KindleDownload iBookBuy Now

Mild Mannered Reviews - "Injustice: Gods Among Us" Comics

Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #24

Injustice: Year Five - Chapter #24

Released Digitally: May 31, 2016

"Razor's Edge"

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Marco Santucci
Inker: Marco Santucci
Cover: David Yardin

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

Click to enlarge

Batman tracks down Zsasz and proceeds to beat him for information as to who put him on to kill Alfred. Zsasz doesn't divulge a word and taunts Batman, when Damian shows up to kill Zsasz.

1Story - 1: Is it ironic when a story is extended so it can be decompressed further? Injustice normally concludes at this point, but it continues on, because there is no mercy for this critic. There can only be so much time between Alfred's murder and Batman's appearance. Instead of being treated to a show of his superior detective skills in locating Zsasz, which would be a feast for the famished at this point, readers are shown Batman magically appearing where Zsasz is, and the perfunctory beat down of he villain, where we wonder if he'll kill him or not (don't worry, he won't). Damian shows up to put forward the obligatory ultimatum... and it's all so uncompromisingly boring. We are right back where we started where a Batman villain kills someone of import, and we have to watch the connected character react to it. Dull, dull, dull. We still haven't seen any resolution to Regime Superman's loss, and so this reversal falls flat. I guess Regime will show up next issue, he'll fight Batman, yadda yadda.

4Art - 4: Zsasz looks like a cowardly punk. Excellent.

3Cover Art - 3: Zsasz can count this issue as another notch.

Mild Mannered Reviews


Note: Except for digital first releases, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic went on sale.

January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016

Back to the Mild Mannered Reviews contents page.

Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2016.