The GoodLast week's chapter of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US provided a quick break from the shockingly bleak events that took place over in Metropolis. It delivered a hilarious focus on Green Arrow and Harley Quinn, but now we're diving back into the dirt and it's time to see how Superman is holding up after he "killed" The Joker. I use quotes because it looks like he's a key character in the game and seeing as this is a prequel, I'm taking his demise with a grain of salt.
Picking up a day after the tragic events, Superman has a quite an epiphany -- he has the power to change the world, so why sit on his hands as humanity slowly self-destructs? I know many fear they're about to see Kal turn into some super evil and bloodlusted dude, but that's not the case here. In my opinion, his prior actions against Joker were absolutely understandable. In the blink of an eye, the woman he loved, his unborn child, and a city filled with millions of people (including close friends and co-workers) were all slaughtered. Frankly, I think it would be unrealistic to not lash out after something that horrific.
Mike S. Miller nails the facial expressions once again. Superman's eyes alone convey the powerful emotions going on behind that durable exterior. You can't help but feel his pain, anger and finally, determination. Additionally, the panel of him confidently walking into Bialya's capital building is beyond intimidating.
I've suspected Wonder Woman will play a primary part in Superman's actions -- almost as if she's his puppeteer (based on game trailers). Her brief bit of dialogue here has me once again thinking she'll serve as a driving force behind his influence and how far he'll go to chance the world.
While this issue doesn't deliver a twist, that by no means makes the cliffhanger less powerful. Those final words from the Man of Steel combined with the look in his eyes really sinks in. Simply put: it's on.