Word has just broken that the Injustice 2 prequel comic series will be launching April 11th. This will be a follow-up to the incredibly successful series based off of the first Injustice game and will reunite writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo, who had previously worked together on that book.
From the press release:
DC Entertainment revealed today all-new details for the highly anticipated INJUSTICE 2 comic book series inspired by the upcoming videogame. Set to make its digital debut on April 11, Injustice fans can dive into the earth-shattering universe before the game launch via the prequel comic, which will debut new chapters every week. DC also announced that fan favorite artist Bruno Redondo will join series writer Tom Taylor as the book’s lead artist.
Redondo previously worked with Taylor on the hugely successful Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book series in 2013 and has recently reached an agreement with DC to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC and Vertigo imprints.
“Returning to INJUSTICE and working with Tom again feels like a homecoming,” said Redondo. “Much of the work I’m most proud of is what Tom and I did during the first comic and it feels great to come back. Tom is one of my favorite writers and one that I enjoy working with the most. We have a similar understanding of the characters, the drama and the humor, which I think helped make the first series so successful. Working in the Injustice universe allows us to do so many things we’re unable to do in any other comic and I can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for INJUSTICE 2.”
“I am so excited to continue working with Bruno Redondo. He’s a good friend and an incredible talent,” said Taylor. “I think Bruno ‘gets’ me as well as any artist ever has. We compliment each other well, and Bruno lifts INJUSTICE up with every stroke of his pen. As a former theatre director and performer, my main focus is always on how well our characters ‘act’ on the page. Bruno brings so much emotion to the page, nailing the low points and the high. His characters breathe, and he’s just as comfortable delivering big action and shocks as he is with my ridiculous humor.”
In addition to interiors, Redondo will also provide cover artwork for the series including one of the first covers revealed today by DC. Other artists tapped to contribute to INJUSTICE 2 include Juan Albarran (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US), Daniel Sempere (ARROW: THE DARK ARCHER), Mike Miller (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US) and many more to be announced.
The prequel comic book storyline will look to bridge the gap between the first Injustice videogame and the upcoming Injustice 2 game that debuts in May 2017. Taylor previously noted, “Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games. There are a lot less ‘Gods Among Us’ in INJUSTICE 2 than when we started our story, but we hope to join Batman and the world’s finest Super Heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind.”
Following the digital launch, DC will also offer the INJUSTICE 2 comic as a twice-monthly print periodical beginning in May.