Sup folks. So, I decided to talk comics today.
First off, I’d like to say that in the never-ending battle between Marvel fans and DC fans, I am a neutral party. Both comic powerhouses have their strengths and weakness; besides, there are so many great comic franchises that belong to neither of these powerhouses (I’ll touch more on this sometime).
That being said, let’s talk some Injustice, shall we?
DC Comics over the years has created some of the compelling story arcs in the comic book history. DC events like Flashpoint, Blackest Night and Crisis On Infinite Earths (to mention a few) went a long way to shape the events of the universe as we know it at least until the New 52 and DC Rebirth (if you don’t know what those are, it’s alright).
The Injustice Comics occur in an alternate universe (or a ‘what if’ universe as I like to say) and they help set the stage for the games which have the same title.
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the premise is pretty simple. The Joker tricks Superman into killing Louis Lane and destroying metropolis. Superman, consumed with rage, kills the Joker and in the process breaks something very vital within himself. *cue dramatic music*
Superman then decides that the only way to keep the world truly safe is for him to rule. Batman opposes Superman telling him that he’s going down a dark path. Their differences in opinions turn into a full-fledged battle forcing all the heroes (and some villains) to choose sides. That’s pretty much the gist.
So far we’ve had Injustice Year One- Year Five, Injustice Ground Zero and the ongoing Injustice 2 which covers the events between the two games (Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2). At this point, I feel like every comic book lover should be getting a taste of this action but just in case you’re not, here are a couple of reasons why you should.
- All Bets Are Off
The Injustice Comics in many ways show us the basal nature of some of our most beloved heroes. It is often said that people become their truest selves in the face of adversity and Injustice is solid proof.
Trust me, folks, there’s nothing like a Superman that is unhinged. Full disclosure, I used to be one of those people that called him weak (because I’m team Batman obviously). After reading Injustice I’ve had to seriously rethink my position. It’s not just him though, all the heroes display some strengths and weakness at various points that we may never see in their regular comics.
- Blood, Violence, and Death
Before I started reading Injustice, Civil War by Marvel Comics was my prime example of heroes battling each other. I have to admit though; Civil War has nothing on this in terms of scale, destruction, and anarchy.
In Injustice when people die, it hits hard. As you might suspect already, A LOT OF PEOPLE DIE.
- The Stakes Have Never Been Higher
The scope of this battle is the biggest that has existed in the DC Universe. At first, it seems like just a few heroes and villains are actively involved but as the story progresses, other players begin to arrive to show you the magnitude this event.
Talking about won’t cut it, folks.
You should seriously check it out if you haven’t yet.