Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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by Tom Taylor, Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller
     
 

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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…  See more details below

Overview

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: Gods Among Us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401248529
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Injustice: Gods Among Us Series
Sold by:
DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,370
File size:
115 MB
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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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Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
IanC More than 1 year ago
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.
GoblinMerchantLass More than 1 year ago
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.
Clay_B More than 1 year ago
I'm not a video game player, but I am a comics reader. I'd seen some adverts for the game and watched a couple YouTube videos about it, so I was familiar with the premise. I was wondering what could turn the biggest "boy scout" superhero 180 degrees on his moral compass and would I believe the change? I was not disappointed. Reading this as an alternate version of the DC universe, the story was logical, consistent and engrossing. The sides are chosen between using metahuman powers to punish the bad guys (often terminally) and preserving the status quo of allowing the justice system to mete out punishment. Not only do we see the confrontations between the two superhero factions, but several chapters deal with the reactions and retaliations from other parts of the world and the DC universe to the situations that are set in motion. Volume 2 continues the escalation to a satisfactory conclusion even without me knowing what happens within the confines of the video game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
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.