You might know that DC Comics has an Injustice comic running which sets up the stage for all the brawling in the upcoming fighting game. The story by writer Tom Taylor and artists Mike Miller and Jheremy Raapack is appearing in digital form first, with print editions following. Spoilers follow, so you may want to avert your eyes.
Check out this excerpt, where Jimmy Olsen gets headshot through a camera and something very bad looks like it’s going to happen to Lois Lane at the hands of the Joker.
In the downloadable chapter that came out this week — outed on Bleeding Cool — readers see the fate of Lois and what Superman does as a result.
The thing that sets Batman — and presumably a bunch of other heroes — against Superman is the death of the Joker at the Man of Steel’s hands. Joker tricks Superman into thinking that his pregnant wife is actually ultra-powerful villain Doomsday (who killed Superman once in a big event two decades ago) and Superman unwittingly flies her into space where, of course, she can’t survive. The comics indicate that Kal-El’s grief leads him to set up some sort of crime-free super-dictatorship so that no crime or unjust death ever happens again.
Injustice: Gods Among Us And The Fridging Of Lois (SPOILERS) [Bleeding Cool]