Injustice: Gods Among Us – Volume 5 – 17


Injustice: Gods Among Us – Volume 5 – 17

General Info

Issue No:
17
On Sale Date:
September 2016
Cover Date:
Early November 2016
Era:
Non Canon
Story Title:
The Smoking Gun

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
David Yardin
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Penciller:
Tom Derenick
Inker:
Tom Derenick
Letterer:
Wes Abbott
Colourist:
Rex Lokus
Editor:
Jim Chadwick

Characters

Main:
Insurgency: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Batwoman (Katherine Kane)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Regime: Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Flash Barry Allen), Hawkgirl (Shiera Hall), Sinestro, Shazam (Billy Batson), Raven
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lex Luthor
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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

Superman is laid low by the effects of the Kryptonite poisoning administered by Hawkman. Batman and the Resistance continue to hold Cyborg as they try to transmit the video that will show the public how Superman slaughtered a group of unarmed demonstrators. Meanwhile, Luthor may have finally found a means to take down the Man of Steel.