak at times, but it quickly picks up pace. Perhaps that rapid pace is part of what makes this so entertaining to read. Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year One is simply not afraid to continue moving.

It probably has something to do with the fact that it was originally in a small digital format, so there's an emphas
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Cale
Oct 15, 2016 Cale rated it really liked it
So after reading Years two through four, I discovered that I had missed at least part of the first year, so I went back and reread the entire thing. And I've got to say, it stands up pretty well. Seeing how Superman is set off, and the gulf between him and Batman grows (and how the other heroes choose sides) makes for an affecting, disturbing story. Both sides seem justified in their philosophies (although Wonder Woman is a little more bloodthirsty than I would normally characterize her), and ...more
Josue Orozco
Nov 16, 2016 Josue Orozco rated it it was amazing
Injustice: Gods Among Us was a great story. In an alternate timeline, after Superman suffers a terrible tragedy, he decides to call for a worldwide ceasefire and try to rule the world. It was funny seeing how fast Superman brought the Earth to its knees. While most superheroes side with Superman and decide to help him, many others decide instead to join Batman to stand up to Superman. I don't want to spoil this story for anyone, but it was a shame Batman was able to reason with Superman. This ...more
John Shaw
Nov 26, 2016 John Shaw rated it it was amazing
Superman is the embodiment of everything
good about humanity, even though
he himself is not human
Growing up Clark Kent
living that life
loving Lois Lane
made him human
Her death at the hands of the Joker
rips that humanity away
and leaves a raw wound that bleeds rage
Killing the good man Clark Kent
and leaving only an enraged super alien
that human can match
This is the story of how our
greatest hero
became our greatest villain
and how to fight back against the unstoppable
The good people who give their live
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Jeffrey Henning
Dec 01, 2016 Jeffrey Henning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a good story, I read it from cover to cover! The art was amazing! This graphic novel will NOT let you down if you want a great comic to read!
Marcela
Nov 04, 2016 Marcela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very good graphic novel; makes you think about right and wrong and your limits. The story keeps you hooked the whole time, and the art is simply amazing.
Benjamin Featherston
Media tie-in comics aren't supposed to be this good. When a comic is written to be the prequel to a movie or a video game, we expect it to be a pale imitation of the original, maybe patching up a continuity hole or explaining what a missing character was doing during key events, but usually they just cash in on the popularity of the original product. Instead, Tom Taylor has given us a credible and engaging story of the downfall of a hero by degrees and compromises, and the destruction of a world ...more
Mark
Oct 05, 2016 Mark rated it liked it
So, what if Superman had a very, very bad day? Or, alternately, what if The Killing Joke happened to Superman?

And... then what happens?

This lead-in series to the video game (which I have not played) has some interesting bits, but it's not going to ever be a classic.
DaViD´82
Aug 07, 2014 DaViD´82 rated it it was amazing
Fatalita veškerým sériím stavícím proti sobě "hodné hochy" ze stejné strany barikády. Ty většinou působí buďto jako over the top přepálená zábavné blbinky, aby si všichni co nejefektivněji dali do držky (The Flashpoint Paradox), či jsou vážné, ale v jednání hrdinů příliš skokové a trpící množstvím postav, kde se ve výsledku nedostává potřebnému prostoru nikomu (Civil War).

Injustice tímto netrpí; prvních pár kapitol se sice zdá, že se poveze spíše na té zábavné vlně (dějově i dialogově), ale ve
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Michael
Great comic that makes an interesting point: when does policing the world become too much? When is it better to let nations resolve their own squabbles and not interfere? It really feels like the authors of this story took a page from our own nation's history but took it a step further with god-like Superman as a dictator. And what have we learned? It doesn't work. In the words of Batman, "the reason for the fighting is still there. The religion, the land disputes, the ancient feuds." However, I ...more
Tahreem Iqbal
Jul 06, 2016 Tahreem Iqbal rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
What a way to demonize, torture and kill my favorite superheros. That's so cruel and awesome at the same time! .... beenwatchingtoomuchgot

I had no intention of reading this comic. But I accidentally stumbled upon the first page of chapter one and I just couldn't stop from there. This book left every superhero in grey area, with super confusing concept of moralities and the "greater good". While I'm definitely not on superman's side and his killing spree, but what Batman believes in is kinda shad
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Shannon Appelcline
Mar 20, 2016 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
I originally read this in the two separate Year One collections, but I think it coheres even better as a single volume, so hopefully DC will release the rest of the series in the same format. (I wish they'd kept the original 36 divisions of the online comic, though, as opposed to the 13 issues of the print comic, which are entirely artificial, and sometimes can cause you to stumble, when you jump from one PoV to another.)

Anyway, the comic: it's a modern-day Kingdom Come, but unlike Mark Waid's c
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Chris Kirby
Sep 17, 2016 Chris Kirby rated it liked it
Not great, by any measure, but still better than it has any right to be.
Pete
Oct 18, 2014 Pete rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
Holy shit the Injustice comic is so good.

I’ve never really got into DC beyond Wonder Woman and their alternate/non-canon books. (Superman: Secret Identity springs to mind as an amazing example) Generally, I’ve always found them to be far too serious and lacking the heart that most Marvel books do.

Injustice was probably my favourite fighter of last gen, but its story wasn’t the best. So DC Comics + A bad game storyline = I was never going to check it out. However, the boyfriend and I have really
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Alasondro Alegré
★★★½
Adam
Jul 18, 2015 Adam rated it it was amazing
After playing the game and hearing about a comic book prequel, my interest was immediately heightened. As a casual reader and video game/film/television enthusiast, comic books and books in general weren't at the top of my list in things to do. However I am starting to appreciate them more and more and can honestly say, the Injustice Saga is an incredible place to begin reading comic books. It's a self-contained story, meaning it has no reliance on outside sources such as Action Comics or the ...more
Rahul  Adusumilli
Nov 28, 2014 Rahul Adusumilli rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Superheroes splitting into two groups over the right course of action. Hmm, where have we seen that before? On every occasion when a bunch of them have gotten together is where. X-Men straight up started out that way, Marvel's going that way with Civil War and DC has and will go again. Some of the plot points and confrontations in here seem forced as well.

But then, a whole lot of DC universe characters come out from under their rock in this collection and once you read this, you can stay away fr
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Once a professional juggler and fire eater, Tom Taylor is a #1 New York Times Bestselling, multi-award-winning comic book writer, playwright and screenwriter.

Taylor is the co-creator of the Aurealis-Award-winning graphic novel series THE DEEP (which tells the adventures of a multiethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine). Taylor is also the Head Writer/Co-creator and Executive
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