Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2

Writer: Jeremy Adams, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Brandon M. Easton, Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Valentine De Landro, Mikel Janin, Gleb Melnikov, Michael Avon Oeming, Siya Oum Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
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Meet the rising champion of the gladiatorial pits of Warworld: Superman! The Man of Steel is still down in the pits duking it out with Mongul’s hordes and working his way up to the big boss himself. But since it’s Superman, there has to be more to this than a simple determination to win the title belt, right? Yes, because he’s also got Midnighter out there on a mission to chase down a dangerous new power source...but the man standing in his way is all too familiar.
Plus, the Black Racer smashes her way to freedom, and Mister Miracle, now trapped on Warworld himself, has to find his way back to the bottle city of Metropolis-and more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 17, 2021

    In a word, it's spellbinding. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 22, 2021

    Again, as a reader look up Tom King's book". pick up the last issue of Worlds of War, and settle down with whatever you eat and drink while you read! I'm not sure if I can go back in time now that Future State has reinvented some looks, some angles, some lenses we were not used to. And that".is a good thing! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 16, 2021

    Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2continues to explore why Superman matters and the influence his imprisonment on Warworld has on other heroes. With several stories being set up, includingFuture State: Superman-House of El andMister Miracle: The Source of Freedom, this book acts as the perfect launching pad for the upcoming Infinite Frontier initiative in March. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 17, 2021

    Added in to the value of this issue are some decent backup stories. It is all very well done and this comic is, again, definitely the best of the Future State storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 16, 2021

    Now, as for our SUPERMAN story, Im going to begin by informing the readers that Phillip Kennedy Johnson is the perfect man for the job as the next SUPERMAN writer. The passion he has for the character leaps of the page and punches you in the gut. This issue was percolating with emotion and sentiment for the MAN OF STEEL. Johnson answers who SUPERMAN is and what he means to the people that read him. Johnson gets the hope he brings forth in comics as well as our daily lives. Frankly, I havent seen this side of SUPERMAN in years. And, if this is any hint as to Johnsons direction for ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN moving forward, all I can say is take my money now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 16, 2021

    Superman seems to be in great hands going forward and Mister Miracles future looks bright making a strong case why its worth picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Feb 16, 2021

    As is the case with many of the other Future State titles, it provides only partial answers to the questions it raises and leaves the characters in the midst of unfinished business... thus working to raise the appetite for answers and adventures yet to come. I admittedly have no real idea how those answers will come, considering we're back in the past (present!) as of March, but I'm more than willing to give the story a chance to develop and watch all of these plot threads and questions pay off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 16, 2021

    All in all, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2 is an interesting exploration of different themes for each character. From Black Racer being okay with being the embodiment of death to Superman never giving up, there is something here for fans of each character. Enjoy this for its ability to tell each story apart from continuity and do so on its own terms. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 16, 2021

    The four stories in this super-sized issue conclude"for now"as Superman and his allies battle to liberate Warworld. First up is the main Superman story by Johnson and Janin, and it's just as compelling as the first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 16, 2021

    While you come out of the Superman story knowing that Superman's a hero and inspires others, there's little else that can be taken away from any of the four stories that this comic holds. The art is decent overall but by the end of this book, it didn't feel like it did enough to warrant the cover price and just seemed to pad itself out to fill up its page space. It's a shame because I was looking forward to what Superman and Warworld were up to in the future but even with us getting four tales of Warworld in each issue, you didn't get much of any kind of background about it or where it might be heading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 18, 2021

    Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2 features one of his battles under Mongol's rule, giving Mikel Jann and Jordie Bellaire some close-quarters fighting to depict. The former's tight framing and the latter's use of red and similar colors capture the brutal tone well without coming across as too vicious. Read Full Review

  • 10
    axdn Feb 16, 2021

    Can't wait to read what's next for Superman, Mister Miracle and Midnighter!

  • 4.0
    Merlyn Feb 16, 2021

    Yeah, for a Superman book the most you'll get of him is on the cover. Again, PKJ chooses to make even the second issue about someone else than Superman. Janin's art suffered too from this type of story. The Mister Miracle was somewhat fun but ultimately the story goes nowhere. The Midnigher one and the Black Racer are just awful. Overall, given the expectations for this book it is a disappointment.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Feb 17, 2021

    An unenjoyable read. Hard to call it a Superman story when the character of Superman only appears on 10 pages out of a 21 page story. Only 47% of the 1st story deals with Superman and for the entire book only 17% of it has to do anything with Superman. (I included the 1 page appearance of Jon Kent in this break down to be generous, if you take that out it's 16%)
    So I don't know what you want to call this book but it is a Superman title in name only. As for the art the 1st story is well done, but after that it's not very good. Save your money kids.

  • 4.5
    Onomatopoeia Feb 16, 2021

    There's a trend going around on Tik Tok that asks, "what seems like a cult but isn't..." That's all I could think about while reading the Superman story in this. They're setting him up as some sort of religious figure and it's just making me uncomfortable. That said, I enjoyed the duality of Clark Kent and Superman here. There are some things that Clark is better equipped to deal with and it was on full display.

    Skipped Mr. Miracle and Black Racer. Tried it, didn't like it.

    Midnighter was... bad? I was just confused throughout the story, and the art wasn't for me.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Feb 16, 2021

    Superheroes took the place of mythological gods. They're the ones we tell stories about, not Thor, not Zeus, not Chernobog, not Ra. They're the ones that teach us the timeless lessons of doing what's right, of never giving up and always trying to improve and overcome what life throws at us, beating demons both external and internal. Yeah, these are simple lessons we all are familiar with, but their power doesn't lay in their originality. It's in their universality. Anyone can pick up a comic like this one and find some deeper meaning in it. FInd inspiration to stand up and be selfless. We see that in Superman's actions, but we also have a chance to read one of his articles running paralelly to the actual main arc. One that shows how he, him more

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  • 7.0
    F.T. Wolf Mar 5, 2021

    The Clark Kent story was excellent. Well written and well drawn. It stopped more then it ended, but that's my only complaint.
    The Mister Miracle, Midnighter & Black Racer backups aren't as good, but still various degrees of enjoyable.

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Mar 21, 2021

    Superman's story was clearly the best of the bunch, cannot wait to read more. The others were pretty good as well.

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Feb 17, 2021

    The Clark Kent story was a very large improvement over part one. The Mister Miracle story, I couldn't care less about. The Midnighter story was a significant downgrade from part one. The Black Racer story was a whole lot of nothing.

  • 4.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 25, 2021

    Yeah this was no Planet Hulk. Tne art of Superman on WarWorld was just rushed, and I saw a better telling of this by Bruce Timm in the DCAU.
    The story should have focused on tne girl reading Clark's story instead, so much more could have been done if the story would have stayed on Earth.
    Definietly did not whet my appetite to read House of El, but both the Miracle Man & Midnighter time travel escapades were interesting enough to have me look forward to their adventures outside of the hell that is Future State.
    Black Racer? Sadly a complete afterthought. I love tne art and this girl taking up the mantle, but the story of the Racer now being heroic? Garbage. I would rather have her be an agent of Darkseid than a hero in goo more

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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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