Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #7

Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #7

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Mike S. Miller, Tom Derenick
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Colorist: Rex Lokus
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Cover Artist: Stephane Roux

Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #7 brings on the girl power. In the first part, “The Quiver”, Black Canary and Harley Quinn go head-to-head. Then in “Resistance”, Scarlet Witch, the Huntress, and Black Canary take on the oppressors of Gotham. There’s a short break on Oa with Guy filling in the Guardians, but the rest is heavily focused on the female superheroes. With well done characters and great artwork, it’s an issue filled with awesome cover-to-cover.

Some of the close-ups. Note how much expression they capture on the character’s faces. You don’t even need word bubbles.

Now one of the things writer Tom Taylor excels at is dialog and he really shines in the first half of this issue. Black Canary and Harley Quinn have a squabble and a heart-to-heart. It’s part comedy, part emotional drama. Either way, Taylor brings these characters out in full force. The way he finds the voice for each character and drives out such an empathetic resonance with them, it makes you wish he could do a Black Canary-Harley Quinn team up series. This was definitely the highlight of the issue.

Bruno Redondo and Julien Hugonnard-Bert

“Resistance” kicks in with a short stop on Oa and serves mostly as a plot point. It’s a necessary one, but there’s not much to dwell on. The third act of the issue, though, brings some fun to Gotham. Spoilers if you haven’t read issue #6, but the cops have become superheroes. It adds a whole new perspective to things. It also raises questions. How will this affect Superman’s tyranny over the Earth?

Mike S. Miller

The artwork is split into three parts with this issue. Bruno, Julien and Rex do a great job with “The Quiver”. “Resistance” is handled by two artists, each with different styles. Mike S. Miller does detailed illustration with a slightly softer pencilled approached. Tom Derenick is the opposite with a little less detail and way heavier lines. I like Miller’s style better than Derenick, but Bruno and Julien top them both.

Tom Derenick

Overall, Year Two #7 is a good issue. It has a very strong start and an energetic finish. With a nice cover by Stephane Roux, it’s a great package. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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