Updated on 16 October, 2021
The second Injustice comic book is scheduled for release in April of 2021. This time around, it's DC's job to deliver a brand new storyline that will surely be ground breaking. We already know that Injustice:ODD featured Superman and Wonder Woman in a epic battle, but Injustice 2 promises to bring even more of the Justice League together. There have been rumors that a "New 52" series of the DC comic book series may be in the works as well, and those are just a couple of the huge news that fans have been awaiting. Let's take a quick look at what Injustice 2 has in store for us and what makes this comic book series so special.
One of the most popular characters introduced to the DC Universe is Batman, and in the Injustice 2 comic book series he is back fighting crime once again. In the first issue, we learned that The Joker had escaped from an insane asylum, and is causing chaos in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne had gone into exile after he was defeated by The Joker in the Dark Knight. In the final issue, we get a look at what happened to Bruce Wayne after his self-imposed exile. He joins forces with the new hero, John Blake, and together they put an end to the Joker's reign of terror. In the future, this team of heroes is known as the Justice League.
In the beginning, The Joker did not have any real motivation for his attack on the city, other than he wanted to make Gotham a better place, and eliminate any opposition to his rule. In the final issue of the Injustice 2 comic book series, we find out that he had planted a number of bombs all over the city to kill off anyone that would try to stop him. In the Injustice 2 video game however, we see that not only does Batman stop the Joker, but also defeat the Joker's army of mechanized soldiers. In the end, Batman is crowned the new Prince of Power, and the Joker is thrown into the Phantom Zone.
In the second half of the second issue of the Injustice 2 comic book series, we find out that Catwoman has assembled a band of her own to take revenge on Batman. In the second issue, she tells The Thinker that he can help her get access to information relating to the Joker's military forces. However, The Thinker proves too valuable to her, and she decides to hold on to his technology. Meanwhile, The Riddler tries to escape from a mental institution, and manages to slip into an airplane where he captures The Thinker and escapes to live among us.
In the third issue, we see that The Riddler has formed a new league of super villains, and is recruiting The Thinker to help him. The Riddler sends The Thinker on a mission to steal the diamond from an museum. He succeeds, and he flees the area, but he is caught by the heroes of the Injustice 2 game, who then capture and force him to work for them. As a member of the league, The Riddler tries to break out of his cell. He manages to escape, and uses his time in prison to plan his escape schemes.
In the fourth issue of the Injustice 2 game, The Riddler finally gets captured by Batman, although he manages to escape again. He later joins up with several other super criminals of Gotham city, and tries to break out of his cells. In the end, he has his own criminal empire, and begins to recruit new criminals and offer their services. He also offers tips and tricks on how to defeat Batman, such as the use of a Batplane. One of his goals is to clear his name and reputation, which is why he targets Batman. He threatens to reveal details about Batman's past, unless he gives up the secrets of his identity.
After The Riddler's defeat at the hands of Batman in the second video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Riddler returns as one of the major characters of the franchise. However, several years have passed since his last appearance, and The Riddler has been presumed dead. In the latest game Injustice 2, however, he has been seen again. He is shown to be well into retirement, still plotting his revenge against Batman. It was then that The Riddler received a new power, though; he was given the ability to shape-shift into the form of a young man.
In the newest video game Injustice 2, The Riddler has been given an all new look. Now he is portrayed as a muscular young man, with a shock of blonde hair. His outfit is more modern, and he wears dark glasses. The look of The Riddler was inspired by several different versions of the character, including the original Injustice, as well as the more recent Injustice: Gods Among Us video game. The character's appearance has certainly been modernized, although it has not lost any of the humor that made him so beloved in the first place.