Comic Review: Injustice 2 #19 (DC Comics)

Batman and the Resistance team go to the imprisoned Superman’s Fortress of Solitude to embark on a search and rescue mission into the Phantom Zone to rescue the Teen Titans. […]

Batman and the Resistance team go to the imprisoned Superman’s Fortress of Solitude to embark on a search and rescue mission into the Phantom Zone to rescue the Teen Titans. As they venture through the Phantom Zone they are greeted with an unfriendly presence, otherwise known as Zod!!!!

While Plastic Man os the tether between the land of the living and the Phantom Zone, how can the rest of the Resistance combat against another Kryptonian? Let alone fight against Zod? Can the Teen Titans escape from their prison or will they be trapped there forever?

Tom Taylor has consistently provided solid issues throughout his entire time contributing to the Injustice Comic Book series. Originally just a spin off comic from the 2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, and yet it managed to be just as good as every other comic that DC had delivered between the time of the New 52 and Rebirth publications. With that being said, i’m happy to see that Tom Taylor and Co have kept up the suspense and fun with this current series.

First and foremost i have to say, should Tom Taylor decide to write a Plastic Man comic book series, he would be the best ideal candidate. This issue was more focused on Plastic Man as the search and rescue responder for the Teen Titans. There are some funny moments between him and other characters that he comes across while travelling through the Phantom Zone. I won’t spoil it for you all, but there is a certain character that people who are familiar with The Legion of Superheroes cartoon may remember aside from the DC Comics of the early 2000’s.

Some of the best parts of this issue is seeing where the Teen Titans have been for the past 6 years since they’re incarceration within the Phantom Zone since the beginning of the Injustice comic series. It’s nice to see Tom Taylor go back to certain plot points and actually fill in the gaps. He does a great job at showing the interactions and relationships between characters that make those new to the comic understand the importance of the characters and their relationships. But it’s still familiar enough that those who are familiar with the Pre New 52 iterations and relationships of the characters that readers could find appreciation for. Personally for me ( and other fans of Connor Kent aka Superboy) it’s great to see that version of that character and his response to Superman’s actions within this universe. Knowing that he still can’t accept what Superman has done to him personally and wanting to write the wrongs that Superman has done within the Injustice universe makes me miss this version of Connor Kent.

Overall a tight plot structure from beginning to end that is satisfying and heart breaking by the time readers get to the end.

Sempere’s art is fantastic in this issue. From the panel work to the renderings of characters, he delivers in every way.

Injustice 2 #19 is a strong issue that continues to push the reputation of the comic series. Tom Taylor and co continue to not hold back the punches, continuing to dazzle and break readers hearts with every scene and character interaction. It’s worthwhile to pick this up. Definitely recommended to readers who are familiar or unfamiliar with the DC Comics universe.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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