Constantine: Futures End #1
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Constantine: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

After a desperate five-year quest, John Constantine has claimed the ultimate occult prize: the Helmet of Fate!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 16, 2014

    John Constantine versus Nabu is like Christmas come early. Highly enjoyable. Makes me want this team to do a Fate monthly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 12, 2014

    Even though this issue doesn't answer all the questions, leaving us with some unresolved plot points and the art can be inconsistent at times, it's a really great crossover issue that everyone should pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 12, 2014

    As far as done-in-ones go, this might be my favorite of Futures End. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 14, 2014

    I really dug this issue.  Everything from the art, to the setup, to the surprise ending, it was all just excellent.  Just the idea of pairing up Constantine with Doctor Fate was something that tickled me in a strange way that I'm not ashamed to say that I liked.  But like a lot of these Futures End titles they keep giving tidbits of exposition about the mysterious Earth 2 war and I find myself caring about that more than what led from it.  Don't get me wrong, this issue was enough without the explanation, but after reading all these event titles, I want that story more than ever.  So go check it out and see what this Dark character is doing Five Years From Now. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 10, 2014

    Constantine: Future's End #1 fully takes advantage of the con man Constantine is with the build up to a trick that no one could have seen coming. He's the type of guy to pull a rabbit out of his hat at the very last-minute after jerking your chain that he can't. This issue is dark, emotional, and brings Constantine down to Earth in a way which kind of humbles a man who always thinks himself the smartest man in the room. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 7, 2014

    This is a great issue with a good twist. To see these legendary magical powerhouses go head to head is something of sheer brilliance. The concept is a great one, one that will get people talking as Constantine proves that he has the power to outwit his enemy no matter who they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 14, 2014

    While I'm still not entirely convinced on the necessity of the Futures End gimmick month (or, indeed, even the underlying point thereof), there have been a few strong stories being told in the midst of the chaos, and this is one of them. There are a few references to the greater world, but it's mostly just the main character in a battle of wills in a locked room, and it's glorious in its simplicity. Constantine: Futures End #1 is a character study done very well, moody and fraught with mystery, with some excellent art and a nice twist ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Sep 11, 2014

    Fawkes does a decent job of digging into Constantine and explores the nasty heroics of the character, but fans of Fate might not be too happy with this one as Fawkes paints him as almost entirely villainous. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Sep 10, 2014

    Constantine: Futures End #1 is a book with a good base that feels like it is lacking something. Now, that could easily just be me here despite some weak dialogue and odd pacing. Personally, if you have been enjoying the series up until now, I'm sure you'll enjoy this issue and want to check it out. Otherwise, you may just want to read this in the store first to see if you want it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 12, 2014

    Totally disconnected from Constantine's appearance in the regular "Futures End" series, "Constantine: Futures End" #1 is more like an extra-special, continuity-lite (or heavy, depending on how much of this comes to pass) issue of "Constantine." This comic book serves as a nice interlude from current goings-on in John Constantine's own title, but also gives readers a chance to see the helmet of Fate and the wit of Constantine matched against one another in a compact, entertaining setting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 18, 2014

    Surprising me isn't easy, and yet Constantine's Futures End outing has managed to do it. It's not a perfect story, and it's not even really a Futures End story, but it's a good look at what Constantine is capable of when he puts his mind to it, and shows that magic has interesting sub-clauses to it that make what Constantine does possible. The artwork is superb, and overall this is one worth checking out. Can the main series get back to this level of quality? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Anderson Sep 23, 2014

    An adequate jumping-on point for new readers unfamiliar with this generally fantastic character who want to know before the TV series hits NBC this fall. Read Full Review

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