Back in 2013, the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us gave fans a version of the DC Universe where one terrible event resulted in a dystopian alternate reality. The game was instantly popular. It spawned not only the sequel, Injustice 2, but also a comic book series set in the world.
Now the Injustice saga will continue, as DC Comics has announced Injustice: Year Zero. This prequel series is written by Tom Taylor, with Rogê Antônio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo and Wes Abbott on art. 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.
However, you can check out an exclusive preview for the Chapter One below:
In the original Injustice comics, Superman becomes a despotic tyrant after the Joker murders his family. He then becomes the self-appointed ruler of the world. Supes brings together the entire planet under his banner. In response to the newly terrible Man of Steel, Batman forms a resistance movement to his totalitarian rule.
In Tom Taylor’s new Injustice: Year Zero, however, we will discover that the change to the DC Universe in this reality happened even before the events of the first Injustice series. And it had to do with a conflict between the Justice League and their WWII era predecessors, the Justice Society of America. The series’ official synopsis is as follows:
“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!”
To see how exactly this JSA vs JLA conflict plants the seeds for the eventual hellscape the DCU becomes, be sure to check out Injustice: Year Zero. It’s available now for participating digital platforms, including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more.
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