Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2

Writer: Brandon M. Easton, Sean Lewis Artist: Valentine De Landro, Cully Hamner, John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 27
7.5Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

Braincells, the advanced offshoot of the diabolical Brainiac, continues to lure Jonathan Kent down the wrong path-but things go from bad to this can’t get any worse when it appears it has also taken some manner of control over Supergirl! If the Kryptonians clash, nothing will be able to protect the bottled city of Metropolis!
Meanwhile, inside the bottle itself, the Guardian is doing everything he can to stop the city from destroying itself from within, while Mister Miracle has discovered the trail of a strange signal that he doesn’t realize will take him to Warworld.

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Feb 2, 2021

    Two issues typically doesn't provide enough room to tell much of a story, however, Lewis wasted no time and was able to provide one of Future State's better titles. With the mind games played by Brain Cells, the battle between Jon, and his legacy and the lives of millions hanging in the balance " quite simply, Future State: Superman of Metropolis delivered. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 2, 2021

    Timms does a great job of bringing the sweeping cinematic action necessary for this story to life. Every page is filled with great details and action. Valentine del Landro does some good work with the keeping the visuals simple in the Mister Miracle story. Cully Hamner brings a great gritty look and feel to the Guardian story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Feb 2, 2021

    Final thoughtsyou hate to see the show end. I have zero issues with being selfish and wanting these creative teams to stick around and continue their work. The formula for these three stories are well crafted and will no doubt will be talked about for some time. If this is an example of the future for DC, the future is bright and spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Feb 2, 2021

    The Superman, Mister Miracle, and Guardian stories add up for an all-encompassing read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 9, 2021

    I am going to go all old man Farina here, so hold on for a second. When I was a kid, comics were about the main character and his/her city. Sure, there would be some outsized villains now and again, but the point was for the good guy or good gal to care about his/her/their people. It was awesome. There could be an annual with some bigger story, but for the most part, the hero and the city shared an identity. If it took looking at the Future of the DC Universe to take a step back and let these stories be small and local, then that is a great thing. The Guardian and Mister Miracle stories were great reminders of that and those tales really affected the main, Jon Kent story. Who knows what will happen with any of these characters after this Future State run ends, but I enjoyed my time in Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 2, 2021

    When it all comes together, Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2 manages to wrap up its short storyline in a way that feels satisfying. The reader gets to see Jon experience some strong growth as he becomes a true Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 2, 2021

    The second chapter of Jon Kent's journey is much stronger than the first. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 2, 2021

    On its own this story was adequate in setting up Jonathans future as Superman despite a few rough patches. For more of Jonathans Future State adventures, check in with Superman Wonder Woman and Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Feb 3, 2021

    Though "Future State" might be temporary, it's stories like these that make one think that it could have easily fit in as the DCU's new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 6, 2021

    Future State: Superman Of Metropolis #2 built on the foundation that the first issue created to wrap up Jonathan Kent's arc. There were still problems with Supergirl and the villain Brain Cell roles in the main story coming across as rushed. But even with those problems the story of Jonathan's rise as the new Superman who is ready to step out of the large shadow of his father had a satisfying payoff. The success with that arc made this series that strengthened the quality we've seen in Future State. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 8, 2021

    I'm not a fan of decompressed stories but this feels incredibly compressed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 2, 2021

    While I was happy that I enjoyed the Superman, Jon Kent story more this issue than I did the last, the backups continued to be weak all around and didn't match up to the things they were supposed to.... which is pretty lame. The art was a mixed bag for me and did take away some of my enjoyment of the Superman of Metropolis story, but that was still the highlight of this book to me, which is pretty damning because this is one of the weakest titles coming out of Future State. Read Full Review

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