Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1


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ISBN-13: 9781401248437
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Injustice: Gods Among Us Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 349,004
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

TOM TAYLOR is the creator of the Aurealis-Award Winning graphic novel series THE DEEP (which tells the adventures of a multiethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine). The Deep has been optioned by Technicolor to be turned into a 26 episode CG animated series. He is perhaps best known for the best-selling DC Comics series, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, and his many Star Wars series, which include STAR WARS: INVASION and STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES (which won the 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award). Taylor has written for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Wildstorm, 2000 A.D. and Gestalt Comics.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good luck with your new job guys
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.
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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.