Action Comics: Futures End #1

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Sholly Fisch Artist: Pascal Alixe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

With the Man of Steel missing, ordinary people around the world start to mysteriously exhibit his strengths and abilities.

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 5, 2014

    But this is a fantastic issue. It looks back at the history of the DCU, acknowledges a classic story, and updates it. And it treats Superman with the respect he deserves, reminding us all we should be more like Superman, fighting for what's right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Sep 4, 2014

    Despite the fact that the impetus for the story " the origin of this Superman-like figure " is a bit too convenient, the issue still stands as one of the best one-shot issues in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 6, 2014

    Pascal Alixe and Vicente Cifuentes are on penciling duties here with Pete Pantazis on colours and Carlos M. Mangual on letters. The art has a very rough quality to it, but it is undeniable that the final result is pretty striking in itself. There's some internal inconsistency though (kind of very small, but it is there), and I think the overall result could have been better. Still, I loved it, to be honest! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark Majndle Sep 9, 2014

    Read the book to find out because its Superman and its freaking awesome! . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 3, 2014

    Is this a mandatory read for FUTURES END? No, it doesn't appear to be, but it's still an engrossing experience which focuses on what Superman stands for without actually having the Kryptonian in a majority of the pages. It can be a little too blunt with its message at times, but it's still a good message overall and well worth reading if you're one of the people who wonders why Superman has fans. People not following FUTURES END will feel a little left in the dark, but overall, it doesn't take too much from the narrative and still feels like a satisfying and mostly stand alone read. However, whether it'll inspire you to continue reading FUTURES END is a whole different story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 4, 2014

    Action Comics: Futures End #1 is well told story that brings an interesting focus on the current state of Clark Kent in Futures End. This is not the most explosive issue of the event thus far, but it enriches the Futures End experience by providing a welcomed look at the void and internal conflict of the world's most powerful hero. At the end of the issue I found myself far more invested in the status of Superman in the weekly title, so I'll call that a win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 5, 2014

    It's not an essential story to the Futures End storyline, but it has enough little teases to pique ones curiosity. If you were expecting an average run-of-the mill super hero story, one might be a little disappointed, but I wholeheartedly recommond this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Sep 5, 2014

    All in all Action Comics – Futures End #1 was a good comic. Sure it had some mistakes, but it was better then what I would expect in a Futures End special. It's something you don't have to Futures End to get, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2014

    Action Comics: Futures End is a nice one-shot, as though the lack of Superman's appearance may seem off putting, the symbolic tale proves otherwise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2014

    On the whole, this uplifting story is a nice change of pace from the generally darker world of Futures End. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 3, 2014

    I'm confused by this issue.  It's a nice little Superman story, but an unnecessary Futures End one.  Sholly Fisch shows why Superman is an inspiring hero, but at the same time DC shows how to force an issue into an event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 4, 2014

    The spirit of Superman is there, but the ugly artwork keeps this one-shot from soaring. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Sep 4, 2014

    Once again, if you're looking for an Action Comics book with heavy ties to Futures End you're going to be disappointed. While we get a good story it's not the one I wanted. I wanted one explaining what Superman has been doing during Futures End and why. I've read three of the Futures End one-shots released this week and only one has decent ties to the event. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the purpose of these books but I don't know what DC is thinking. If this problem persists it is sure to piss a lot of people off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 6, 2014

    An odd, simplistic little fable that doesn't really take advantage of the five-year jump, nor will it stand out to anyone reading for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 8, 2014

    I was really disappointed in this book. This makes me glad I'm not purchasing all the Superman titles on a regular basis. I'd avoid this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 4, 2014

    "Action Comics: Futures End" #1 isn't a bad comic, but it doesn't stand out either. It doesn't add much to "Futures End" (other than giving a tiny bit more back story to Superman), but it doesn't take away from the series either. It is worth noting, though, that this feels like a story that could have just as easily been told in the present day. Once you notice that, the comic suffers a bit more. Without that little glitch, this would have been a completely average, down-the-middle comic. Missing the whole point of tying into the timeline of "Futures End," though, feels like a wasted opportunity. A slight stumble for a comic that was already otherwise average. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Sep 5, 2014

    Action Comics Futures End #1 is a boring, ugly, and uninspired. With a story that goes nowhere, artwork that fails to stay consistent, and an overall dull guardian angel, readers should give this is a big pass. Read Full Review

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