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Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year Two, Volume 1
Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo,
& Julien Hugonnard-Bert

This volume opens with a much-needed light-hearted flashback featuring Hal Jordan, and adorably playful interactions between Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance. It’s cute, shows how secure and comfortable Ollie is with himself, and Dinah gets to show off a little.

And then it’s back to the present where the situation continues to become more tense between Superman and the heroes who don’t support him. The Guards of the Universe (or whatever they’re called) have just about had enough and are going to interfere, but Superman teams up with and old enemy against the Green Lantern Corps.

Meanwhile, under Superman’s orders, Gotham City is being taken over by an army of enhanced soldiers with no morality or reason. The police, heroes, and people of Gotham aren’t going to stand for it.

How has this series maintained such high quality writing so far? Tom Taylor is swiftly becoming one of my favourite comic book writers. He’s doing splendid work with each issue of All-New Wolverine as well. The man knows how to write great characters. And thankfully, the one character he didn’t seem to write to my satisfaction (Wonder Woman) is benched for this volume!

4.5/5 stars

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