Batwoman: Futures End #1

Batwoman: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Jason Masters Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
4.7Critic Rating
2.5User Rating

Now a creature of the night, Batwoman turns against her former lover, Nocturna, in final, deadly conflict!

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Rob Kitchen Sep 22, 2014

    Batwoman: Futures End #1 is Marc Andreyko's best issue of his run on the title. It successfully creates an outstanding and fresh dynamic between Kate and Beth Kane, as well as tease an exciting new status quo for the title. Complete with art from Jason Masters and Guy Major, this is a Futures End tie-in issue that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 19, 2014

    Andreyko and team delivers a surprising book that is entertaining from beginning to end. There's so much to enjoy here, that the negatives are easy to move beyond. Above any other Futures End title, this issue (aside from Kate) feels like a natural future! I recommend you get this issue if you are (or were) a fan of Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 18, 2014

    Batwoman: Futures End #1 is an odd one. It's certainly not a badly written book, lays out some interesting hints for what we'll be seeing in the main book soon, Beth was a great addition, and the artwork wasn't too bad. On the other hand, the very dark route, depressing story, and depiction of Kate is going to have more than one person shaking their heads in disappointment or annoyance. It may be worth reading, depending on how you feel currently about the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Sep 20, 2014

    While otherwise meaningless in the grander context of the Futures End event, I found myself enjoying the fight sequences of this book with a few minor annoyances. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Sep 20, 2014

    Overall, this is an odd, frustrating issue. Most of the questions this issue leaves unanswered look to be addressed in the upcoming story arc as it fills in the gaps between the last issue of Batwoman and the future shown here. In the upcoming arc, we may get a clearer idea of what Marc Andreyko has in mind for Batwoman. However, this issue's story feels like a betrayal of Batwoman as a character"sometimes it's interesting to see the hero brought low, but only to see them rise again. This story offers no redemption, and no hope"no future for Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 18, 2014

    This is a comic that makes me hope Futures End isn't actually the eventual future of the DCU. It has its charms as a superhero horror romp, but it does too much damage to Kate as a character fr it to be a worthy continuation of her journey. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 21, 2014

    As crossover madness one-shots go, I've read much worse, and the creative team here clearly has chops and enjoys the world of Batwoman, but I'm just not feeling this story. One of the major supporting characters doesn't seem to get named in the comic at all (though I'm assuming him to be a Clayface) which makes his death less meaningful. All told, while I appreciate what they were going for, Batwoman: Futures End #1 ends up a pretty overage comic with some occasionally bizarre art. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 18, 2014

    If you are a fan of Batwoman and/or love Kate Kane, don't read this issue.  You will instantly regret it and the bad taste is bound to last well into the return of the regular run of this book.  I expect better from Mark Andreyko, but I'm starting to worry,  First Maggie, now this.  I hope this isn't the beginning of a downward spiral. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 18, 2014

    People were invested in Batwoman because she helped fill a need for diversity and the book was one of high quality. Now, she's a vampire, and the shift from critical darling to anonymous DC dreck is complete. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Sep 22, 2014

    "Batwoman: Futures End" #1's only strength is that it is a blessedly short read with its sparse dialogue and simple artwork. Fans of Batwoman especially will bemoan her total mischaracterization, for there is no Kate Kane to be found in this issue -- there is only vampire. Fortunately, this issue is completely skippable in the grand scheme of the event and the series. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jennifer Flatebo Sep 23, 2014

    I was hoping for some level of understanding but as I read on I couldn't wait until it ended. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Sep 17, 2014

    If you are a true BATWOMAN fan I urge you not to read the issue. It will have you flipping tables and screaming at tablets. I wont give up on my red haired bat and what she stood for and neither should readers but I will say that the next issue wont be our Kate anymore. Go back and read what made you fall in love with her in the first place and one day we might get her back but until then. Solider on, just solider on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 18, 2014

    The story read strangely. The art was confusing. Some panels didn't make sense--almost as if they were misplaced or out of order or something was skipped.

  • 2.0
    Redeadhood Sep 25, 2014

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