INJUSTICE 2 #45 [Review]

Injustice 2 #45 Cover
INJUSTICE 2 #45/ Story by TOM TAYLOR/ Pencils by DANIEL SAMPERE/ Inks by JUAN ALBARRAN/ Colors by REX LOKUS & J. NANJAN/ Letters by WES ABBOTT/ Published by DC COMICS

The only flaw with Injustice 2 #45 is that its cover gives away a rather climactic moment. In retrospect, this isn’t much of a spoiler since all the action of this issue is logically informed by the previous issue and the chances of a new reader deciding to tackle this series with this issue are rather remote. Still, I feel the need to note this because otherwise I would once again find myself gushing about how wonderful this series is.

I love this comic not just because Tom Taylor is a fantastic writer who clearly loves these characters and does a fantastic job of capturing their voices even as he lays out an amazing action-packed epic.

I love this comic not only because Daniel Sampere is an amazing artist, whose work is enhanced by an excellent inker like Juan Albarran. And let’s not forget the contributions of the color art of Rex Lokus or the letters of Wes Abbott.

I love this comic because it is everything a superhero comic book should be. It made me feel like a kid watching Superfriends cartoons in my Batman Underoos. It made me feel a wide range of emotions as I clicked my way through its pages. It made me feel hope on a bad day in which I really shouldn’t have felt hopeful. It even made me laugh out loud, both in joy and in relief.

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There’s not much to say about the action of this issue. The book is one gigantic action sequence with The Justice League Task Force pitting themselves against Amazo – a robot that can replicate all of their powers. There’s a number of surprises I shan’t spoil but, in case it wasn’t obvious, I enjoyed every moment of this book. There’s not one wrong note in the whole symphony.

At this point, I doubt my praises of this series will win you over if they haven’t already. Nor do I think The Powers That Be at DC Comics will listen to me when I say that we need Tom Taylor and Daniel Sampere working on Justice League ASAP. Still, I have to say it – this is a great comic. I fear you readers may get sick of my reviewing this series only to talk about how amazing it is but I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of talking about it.

About Matt Morrison

Matt "Starman" Morrison is The Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur - a non-existent but real-sounding country. He has been writing about comics since before the word "blogging" was coined. He enjoys acting, role-playing, movie-riffing and sarcasm. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, @GeekyGeekyWays.

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