Article by Steve J. Ray
The Injustice series of comics is where I first encountered the work of writer, Tom Taylor. To say that he’s gone on to take the comics world by storm would be a huge understatement. His out of continuity epics shine new light on classic characters; reinvigorating them, turning their worlds upside down, or by destroying them, or those around them. Now Taylor’s classic saga, which is arguably the greatest comic based on a video game ever made, is set to grow, with the launch of Injustice: Year Zero, the digital first series which is available to read online right now!
Here’s the scoop, direct from DC Entertainment:
DC PRESENTS INJUSTICE: YEAR ZERO
Tom Taylor Returns to a Time Before ‘Gods Among Us’
First Three Chapters of DC’s Newest Digital First Series Available Now!
DC proudly announces the launch of its newest Digital First series, Injustice: Year Zero! Publishing twice monthly and spanning 14 chapters, the first three chapters are available to read immediately as a bundle for $2.49 when purchased at readDC and comixology.com, or individually for $0.99 on all participating digital platforms!
Injustice: Year Zero returns fans to the world of DC’s bestselling Injustice: Gods Among Us; back to a time before Superman punched the Joker through the heart and became the fascist ruler of Injustice!
“Year Zero isn’t as morally grey as what comes after,” said Tom Taylor in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “This is Superman and Batman at the peak of their friendship. Lois and Clark as a team. The Justice League united, and the Justice Society as a shining example for all. Of course, by its very nature, there’s going to be tragedy and shocks and deaths, but there will be hope, there will be triumph, there will be love with the loss and heart alongside the hurt.”
Taylor’s prequel story in Injustice: Year Zero, “Fall of the Old Gods,” focuses the action around the Justice League and the discovery of how their predecessors covertly fought within WWII to bring down a tyrant. When the Joker finds a way to control DC’s Super Heroes, he uses his leverage to sabotage the Justice League – and the JSA – from the inside!
Injustice: Year Zero Chapters One through Three, written by Tom Taylor with Rogê Antônio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo and Wes Abbott on art, are available for purchase now on participating digital platforms, including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more. Injustice: Year Zero Chapter Four will publish on Tuesday August 18.
Injustice: Year Zero cover art is by Julian Totino Tedesco.
I cannot wait to read this. As soon as I heard that this was happening I got excited, but when the art started appearing I almost lost my tiny fanboy mind.
Are you an Injustice Fan? Will you be picking this series up? Let us know!
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment