The Injustice 2 Prequel Comic Launches April 11, And It's Gonna Be Great

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One of the best evil Superman stories ever told continues on April 11, when DC Comics reunites writer Tom Taylor and lead artist Bruno Redondo to explore what happened between Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2.


Normally a prequel comic book wouldn’t be big news, but the three-year run of DC’s original Injustice comic was just so good. Writer Taylor and later Brian Buccellato were given their own DC Universe to play in, one where Superman, driven mad by the murder of Lois Lane and his unborn child, punches a hole through The Joker. Superman decides the best way to protect humanity is by forming his own tyrannical regime, Batman leads the more sensible heroes (and villains) against them.

The first Injustice game takes place five years after the Lois Lane incident in this alternate universe, allowing the comic book to fill in the gap. Injustice 2 takes place five years after Superman’s fall in the first game, so we’ve got a lot of ground to cover in the comics, and some amazing talent to cover it.

Redondo is lead artist on the new series, handling interiors as well as some covers, like the one seen below.

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“Returning to Injustice and working with Tom again feels like a homecoming,” said Redondo via press release. “Much of the work I’m most proud of is what Tom and I did during the first comic and it feels great to come back. Tom is one of my favorite writers and one that I enjoy working with the most. We have a similar understanding of the characters, the drama and the humor, which I think helped make the first series so successful. Working in the Injustice universe allows us to do so many things we’re unable to do in any other comic and I can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for Injustice 2.”

Other artist contributing to the series include Juan Albarran, Daniel Sempere and Mike Miller.


The Injustice 2 prequel comic will be released in weekly digital chapters starting on April 11. The game arrives on May 16.

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Warning - Spoilers to the original comic below:

I loved the story idea, but it seemed like they just Red Shirted a few of the heroes who died along the path of destruction. Maybe I’m sensitive to Nightwing as he’s one of my favorites, but seeing Robin throw a baton at Nightwing, popping him in the head and he lands on a rock a certain way breaking his neck just seemed so ludicrous. It really left a sour taste reading the series and they did that with a few others, I think i stopped right after the whole Constantine bit. I might give this new one a shot but out of the gate Injustice 2 and it’s 3 different formats of buying the game and spending on skins and DLC has set me off. With the Switch coming out I might just wait until the GOTY edition where all the DLC is included already, I hate being nickeled and dimed on stuff, I’d rather they just charge $100 for the game and it’s complete.