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Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1

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by Tom Taylor, Jheremy Raapack, Various
     
 

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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

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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.

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401245009
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Injustice: Gods Among Us Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
156,986
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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