Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Two #15 - A Review

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Two #15 opens with one of the finest examples of symbolic duality I've ever seen in a graphic novel.  The scene depicts Dinah Lance giving birth.  The panel placement and dialogue sync-up perfectly with Oliver Queen's death scene in an earlier issue.  Life and death as perfect mirrors of each other.  It's quite deep and moving.

Thankfully, this book isn't all art and artifice.  Oh, there's a fair bit of drama involving Sinestro and The Green Lantern Corps' plans to save the Earth.  But the script is also filled with some of the humor that is quickly becoming Tom Taylor's hallmark as Auntie Harley stops by the hospital to deliver a care package for the new baby.  Taylor understands Harley Quinn as few writers do and his take on Harley manages to be both hilarious and practical even in the midst of her insanity.

Artist Bruno Redondo seems to be channeling Kevin Maguire in this issue.  The expressions of the characters seem a bit more animated than usual in this outing.  Given the wide variety of emotion this script requires, this proves a welcome change of pace.  And as is usual for Redondo the action scenes of the issue are well-choreographed.

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