Injustice: Gods Among Us – Volume 5 – 1


Injustice: Gods Among Us – Volume 5 – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
January 2016
Cover Date:
Early March 2016
Era:
Non Canon
Story Title:
Round Up

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
David Yardin
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Penciller:
Mike S. Miller
Inker:
Iban Coello
Letterer:
Wes Abbott
Colourist:
J. Nanjan
Editor:
Jim Chadwick, David Piña (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Regime: Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Flash (Barry Allen), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Yellow Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Heroes:
Insurgency: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Golden Glider (Lisa Snart), Heatwave (Mick Rory), Mirror Master (Samuel Scudder), Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)
Villains:
Bane, Doomsday, Parasite (Joshua Micheal Allen), Black Bison, Hyena, Livewire (Lesley Willis), Multiplex (Danton Black), Plastique (Bette Sans Souci), Typhoon (David Drake)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta
Other:
N/A
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Comments

Based on the video game of the same name, this series featured an alternate version of Wonder Woman. The title was released as a weekly Digital Comic in parallel with a monthly print version.

The alternate reality featured in Injustice explored a world where heroes take justice into their own hands and become an authoritarian regime under the command of Superman.  Wonder Woman allies herself with Kal, meaning she is effectively a villain in this title.

Director Zack Snyder had intended his original two part Justice League movie, that was going to follow on from the events of ‘Batman versus Superman’, to be based on the events of Injustice. This authoritarian world controlled by the Man of Steel was even hinted at in a flash-forward “dream sequence” in the 2016 movie.

Synopsis

Having defeated the Green Lantern Corps, the forces of magic, and now the gods themselves, the Regime seems to have eliminated all threats. Yet uneasy lies the crown on the head of Emperor Superman. Still obsessed with the outlaw Batman and worried about having enough troops to police his world, The Man of Steel begins to recruit some of Earth’s deadliest villains to his side. Does the Dark Knight have any chance of ending the Man of Steel’s rule?