Injustice Gods among us. Year four Year four /
Book - 2016
"When Superman and the Justice League declared themselves the ultimate authority on planet Earth, only Batman stood against them...but now, Batman is defeated. His resistance army has suffered major losses and dwindled to nearly nothing. The man who always has a back-up plan for his back-up plans has nothing. Except for one final, desperate gambit .... With no other options, Batman turns to Ares, the god of war, to enlist the Greek pantheon into the battle with Superman."--Back cover o...f Volume 1.
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- Item Description
- "Based on the videogame Injustice: Gods Among Us."
Collects: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #1-7 [v. 1] ; Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #8-12 and Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 [v. 2] ;
- Physical Description
- volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
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In this prequel to the video game of the same name, after the Joker destroys Metropolis and tricks Superman into killing a pregnant Lois Lane, Superman murders the Joker and decides to bring peace to the world through force and fear, creating and leading a superpowered global police organization. Many heroes support him, but Batman rebels, pulling together an underground resistance. Here, with his forces nearly depleted, Batman joins with Ares, god of war, whose scheming has sent both the Gods of Olympus and Wonder Woman's Amazon people into battle against Superman—leaving Wonder Woman, who supports Superman, in a life-or-death dilemma. Despite the grim setup, this is no sharp postmodern deconstruction, rather a straightforward and crowd-pleasing tweaking of the DC universe, not without a sense of humor and fun (most often personified by the unpredictable Harley Quinn). The series' quality has dipped of late, yet overall it makes fine use of a wide variety of DC players and maintains drama and tension. VERDICT Very entertaining for DC fans, even those unaware of the video game.—SR [Page 68]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Zeus makes a bid for Earth after joining the insurgence against Superman, bringing with him the power and strength of the Amazonian army.Review by Publisher Summary 2
The prequel to hit video game and comic series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US continues with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US - YEAR FOUR VOL. 1!It's the year of Gods! Joining the insurgence against Superman, Zeus makes a bid for Earth, bringing the Amazonian Army into the fight. Caught in the middle, who will Wonder Woman side with? Meanwhile, how will Batman take advantage of all this godly interference? Writer Brian Buccellato and illustrator Bruno Redondo continue the New York Times best-selling series with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US - YEAR FOUR VOL. 1. Collects issues #1-6. Collecting INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FOUR #1-7.