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Injustice 2, Vol. 1

(Injustice 2 (2017-2018) #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  856 ratings  ·  109 reviews
The start of an all-new saga in the alternate DC Universe of the smash-hit Warner Bros. Interactive fighting game is here in INJUSTICE 2 VOL. 1!

The war is over. But a new battle is about to begin.

After years of conflict and carnage, Batman and his rebel allies have finally triumphed over their tyrannical foe, Superman. Now the Man of Steel is behind bars, and the Dark Knig
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by DC Comics
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Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Anne by: Fans of Injustice
4.5 stars

Tom Taylor is back, baby!


And you can definitely feel the difference. The tone is more badass, the level of feels is just more realistic and heartfelt, and the humor is more...funny.


Now, I made a mistake last time around by ignoring the video game and thinking that this comic was a separate entity altogether. Bzzzt. I was wrong.
So, after finishing this comic, my son and I sat down to watch the Injustice 2 Cutscenes.
All 2 hours, 45 minutes, and 38 seconds of it.
Holy shit, the graphics ar
Ben Brown
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Man, is it good to have the “Injustice” comic back.

Let me clarify that: man, is it good to have the “Injustice” comic back, written by Tom Taylor.

No disrespect to Brian Buccellato, who did a serviceable enough job picking up where Taylor left off when the latter left halfway through “Injustice: Year Three,” but really–“Injustice” is totally Taylor’s baby, and it simply doesn’t feel the same when he isn’t writing these characters. If these first six issues are any indication, Mr. Taylor hasn’t mi
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Who would have thought a video game tie-in would be one of DC's best comics? But that's what it is when Tom Taylor is writing it. I've never played the video game, but this is really one long Elseworlds story where Superman thinks he can do a better job of running the world than anyone else. One of the biggest things Taylor brings is a Harley Quinn I actually like. For the first time in years, she's written as more than just Deadpool with boobs.

Batman's finally got Superman locked up, but now th
James DeSantis
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

Seriously. Injustice year 4-5 were a huge disappointment compared to the excellent year 1-2 (and some of 3) Tom produced. However, I kept reading in hopes it would get better. It never really did. Moments of fun, but nothing compared to the start. THEN the announcement that Tom mother fucking Taylor would be coming back for Injustice 2 got me HYPPPPED and for good reason. Tom gets a dark, twisted, dark-verse type universe for our D
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People Who Don't Even Play the Game
Shelves: dc, hoopla
Light that fuse, Tom Taylor. Cos things are going to go DOWN.

This volume accomplished the difficult task of living up to my heightened expectations. We pick up where "Injustice" left off, (view spoiler). Rather than upsetting the apple cart right away, though,
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
It still amazes me how strong these Injustice stories are, especially when helmed by Tom Taylor. He manages to do an amazing job of juggling large parts of the DC Universe with an impressive eye to dialogue, plot, humor, and pathos. And his portrayal of Harley here is one of my favorite takes on her (he's always written her well, and it shines here), even as he allows multiple other characters to shine. Making a sensible plot out of a fighting game series seems like an impossible task, but he re ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
So glad to see Tom Taylor back and holding the reigns where he belongs.

This was a lot of fun!
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The original Injustice series came out and surprised everyone by being absolutely fantastic in spite of the fact that its very existence is to sell the video game that it's based on. Not only did it surprise me, I actually consider it one of the best series that has come out of DC Comics. Everyone can agree that once creator Tom Taylor left the book halfway through its run, that the quality stepped down just a bit. So it's extremely exciting to see that Taylor is back in the saddle for the seque ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics, 2019
On the edge of my seat wondering about the last issue of this one. Also mildly confused about what happened exactly between the last Injustice 1 comic and this, so I think it's past time I watch the first game cutscenes. ...more
Although not as good as the beginning of 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', I thought this was a strong start. We see the teams being assembled while a new threat starts creative havoc. There are consequences to defeating Superman. ...more
CF Dracarys
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ugh, Black Adam filling Kara's head with lies. I hope she sees the truth eventually! ...more
Elyssa (Elyssa's Editions)
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I finished reading this book last night and holy cow that was awesome. For starters, I haven't read any of the original injustice series even though my husband owns them and loves the series. I decided to dive straight into this one because it came out yesterday and I thought it would be the perfect read for this week's Comic Book Wednesday post on my Instagram - and I was right. The artwork throughout this book is breathtaking, as you can likely imagine since it has a corresponding video game. ...more
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The original Injustice series was not just better than it had any right to be, it was hands down the best comic DC published. That was due entirely to Taylor’s writing, with an assist of excellent artwork. But mostly his writing. The issues featuring Constantine are some of the best comics ever written, full stop.

But then a new team took over and it devolved into mediocrity. So I stopped reading them. Then I saw that Taylor had returned for the sequel. Now all is right with the world.

I just watc
Jess (BookObsessedJess)
Harley is everything. That's really all you need to know. ...more
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kudos to DC - I had not read any of the prior Injustice series (and I'm guessing there is one . . . since this is called Injustice 2) or had any knowledge of the connected video game - and yet this was an engaging and not too-hard to follow story-line for someone jumping in cold. A large, varied cast of characters (Harley Quinn is used effectively here - she gets the best dialogue); lots of action, humor, suspense and even heartfelt drama (Robin's '3-hour tour' across Gotham, to name only one in ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is a thrill ride like no other. Several characters are put on the path to what promises to be a spectacular conflict involving heroes and villains alike. Very much like his previous work on Injustice Gods Among Us, Taylor has created here a fun read that is entertaining and difficult to put down. The regular DC universe has nothing on this one which is a lot more accessible for readers less familiar with the the complex classic DC timeline. And it looks gorgeous too.

Superman is impris
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Injustice is back





One of the best things that come out on a comicbook has return and it has not shortage of awesomeness. ENOUGH SAID GO READ THIS COMIC
Jesse A
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Started falling a bit too far in line with just a regular DC series. Not bad but missing the magic the early volumes of 1 had.
Snehith Devalapalli
Pretty good.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good!! Tom Taylor is back and we get an amazing story arc. Everything I enjoyed about Injustice in the earlier editions is brought back here.
Charity Tinnin
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not gonna lie: I love that Taylor gets Oliver and Dinah. Especially Oliver, so few do.
TV’S Kevin Lanigan
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Taylor & Redondo et al make these comics based on video games where Superman is a bad guy far, far better than they have any right to be.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
And.. we're back!

Injustice 2 opens with some Injustice 1 wounds.
Superman to Batman: "Alfred is gone. All of your Robins are gone. Dick. Tim. Jason. Damain. You failed them all." OUCH.
But to try and heal those wounds, Tom Taylor gives us the magnificent Harley Quinn... and I'd let her heal all my wounds.

The only thing better than Tom Taylor's Harley Quinn is Tom Taylor's Harley Quinn with Batman. <3

Vol 1 jumps right into the new story. A lot starts to happen and a lot starts to happen fast. H
Geppis Baltimore
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first Injustice game was a favorite of mine. I've spent hours, too many to name at this point, playing the game, mastering combos, and creating fan fiction thru playing. I heard about the comic based around the game and dismissed it. I was VERY sorry I did so once I started collecting the trades. When the series ended I hoped we would get more from this universe soon. Then Injustice 2 was announced and soon the comic of the same name was released. I've been getting the monthly titles since i ...more
Reading Bifrost
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s easy to pick up on the story line even if you don’t play the game, but if you want just watch the cut-scenes (warning: they’re 2+hours long all together!) to get feel of it. I highly suggest using this as a companion with the game.

Let’s talk about the real star of this comic, Harley! With Joker gone, she’s latching on to Batman and calling herself the new Robin. And you have got to admit, once Harley latches on to someone it’s hard to pry her off. She uses her good ole’ psych babble and sti
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, fantasy, thriller
Thank God for Tom Taylor. Injustice 2 continues from where Injustice 1 (video game) has finished. The Regime has been destroyed, with the members in hiding. Batman struggles to control a new world free from authoritarian dictatorship. A lot has happened, so I'll break what happened into 3 parts:

The Regime: Kara Zor-El arrives on Earth decades too late, she was rescued by Shazam who is going to teach her to join the fight against Batman.

The Insurgency: Batman contains Superman in a special prison
Will Robinson Jr.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The War against Superman may be over but a darker danger is on the rise for our heroes in the Injustice universe. I am so glad that Tom Taylor is back on this series because this book was amazing. It is filled with some of the best one liners and action packed super heroics probably being published. I do not own the video games for this series but this story has grown into something many DC fans may not have expected, a top notch superhero book. I have to admit I would love to see this tale in l ...more
Adam Fisher
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tom Taylor returns to the Injustice title as we begin the sequel, and his presence couldn't be more welcome! The plot is fairly straightforward, but the fighting and comedy is right on point.
Superman has been stopped. Placed in a red sun Kryptonian prison cell, Batman has taken (somewhat) control and is working to give it back to the people. Black Canary, Green Arrow, and their son Connor, have been brought to our universe by Doctor Fate, and they are assisting him.
The new threat to the Insurgen
Alex E
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book keeps evolving every chance it gets and now that there is a new video game, you can bet major changes occur in this one.

The most noticeable difference is that Tom Taylor is back on the book and we are all the more lucky for it. The tone is noticeably heavier, in a good way, while maintaining these really entertaining moments of levity.

However dealing with the story itself, we pick i[ basically a few months after the first game ends. And Batman is holding onto order somehow while keep
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent follow up to the original Injustice comic series and game. Works wonderfully with the story of the second video game for fans that pick it up because of the tie-in, but is also a stellar read for those that are following the story from the original Injustice series.

Tom Taylor once again shows that he understands what makes these characters work, and finds the essence of the heroes. He also really enjoys the freedom to play around with the evil side of the characters and creates some
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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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