Tom Taylor to write “Injustice 2” comic

Not only will there be a prequel comic leading to 2017’s Injustice 2 video game, but fan-favorite writer Tom Taylor is confirmed to return to the world he helped craft as he resumes scripting duties.

From the DC press release:

DC Entertainment announced today during the Injustice 2 panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego that acclaimed writer Tom Taylor is returning to the earth shattering Injustice universe. Taylor will helm the new Digital First prequel comic book series based on the highly anticipated Injustice 2 videogame developed by NeatherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Taylor played a pivotal role in creating the best-selling Injustice: Gods Among Us comic and served as the series’ original writer. His run quickly became a fan-favorite and was widely considered a huge critical and sales success.

“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,” said Taylor. “To be given so much freedom to play with the world’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains 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.”

The series will indeed serve as a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, serving as a bridge between the two games.

Taylor, who surprisingly left the title early last year to pursue personal projects, is well-regarded for bringing this world to life, and his just as surprising return is no doubt good news for fans of the series.

We’ll have more info, including a title and release date, as soon as we hear it.