The New 52: Futures End #9

The New 52: Futures End #9

Writer: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Can the Masked Superman stop a Rampage in Metropolis? Plus, Batman Beyond must figure out what to do after a startling revelation threatens to change his entire mission.

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 3, 2014

    Patrick Zircher is the main artist on this issue, with colours by Hi-Fi, letters by Taylor Esposito and the cover by Ryan Sook as always. As much as I've enjoyed Scot Eaton and Aaron Lopresti's pencils in this series, I've enjoyed Patrick's work as well and he really delivers a home-run for much of this issue. The only deviation happens in Michael Holt's storyline, where the style kind of changes and it is as if there was a secondary penciller here, but there are no credits. And as ever, Hi-Fi's colours are top-notch here, which isn't much of a surprise anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 2, 2014

    While I've been a bit harsh on this series the past two weeks, I have to say that the story seems to be back on track, offering us some awesome action, and just a few questions so we don't go completely crazy reading this issue.  It's a good time, and each week doesn't come fast enough for people that are following this huge story.  So check out this week's issue to get some entertaining exposition, some more jerk off helmeted Superman, and the always popular jump scare.  Well as much of a jump scare you can get from a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2014

    There are some satisfying reveals and teases to be had here. Terry McGinnis finally shows up again and moves closer to a good, old-fashioned Batman and Robin team-up. meanwhile, there's a cool twist early on that sheds far more light on the fallout of the Earth-1/Earth-2 war everyone keeps alluding to. Suddenly, I find myself that much more interested in reading Earth 2: Worlds End thanks to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 4, 2014

    A great looking issue that moves the plot forward more than most. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 2, 2014

    This issue tries to mention as many of the ongoing stories as possible and even delivers some big events. Grifters role has been enticing since his first appearance in the series and it continues to grow with much promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Jul 3, 2014

    Overall this was a great issue. All the plot threads were exciting and there were plenty of revelations to make any reader eager for next week. While the series continues to have a couple of continuity errors and minor distractions, they are heavily outweighed by the books strengths. FUTURES END continues its upward trend in quality each week as of lately. Fans of the series will definitely want to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 3, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End #9 is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it feels like a step in the right direction, especially as this narrative gets meat and even picks up speed. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jul 3, 2014

    Now that I've calmed down about the snail pace I thought the series was moving, I'm enjoying each morsel so much better. It helps that the artwork was cohesive, subtle, and exciting throughout. This installment didn't leave me with buyer's remorse that I've had to combat in times past. I'm becoming vested in the characters and the things that are happening to them are starting to matter to me. I'm looking forward to next week's release. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Jul 3, 2014

    Futures End #9 includes a major upset, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing in and of itself. It is definitely an issue that overall serves to add more to the story than it does to advance it with lots of little hints to what the characters will be dealing with eventually, but not actually showing it happen yet. It aims to keep readers interested, and does a pretty good job doing so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 5, 2014

    A slight step up from last issue, we are shown quite a bit this issue. Series writing team Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, and issue artist Patrick Zircher deliver a significantly more cohesive story this go-around, but there are still plenty of lingering (and even some nagging) questions. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 7, 2014

    This book is the very definition of "wait and see." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    havok1977 Jul 17, 2014

    Any issue without Firestorm is automatically better than any with those two morons around

  • 8.0
    Speeding Bullets Jul 12, 2014

    It took a while getting here but this is the book I was hoping for. Finally we the reader are thrown a few bones regarding many of the arcs that have been setting up and you can see how they may intersect down the road. The art has never been a problem but unlike previous issues this one has a nice balance of story and action without being exposition heavy. No spoilers here but there were a couple "Wow" moments and the biggest one for me was during the Grifter portion, which has been my personal kryptonite. If you were off the bandwagon now might be a good time to get back on.

  • 9.0
    the green death Jul 5, 2014

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jul 22, 2014

  • 8.5
    MotorBanker Apr 4, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jul 4, 2014

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Jul 16, 2014

  • 6.5
    Tamère Sep 18, 2014

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