INJUSTICE 2 #48 [Review]

Injustice 2 #48 Cover
INJUSTICE #48/ Story by TOM TAYLOR/ Pencils by BRUNO REDONDO/ Inks by JUAN ALBARRAN/Colors by REX LOKUS/ Letters by WES ABBOTT/ Published by DC COMICS

In a bid to save the world from the excesses of humanity, Ra’s Al Ghul has partnered with Solovar, leader of Gorilla City. Together they have formed a team of like-minded metahumans who believe in the importance of saving the world over saving the population of Earth and restoring the status quo from before Superman and his allies took over the world. They also enslaved all of Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad and the criminals that were a part of it because as much as Ra’s would rather win over hearts and minds rather than use the threat of blowing up people’s heads, needs must as The Demon’s Head drives.

Now, their greatest weapon – the most powerful Amazo droid ever built by Professor Ivo – is running rampant in the streets of Delhi. Even the combined forces of Batman’s Justice League Task Force and Superman’s allies still at liberty are not enough to stop it. Thankfully, there is one metahuman that Ivo did not account for in designing a robot capable of matching the powers of every superhero on Earth… Kara Zor-El, The Last Daughter of Krypton. Hidden away from the world by Black Adam and trained in the art of war by a rogue faction of Amazons, she is the only one capable of stopping the new Amazo… but that doesn’t mean that she will fight alone!

Injustice #48 is surprisingly free of the humor that is Tom Taylor’s trademark, apart from a bit of dark humor in the opening scene that good taste and potential spoilers forbids me from sharing. Indeed, there’s not much in the way of dialogue in this issue, relatively speaking, with most of the issue being focused on Supergirl’s fight with Amazo. Thankfully, though he’s best known for his dialogue and command of comedy, Tom Taylor is just as skilled when it comes to writing a good, old-fashioned superheroic beatdown.

The artwork proves equally excellent, with the usual gang of artistic collaborators showing their skill with every panel. Bruno Redondo’s layouts offer the action of Taylor’s story a smooth and natural pathway to progress.  The inks of Juan Albarran and the colors of Rex Lokus further enhance the finished product, with Wes Abbott’s lettering appearing especially easy on the eyes. All in all this is one fantastic book and a must read for fans of Supergirl!

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