BY JESSE SCHEDEEN While the purpose of DC’s Injustice 2 comic is to set the stage for the video game’s story mode, that’s really not the source of this book’s appeal. To be blunt, the game’s story mode isn’t much to write home about in the first place. The true appeal of this series rests in seeing writer Tom Taylor work his magic with a wide-open DC Universe setting, one with relatively few continuity limitations. And in that regard, the comic continues to fire on all cylinders.
This issue is an especially good showcase of what makes Injustice 2 so enjoyable. We don’t necessarily need two full chapters devoted to fleshing out the relationship between former Blue Beetle Ted Kord and current Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes. That background doesn’t fundamentally change Jaime’s role in the game (though it does play into the simmering Ra’s al Ghul conflict Taylor has been building). However, Taylor’s handling of that dynamic is so strong that none of this matters. In fact, it’s tough not to yearn for him to write a dedicated Blue Beetle comic.