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Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 2 Raises the Bar for Back Story

First off, back story does not always work. Just watch Malificent and Star Wars Episodes One and Two.


Injustice took chance by making its story arcs last a year. This solves a few problems like having too much material but not enough time to work it out. The downside is it has to have the material to fill in a five year gap without conflicting with what the video game set. After all, since these comics are based on the game, it must adhere to the game’s storyline above any creative thoughts they have.

Every year seems to have a theme. The first year dealt with the issue of Superman taking his first blood in Joker and establishing himself as ruler of Earth.

GothamYear Two addresses the idea of rebellion from Gotham’s insurgence, and I mean all of their police force, to the Green Lanterns coming to Earth to deal with Superman.Superman v Lanterns

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The idea of someone as good and righteous as Superman turning evil creates a real predicament for people who are good because they remember the good man he was and ignore the evil they are becoming. Further, this arc really showed how some people draw their lines in the sand.

This arc showed the problem of choosing sides and the price people pay for doing what they think is right. Whether that means they compromise their morality or they lose someone they loved, no one in this story walked away consequence free of their decisions.

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SinestroThe story takes a proper progression of events using characters who would intervene when they think they see and opportunity. Villains like Lex and Sinestro make marks while heroes like John Stewart and Black Canary show the fans exactly what it means to be a hero.Injustice- Gods Among Us - Year Two (2014-) 023-012

With Year Three starting up with a focus on Magic rather than lanterns, this journey seems to be one worth watching.


Injustice Year 2

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Superman deals with multiple uprisings and people draw their lines in the sand, which leads to some of the best story telling.

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He loves his comics, focusing on DC comics. He is majoring to be an engineer and loves all forms of Science Fiction. Fantasy has a special place in his heart.

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