- Aug 25, 2020
DC Comics has just announced Injustice: Year Zero, a digital-first prequel to the popular Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and its tie-in comic books. While DC's previous Injustice comics have explored the five years of history leading up to the events of the original game and then bridged the gap between that game and its sequel, Year Zero dives even further back in the timeline. This prequel series explores a new conflict set before the fateful day when Superman killed Joker. Subtitled "Fall of the Old Gods," Year Zero sheds light on this universe's version of the World War II-era Justice Society, even as it reveals what happens when the Joker manages to take control of the world's most powerful heroes in the present day. IGN can exclusively debut several pages from Injustice: Year Zero - Chapter 3, which feature Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Check them out in the slideshow gallery below: [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=injustice-year-zero-exclusive-preview&captions=true"] Injustice: Year Zero is again written by Tom Taylor, with a rotating art team that includes Rogê Antônio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo and Wes Abbott and covers by Julian Totino Tedesco. The first three chapters are available to purchase now on Read DC, ComiXology and other digital comics retailers. Each chapter is priced at $.99, and a bundle of the first three chapters is also available for $2.49. The series will run for 14 chapters in total, with new installments releasing every Tuesday. “Year Zero isn't as morally grey as what comes after,” said Tom Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter. “This is Superman and Batman at the peak of their friendship. Lois and Clark as a team. The Justice League united, and the Justice Society as a shining example for all. Of course, by its very nature, there's going to be tragedy and shocks and deaths, but there will be hope, there will be triumph, there will be love with the loss and heart alongside the hurt.” While there's no word yet on whether a third Injustice game is in the works, we did recently learn about a surprising influence the series had on DC's Birds of Prey movie. Taylor is also the writer behind the popular DCeased series, which is set in another alternate DC Universe ravaged by a techno-zombie plague. That series recently received a digital-first companion of its own in the form of DCEased: Hope at World's End. Check out the video below to see Taylor reflecting on the challenge of combining superheroes and The Walking Dead: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/07/21/dceased-writer-on-creating-the-walking-dead-with-superheroes-comic-con-2019"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.