As we amp up for the release of Injustice 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile this May, Jim Lee, Tom Taylor, and the folks at DC Comics are getting us prepped for the release of this exciting new Injustice 2 comic series, which will serve as a prequel to the game next month. Today we're looking at the cover for issue #1, which will release digitally on April 11. Check it out:
The inking and coloring were done by Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair, respectively, who have raised these iconic heroes (and one iconic villain) to new life. Here we see Batman, Superman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, and Aquaman all facing off against Brainiac, the latter being the main villain in the second installment of Injustice.
“I’m a big fan of Injustice and thrilled to be part of the Injustice 2 comic launch,” artist and DC Co-publisher Jim Lee said in a statement to IGN. “Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo have an exciting story in the works that will only add to the massive anticipation around the upcoming game.”
We know that the Injustice 2 comic series will fill in the canonical gaps between the events of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2, so we have some questions that obviously need answering based on this cover. The most obvious question is why we see Superman standing with Batman and the rest of what we know to be "the insurgence."
Injustice: Gods Among Us Spoilers Ahead
When we left Superman at the end of Injustice: Gods Among Us, he was imprisoned in a cell bathed in the red sun radiation, not to be trusted. He and batman were not on the best terms, and so we're wondering what has changed between then and the events unfolding in the first issue of the comic coming this April. It wouldn't be the first time unlikely alliances were forged in the face of a newer, greater enemy, so we're assuming that Brainiac storms onto the scene and mucks things up pretty quickly.
At any rate, we know that the comic writer, Tom Taylor, will be giving an interview soon, so we'll be combing through his statements and searching for clues. We'll update you right away as soon as we learn more! In the meantime catch a glimpse of all of these heroes (and many more!) in the gallery below and in our confirmed character wrap-up here.