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Black Adam Playable in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Get a look at his costume!

Remember when we saw Black Adam back in the Lex Luthor story trailer? Fans weren't too pleased because there were some major changes to his costume (and he was bald). However, today Injustice's Facebook page released a new (and far more classic) image of the character and confirmed he's playable!

There you have it, folks. It looks like Shazam's rival is now yours to control. Now for the big questions:

  • What alternate costume would you like to see?
  • Are you excited to play as him?
  • There aren't a lot of spaces left on the roster. Who do you want to see make the cut?

Injustice: Gods Among Us comes out April 16.

UPDATE

Here's a better look at his alternate costume.

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Posted by leokearon
Posted by leokearon

@Captain13 said:

Red Hood and Starfire are dumb choices. This is a Justice League game.

Dr. Fate, Trigon, Darkseid, Zatanna, Mera, and Amazo are good choices.

But the truth is that i already have the characters I want: Cyborg and Shazam.

Starfire was a member of the Justice League, Raven never was.

Similar Trigon is a Teen Titan foe, he never fought the Justice League

Posted by torzone

So far Injustice: Gods Among Us has had a really good character selection so far but, the list won't be complete until Martian Manhunter joins the fight!

Posted by SNascimento

@torzone said:

So far Injustice: Gods Among Us has had a really good character selection so far but, the list won't be complete until Martian Manhunter joins the fight!

Amen to that.

Posted by GothamRed

I'm pretty sure that was black lightning in luthor's trailer, his lightning was blue he was bald and his skin seemed on the darker side (but it's hard to tell in that brown void most modern games occupy), not black Adam, so it's not really a costume change.

Posted by cdw101

I would love to see wildcat in the roster! after all he did teach bats etc in the art of fighting! He could be used as a grapple user with strong blows to the gut and head, using headbutts etc- switching from boxer to street fighter.

Posted by NYStreets09e

Already have the characters i wanted ... Though black carnary, poison ivy and Dr. Fate wouldn't hurt...

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

meh, kind f a waste of space if you ask me. he could have gotten in as an alternate costume for Shazam. we still need Martian Manhunter.

Posted by Teerack

@jaydee98: hahahahaha You haven't kept up with nether realm's games have you?

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Posted by dreamfall31

At this point I'd be awesome if they just announced that every DC character will be playable in the game!

Posted by Teerack

@Grey56:

Teerack said:

Having Shazam and Black Adam in the same game is just super lazy and pointless. With such a huge pool of DC characters they should have chosen more divers characters. People like Blue Beetle, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Etrigan, Deadman, etc.

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Posted by LaserLambert

@GothamRed: that was Black Adam's alternate costume, Luthor and Hawkgirl were both in their alternate costumes in that scene so Black Adam would likely be as well. plus the Egyptian styling in his costume made it a pretty sure thing.

Posted by SoA

his ancient egyptian look would be cool

Posted by YourCounterpoint

RedHood needs to be in on this. Also I think Black Adam should have a Captain Marvel alternative costume. No clue, why, just think so.

Posted by New_World_Order

Good, He needs to be there. All of them have there main villains. Why shouldn't Shazam?

Posted by Xanni15

@YourCounterpoint said:

RedHood needs to be in on this. Also I think Black Adam should have a Captain Marvel alternative costume. No clue, why, just think so.

Yes, yes he does. I don't care how many Bat characters there are

Posted by dondave

@Cavemold said:

@CitizenBane said:

Martian Manhunter or I boycott this game.

Also, DC should have considered Lobo. He'd fit right in for a game like this.

both will be DLC.

Have they confirmed this?

Posted by Black_Claw

Hopefully Adams move set will be unique compared to Shazams. And I really want to see Static and Starfire make the cut.

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Posted by spartan626

This game is just ripe for the use of dlc characters, so the initial roster may not be every single character.

Posted by Grey56

@Teerack:I got it that there's similarities and that there are many characters which would add a rich diversity to the cast - but to label it in a blanket of 'pointless' or worse yet 'lazy' is a bit harsh. Adam's a great character and one of a few DC villains whom has the power to go toe to toe with the more comparable heroes. The same can't be said of the Joker or even Luthor outside his Mech suit.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@torzone said:

So far Injustice: Gods Among Us has had a really good character selection so far but, the list won't be complete until Martian Manhunter joins the fight!

I agree. You just can't leave out such an important character!

Posted by Teerack

@Grey56: I don't think it matters how canonically strong a character is, because the game makers aren't trying to build a game to be horribly unbalanced so it doesn't really matter.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

@Teerack said:

@Grey56:

Teerack said:

Having Shazam and Black Adam in the same game is just super lazy and pointless. With such a huge pool of DC characters they should have chosen more divers characters. People like Blue Beetle, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Etrigan, Deadman, etc.

You can say that about the skill set of the streetlevelers in the game, Batman =DeathStroke=Nightwing=Catwoman =Harley Quinn =Joker, (sadly no Canary)right? I believe this is more a yin and yang situation, where you a everysuper hero there is a complete opposite. Case and example Batman= Joker, Superman=Luthor/Doomsday,Shazam= Black Adam etc... This isn't about my power is similar to your' s, you're not needed in this game. Oh, I'm ecstatic that Black Adam is in the Game.

Posted by Grey56

@Teerack said:

@Grey56: I don't think it matters how canonically strong a character is, because the game makers aren't trying to build a game to be horribly unbalanced so it doesn't really matter.

I'm afraid I don't understand your statement outside your assertion that it doesn't matter how canonically powerful a character may reputedly be. Regardless though if you're inferring that the developers aren't designing it to provide a 'power balance' between the characters - it still doesn't negate the fact that your prior assertion that their inclusion of Adam is either 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit unfounded. I don't think I'm alone in saying that the character has his own unique purpose in the DC universe as a person of powerful influence - however even if I were the lone voice, there's still time to see great characters like Jason Blood incorporated either from original platform launch or via downloadable content.

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

i don't think it is a bad choice, from an arch enemy perspective, you already got Bane,Lex,and Sinestro. I can see where you would say their powers are so similar your wasting a spot, but you can make the Sinestro/GL argument as well.

I am just extremly excited about this game, a first day purchase for me. I would like to see J'onn make the cut as he should have been included well before you get to Black Adam.

I would also love to have seen Booster Gold, Count Vertigo and Black Lightning get in...maybe in the sequel?

Posted by stu

sweet! i was waiting for him!

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@evilvegeta74 said:

@Teerack said:

@Grey56:

Teerack said:

Having Shazam and Black Adam in the same game is just super lazy and pointless. With such a huge pool of DC characters they should have chosen more divers characters. People like Blue Beetle, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Etrigan, Deadman, etc.

You can say that about the skill set of the streetlevelers in the game, Batman =DeathStroke=Nightwing=Catwoman =Harley Quinn =Joker, (sadly no Canary)right? I believe this is more a yin and yang situation, where you a everysuper hero there is a complete opposite. Case and example Batman= Joker, Superman=Luthor/Doomsday,Shazam= Black Adam etc... This isn't about my power is similar to your' s, you're not needed in this game. Oh, I'm ecstatic that Black Adam is in the Game.

Yeah you could say that if being street level meant you fight in the same way....

@Grey56 said:

@Teerack said:

@Grey56: I don't think it matters how canonically strong a character is, because the game makers aren't trying to build a game to be horribly unbalanced so it doesn't really matter.

I'm afraid I don't understand your statement outside your assertion that it doesn't matter how canonically powerful a character may reputedly be. Regardless though if you're inferring that the developers aren't designing it to provide a 'power balance' between the characters - it still doesn't negate the fact that your prior assertion that their inclusion of Adam is either 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit unfounded. I don't think I'm alone in saying that the character has his own unique purpose in the DC universe as a person of powerful influence - however even if I were the lone voice, there's still time to see great characters like Jason Blood incorporated either from original platform launch or via downloadable content.

Uh... I don't know how you misunderstood my post so much.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

@Black_Claw said:

Hopefully Adams move set will be unique compared to Shazams. And I really want to see Static and Starfire make the cut.

I agree! Add Firestorm, Blue Beetle ,Captain Atom ,Fate, and Damian as a DLC and I'm cool

Posted by NightFang

@Teerack said:

Pointless and horrible choice.

They should have added Martin Manhunter.

Posted by Grey56

@Teerack:Your description of Adam's inclusion into the game as 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit harsh and unfounded - particularly when it sounds as if it's merely being parlayed between sour grapes of other characters potential inclusion/exclusion. No worries though.

Posted by evilvegeta74

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

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@Grey56 said:

@Teerack:Your description of Adam's inclusion into the game as 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit harsh and unfounded - particularly when it sounds as if it's merely being parlayed between sour grapes of other characters potential inclusion/exclusion. No worries though.

Lol I'm not getting the game either way so I really don't care who gets left out, but Putting Black Adam into the game would be like putting in Bizarro or Owlman after they already have Superman and Batman. Batman and Joker are both street level but the way they fight is still nothing alike. To be honest Nightwing was probably a wasted character slot comparing him to Batman, so I do see it as being lazy. Most other big fighting game companies like Capcom, Namco, and Team Ninja used also do this crap to, but they typically wait till DLC or sequels to add in characters that are essentially clones.

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Posted by Mbecks14

I wish they would've made this game more like Super Smash Bros instead of Mortal Kombat. DC characters aren't dark and gritty, someone at WB just doesn't understand their product. I mostly just have a problem with the whole tie in comic the superfluously turns the whole DCU against each other with Superman as an evil dictator/wife killer with Wonder Woman all hot for new murdery superman.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

Look forward to playing him.

Posted by Grey56

@Teerack said:

@Grey56 said:

@Teerack:Your description of Adam's inclusion into the game as 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit harsh and unfounded - particularly when it sounds as if it's merely being parlayed between sour grapes of other characters potential inclusion/exclusion. No worries though.

Lol I'm not getting the game either way so I really don't care who gets left out. But Putting Black Adam into the game would be like putting in Bizarro or Owlman after they already have Superman and Batman. Batman and Joker are both street level but the way they fight is still nothing alike. To be honest Nightwing was probably a wasted character slot comparing him to Batman. So I do see it as being lazy. Most other big fighting game companies like Capcom, Namco, and Team Ninja used also do this crap to, but they typically wait till DLC or sequels to add in characters that are essentially clones.

So let me get this straight; you originally post on this thread to offer qualitative commentary on an entertainment medium which you have no emotional or capital investment in - and then continue to press your original assertion of Adam's inclusion as being lazy by further statements (albeit via examples with no quantitative/measurable comparison) repeating the same. Then you go on to say that the fighting style is too similar in theme - yet earlier dismissed the notion of there being an innate need for 'power balance' between combatants. Oh well. It's probably simpler just to say next time "I'm not buying this game and I don't like that character" .

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@Nefilim927 said:

Can we get a Swamp Thing over here!?

HELL YEAH!!! and Animal Man He's so underrated.

Posted by SmashBrawler

I've reached a point where I don't care about any confirmed characters except for one. Yes, I'm still bitching about that, and no, I won't stop.

Posted by Teerack

@Grey56 said:

@Teerack said:

@Grey56 said:

@Teerack:Your description of Adam's inclusion into the game as 'pointless' or 'lazy' is a bit harsh and unfounded - particularly when it sounds as if it's merely being parlayed between sour grapes of other characters potential inclusion/exclusion. No worries though.

Lol I'm not getting the game either way so I really don't care who gets left out. But Putting Black Adam into the game would be like putting in Bizarro or Owlman after they already have Superman and Batman. Batman and Joker are both street level but the way they fight is still nothing alike. To be honest Nightwing was probably a wasted character slot comparing him to Batman. So I do see it as being lazy. Most other big fighting game companies like Capcom, Namco, and Team Ninja used also do this crap to, but they typically wait till DLC or sequels to add in characters that are essentially clones.

So let me get this straight; you originally post on this thread to offer qualitative commentary on an entertainment medium which you have no emotional or capital investment in - and then continue to press your original assertion of Adam's inclusion as being lazy by further statements (albeit via examples with no quantitative/measurable comparison) repeating the same. Then you go on to say that the fighting style is too similar in theme - yet earlier dismissed the notion of there being an innate need for 'power balance' between combatants. Oh well. It's probably simpler just to say next time "I'm not buying this game and I don't like that character" .

"So let me get this straight; you originally post on this thread to offer qualitative commentary on an entertainment medium which you have no emotional or capital investment in" So what if I don't plan on getting the game? The game isn't out I know as much about the game as you or anyone else, and I'm actually a very big fan of fighting games. I own quite a few, I've won some tournaments, and I own multiple fighting sticks. What's wrong with posting my thoughts and opinions on the character choice?

"and then continue to press your original assertion of Adam's inclusion as being lazy by further statements repeating the same." Uh when people post responding to me about my opinion it's pretty logical to respond and explain further...

"yet earlier dismissed the notion of there being an innate need for 'power balance' between combatants." No I didn't say that. I've read my post a few times and I'm actually very lost as to how you got that from my earlier post. You can keep thinking that I don't really care, so not going to bother explain an older post.

"Oh well. It's probably simpler just to say next time "I'm not buying this game and I don't like that character"" Or I could not because weather or not I actually get the game doesn't make my opinion any more or less valid, despite your attempt at dismissing it simply because you disagree with it, and if you haven't notice other people in this thread do agree with me, and I'm sure at least some of them will be getting the game.

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@evilvegeta74 said:

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

I here what you're saying and I do agree that some other characters that are not Batman related would really improve the cast, but I think the reason there are so many bat characters in the first place is because people KNOW the bat family. Not everyone reads dc comics with varied characters, but several people have played arkham asylum/city or have at least seen the Nolan films

Posted by JLDoom

Awesome! I can't wait to see his moveset!

Posted by Stormbox

@Uncommon said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

I here what your saying and i do agree that some other characters that are not Batman related would really improve the cast, but I think the reason there are so many bat characters in the first place is because people KNOW the bat family. Not everyone reads dc comics with varied characters, but several people have played arkham asylum/city or have at least seen the Nolan films

Yes, but if other dc characters got the publicity batman and co. get they would be much better known, so thats no excuse

Posted by PopRock123

Martian manhunter is only confirmed to be a cameo hope he makes the cut but if not i'll be fine with him being dlc. I also hope Black canary, Zatanna, and starfire make it too.

Edited by LaserLambert

I don't think Martian Manhunter is in the game, Ed Boon did an informal poll to see whether people wanted Martian Manhunter or Professor Zoom in the game, he did that a lot in the development of MK9, usually when he talks about a character in a non-vague fashion, that character isn't in the game, I think that both Martian Manhunter and Lobo and maybe Powergirl will be DLC.

as to the complaints that Adam and Shazam will play the same, that's ridiculous, just because they have they same basic powers doesn't mean they will use them the same in the context of a fighting game.

It's funny, back in the build up to MKvsDC every message board I went to I saw people begging for Black Adam to be in the game and now when they finally listened to them not many people were left wanting him. I don't really care, I just am pleased that so much of the roster is made up of villains, I was afraid it would be just a handful of villains in a hero vs hero story.

and as a side note to all the people asking for Red Hood, I'm pretty sure, Ed Boon or another stamped out that little flame of hope a while ago.

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@Stormbox said:

@Uncommon said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

I here what your saying and i do agree that some other characters that are not Batman related would really improve the cast, but I think the reason there are so many bat characters in the first place is because people KNOW the bat family. Not everyone reads dc comics with varied characters, but several people have played arkham asylum/city or have at least seen the Nolan films

Yes, but if other dc characters got the publicity batman and co. get they would be much better known, so thats no excuse

Interesting point, but a fresh company such as Netherreal with a new IP game isn't looking to take risks or boost popularity. Right now they have to focus on gathering a fan base of the game play and story, and having batman related characters draws people in to give the game a chance. I'm sure the sequel or dlc will feature more comic geek's wants.

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Uncommon said:

@Stormbox said:

@Uncommon said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

I here what your saying and i do agree that some other characters that are not Batman related would really improve the cast, but I think the reason there are so many bat characters in the first place is because people KNOW the bat family. Not everyone reads dc comics with varied characters, but several people have played arkham asylum/city or have at least seen the Nolan films

Yes, but if other dc characters got the publicity batman and co. get they would be much better known, so thats no excuse

Interesting point, but fresh company such as Netherreal with a new IP game isn't looking to take risks or boost popularity. Right now they have to focus on gathering a fan base of the game play and story, and having batman related characters draws people in to give the game a chance. I'm sure the sequel or dlc will feature more comic geek's wants.

Perhaps

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Stormbox said:

@Uncommon said:

@evilvegeta74 said:

To whom it may concearn: I hate to be nit picking and nothing against batman, but how many of the characters in this game are Bat related? Do you think they all belong? My last question is, do you think it fair to the characters who haven't made the cut to be left out for Bat related characters?

I here what your saying and i do agree that some other characters that are not Batman related would really improve the cast, but I think the reason there are so many bat characters in the first place is because people KNOW the bat family. Not everyone reads dc comics with varied characters, but several people have played arkham asylum/city or have at least seen the Nolan films

Yes, but if other dc characters got the publicity batman and co. get they would be much better known, so thats no excuse

True.

Posted by Cavemold

He will be vastly different play style than Shazam

Posted by Yung ANcient One

Who else is left for the Roster? Or how many more spaces do we even have left? I thought Black Adam was going to be the last playable character to be revealed. (+)

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