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AW Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

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No, this isn’t the review for the upcoming WB/NetherRealm (the team that brought us the “Mortal Kombat” series) game of the same name but rather the accompanying comic series that launched last week presenting the backstory of the game.

“Injustice: Gods Among Us” issue #1 reintroduces us to Superman, happy, waking up next to Lois Lane who is now with child. What could possibly go wrong? It isn’t long before Lois Lane gets called by The Daily Planet to cover a story and things begin to go downhill from there.

Typically, I don’t like comic books based on video games and see them more as a marketing ploy than a legitimate series (my feelings about the “Arkham City” series makes this evidence) but IGAU brings out the  big guns on the character development and has proven itself to be a solid story by writer Tom Taylor.

It is rare these days that I close the pages of a comic book with my jaw open itching to get my hands on the next issue but “Injustice: Gods Among Us” issue #1 could very well be part of the New 52 as a heavy hitter.

My only reservations with this series is the artwork which is a bit sloppy at times and really destroys the feel of Batman’s character. It is also a VERY dark read that is leading into some turns that I can’t be curious to see how it plays out.

Injustice: Gods Among Us” hits store shelves April 16, 2013 and I can personally vouch for this title after playing it at Comic Con last year in San Diego.