[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Freddie E. Williams
Colors: Jeremy Colwell
Letters: Wes Abbott
Batman once held captive by Superman and Wonder Woman is now free–but at a terrible cost! As the Dark Knight comes to terms with what he’s lost, He-Man engages Superman in battle while Wonder Woman goes at it against Teela for the fate of humanity! Meanwhile in Eternia it seems that Darkseid has finally gained the upper hand in his war! What does this mean for He-Man?
This issue of Injustice was probably one of the most emotional and intense I’ve read in awhile. During a battle to save his father Bruce Wayne from being used further by Brainiac’s technology, Damian Wayne dies by Wonder Woman’s hand. Batman is awakened finally by Orko, and sees Damian’s body, dressed in cape and cowl on the floor. Angered and also filled with grief, an angry Batman prepares to confront Teela, who’s stuck in an intense battle against Wonder Woman. In Eternia we find Darkseid finally breaking into Castle Grayskull, and it seems to have disastrous consequences for He-Man. Seeley does a great job of showing what’s occurring on two different sides of the multiverse without you feeling like you’re missing anything at all.
I have no negatives about this issue. Seeley tells a great story and although it hurts, it’s great to see Damian redeem himself to save his father. Although I would’ve preferred Damian to survive, it gives Batman something now more personal to fight for besides the resistance, and I’m eager to see how Bruce honors Damian’s memory. Another intense death is the ending of Wonder Woman by Eternia’s own Teela. I must admit that I was shocked by this and didn’t see it coming at all. It seems that the idea of the Justice League reforming will never happen again. So much has happened within this series especially within this particular issue, it’s hard to imagine Batman and Superman ever joining forces again.
The Trinity is officially over–at least in the Injustice universe anyways! Wonder Woman’s death should definitely shake the Regime to its core, and I wonder just how Superman will react. Also with Batman now free, I’m eager to see just what’s next for him, although I know Damian’s burial will be top priority. The biggest issue however is Darkseid’s success on Eternia–the item he’s after will tip the balance of the universe, and there’s no Justice League to stop him. I can’t wait to read the next issue!