Future State: Gotham #2

Writer: Dennis Culver, Joshua Williamson Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 29
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Tragedy has brought Gotham City to its knees. Countless people are dead, seemingly at the hands of the Next Batman. Gotham demands justice, and Red Hood has vowed to answer their call. Even if that means beating his way through Nightwing and the rest of the Bat-Family to do it.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 8, 2021

    The black and white motif of this issue is visually pleasing. The drawings are intense and detailed. And the mood of each story is matched by the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 8, 2021

    Overall, there's really nothing wrong here but it doesn't break any new ground either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jun 8, 2021

    Jason Todd really needs a break. Let the boy take a vacation or something. I really hope things get straightened out soon, so Red Hood can come back into the fold. so that the rest of the family can eat their words. I don't see that happening in the next issue though, not with the way Future State Gotham #2 ended! I need to know what happens to our favorite disaster boy next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 10, 2021

    I enjoyed City of Bane, Joker War, and Future State. And now the prequel to Future State, but how can we "catch up" if the Future keeps coming at us. Ponder that as you read this comic. Is it good? Yeah"but it should have been in Black & White where it belongs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 7, 2021

    If DC intends to extend this story beyond the six issues they announced, we need colors on these pages " especially for the sake of action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jun 8, 2021

    This issue was a real spike in quality for me. The story finally found its footing, and it took off running. I'm actually excited to see what happens next, and I was not expecting that with the way this mini opened. The art was also far more appealing to me this time around, and I hope it sticks. The backup story is also fun, I really enjoy John Ridley writing Jace, and I like that the character is being fleshed out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 8, 2021

    Continuing to draw heavily on manga and cyberpunk sources with high energy action in a dystopian setting, Future State: Gotham pushes the overall story of Gotham forward with surprising and fun revelations, though they can't quite make up for the thinness of the plot so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 11, 2021

    This second issue feels a bit overstuffed at points, but there are some really interesting ideas at play that make this a storyline worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 9, 2021

    Ultimately, Future State: Gotham #2 is just okay. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 8, 2021

    Unless you need to get everything Future State, I wouldn't even think of buying this book.  Dipping back into an Event most readers have already left behind to do a lame manga ripoff is nothing I will ever recommend.  Maybe as a digital title, but even that would be pushing it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    fenixalasnegras Jun 9, 2021

    Definitely not disappointed, it was the mediocre writing I was expecting, if there were some nice things, but coupled with the bad black and white art is a bad job, I really only buy it because it is Red Hood, but if DC is doing the what he does with Batman, Nightwing and superman, what can you expect.
    So get out your crayons and draw .....

  • 8.5
    TheFightingBull Jun 9, 2021

    "I'm sending you to the one place I can't go. Because you're the only person who can do this mission"
    Bruce Wayne.

    "Jason's always been..confused about his methods, but his heart is usually in the right place too."
    Tim Drake.

    Future State Gotham has a easy narrative, may it's looking for a younger market. This is the first volume I have taken of the event, and it doesn't strike, and it isn't bad. The lack of manga-like color is not very convincing to me, but I accept it.

    The story is relaxed, funny and what are comics made for if not to forget about reality. Therefore, in my opinion this comic fulfills its objective.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jun 8, 2021

    I have to say, I expected better from Williamson, I didn't like this as much as I was expecting. Also, shame on DC for rewriting a story from Batman Black and White from a few months ago just to get those sweet extra-bucks, that's just totally disgraceful. And it wasn't even a good story at that.

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  • 8.5
    DCrévisions Jun 8, 2021

    Seeing the bat family reunited, Bruce with his motivational speech was really nice, despite being a future state.

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Jun 9, 2021

    Very interesting premise and world building for Future Gotham. This new Batman doesn't have the reputation of the old one... and now he's got a huge target on his back. But the real focus is how Jason is handling his mission and his interactions with the family. This is going places, I'm intrigued to see where.

    Also the back up issue is from the B&W series and it was one of the best stories from that. The art by Olivier Coipel is absolutely stunning and seeing a new dynamic duo take out some thugs is entertaining.

  • 7.5
    silencecaptif Jun 8, 2021

    I was surprised, the writing was not that bad, not like art without color.

  • 7.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Jun 8, 2021

    Predictable, yes and no. I know, because it was the most logical thing, not because it is DC and is immersed in making Red Hood an enemy of the family, otherwise I will say that it was not so bad.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jun 8, 2021

    there should have been color. save your money kids. lets hope the next issue is the final one.

  • 6.5
    Emma Jun 8, 2021

    I suspected it, I liked Bruce and Jay's alliance, as well as Jason's white streak, Rose was serious about dyeing Jay's hair.
    The family is beginning to suspect that there is something more to Hood's betrayal and the trap they set for him is evident.

  • 6.5
    LoveandComics Jun 11, 2021

    DC is preparing Hood for a major role, not only him, there is also Barbara as Oracle and Tim .... Robin ??? maybe in August we can find out what it's about.
    the absence of color detracts a lot, the story is not so bad, I really like an infiltrated Hood, it would be better with a dangerous Hood like barracuda as the character usually is. The answer to that absence hits us when B enters the scene.
    I don't want to spoiler more to those who are not up to date with the solicitation.

  • 6.0
    Absolute Z to the 4 Jun 12, 2021

    Not a fan of the art. Some panels look almost like layout sketches. I guess that's the style they're going for here. Maybe I'll get better at distinguishing the characters eventually.

    Is that Duke wielding Jefferson in the sword? It doesn't look like Jefferson holding the sword, but Duke is never named so maybe I'm just trying unsuccessfully to figure that out.

    Is Jason reminiscing about Rose (Ravager) in one panel? I guess that makes sense if he's thinking of someone else who can predict moves. But -- Dick doesn't read the future, he just has insight and instincts, so, no, the connection to Ravager is weak and the whole thing vague. Plus - it's kind of an obscure moment. Looking back, she did appear in 2 panels in #1 more

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  • 3.0
    ComickerPerson Jun 8, 2021

    The reveal was really dumb. Go read Urban Legends instead.

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