Originally intended to be announced on August 4th, it was leaked and covered by ComicBookResources that writer Tom Taylor would be coming back to the Injustice Universe for another comic run. After a few days of dropping hints with on twitter with these three letters.
It was later revealed that Taylor along with artists Rogê Antônio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo and Wes Abbott would be coming together to create a prequel comic to Injustice and would be titled Injustice: Year Zero. Exploring decades prior to the main Injustice storyline, it was revealed Year Zero will introduce the Justice Society of America into the universe, and put them up against the Justice League. Exploring more of the multiverse, similar to the way our vision of the League traveled to the Injustice universe to take on an evil Superman put an end to his Regime. The plot explained “Fall of the Old Gods,” will see Justice League discover of how their predecessors covertly fought during World War Two to bring down a tyrant. Then when the Joker finds a way to control the heroes, he uses his leverage to sabotage the Justice League — and the JSA — from the inside. And letting Tom Taylor precede his hit series.
It is uncertain if this comic will have a tie with any future game installments. NetherRealm Studios has had a track record of releasing a new game every other year with a pattern of a Mortal Kombat game, followed by and Injustice game. Beginning with the rebooted Mortal Kombat in 2011, followed by Injustice: Gods Among Us in 2013, Mortal Kombat X in 2015, Injustice 2 in 2017, and most recently Mortal Kombat 11 just last year. Since MK11 wrapped up its DLC releases in May 2020 with Mortal Kombat: Aftermath. So if the pattern were to continue, it would make sense to announce the next game in the series sometime this summer or fall and expect an early 2021 release date. Following the release of a tie in comic book with it.
Tom Taylor has quite the track record with DC Comics, seeing success in his story DCeased, Justice League/Power Rangers and the new recently announced Hellblazer: Rise and Fall. Taylor also wrote the previous Injustice comics that was told in a yearly format, and saw stories taking place over a five year span. Taylor wrote for the first three years of the series and returned when Injustice 2 was being released, to write all 72 issues of its run. The Injustice comics went into great detail of the events leading up to story we saw in the first video game. Showing the moments when Superman accidently killed his wife Lois with their unborn child, and how each member of the Justice League attempted to either rationalize with him or join him in his quest for dictatorship.
Injustice: Year Zero is set to release the first three issues digitally on August 4th with more issues coming out bi-weekly. Each comic will be only 99 cents or the choice to bundle them all for $2.49 on ComiXology. No release date has been scheduled yet for physical copies to hit store shelves. However, with this news we will be keeping our eyes open for a possible video game announcement to happen later this year. Possibly at DC Fandom on August 22nd