Injustice 2 Comic Series Announced, Writer Promises "Tears, Triumph, Tragic Twists"

"I hope to repair Earth and bring back hope... but this is Injustice."

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An Injustice 2 comic book series has been announced, and it will serve as a prequel to NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting game sequel. The series was revealed at the Injustice 2 Comic-Con panel, where it was also confirmed Tom Taylor will be writing once again.

Taylor previously penned the critically acclaimed first series, which was a prequel for the first Injustice: Gods Among Us game.

"Having had such a big role in tearing apart the Injustice universe and its characters, I'm very excited for the opportunity to return and do it again," Taylor said in a statement. "To be given so much freedom to play with the world's greatest superheroes and supervillains every week is a dream, and I want to thank everyone at DC, WBIE and NetherRealm for their continued faith in me, editor Jim Chadwick, and our incredible team."

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As with the first Injustice series, the new comics will debut before the game's launch in 2017. They will be released digitally every week.

"Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games," Taylor added. "In writing Injustice 2, there are a lot less 'Gods Among Us' than when we started our story, but I hope to join Batman and the world's finest heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind.

"I hope to repair Earth and bring back hope... but this is Injustice. Prepare for tears, comedy, triumph, devastation, shocking tragic twists involving DC’s most beloved characters…and Harley Quinn stealing every scene she's in."

During the same panel, two new characters were revealed for the Injustice 2 video game: Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman. Other previously confirmed characters include Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus, Supergirl, and Gorilla Grodd. You can watch Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman in action in this new Injustice 2 gameplay trailer.

Injustice 2, a sequel to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us, is scheduled to come out in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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