Future State: Batman/Superman #2

Writer: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save the Man of Steel nears its end! All we know for sure is that during this battle, something happened that drove a wedge between Bruce and Clark...Discover the answers in the conclusion that will rock the World’s Finest to their core!

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 23, 2021

    All around, a really solid book. Technically sound and it hits all the right beats creatively. A very, very entertaining comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    More evidence that Yang remains one of the best superhero writers at DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 5, 2021

    This issue seems to push that a little bit further in a direction I'm not exactly happy with. While last issue it was clear that while fundamentally different, the two work together well and like each other. This issue again veers into the all two common realm of breaking the two apart. Read Full Review

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    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 2, 2021

    The creative team delivers on the concept of the last World's Finest story in a unique and satisfying way. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 23, 2021

    If you've made it this far, you have to be a DC fan. Make sure you've read all the best DC Comics stories of all time. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 23, 2021

    This is a fun issue. A lot happens within its pages, but it's all balanced out so well that everything fits nicely. The pacing is tight, the writing crisp, and the art solid. If you're looking to relax with some light reading, then give this book a chance! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2021

    The Artists deliver some great art throughout the issue. I would have liked to see more action to match the tension of the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Feb 25, 2021

    A bounce back is better than an utter flop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Feb 24, 2021

    Overall, Future State: Batman/Superman #2 was an enjoyable read and showcased a fun, yet interesting, dynamic between the two heroes. The way things were left between Batman and Superman at the end comes across as a strained and tense friendship, and yet with the vague feeling that if push comes to shove, egos will be put aside to help the other out. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 23, 2021

    Future State: Batman/Superman #2 concludes this very near Future State title with glacial pacing, explanations that are paper-thin, and gross body horror art. Thankfully, the art is the highlight of the issue, but this title is one of the mediocre Future State experiments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 24, 2021

    Giant, insane monsters and mutants abound, so if his run on the ongoing series will be this bananas it will be worth looking at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 23, 2021

    You can skip this one without missing much unless youre really curious about the rise of The Magistrate. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bats20832 Feb 23, 2021

    "Supes." That's what Gene Luen Yang thinks The Batman calls Superman.
    That is how much Mr. Yang understands the Batman character. "Supes."
    How many times in past 80+ years has The Batman called Superman "Supes"? That's right.

    The Magistrate regime just happens to have a facility to develop artificial Kryptonite, with all types of Kryptonite weapons on hand. And schizophrenic Professor Pyg is supposed to have the capability to readily and instantly (?) clone parts of Superman, and monster versions of Superman. Because.... yes, Mr. Yang never explains any of that.... because after all, then you would need a plot.

    The good news: thank goodness it was ONLY two issues and just $8 that you will never see again. more

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  • 7.5
    Swift Planet Mar 30, 2021

    Gene Luen Yang is one of the most underrated writers of especially Superman and I look forward to his ongoing. This wasn't his best, trust me.

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Feb 23, 2021

    And so Future State officially ends. Well, there's still going to be few related releases next month, but the hectic two month long event finally reaches the finish line, and I couldn't be happier because after 8 weeks of reading (and reviewing) every single comic from it, I feel drained and exhausted. It's been a very rough and uneven ride, with some good comics, some terrible ones as well, with their quality shifting faster than time signature in a Dream Theater song.

    This comic is my last to review. Why this one? Dunno, honestly. If I was to make a punchline regarding this event, I could have chosen a better fitting title, but by sheer accident this one's the last, and there's no real big analogy concluding Future State. Becau more

  • 8.0
    DiRT May 13, 2021

    Gene Luen Yang’s final chapter of this Batman and Superman team-up reads like the final chapter of Batman and Superman’s friendship, strained and exhausted, before the events that lead to Superman’s exit from Earth and Batman’s descent into the worst version of Gotham City ever imagined. It’s sad because even as the two allies see their friendship falling apart for various reasons, they still maintain a lot of mutual honor and respect for each other, though they won’t admit it.

    Following up on the heels of last month’s story, Superman has been captured by Professor Pyg while Batman discovers that Pyg is working for The Magistrate, though he’s pretending to be leading a resistance group against Gotham’s evil ove more

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Mar 21, 2021

    Pretty decent ending to one of the better Future State books. Excited for Yang's upcoming Batman/Superman stories.

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    This was alright. Nothing special.

  • 7.0
    F.T. Wolf Feb 24, 2021

    Much improved over last issue if you ask me. The mainplot is still not that interesting. I don't find the false face society nor Mistery Pyg intriguing nor threatening enough to warrant the team-up. However, the dynamic between Bruce & Clark is strong. It's what their dynamic should be, even if I find Bruce to be a bit to much of a, well, prick.
    Art's not bad either. The designs of the monsters are pretty good, decently horrifying.


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