Future State: Shazam! #2

Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
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Shazam’s soul is laid bare as he’s confronted by one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe! Revealing shocking secrets and the final fate of Billy Batson, the boy who was Earth’s Mightiest Mortal, this issue introduces a deadly new threat born from the ashes of the Teen Titans Academy: Raven!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Feb 22, 2021

    This wonderful story is brought to life by Pansica, Ferreira, Maiolo, and Leigh. The execution of the script includes brilliant notes of creative inspiration. A band of storytellers is in sync when the layers of skill are seamless. Shazam's trials are not over. But, when his redemption is final, it will be told with promise and shine with glory. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Feb 16, 2021

    Overall, this story has so much intertwined within it; its hard to believe its only been two issues. Packed with intrigue, deception, heartbreaking and shocking moments, horrific events, and a lot of action. Sheridan and team leaned heavily into this Future State story, and youve got to applaud them for the stupendous result! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 17, 2021

    Future State: Shazam caps off its two issues by revealing who is controlling Shazam and what will happen if he says his famous catchphrase one more time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 16, 2021

    Sheridan crafts some interesting plot twists and some big payoffs to his setup, but it feels like a major cheat that this story wont get resolved until Future State Black Adam. My big takeaway is DC should revisit this version of the Justice League with Sheridan and Pansica in the immediate future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 16, 2021

    This is a decent horror comic, but it's still not a very good Shazam comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 17, 2021

    The story was entertaining in its own right, though its final pages surely deliver a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 16, 2021

    The Rock of Eternity is hell and while I thought we would get further information about this or how Shazam! led from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse story from Future State: Teen Titans into the dark nature he presents here, it seems to have little connection and everything we got out of this story is somehow separate. Ultimately, there isn't enough information given to understand the time we were thrown into and this leads to a lackluster story that just tries to use the idea of a bad Captain Marvel to wow you, but I don't think that concept would enthrall any fan. Thankfully though, the art was great throughout. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 19, 2021

    Earth's Mightiest Mortal may also be its grandest fool as the golden age hero falls to a disappointing modern conspiracy. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 18, 2021

    There's been a good deal of pessimistic times presented in 'Future State,' but many of those have at least seen heroes taking a stand to try and better the world from getting any worse. Future State: Shazam #2 however, is resigned to the bleakness of the situation " even the body language of the characters reads as cold and at a remove from one another " and that dissonance between the chosen tone and what you'd expect for a Shazam story is a factor which the creative team proves unable to reconcile. Read Full Review

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