Top positive review
Not Just Good or Great, But Fantastic
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
Injustice really didn't have the right to be as good as it is--it was supposed to be a tie-in for a video game that was decent (but not great). Elseworlds have been done, tyrannical Superman has been done. And yet, despite all of that, this series, particular the first few volumes, are incredible.
The premise is simple enough--the Joker pushes Superman to a breaking point by, without spoiling anything, taking away everything Superman cares about. Superman, in response, does the unthinkable and murders the Joker. But one step leads to another, and Superman realizes he can no longer let the world order exist as it does, without uniformly-enforced peace. Batman, always seeing a few moves ahead, knows this is headed nowhere good and begins gathering allies to prepare against Superman's budding regime.
What makes this series work is not just the plot, but Tom Taylor's deep understanding of a huge cast of DC characters. Each plot development is a shocking combination of "I can't believe that happened" and at the same time, given the characters' personalities and histories, "That totally makes sense that this would happen." It's not just good world building, it's insightful writing and on the level of some of DC's greatest writers. I don't know what Tom Taylor's future holds but he's certainly won me over, and I can't wait to see how his writing career unfolds. I'd highly recommend this to any DC comics fan as one its best series, destined to become a classic!