Superman: Futures End #1

Superman: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Lee Weeks Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Theres a new, much darker Superman prowling the streets of Metropolis! But who exactly is he?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 24, 2014

    Jurgens and Weeks give readers a strong look at the Superman of Futures End with this issue, and flesh out some very interesting aspects of the event as a whole. Futures End only gets better the more stories like this are integrated into it, and as we get more information like what is revealed in this issue it feels like this is really building to something big. Jurgens and Weeks have thrown down one of the best issues of the month right here, and if you're reading the weekly you have to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Sep 25, 2014

    Like everyone, Dan Jurgens is a writer who has strengths and weaknesses, and comedy writing simply isn't his strong suit. While his dialogue in this week's Booster Gold: Futures End tie-in falls flat, here his dialogue fits just fine. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gabe Bustamentez Sep 29, 2014

    Dan Jurgens has a very long tenure as both a writer and an artist on Superman and that experience helps make this issue so enjoyable. He has a tight grip on what makes Superman so important to everyone in the DC Universe and how he is able to inspire hope to people and even be an inspiration to fellow super-heroes. Lee Weeks provided very dynamic art throughout the whole issue. From big fight scenes and large action all the way to the simple dialogue scenes I felt a depth and weight to Weeks' art. This issue felt important to me. More details about the big war between the heroes, villains and the forces of Apokolips are given during this issue. A war that has been teased at a lot and has been the major backdrop for much of the Future End's overall story. A war that I hope we get to see in comics soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Sep 20, 2014

    This is a must read for Superman and Shazam fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 29, 2014

    I also love Lois in here as an investigative reporter looking deep into the story and telling the 'whys' not just the 'whats'. So kudos again to Jurgens. And loved Lee Weeks here. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Sep 25, 2014

    The art is very strong in this issue, and Lee Weeks does a great job. Weeks' character designs and facial expressions are really top notch and they make the story pop. The style is a bit different from what I would consider a “typical” Superman style, but then again..this is not the typical Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 25, 2014

    Lee Weeks' pages are a dream. They perfectly capture the size and scope of the story and the impactful nature of the choices these heroes have made. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - TJ Heilman Sep 26, 2014

    Finally a true Futures End issue that pushes the arc forward. I am so excited to read this and next weeks issue of Futures End now after reading this issue. This is how a 1 shot tie-in should be done, give some big information and at the same time keep you reader guessing. I personally think DC has a home run with this Series of Futures End, and I am going to be willingly giving my money every week to readit. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2014

    Superman: Futures End #1 doesn't really feel like it needs to exist but I'm happy it does. With a strong creative team and sturdy development forShazamI'm just sold on this version as this comic comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 25, 2014

    This issue began as a cool story that fit well into the Futures End event and even filled in some pretty big gaps.  Unfortunately, it devolved into a melodramatic and cliched story of being true to yourself.  Lee Weeks' art is good throughout, but the dialogue is just not up to par.  I love Shazam and seeing his story was good enough for me to recommend it even with it's flaws. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 26, 2014

    Despite the last-minute undo, the issue remains a fun and unusual look at a familiar character in an unfamiliar role. "Futures End: Superman" #1 also advances the overall "Futures End" storyline, making it one of the better and more essential tie-ins to the event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 26, 2014

    Jurgens fails to carry whatever shockwave emanated from the Shazam-as-Superman reveal, though he and Weeks deliver a perfectly decent follow-up issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark Majndle Sep 30, 2014

    The artwork was good and there was a story there, but nothing amazing or eye-popping. Hell, I don't even know why they called this Superman, SPOILER ALERT!!!! The main character wasn't even Superman! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 30, 2014

    Superman: Futures End #1 had unique set of circumstances. The concept of carrying on Superman's legacy has plenty of potential for drama, but little is realized here. It answers few questions and falls flat in critical areas. However, it does show that Billy Batson is capable of being a mature hero. Regardless of the circumstances, Superman was able to inspire him to be that hero and inspiring others will always be Superman's greatest power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 27, 2014

    Decent issue. I like an older Billy.

  • 8.0
    DarePool53 Oct 16, 2014

    Strong art and poignant, thought-provoking dialogue usually yield a decent comic. Throw in Billy Batson and you're onto a winner! Beyond this, I haven't read any of Jurgens' seminal Superman work, but I can now tell why he is held in high regard. Am also unfamiliar with Weeks' work, but very much enjoyed the kinetic energy with which is pencils were imbued. The fight scene, in particular, stood out. A very solid book overall and among the better offerings of DC's September gimmick.

  • 10
    Peaches Sep 26, 2014

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Sep 30, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2014

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