The highly anticipated video game,Injustice 2, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios will receive a prequel comic beginning in April. It will originally be a digital first series. Writer Tom Taylor will be reunited with artist Bruno Redondo for the project.
Taylor and Redondo previously worked together on Injustice: Gods Among Us. The two will have quite a workload. DC promises that new chapters of the prequel comic will debut every week.
This prequel comic aims to connect the first Injustice video game with Injustice 2.
Taylor explained, ““Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games. There are a lot less ‘Gods Among Us’ in INJUSTICE 2 than when we started our story, but we hope to join Batman and the world’s finest Super Heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind.”
“Returning to INJUSTICE and working with Tom again feels like a homecoming,” said Redondo. “Much of the work I’m most proud of is what Tom and I did during the first comic and it feels great to come back. Tom is one of my favorite writers and one that I enjoy working with the most. We have a similar understanding of the characters, the drama and the humor, which I think helped make the first series so successful. Working in the Injustice universe allows us to do so many things we’re unable to do in any other comic and I can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for INJUSTICE 2.”
“I am so excited to continue working with Bruno Redondo. He’s a good friend and an incredible talent,” said Taylor. “I think Bruno ‘gets’ me as well as any artist ever has. We compliment each other well, and Bruno lifts INJUSTICE up with every stroke of his pen. As a former theatre director and performer, my main focus is always on how well our characters ‘act’ on the page. Bruno brings so much emotion to the page, nailing the low points and the high. His characters breathe, and he’s just as comfortable delivering big action and shocks as he is with my ridiculous humor.”
Along with interiors, Redondo will also produce cover art for the series. DC has tapped by Juan Albarran, Daniel Sempere, Mike Miller, and others to provide covers for the new series alongside Redondo.
Following the digital launch, DC will offer Injustice 2 twice a month beginning in May. It hits digital stands everywhere on April 11th.