Earth 2: Futures End #1

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Daniel H. Wilson Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
5.1Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

Michael Holt has survived the war between the two worlds he's called home. Now, he's taking drastic measures to ensure that there will be no more war - regardless of the cost!

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 3, 2014

    I don't know if the story was written erratically or if the art couldn't convey the story properly, but this issue was a task in following.  While I like the motto that every comic is someone's first, this definitely shouldn't be anyone's first if they want to have any idea about what's going on.  I do have to say that Eddy Barrows is someone I love seeing on this book and he continues making this title look great.  The problems I have could just be trying to fit too much into a normal size issue and it just comes off cramped.  Now while the cover says Earth 2, don't expect seeing your favorite heroes from that title here, it's a straight up Mister Terrific story, so don't be fooled by the title and cover. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2014

    The good news is that this issue succeeds better than many Futures End one-shots when it comes to the art. Eddy Barrows handled the entire issue, and he brings a sense of power and grim foreboding to every page. That said, could any of the blame for the choppy pacing be blamed on his page layouts? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 3, 2014

    I love the concept of this book and I really enjoyed the visuals as static images, but taken in aggregate this book is all over the place and extremely difficult to get into. I would have actually preferred if this were just a blueprint or a snapshot of this world with an overarching narrative rather than focusing on the few characters it does. Those characters give us a glimpse into the world, but the pacing is such that theyre almost impossible to follow and wind up working against the strength of the issue rather than with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 4, 2014

    The only redeemable value of the issue is the art. However, it's still not enough to make it a good issue to pick up. The story appearantly takes place before the Futures End weekly series, and it kind of explains why Michael Holt is acting the way he is. However, the issue also brings up a lot of concepts we don't see in the weekly series anymore, and it only creates more confusions to the already confused DC Futures End universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 7, 2014

    What should probably be a multiple-issue storyline is crammed into the span of one, and it's as rushed and confusing as you'd expect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Sep 8, 2014

    Wilson gives you a familiar Earth 2 type of story on a different Earth that could have been delivered more easily. Still the overall issue was enjoyable and the art team nailed this issue and is worth the read. Me not being able to follow the story well hinder what could have been a great issue but still a solid one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 4, 2014

    This issue is a perfect example of reader expectations with the story presented. If you were curious about Terry Sloan and his origins then this was a sundae with a cherry on top. If you wanted some answers about the actual characters of Earth 2, then you'll be disappointed. Fans of Michael Holt will be treated to an action packed story with plenty of intrigue. Sadly only the art holds the issue back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Sep 7, 2014

    There were definitely the seeds of a very good story here, but unfortunately they were only there to be trampled under the boots of a far more average one. Saddest of all to me though, is that the most interesting and affecting moment in the entire issue, featuring the Earth 2 Lois Lane/Red Tornado only got one page before being completely ignored. Im sure it will probably be touched on again in the main Futures End story, but I still found it disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Rob Kitchen Sep 8, 2014

    Overall, Earth 2: Futures End is okay issue that does a terrific job of characterizing Michael Holt and has solid art. The narrative transitions and odd design choices make the issue difficult to understand, and ultimately, difficult to recommend to anyone who isn't a fan of the pre-New 52 Mr. Terrific. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Myke Ladonia Sep 9, 2014

    There are a few great set pieces for sale here, but, for the most part, the whole issue just tries too hard to let you know that its going to be important to the bigger Futures End arc with some really half-assed MacGuffin-esque set-ups. Id say this title could be skipped, if it werent for the fact that Earth 2 may become a big exposition dump for the entire Futures End plot. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Sep 4, 2014

    But this issue, while it had me apprehensive which I've been ever since I heard about the merger (however it eventually pans out) between the two Earths, showed me nothing good was coming of any of it all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 4, 2014

    As a whole, "Earth 2: Futures End" is a mildly-enjoyable if patience-pushing experience, highlighted by a couple of moderate bombshells and an attractive lenticular cover that combines two nice illustrations featuring Red Tornado by Giuseppe Camuncoli and colorist Pete Pantazis. While not a tremendous story, it's not a wretched one, either; but perhaps most importantly, it's definitely not mandatory. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 4, 2014

    Earth 2: Futures End #1 is a mess sadly, especially for this writer's first outing writing a DC Comic. The plot structure, writing mechanics, and more are an absolute mess and make this one of the more unenjoyable experiences I had with a DC Comics this side of Catwoman. I give the writer credit for trying to make a complete and fully realized story in a limited amount of space, but sometimes less is more and you need to know what to cut in order to make a good experience for the audience. Give this a pass and check out a better Futures End tie-in this week. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 5, 2014

    If this issue is any indicator on how Daniel H. Wilson might do with the upcoming Earth 2 weekly book, then it's time to start having some concerns. Wilson might be a great science-fiction writer, but not everybody is cut out for comic books. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Sep 4, 2014

    This isn't the experience I've come to expect from an Earth 2 issue, this is a teenage cover band trying to copy Pink Floyd in a garage with bad acoustics and little talent. There are so few redeemable qualities for this book outside of the action (which felt forced anyway), that I am only keeping this to complete my Earth 2 catalogue. I won't even be counting this as an Earth 2 comic. Read Full Review

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