Here we go again – can justice be done to the Injustice series? It’s time to find out as we enter the fifth and final year!
Well, the good news is that Injustice Year 5 is better than the last volume! The bad news is that that’s not saying much.
Just like the last volume, there’s quite a lot of action and things happening in Year 5, but nothing of any real consequence seems to happen. It’s pretty much just business as usual in the Injustice world – the roster gets bigger…again and the plot is all over the place.
To be honest, the whole thing is a little all over the place and there’s still quite a lot of replication from previous volumes and years with regards to lot points, characters and even speech.
However, on the positive side, things do get a lot more dystopian and anyone who knows me knows I love me some dystopian fantasy!
Not everything is a negative though, Catwoman and Bruce’s dynamic has gone from strength to strength throughout the years and there’s even small (and I mean small) amounts of character development to be found in other characters too! The best example of this is in Damien. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still an annoying dickhead but he is shown to be reflecting on his actions and their implications a little bit…so…that’s kind of development…right?
Doomsday was utterly dull – and I mean, that’s got to take a special kind of skill on the part of the writer. I mean…how do you even do that? Doomsday gives you a lot to work with and he was so boring in this! Bizarro was kind of bizarre too – and hush up all you lot saying “well, duh!” – I mean he was bizarre even by Bizarro standards. It was just pushed too far and wasn’t endearing or exciting in any way at all.
However – I do have to give the writers credit for having the balls to give the readers a pretty devastating death in the form of [SPOILER ALERT] Alfred. So bravo on that one Buccellato! As much as it ripped my heart out, it was nice to feel something.
But I still miss Tom Taylor.
Buccellato just couldn’t do justice to Injustice. Year 1 and Year 2 were the best in the series – hands down. Year 3 wasn’t bad but Year 4 and Year 5 have just felt like filler until the second Injustice game came out.
I’m really glad that Injustice has finally come to an end – it was starting to become a more of a ‘dying-light’ thing than a ‘go out with a bang’ thing – and to have an ending as cheap as that just pissed me off.
Really?! A reset button?! That’s what you’re going with. Well then I’m doing the same.
I’m resetting to Year One. Come and join me – it was better back then!
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[PLEASE NOTE]: I was not paid or sponsored to write this review – all the opinions are honest and my own.