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A New York Times Bestseller!

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 every ...

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Overview

A New York Times Bestseller!

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 every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman's greatest threat—Batman!

Collects #1-6 of Injustice.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/25/2013
The Joker focuses his malevolent attention on Superman and Superman's circle of all too mortal friends; in short order Superman stands twice a killer, once as a hapless puppet and once as a vengeful titan. With Lois and the Joker's blood on his hands, the Last Son of Krypton vows to use his power to crush injustice regardless of what secular authorities—or the other heroes—might think of a self-appointed alien dictator. As costumed heroes consider whether they will stand with Superman or the law, Batman has made up his own mind; his decision will splinter the hero world and cost Batman a son. The garish art illustrates a violent world where grim faced icons snarl and lash out at each other; mirth seems reserved for the insane, smiling for the smugly victorious. While the idea of superheroes turned authoritarian despots is a familiar twist, writer Taylor still makes this an addictive soap opera of fights and larger than life characters. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"An entertaining gateway into the new game universe."—IGN

"One of the best DC comics to not only come out this week, but since the start of 2013."—AICN

Library Journal
06/01/2014
A great example of the recent trend of combining comics and gaming, this prequel to the video game of the same name shows Superman responding to tragedy by using his power to control the world rather than help it. Other heroes must decide whether to join him or ally themselves with the Batman-led insurgency. (Ongoing series.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401245009
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Series: Injustice: Gods Among Us Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 18,333
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Taylor has written plays that have been produced across four continents, from the Sydney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival. He has killed characters for DC Comics and created characters for Lucasfilm. He has written comics which have been reprinted in French, German and Spanish but he can't read any of them. He has sung for thousands in concert halls and acted to tens in the smallest of black-box theatres. He has sent Luke Skywalker on a quest and taught Darth Vader a lesson. He has juggled knives for billionaires and eaten fire for passers-by on the street. He has written for film screened in California and radio aired in Melbourne. He has won many awards for his writing and lost many of his indoor soccer finals. He is the father of two and the husband of one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Better than most of the New 52!

    This is a prequel to the game and it spans across the entire DC universe and tells an amazing what-if story! Also, it answers a lot of questions the game didn't.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2014

    I'm not a big fan of the "Batman good, Superman bad" t

    I'm not a big fan of the "Batman good, Superman bad" type stories but this one is different. We actually get to see how a great hero becomes corrupted and it doesn't happen all at once. It's an evolution and it feels completely natural. We also get to see Wonder Woman's authoritarian side. Superman's corruption is very much guided by her. Batman isn't the Batgod in this one, he's just the guy who understands that humanity fears these powerful beings for a reason and does his best to talk Superman out of the path that he's on. Probably the most sympathetic figures in this book are Green Arrow and the Flash. They are clearly torn in their loyalties and just want to do the right thing.

    If you are a fan of the pre-52 universe, you'll love this series. It has a lot of elements from that universe. Including married Superman.

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  • Posted November 5, 2014

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    Surprisingly fun!

    What's odd about a book like this is, even though I literally know exactly what's going to happen due to the source material, I still thoroughly enjoyed it because the great work of the creative team. Author Tom Taylor does a fantastic job of telling this story as if these versions of the characters we've known for decades were brand new without being cliched. The art looked rushed at times but was decent overall. I like this book much more than I expected and think there's now a fertile ground for more stories in this world.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    I don't play the video game, and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Pro

    I don't play the video game, and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Probably the best graphic novel I've read in a long time. It's fast paced, it pulls no punches. Very enjoyable. Looking forward to the collected Volume 2.

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    Posted December 13, 2013

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