Updated on 16 October, 2021
In Justice Gods Among Us, Steve Orlando draws a powerful and emotional story that explores the underhanded world of crime and punishment. The main character is Batman, who must deal with his own personal demons after being betrayed and brutally murdered. After this, he must find the balance between justice and retribution. This series is written by Tom Spurgeon.
The world is on a dangerous path. In this latest title, we have a serial killer on the loose. He killed his parents and then killed his girlfriend. He then took on the persona of the Riddler. He wants to make Gotham City safer by eliminating corrupt politicians, but he has no real plan. He wants to eliminate those who are not innocent.
Batman is called to Gotham City to help after a brutal attack. He finds a clue at the scene that leads him to the ultimate killer, The Riddler. He also discovers the mind-blowing secret that the Riddler has kept from everyone else. This information will change the course of history.
This book continues where Injustice: Gods of War was left off. In this graphic novel, we get more about The Riddler. Who he is, how he became the way he is and why he is so devastating. We also see other characters such as Wonder Woman, The Huntress, The Phantom, Catwoman and much more. These characters join forces to take down this villain once and for all.
In this series, we also get some background on some of the other major players in the DC Universe. We learn that The Riddler is actually Batman's adopted brother, while Wonder Woman is his love interest in the comics. They also meet The Phantom, a boy who has psychic abilities. He is a founding member of the Justice League, which consists of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. There is also a new character, Deadshot, who doesn't really have a name but is one of the most powerful guns in the DC Universe.
I have never been a big conspiracy theory kind of fan, so I didn't care to see how well Injustice: Gods of War tie-in novels would tie into the main storyline. However, I will admit that I did look up the comics to see how everything would tie together. In the first few pages, I was hooked. There are some great fight scenes, some unbelievable set pieces and a lot of it is directed at kids, which I love. With all the special appearances by famous DC comic book heroes, you can probably expect plenty of in-story references.
One of the things that made Injustice: Gods of War: Digital Edition different from the normal comics is the character Red Robin, who happens to be featured in the games and is the new kid in the game. He is a teenager that is being raised by the Joker, but ends up getting away and joining the resistance. He is basically Batman's new sidekick.
The story picks up after the events of the previous game, where the city of Gotham has been taken over by the Joker and his army of robots. The resistance has a number of members, including Wonder Woman and The Flash. In the course of the book, the resistance learns that they are not alone in their fight against the Joker and his latest villains. Superman is also featured as well, and his latest outing in Injustice: Gods of War makes for an interesting bit of story. If you are looking for something new and different from what you've experienced before in Injustice, this could very well be the book for you.