Justice League: Futures End #1

Justice League: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jed Dougherty Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
5.7Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

The mystery of the Martian Manhunter is revealed at last as his decades-long plan for world domination comes to fruition! Continues in this months JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 17, 2014

    Justice League: Futures End #1 proved and awesome conclusion to last weeks Justice League United: Futures End #1, though fans who missed that may feel left out. Despite that it still gets a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 17, 2014

    Justice League: Futures End #1 was a good issue, but it felt like it could have been better. It needed a better artist and it needed to be more than just a fight scene with little else to it. The writing is definitely good here and enjoyable, but it could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 17, 2014

    I really enjoyed this two part story, but I do have to say that for the build up that the first part gave us, this conclusion just felt a little weak.  I really dug Dougherty's portrayal of the Justice League and even though some might find it a little too cartoony, it just really fit the issue for me.  So not much to say about this, it is what it said it would be Justice League: Futures End but it would of been nice to have a little more background on what the League is doing these days instead of a beat'em up on Mars.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Sep 22, 2014

    Futures End: Justice League #1 combines with its predecessor to make a fun superhero story. Jeff Lemire shows a real love for lots of different characters, and it's fun to see them all in play. If you're looking for a good superhero tale, you can't go wrong with this one. Read Full Review

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

    The issue has a pretty predictable resolution. And as it turns out: I was right to be skeptical of this story in my review last week. I wasn't sure if this two-parter would have any actual ties to the main Futures End story arc. The end here leads me to believe I was correct in my assumptions. It ends and not much is lost or gained. Now what this story does accomplish is showing us the current state of the Justice League. They're shown to be very careful, cautious and bigger than ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 18, 2014

    Overall, while this is not necessary a bad issue, it takes away from the more interesting subjects and focuses on individual characters not in the bigger Justice League picture. Still, this issue has me interested in Justice League's future, and I want to see how they become this way. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 17, 2014

    In the end, Justice League: Futures End #1 isn't bad, but it's not particularly great either. Lemire and Dougherty deliver a solid tale that hits all the right beats, but their version of the future isn't one quite worth investing in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Sep 17, 2014

    If you read JLU: Futures End, you'll likely pick this up. If you're reading the Futures End weekly, you'll likely pick this up. If you are just reading the Justice League monthly like myself, I can't recommend this as a standalone issue, since it isn't. Is it good? Sure. Is it great? Nah. Perhaps I'm not the most qualified to bestow final judgment. But for the sake of formality, I give it a thumbs up and three Daily Planet globes: Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 17, 2014

    The beauty of some of these "Futures End" titles is that they can wrap up character arcs well before their time, but its a mixed blessing. Both Captain Atom and the Martian Manhunter gain a sense of closure by the end of this issue, with the former's reminder of his humanity being particularly poignant. Yet as Martian Manhunter walks off like Shane into Mars' sunset, declaring that (like Poochie) his planet needs him, readers will be left wondering if this little foray was all much ado about nothing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Sep 18, 2014

    This is not exactly what I wanted fromJustice LeagueduringFutures Endmonth. I could appreciate Lemire's love for the characters, but I feel like it's somewhat out of place in these pages. It isn't an incredibly flawed story; it just doesn't blow me away. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Sep 17, 2014

    Dr. Manhattan… Err, Captain Atom about to blow up for the 9,654th time in DC history  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 18, 2014

    Jed Dougherty's pencils are the only thing I 100% liked about Justice League Futures End #1. The artwork is chaotic but never to a confusing point. Dougherty's artwork seems more in line with Marvel's house style instead of DC's house style. It's brighter and has a slight cartoony aspect to it that I really liked. Some of the interior battle scenes are a tad cramped, but Dougherty uses the space effectively so that we always know where a character is in relation to another. I'm a little surprised that Flash and Cyborg didn't get some type of costume change with the five year jump ahead. That seems to be the general trend for this month. Got to give the toy division something to work with. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 19, 2014

    "Justice League: Futures End" #1 is a pretty middle-of-the-road effort, best serving completionists and those who bought the first part of the story, but is a decent enough story that JLA fans can also enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Sep 22, 2014

    Justice League: Futures End #1 is a completely skippable book. It ties loosely to the Futures End event with a story that is continued from another title. Once again, the background events are more compelling than what takes place and would be more interesting to read. The artwork doesn't help any and is nothing what I would expect from a Justice League book. I'm sure the creative team had the best intentions but this issue doesn't work. If you see this one on the racks, just walk on by and skip it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 18, 2014

    Justice League: Future's End #1 isn't mind-blowing, earth-threatening or even worth the event. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 20, 2014

    A comic book that's clearly going through the motions. There isn't even much value in skimming. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 6, 2014

    I can't recommend this unless you're a completist. I loved Lemire's work on Justice League Dark, but this was like he was just going through the motions to fill space. I bought this for Dawnstar and Wildstar, and I wish I hadn't. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 22, 2014

    Simplistic and unimaginative

  • 2.0
    phospheneJ Sep 18, 2014

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1 did absolutely nothing for me. This is a continuation of last week’s Justice League United Futures End issue which I criticised for its boring “comic-book-by-numbers” ending, and unfortunately it does nothing to take it in an interesting direction or make me care about the characters or outcome. I am a huge fan of writer Jeff Lemire, (“Sweet Tooth” and his “Animal Man”/”Green Lantern” runs are fantastic) but it seems like he phoned this one in. Nobody’s perfect I guess, but this felt like a proper waste of money.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Sep 20, 2014

  • 5.5
    Redeadhood Sep 25, 2014

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