Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Brandon Easton, Sean Lewis Artist: Valentine De Landro, Cully Hamner, Michael Avon Oeming, John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 6, 2021 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 36
6.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures-which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she is not happy with your decision.
Meanwhile, in the new bottle city, a new hero has risen. Jake Jordan, the former Manhattan Guardian, came to the City of Tomorrow to start over. But he’s not the only one who wants a new beginning. An anarchist calling herself Honest Mary sees this time of more

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 6, 2021

    All in all, this is a strong issue and one of the better Future State titles so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Jan 5, 2021

    Within the pages of Superman of Metropolis #1, Lewis " through the simple use of a dialog box " makes it very clear what DC has in store. While the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal have changed the very foundation of the DC Universe, Future State is here to take the reigns and move DC forward. New multiverses. New possibilities. New realities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jan 5, 2021

    I was never a huge Superman fan. Ive always felt that he was someone better suited for the villain's life and seemed to be underwhelming at times. Over that past year or so, Ive been diving into more Superman books and having more conversations on Superman and I can feel my opinion of Kryptons favorite son changing a bit. Sean Lewis does a great job in aiding that opinion change. His take on Superman was superb and we can only hope he has more Kryptonian tales to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 5, 2021

    The Superman story proves a warmup for two very entertaining backup stories that will make Superman of Metropolis worth following. If the main feature improves, this could be a standout Future State title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 5, 2021

    When all is said and done Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 delivers an interesting start to its story. While it slams the gas on the plot a bit hard, requiring the reader to take in a lot of backstories, I would say it is overall worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 5, 2021

    The imagery in the main story was vibrant and full of energy. There were some great visual moments throughout and the action was great. The Miracle Man story art was a little too subdued. It lacked any visual flair that would have made it fun or engrossing. The Guardian story art was fine. There was a lot of energy to the action, but that's about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 11, 2021

    An interesting new format elevates the entire package in an experimental take on Metropolis's protector. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 5, 2021

    Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 is a decent read but doesn't quite have the excitement I was hoping for. As an arc for an ongoing series, it'd all be very interesting but as a two issue story it feels like we're dropped into something well underway. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 5, 2021

    There is some clever social commentary mixed in here, but overall this and the main story don't fully connect. Unlike the other Future State stories, I'm not quite seeing how this feels like Metropolis yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 5, 2021

    Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1 is pretty OK. It started shaky and it gets better as it goes. The best parts, as previously mentioned are about the aftermath of Jon's actions. That is such a great idea. The stories do not follow a straight line, so folks need to buy the other Future State Superman book to find out what happens. Pretty good sales tactics DC. I am all in for this ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 5, 2021

    The art is all pretty stellar in this and compliments the different stories being told here... I just wish I was a bigger fan of those stories. I feel lost in this future world, which may be the point right off the bat, but the concepts and ideas being presented here just didn't hit for me and I wish we would have had a better look at this future world instead of the better look at a shrunken domed Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 5, 2021

    Across these three tales, the art is the strongest component of each with de Landro and Louise producing some dynamic pages that stand out the most through the combination of minimalist linework and sharp coloring. It would certainly be interesting to see how they could render Metropolis on a larger story after 'Future State' comes to an end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 7, 2021

    A mixed bag of an issue, but there's some solid ground work in the stories it presents. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Jan 6, 2021

    If anything, the disappointment with 'Superman of Metropolis' is that these great ideas can only be explored in this issue and the next. If this was the first issue of a new Superman series, I think I would be a lot more complimentary. But it isn't. And for a miniseries' opening, I can't help but be let down. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 15, 2021

    Only the boldest Super-Fans need apply. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 8, 2021

    Let's just say, again, I am glad this isn't the title for long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Merlyn Jan 5, 2021

    The first and second story were ok, the third one got off the rails. I really don't get the hate for Jonathan as Superman. So it's okay for Yara Flor to be Wonder Woman, it's okay for Tim Fox to be Batman, two characters that have absolutely nothing in common with the main characters but it's not okay for HIS SON to wear the mantle of Superman? That makes zero sense.

  • 3.0
    Nihilist Jan 5, 2021

    Now this comic is just dreadful, by far one of the worst titles Future State has to offer so far, and let me remind you the bar isn't very high to begin with. What a boring, nonsensical and pitiful attempt to pass the Superman mantle to Jon. It would be funny if it wasn't s sad, because after what Brian Michael Bendis did to Supes, I thought it'd be hard for DC to keep things comparably bad. And yet here we are.

    Neither of the three stories featured in this book felt passable to me. They're the epitomes of futility. They exist, but why exactly, that I don't know. They tell stories, but I don't know what they want to tell exactly, if at all.
    Bottomline, they seem to exist to waste resources, since other than that they accompl more

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Jan 5, 2021

    This took me forever to get through. Mostly because the Superman story is so painfully bad that I was very close to just checking out of Superman until March. The back ups are fine. The Mister Miracle one is probably the best story here, but it's not amazing or anything. It just engages the reader slightly better than the Guardian story. This one is a real dud for me. No thanks.

  • 5.0
    allenquanobi Jan 5, 2021

    My relationship with DC is starting to decay I think. Future State as a whole now seems like such a corporate push. Feels even more corporate than New 52 was. This Superman book was as generic as Superman books go. Jon doesn't feel like his own character at all in this book, you could have replaced him with Clark and it would have been the exact same book. Also, with the amount of times Braniac has attacked Metropolis, you'd think it would have been incinerated to the ground by now, but here he is again to attack Metropolis once more! And guess what, Metropolis is gonna be shrunken down, oh wow! All of these ideas are so cookie cutter and boiler plate. The only Future State book that should be taken seriously so far is Wonder Woman, more

  • 4.5
    Onomatopoeia Jan 5, 2021

    Its name is Brain Cells? *sigh* fine... I still don't understand why shrinking Metropolis was necessary...

    The Guardian story was painfully boring and read like something from a 90s dollar bin.

  • 10
    PaulM22 Jan 5, 2021

    I don't know much about Jon. But I loved this. I bought a bunch of Future State books to see if I wanted to get back into DC and this one and Swamp Thing hooked me.

  • 7.0

    Superman of Metropolis #1 is finally here, bringing us the start of the Future State event. This issue is comprised of three separate tales that chronicle our beloved characters re-imagined for a different time yet in the most familiar of settings. In this case, Metropolis.

    Superman of Metropolis #1 thrusts the reader 10 years into the future and straight into the action as the United States Military clashes with a large-sum of augmented citizens. Those citizens have been upgraded with corrupt Nanotechnology courtesy of a rogue Artificial Intelligence. Only one man stands between Metropolis and impending doom, none other than Superman himself Jonathan Kent.

    Writer Sean Lewis does a fantastic job of informing the reader more

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Jan 10, 2021

    The backups are better than the main story, but as with all the Future State titles I've read so far, the hyper-compressed pace is just too fast for the stories they're trying to tell. I feel like I could have really liked this one if it had some breathing room.

  • 7.0
    KFuqua Jan 11, 2021

    I thought the lead story wasn't bad (except for Brain Cells), but I didn't care for the backups at all.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 26, 2021

    Back in the 90's Marvel and DC comics mashed up their characters and told stories in a combined "Amalgam" Universe. The comics were all One-Shots and the most standout aspect of the mashup besides the characters themselves was the illusion that the Amalgam universe was longrunning and had a long-established history.

    This is my third "Future State" review and I'm starting to see a lot of similarities between this event and the Amalgam Universe. The main difference I'm seeing between the two universes is that the stories aren't one-shot and that there appears to be a push to integrate some of these characters and concepts into the mainline DC Universe. Superman of Metropolis feels the most like an Amalgam comic in how the stories more

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Jan 12, 2021

    " Kandor technology. Re-appropriated, the old is new again."

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 5, 2021

    I'm already exhausted by these.

  • 6.0
    Com' Cool N' Collected Jan 10, 2021

    Not a terrible story, but does it matter. I know DC claims Future State will carry over, and I'm not opposed to Jon taking the mantle, but the way this first issue ran, it was tough to get through. The art was well done. Not necessarily underwhelmed but to quote the Office, "Im simply whelmed". I mean its not BMB..........

  • 5.5
    mrDovydas Jan 17, 2021

    Extremely dumb first story, the other two were so-so. The art is the standout thing in all of those.

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