There's no denying the fact that INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US has been a massive success due to writer Tom Taylor. From the gripping plot twists to the super sharp dialogue and characterization, it's ultimately his solid script which has consistently impressed us. The art, however, has been more sporadic. Every now and then we're treated to some terrific pages, but for the most part, the quality has fluctuated a good deal. Chapter 32, though? It's one which finally thrives because of its truly magnificent art.
Jheremy Raapack, David Lopez and Santi Casas have created terrific visual ride. The team has done wonders with Taylor's script, crafting an epic and absurdly impressive battle between Superman and Captain Atom (told ya not to jump to conclusions with the last cliffhanger!). This series has delivered a lot of moments that'll make your jaw drop right away, but there's a panel in here which absolutely floored me. It's not a twist, it's not an emotional hit -- no, it's far more simple than that. It's merely Captain Atom slugging Superman in the face. We've seen plenty of punches thrown in this series, but this page is really something special. Everything from the impact on Clark's cheek to the shattering impact and momentum behind the strike is beyond commendable. There's so much energy and intensity thrown into the final turn of events, too. Raapack, Lopez and Casas deserve a round of applause for turning a fairly simple fight into a legitimately cinematic experience.
Now, this of course isn't to say Taylor is slacking in this issue -- not by any means, really. The bits of dialogue during the brawl certainly amuse, breathing more depth into this universe's version of Captain Atom and he of course grants Green Arrow a moment to let his personality shine through. Additionally, the plot plays out in a manner which will leave you counting down the seconds until you can purchase the next chapter -- especially if you've played the game's story mode.
It's basically one big brawl between two powerhouses presented with praiseworthy visuals. What's not to love?
Sure, this chapter essentially boils down to one extended fight (with awesome artwork), but Taylor still does enough to move all of the pieces forward when it comes to hitting us with the big moment that's sure to come. If you're a fan of the game, odds are you know what's around the corner, but just because we know the end result doesn't mean we know how it'll play out at all, does it? This is something the book consistently proves to us and I'm excited to see how they'll handle the next big scene inspired by the game's narrative. In the meantime, this is yet another issue which doesn't fail to impress. It doesn't dive into the heavy morals or feels the universe has to offer, but it does present plenty of super-powered punches which look fantastic and are hugely amusing.