Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Dan DiDio, J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Phil Winslade Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

With one coin of redemption left, the Phantom Stranger faces his final challenge - in front of the new Council of Eternity!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Sep 4, 2014

    This is the perfect finale to Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger. Although it likely serves as more of a what-if piece than a full promise of things to come, it's still a well thought-out, phenomenally told, and beautifully presented story. It does exactly what DeMatteis has done every single time the Phantom Stranger has been pulled into an event: Use the event to boost the Stranger's story. And although this series is finished, there is more to come with the Stranger. And if it's even a little bit like this, it will be great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 5, 2014

    DeMatteis' script, with the dialogue, is every bit as great as Didio's plot here. I won't go into details but suffice to say that this issue packed a hell of a lot of punch than I'd thought it would, and that it is my favourite Phantom Stranger issue to date. Great pacing, great story, great characters, great resolution, nice emotional moments, it has it all, in spades. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Ford Sep 9, 2014

    Setting the foundation for the Trinity of Sin, this one-shot from DC crams so much information into such a small space that I read the book twice in one sitting. In Dog we trust. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 4, 2014

    Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1 is a great send-off and final issue for this series. Even if its not the official ending to this character, it might as well be all things considered. The story is simple but engaging, the writing is solid, the ending is fantastic and the artwork fits the comic very well. J.M. DeMatteis and Dan Didio really brought it home with this book and I look forward to seeing where this character's future lies in his next book, Trinity of Sin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Sep 5, 2014

    All in all Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger " Futures End #1 is a great way to end the series. It wrapped up everything that happened since the beginning. But leaving it open for readers to read more even if it's in the present or the future. It's a must read for readers of Phantom Stranger who didn't like how the last issue ended before the Futures End special. I will miss the series now that it's over but I won't miss it too much as the entire Trinity will be back withTrinity of Sin later this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Sep 6, 2014

    Plot lines were at the forefront and DeMatteis and Didio weave through them with real skill. The writing works to establish The Stranger anew, and leaves us satisfied in how he left off. Theres even a wink at the Pre-New 52outfit which becomes a spectacular nod to the fans that the Stranger has become who he was always meant to be. The art by Phil Winslade was serviceable enough, but thankfully was not the focus. It was a touching goodbye to a series and it's characters, and the Stranger. It's a finale that has got me excited for Trinity of Sin next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 4, 2014

    While this title really does nothing to tie it in with the Futures End event, it sure as hell works great as a final issue to the series. I was really hesitant to call any of these Future End titles the final issue of any of last month's cancelled books, but if they are anything like this issue, then bring them on and give us some closure to those books. Just a phenomenal story and what a way to keep the Stranger around while changing his dynamic in the land of Five Years From Now. I loved this series and I'm sorry to see it go, but if it has to, then this is the way to do it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Sep 4, 2014

    I could read J.M. DeMatteis writing the phonebook, but I'd rather read him writing characters not bound by such predictable themes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Sep 5, 2014

    Overall, the story and art is completely average and only serves to please Phantom Stranger fans as it really doesn't add anything new to the series, only that The Phantom Stranger finally has a good day for once. The series doesn't really feel complete, with unfinished plot points that look like they will never be resolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Speeding Bullets Sep 5, 2014

    This served more as a final issue than a "Futures End" tie-in ,that said I enjoyed it.

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Oct 2, 2014

    A very nice issue, which jumps to the end of PS's journey for redemption. It works pretty well as a stand-alone, but needs some aspects of the series to feel the full weight. I look forward to reading the BLIGHT TPB, and if its good i may read the new "Trinity of Sin" series in TPB!. . . . NOTE: DC promised $3 AND $4 covers. i only saw the $4 ones, over 3+ shops! SCAM?!? NOTE: After re-reading this, after reading the BLIGHT event, im giving this book an extra .5 points.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 7, 2014

    I didn't love the choices for the council and how well they got along and how they didn't seem like their evil selves. That said, it was intriguing and good.

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Sep 7, 2014

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