Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
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It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Superman. Now the power couple must work together to break free and stop Luthor’s plans! But how can they fight a whole planet that’s designed to hate them?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2021

    I love this book and I am only sad that it will only be three issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 27, 2021

    Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Rex #2 is a fun and furious issue that sees Luthor regret his hasty decision to join the United Planets. And try and renege on the deal as only Luthor can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Feb 23, 2021

    Russell and Pugh aren't making a timeless work in Future State: Superman vs Imperious Lex #2, but they're making a work for this time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    It's more a strange Elseworlds than an event tie-in, and that works just fine for Russell fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 23, 2021

    While this was just a two-issue story, it didnt come across like Russell was out of ideas. If anything, he set the title up for easy revisiting down the line without making any dramatic changes or killing off half the supporting cast. Id be interested in this creative team revisiting this potential Superman future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 9, 2021

    So this unfolded much like the first issue, heavy on the political satire and commentary. But I enjoyed this one much more. I wish I had an explanation why. But as I have said many times, I like a story with an agenda when it is done well. This issue threaded that needle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 24, 2021

    This is a book that's fun to read even when uncomfortable and is very much of the moment in a way that feels timeless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 23, 2021

    Future State: Superman vs Imperious Lex #2 is set in the future but feels like a classic Superman comic. The plot is exciting while having a narrative using real life as a basis to tell the story. Each of the characters is so true to themselves. To the reader, Russell instills the idea that these three have been part of each others lives for so long, whether they like it or not. The art feels classic as well while generating new ideas. With the twist happening much sooner than expected, it leaves one wondering where the series will go from here Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 23, 2021

    While this issue is fun and leads to some laughs, it's bogged down with political satire that forces the characters to act in an odd way to make the story work and while it works a little..... it doesn't really feel like an actual future. The art is enjoyable throughout and there is some fun to be had here at Lex Luthor's expense but with Lex just doing bad things in a dopey way over and over I wonder if there's a need for a third issue to this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 2, 2021

    This is a deep political book that if you examine it, there is wrong on both sides. Capitalism versus Socialism seems to be the theme. Comics are sometimes supposed to take you away and be "bubble gum for the brain". In this case, this was a political comic that provided nothing but conflict and the constant "in your face" we have endured in politics for some time. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    RedKSuperman Feb 23, 2021

    It's a real shame that the art in this book is wasted on such a garbage puke inducing story. It makes about as much sense as "burning two bridges with one stone." (Pg #13) Whatever the hell that means...Save your money kids, unless you want to read about Capitalism being evil and if you dare to have an opposing view than the author it's because you're too stupid to know better. This title is already two issues too long and I'm not looking forward to the third.

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  • 5.5
    Nihilist Feb 23, 2021

    Politics are a very tough subject to write about. Not only because they're so complex, dirty and interconnected, but also because most people are completey ignorant about them and prefer easy answers to questions that can't be answered easily. Think of any big political crisis, and ask yourself is there a simple explanation to it. What caused Brexit? And the 2008 Great Recession? Or 9/11? Or both world wars? It is impossible to simplify these subjects enough to explain them in one, or even few sentences. They require extensive explaining which may explain one thing, but will spark a dozen of new questions and uncertainties. And sufficed to say, average people don't like that. They prefer easy answers. Hey, it's the Russians, or Chinese, tha more

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  • 5.5
    F.T. Wolf Feb 24, 2021

    It's all right. There are things I like and things I don't.
    I like that Lex is getting his comeuppance this issue. I like the writers know that Lois Lane can take care of herself. I like the humour in the book.
    What I don't like is the art. It's not bad, just not my cup of tea. I'm especially thrown of by the faces of the human characters. They often look very plasticy. What I also don't like are the politics. Lex is an obvious stand-in for Trump and I'm just completely done with that man.

    Mild Reccomendation

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    Nihilist said it better than I could, or care to.

  • 4.5
    Onomatopoeia Feb 24, 2021

    Genius and evil are oftentimes synonymous in comics. Just look at all the villains with Doctor in their title or the weaponization of science of the various rogue galleries. Among the evil scientists are a special tier of villain that make the reader question just how bad they really are. Ozymandias, Dr. Doom, Killmonger, Black Adam, and of course Lex Luthor. Luthor is interesting because he makes us question Superman's role in the grand scheme of things by making legitimate points that undermine Superman's god-like status. Here, Russell writes Luthor as a Trumpian dictator that is a parody of a parody.

    Nothing is learned and nothing is gained. Superman and Lois, as well as the United Planets, make mistakes and falter just as of more

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