The New 52: Futures End #5

The New 52: Futures End #5

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
6.1Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Mr. Terrific unveils his latest technical achievement but will it take over the DC Universe? Plus, Firestorms inner conflict explodes!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Jun 5, 2014

    Overall this issue was much better than last week. Artist Jesus Merino does an excellent job illustrating the book, while the series team of writers deliver one of the best written issues of the series thus far. This issue does an excellent job of increasing the readers intrigue by ramping up the pace and introducing brand new mysteries. While the pace isn't asfast as I'd want it to be, it does appear that the book is heading towards some big moments. I'm really glad to see this book made me feeling as excited as it did three weeks ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 6, 2014

    So, not quite the awesome I was expecting this time, but my interest in this series is still high. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    The first month of Futures End was all downhill after two solid opening issues. Luckily, the series rebounds to a certain extent as it begins its second month. The general quality of the dialogue and characterization seems better and more cohesive, though I'm still not thrilled with the newly fame-hungry Mister Terrific (who becomes the New 52's answer to Steve Jobs in this issue). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 4, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End #5 is one of the slower issues in the series so far, but the writing maintains it's strength. New story angles are introduced while others become more complex and while the artwork isn't jaw dropping, the storylines do progress in this issue. A different blend of storylines may make for more dynamic issues down the road but issue #5 does an adequate job of moving the story along while giving readers who are interested in these particular arcs some more to chew on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 9, 2014

    Futures End is a good series, but of course, some issues are going to be duds and unfortunately, this is one of those issues. It's probably due to so many characters being introduced, making it difficult to focus on everyone at once. This issue is pretty boring compared to the last five, but we still have a long way to go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 4, 2014

    Even though we're six issues into this series it seems to be taking it's good ole time to get anything going on.  Now don't get me wrong, I've been digging this series, but a clear direction for the main characters featured isn't too much to ask for in my mind.  I know we'll be getting this every week for a year, but having five different characters and only given a small scene for each is getting tedious in trying to follow the story.  Besides for the the possible inclusion of a beloved character into the New 52, I don't really see the appeal to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 5, 2014

    While I am no more certain what to make of "Futures End" now in than I was when I finished reading its short tease in "Aquaman and the Others" #1, I am intrigued. The series hasn't hit fever-pitch, must-read levels yet, but the questions are enough to keep me dialed in, for now. Read Full Review

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

    Dissatisfactory as the material may be, there sure is a lot of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 5, 2014

    New 52: Futures End #5 is a mediocre entry that, for me, diminishes some of the good built up so far. It's not a killer but it did leave me underwhelmed as this comic comes lightly recommended for only the hardcore followers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 4, 2014

    Once again, Futures End loses grasp of potential intrigue due to heavy confusing exposition and very little happening that is actually interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jun 25, 2014

    It's a weekly comic. If you can afford it, I'm sure it will make for a nice in-depth story if you read each and every issue. If you can't, well then you might be able to get by without it. The artwork isn't given much chance to shine, however, there is plenty attention to detail. It is a slow issue that leaves me wanting to know what's going on with Tim, Terry, and Frankenstein. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jun 4, 2014

    Each week this series strives to bring new characters from the DC universe into the fold. This issue keeps up with that notion and serves to raise even more questions. The casualty of this issue is its necessity to cater to the many side stories brewing that it doesnt seem to find its spark until a zippo does so at the end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 10, 2014

    The story is developing in interesting ways (although a lot of stuff is in play, and hopefully the fun stuff won't ALL go away), which means that The New 52: Futures End #5 is getting better, but it's still not quite good enough to be must-read material, and the crazy-quilt creative process is not creating the synthesis that marked 52. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Jun 22, 2014

    I hope thats the last we see of Firestorm for a while. The rest of the issue was pretty good.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 6, 2014

    So many different plot threads that it's hard to get any traction.

  • 5.5
    Speeding Bullets Jun 5, 2014

    Outside of the first few pages and the last few moving the story forward a bit this issue didn't offer much.The bulk of the issue centers around Grifter who continues to be my least favorite part of the book. This needs to get better fast or I'm going to have a hard time justifying the twelve bucks a month. At this point I'm only hanging in there because of the talent involved and I don't want to consider the fact that the September solicitations will be one-shots tied to a story I no longer care about.

  • 8.5
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  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jun 5, 2014

  • 6.5
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  • 5.5
    SwampyCA Jun 22, 2014

  • 5.0
    Tamère Sep 16, 2014

  • 4.0
    Kaleavland Jun 5, 2014

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