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Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1

(Injustice: Gods Among Us #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  6,051 ratings  ·  597 reviews
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 world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by DC Comics (first published January 15th 2013)
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Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Based on a video game?


Let's just say I wasn't expecting much.
But I did know the basic storyline of the game, because even though I've never played it, everyone else in my house has.
And if that weren't enough, some random guy in Wal-mart decided to explain the plot to me because he liked my WWBD? shirt.
What can I say? We're obnoxiously friendly in the south.
Random Nerd thought Injustice was the coolest thing EVAH, so I decided to give it a shot.
Surprisingly, the Random Nerd was right.


Well, it ma
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shelby *trains flying monkeys* by: Hershey
A pissed off Superman? That equals a bad day for the Joker.

Superman grows a monster set of balls in this book and pretty much goes a bit cray-cray. I actually liked him a bit in this book though. After going through something really bad he goes on a rampage.
He is joined by Wonder Woman (who is frigging dorky as hell with her mooning over the Blue Boyscout), Flash and several other Justice League heroes.

Batman is one of the only ones that see the Superman might be on a bit of a nutso loo
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ by: Kat Stark

Reread 11/16 : Nothing is working today. Nada. Niente. Rien. So I'm hoping Batman does the trick^^

Volume 2 : Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 2 ★★★★★
Volume 3 : Injustice, Year 2, Vol. 1 ★★★★
Volume 4 : Injustice, Year 2, Vol. 2 ★★★


★ I feel like I'm a broken record to repeat this again, but well, that's true, I'm not a comics person by any means. In the last months I started some amazing series thanks to my fantabulous friend Kat - b-but a story about several superheroes? Well,
Jan Philipzig
Well, the storytelling isn't exactly subtle. How do you wring a little passion out of the usually so even-tempered and statesman-like Superman? Try blowing up Metropolis with a nuclear bomb, then tricking him into killing Lois Lane as well as their unborn child, and finally kidnapping Ma and Pa Kent just to wrap things up in style. Yep, that’ll get the job done - subtle it ain't, but it definitely wrings some emotion out of Big Blue. And it sums up Tom Taylor’s sledgehammer approach to storytell ...more
mark monday
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comicon
so Superman gets really mad and sad and gains a whole new perspective on things after the Joker decides to play a joke on him. the joke involves Lois Lane and all of Metropolis. this is the Joker so the joke is rather more upsetting than funny.

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Wonder Woman decides to give Superman some moral support in his new crusade against evil. this version of Wonder Woman really plays up the violent warrior amazon part of Wonder Woman that has apparently become the norm.

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pretty soon most of the super

Injustice: Gods Among Us was incredible. I'm completely smitten. It left me speechless with my emotions warring inside me. You don't understand how much I love this graphic novel. I could just live off it. It's like my personal brand of oxygen. Everything I've ever wanted in a graphic novel, every character I've ever wanted, all of them in ONE BOOK. I can feel my heart elating right now.

This book is based on a video game, a prequel to it. I haven't played the game y
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Kat Stark
Shelves: library-checkout
4.5 stars

I've been trying to broaden my reading horizons lately and have always been interested in graphic novels and superheroes. I didn't know where to start, so I asked the lovely Kat Stark for some recs and this was one of them.

Injustice is one of the most interesting plots I've read this year! Basically one of the members of the Justice League (to remain unnamed) experiences a personal tragedy, and over time begins to evolve into the villain he always sought to destroy.

I picked this bo
Ahmad Sharabiani
Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1 (Injustice: Gods Among Us #1), Tom Taylor
Injustice: Gods Among Us is an American comic book series that serves as the prequel to the Injustice: Gods Among Us fighting video game. The series takes place in an alternate reality, where Superman descends into tyranny following his family's death at the Joker's hands and establishes a totalitarian One Earth Regime. In response, Batman forms an insurgency to fight back against the Regime.
The story is split into the fiv
Sam Quixote
Sep 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Oh, DC - I’m starting to think we should split up and see other people.

It’s gotten to a point now that DC can fudge up their characters as much as they want to and I no longer care. Justice League - one of the worst incarnations ever. Justice League of America - staggeringly, even worse. Trinity War - easily the worst Event comic I’ve ever read. Most of the New 52 - absolute garbage.

So when I read Injustice: Gods Among Us and discovered that it too was a terrible comic - among the worst publis
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Remember the scene from BvS where Flash appeared out of nowhere and started shouting at poor confused Bat Affleck that "Lois is the key"?

Well, substitute 'key' with 'Superman's Sanity'!
"He is a God who has deluded himself into believing he's a man"

After a series of unfortunate events (not involving three orphans), Superman decides to take a proactive stand on world peace by interfering directly with many conflicts. A lion's share of justice league decides to take a stand with him while one d
That Slytherin Girl Reads
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

I'm scared of criminals.

Let me start with that.

I'm scared of being robbed. I'm scared of being stabbed by a random junkie who have nothing better to do. I'm scared of being kidnapped and killed, ransomed or not. I'm scared of being raped. I'm scared of being hit by an intoxicated driver. I'm scared of being gunned down by a terrorist group that have something to prove.

All in all, i wish this world was a better place. I wish this world would be rid of things that endangers each and every one of u

4.5 stars


Alright, so I have read many superhero comics where we see the good guys going rogue and trying to do more damage to the world then they really need to. So, when I heard about this new comic book from DC Comics called “Injustice: Gods Among Us Volume One,” I will admit that I was a little hesitant about trying this comic out due to the premise being about superheroes fighting each other (again). But, I was quite surprised at how good this story actually turned out!
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, it's one of the best comics I've ever read so far.

I guess many people have already heard about the storyline of Injustic: Gods Among Us from the video game, right? In this storyline the Joker (view spoiler), driven mad with grief Superman decided there should be no mercy left for the bad guys and the bad governments! EVERY BAD THING NEEDS TO BE STOPPED NOW! It's open seaso
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I'm a gamer, but I have no real interest in fighting games. So I'd had no intention of playing Injustice, and even less motivation to read the tie-in comic. If not for Anne's review, I never would have considered reading this. I'm glad I did.

This doesn't at all read like a tie-in to a fighting game. I understand it's the prequel to that game, setting up exactly how and why Superman totally lost it. Which I can actually buy. I can buy basically the entire sequence of events here. Better than I ex
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Much better than Marvel's Civil War mess, the story here is solid, delicious, shocking, and messed up.

What's not to like? Sure it's an alternate universe, but what verve!!!
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quite-good
Injustice...or as I like to call it, What Happens when Everyone Except for Batman is a Jerk.

I really liked this. It drove home some really important messages, I think. You don't have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy it. The plot is awesome and I can't wait to read the rest of them. Also, you should never have to justify a fake moustache.

Superman loses a loved one and proceeds to enact Draconian measures on the world. Some of our super heroes are not cool with this . . . guess which one is in the lead against Superman?

Compelling themes. Great artwork.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it

***Evil Week Buddy Read with the Shallow Readers! Criteria: Evil equals The Joker, and consequently a scorned Supes***

This was a FANTASTIC DC read. I knew nothing about the game going, so here's hoping none of this is actually real, otherwise my heart will be totally, totally broken.


So Lois Lane is pregnant with Superman's alien sperm and BAM! Shit goes down and the Joker kills her. Enter heartbreak. Superman loses his sh
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Surprisingly good for a video game tie in. Wouldn’t have given this a second glance if not for some of the guys at the shop. Having never played the game and knowing nothing about the story, this alternate reality was completely new to me.

What an unexpected pleasure. Heroes versus heroes has been done before, but not this well in a long time. With the gloves off, Tom Taylor, seems to have been given free reign to do pretty much whatever he wants and uses it to great effect. Really like his famil
Gianfranco Mancini

Vote: 3, 5

Surprisingly good first volume for being a videogame tie-in, it starts with a real bang (view spoiler), but some of the artworks were just decent ones and second half of the storyline was just not as good as the first one for me (view spoiler)
Michael Finocchiaro
I thought that this series started out GREAT. The idea of the Joker being able to complete flip Superman and split the entire superhero world into opposing camps was fantastic. I though it was well-drawn and - as opposed to the Marvel Civil War that I also reviewed - I liked the variety of heroes and how the lines were drawn. I think that this first volume was the strongest that I read by far as it stayed with the same interesting plot and was full of tension and excitement end-to-end!
Michelle Morrell
Really chilling story with Superman pushed far beyond the edge and a world attempting to adjust. Some fall in line (true believers and people just trying to survive) while others push back, afraid to let any universal dictator rule earth, benevolent motivations or not.

Personally, I like pissed off Superman far better than emo "weight of the world" Superman. Wouldn't want to meet him IRL though, dude gets dark. I assume there is even worse to come.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Gods Among Us: Year One, vol 1 collects the first 6 issues of this series. It starts out with a bang and is far darker and grimmer than I had thought. Much like Marvel's Civil War pitted hero against hero, the setup seems to be the same for this series.

The Joker, tired of losing to the Batman, decides to change his game up and goes after Superman. Obviously, this is set in a non-cannon universe since major characters are killed off and that is rather a surprise. Joker convinces Superman that Loi
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This was good for a DC comic, i'd like to read more.

Does anyone know how the quality is throughout and if it's worth reading the whole lot?
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Note* There are spoilers here, but I have not hidden them as they are clearly discussed in the main blurb on Goodreads.

I read a lot of graphic novels, but at the same time I wouldn't call myself a hard core comics reader. I read the books as and when I can get them from the library, which means that I really don't care that much about things like continuity, because I never get to read these things in order anyway. This means that when I pick up a graphic novel, I am looking for a well told sto
By now, I believed that most of you were tricked into watching Suicide Squad. Did you remember what Amanda Waller said? She said 'What if Superman had decided to fly down and grab the President out of the Oval office? Who would have stopped him?’ That's what happens in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Injustice: Gods Among Us has everything that I love about DC comic: action, drama, and dark humor. The graphic's fantastic and the story's also freaking amazing. It tells the beginning of the epic battle b
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Feels like a modern take on the classic characters - gets right to their essence without feeling like caricature or parody. Art similarly feels modern - or at least (god forbid) isn't straight from the DC house style, and has a little more fluid energy than the museum poses we usually get offered.

Sets up a solid if unoriginal premise: what would happen if the villains truly crossed the line? Reminds me of the setup from Irredeemable, but has the advantage that we already know template personali
Just a Girl Fighting Censorship
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wish-list, comics, batman, dc
First off, this story line is meant to compliment the video game of the same name. I think that there are certain elements that are lost if the reader has not yet played the game even though this section of the story is more of a prequel to the bulk of the plot of the video game.

For what it is, it is very well done. The artwork is nice but I did feel that at times there was a lack of subtly, note any time Batman is shocked his expression is both creepy and comical as his eyes bulge. The story d
Jesse A
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series could be great!
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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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