Monday, October 27, 2014

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Three #4 - A Review

John Constantine's plan to unite Batman's Resistance with a number of willing magicians has run into a little snag.  An ivory-skinned snag in a big green cloak known as The Spectre!  Nobody knows why The Spirit of Vengeance is after them nor is anyone willing to stick around to find out. But escape may prove tricky, if not impossible...

As usual, there is much to admire in Tom Taylor's script.  The characters are captured perfectly and their unique abilities and personalities are well displayed. Drama and comedy are balanced in perfect measure. And I dare say that for all of the great moments in which Batman showcases his sheer awesomeness, Batman going to face down The Spectre with nothing more than his own certainty that a spirit of retribution can't touch him and no back-up plan if he happens to be wrong must number among the ten greatest of all time.

The artwork by Bruno Redondo also manages a unique balancing act.  There is darkness and mystery in the artwork, yes, but there is humor here as well, including a neat little tribute to the great Kevin Maguire.  To say more would spoil everything but it will suffice to say that fans of Justice League International would do well to check this issue out.

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