Future State: The Flash #2

Writer: Brandon Vietti Artist: Will Conrad, Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
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All hope is lost as Barry Allen races to save his former partner, Wally West. Armed with the weapons of the Rogues who once tried to destroy the Flash, Barry plots an attack that’ll either free the former Kid Flash from the evil that’s possessed him-or end his threat forever!

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 2, 2021

    Oh boy, did people not like the future of the Flash Family after what we got from the first issue of this series and if you were in that camp before, you definitely won't switch sides after this issue. That being said, I think that as bleak as this is, it's an interesting story that's told great and looks great on top of that. Not to mention that I love that this is the first part of a larger Future State story that continues on..... Dark, depressing... Yeah, but it's also action-packed and for the most part, has the voices and the feel of the characters down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Feb 9, 2021

    This was so different from any of the Flash titles I have read. Between issue one and two it was hard to hope for any kind of happy ending, but I guess that is for the readers to determine. Given the artwork and story telling, this part of the Future State is vital, especially when it comes to whatever part the Four Horsemen have to play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 3, 2021

    Future State: The Flash #2 pits science against speed as Barry takes one last stand against Famine to save Wally from certain doom. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Feb 3, 2021

    The freedom the Future State provides is the greatest asset to the issue. Readers can not assume the heroes always win or that everyone can be saved. This creative freedom creates a worthy issue that is allowed to wrestle with the issue of evil triumphing over good. The ending may not be satisfying to fans, but it provides DC the ability to play around with concepts usually off the table in traditional super hero franchises. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: The Flash #2 is an utterly beautiful comic hiding a weirdly-executed story inside that is not only a complete downer, but also doesn't end properly and continues DC's recent streak of shredding Wally West. Flash Fact: avoid this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Feb 2, 2021

    Visually pleasing, Future State: The Flash #2 starts off promising but ends up somewhat disappointing. The action sequences show off Barry's scientific mind and ingenuity in using the weapons of his enemies to stop his fellow speedster. However, it's hard to be excited to see more of this story with an ending that doesn't stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Feb 3, 2021

    "Future State" as a whole has been quite interesting for the DCU, giving us unique takes on their expansive library, which makes it so unfortunate that Barry Allen and company seem to be on the lower side of the totem pole. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: The Flash #2 has improved but is still disappointing. Darkness and misery absolutely have a place within superhero comics and have often been dealt with well by writers. But this comic is far too bleak. The pacing, characters, and dialogue arent doing enough to keep you invested in the plot. The art is brilliant and the fight is enthralling but the reader may find themselves tuning out from it. Fan-favorite characters have been killed off in this series but its hard to care about that fact when its almost a side note within the issue. However, the end of the comic provides some context to this world, so hopefully what comes next is worth the torment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 2, 2021

    This one sadly didn't work for me at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Feb 2, 2021

    Future State: The Flash #2 has slivers of intriguing content, but most of the issue is at odds with itself. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 2, 2021

    As for The Flash? After these two Future State issues, he cant return to the current timeline fast enough. Hopefully with far better results than this potential future. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 4, 2021

    I cannot remember the last time I was this disappointed in a comic book. With how much fun the Future State direction has been thus far it is shocking to get such an unsatisfying reading experience like the one we got in the Future State: The Flash series. The fact that this series ended without even telling a complete story furthers how disappointing this entire experience was. At this point the best thing that can happen for the Flash Family is to forget that they took part in Future State. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nihilist Feb 2, 2021

    If Brandon Vietti hoped for an emotional resolution to this comic, I think he missed the mark, not mentioning learned nothing from the hate wave related to the abominable Heroes in Crisis. Instead, this short story leaves you completely indifferent not only to itself, but also to what awaits us in Future State Teen Titans.

    It's just bad... sigh, time to retire the evil Wally West concept for few years, at least. It's also time to forget this comic ever existed... wait, what was I talking about? I feel like I forgot about something. Maybe it's for the better.

  • 1.0
    RedKSuperman Feb 2, 2021

    Not worth the paper it's printed on. That is all.

  • 2.0
    Onomatopoeia Feb 3, 2021

    A wave of exposition about how great science is, only to watch it fail. I remember how unsettling Heroes in Crisis was, the characterization of Wally was so jarring that I thought it couldn't get any worse. Oh how wrong I was. Sprinkle in a little Cy-Beast and you have one god awful comic.

  • 1.5
    Psycamorean Feb 2, 2021

    Oh my god

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Feb 6, 2021

    " Science reveals answers. Answers build hope. Hope is power."
    - FLASH (BARRY ALLEN)

  • 5.0
    TheKize Feb 9, 2021

    From the Zack Snyder school of "let's make a Superman movie with no bright colors" comes a Flash comic covered in both actual and figurative darkness. In a vacuum, this would be a perfectly fine comic. It's well told and has nice looking art. But the fact is that this is a story about DC Comics superhero the Flash that literally turns the lead character's optimism into a doom and gloom downer.

  • 4.0
    mrDovydas Mar 7, 2021

    Oh boy am I cautious about the upcoming Flash run. I'll give it a chance, but after this monstrosity it's really impossible to be even remotely excited about it.

  • 4.0
    DiRT May 13, 2021

    I recently joked with a friend that the classic Marvel “What If…?” stories always ended with the end of the world. While Future State: The Flash #2 doesn’t quite hit the full apocalypse, it does bring about the worst possible outcomes for the Flash family. It wasn’t the ending I expected, but I don’t really have a problem with the end of the story being a downer. My biggest gripe is that it’s apparently a lead-in or tie-in to the Teen Titans Future State books, which I really have no interest in reading.

    Brandon Veitti has jumped the story ahead 2 months which seems like a lot of time when Kid Flash is apparently one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse bringing about the end of the world. When a speedster can cir more

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