On March 27, 2013, the third part to the “Injustice” series was released. Continue with me now as we breakdown what happened this week in the prelude to Injustice: Gods Among Us video game. Please follow the link at the bottom to find my HubPages article on this paper that includes pictures from the comics.
We begin this comic in a Drone Command Center in Nevada. We find a man controlling a drone in another country. He fires a missile down into the city, but the missile never hits the ground. The commander asks the man controlling the drone to bring up all the cameras. When he brings up the camera we see Superman and he flies right through the drone.
We go now to the President in a room full of other people, councilmen and Generals. They conclude that Superman is committing treason fighting against his government. He has already killed someone on American soil without punishment, and he has infiltrated Bialya and destroyed their efforts. The President accepts that something must be done, but what can they do?
Their only option is not to take out Superman but to take out his family. A secret group of “assassins” (soldiers) break into the Kent house to kidnap Martha and Jon Kent. Fighting until the end, Kent takes out a couple of the soldiers before they are both brought down and taken away. The soldiers escape inside of a mirror while the Kent house burns around them. Superman flies to the house as fast as he can, but he is too late. The lead soldier chastises Superman from inside the mirror, informing him that there is no way to get back his parents. The only thing Superman can do is stop what he is doing with his revolution. If he doesn’t stop, they will start sending him small pieces of his parents as an incentive.
Wonder Woman draws together the Justice League inside their Watchtower as it circles the planet. She tells everyone that they have all lost people in the tragic bombing, but they cannot stop to mourn. Superman has been doing the opposite of that; he has been fighting. She tells them that his parents were taken last night in response to everything that he has been doing. She knows that they are doing this because someone wants to make sure they know their place. She believes in Superman and although what he has been doing lately can be questioned by most people, she still chooses to help. Everyone chooses to stand behind Superman and Wonder Woman to help save his parents. They know that Mirror Master was the leader of this group that took his parents. Flash is tasked with finding the Rogues who will know where McCulloch went. The Justice League goes after the Rogues and eventually gets Citizen Cold to talk and tell them that he is most likely in “Worlds End” a bar in Keystone City.
The Justice League goes to the bar and finds Mirror Master in the back room. Flash and Wonder Woman trick him and get him to confess that Superman’s parents are in Bolivia, in the Salar De Uyuni. Flash takes Mirror Master’s belt and takes it to Superman who uses it to enter the largest natural mirror in the world.
Next we find the President as he is informed by his General that the plan failed, Superman found his parents and saved them. Their one plan has failed. He enters his room alone but is approached by Batman who calls him an idiot for taking the man’s parents. The President thinks he is untouchable; the Justice League wouldn’t harm the President, and he is protected by the public perception. Batman informs him that he isn’t safe from a super human who could easily leave his dead body on Saturn, never to be found again. He tells the President that now he has not only failed but he has united the Justice League behind Superman. With that much power Superman can do anything he wants; he can finally bring about peace. But power corrupts…
Wonder Woman takes point on the front to bring peace across Earth. She stops a small battle on her own before it is able to head into Qurac. Even though she wants to bring about peace, she loves war. On the battlefield she is met by Ares. He has come to watch her as she fights for peace. She takes down the small army without killing a single person or harming anyone. As the last man retreats, Ares tells her she is too merciful. He asks her if she intends to take her place, to lie in bed with him. She simply tells him that Lois was an incredible woman. She will let him grieve and then she will be whatever he needs her to be. Wonder Woman then realizes that Ares fears her union with Superman. What would the God of War do in a world without conflict? She mocks him by asking him what he could be if there wasn’t war, Ares the God of Ponies! He attacks her, telling her to remember who she is speaking to. She tries to defend herself but he is fueled by war. He knows that he must kill her now before their union is official.
Before Ares is able to do anything, Superman comes in and punches him, breaking the spike off from his helmet. He lies on the ground, defeated by the Man of Steel. Wonder Woman cuts off his hand and takes it from him telling him he can have it back once he can be trusted. Ares tells Wonder Woman that he will be there the day her baby is born and he will stop its first breath. Taking her sword she draws back and plunges the blade into his chest. Superman is shocked by her brutality, but she informs him that it is more difficult to kill a God than that. He is not dead, he has just faded away. It ends with Ares explaining his fear of their union. Superman and Wonder Woman together pose a threat because she lacks the restraint that he has. She will do what he cannot. And if she is able to take away his restraint, the world could not fight against that. In a world that cannot fight, what would the God of War become?
To Be Continued…
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