The New 52: Futures End #0
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The New 52: Futures End #0

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Brian Azzarello Artist: Jesus Merino, Dan Jurgens, Aaron Lopresti, Patrick Zircher, Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52! In this debut issue of The New 52’s weekly series, Batman Beyond arrives five years later! Grifter turns against humanity! And a Justice League member DIES!

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks May 1, 2014

    This free comic is worth paying for and is definitely one worth making the effort to obtain. Being a Gold Sponsor comic, Futures End #0 will be in short supply and mostly reserved for subscription holders. But thanks to the Readers Den, you may be able to win some Gold Comics and more! A big thank you to Readers Den for sponsoring this fantastic read that is sure to lead to a spectacular DC event! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 3, 2014

    All in all, this roundtable of writers turned in a rather remarkable prelude that may be one of the best FCBD books from DC of the past decade. It doesn't hurt that great artists like Ethan Van Sciver, Dan Jurgens, and others contributed to this issue as well. With the big September tie-in event looming and Earth 2: World's End on the horizon (which I feel will crossover with this), Futures End will no doubt have major ramifications on the DC Universe as a whole. With this being a free read, you have no excuse not to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 3, 2014

    If Futures End #0 is supposed to get the reader hyped for the weekly hitting shelves this week (which it is) then mission accomplished.  It is a dark story with great art that really feels like an important event.  I am officially excited for Futures End and I couldn't say that last week.  I highly recommend you get your hands on your free copy before they run out and you end up like Eric.  Empty handed again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 3, 2014

    But the real trick is bringing in Batman Beyond, a character lots of DC television fans who may or may not have ever read a comic are familiar with, and will definitely serve as the entry point to the story. Will this book be great for the person who has no familiarity with DC and its heroes? Probably not. But is that the key demographic attending Free Comic Book Day? What this book does right is it rewards existing fans with a brand new dilemma to perseverate about AND give fans of DCs properties in other forms something to grab onto. The fact that the twist provided will lead to a whole new world of wonder? Thats really, really tasty gravy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 3, 2014

    Theres no denying this will be one of the Free Comic Book Day issues that stands out. As a lead in to next weeks FUTURES END #1, DCs new weekly series, there is a lot to see here. Future stories often get pretty dark and dreary and we definitely see a lot of that here. Besides just horrific scenarios and heroes getting killed or worse, we do see some of the key players that are supposed to play a role later on in the series. Its a fascinating idea for a story, even if weve seen it play out time and time again. The key will be in the execution. Based on the creators of this free issue, we can expect plenty of excitement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker May 3, 2014

    The New 52 Futures End #1 is coming to shops on May 7th, so the time to get on board is now. DC has a tradition of high quality titles that release weekly and this series should be the same. This is going to be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 4, 2014

    Overall this issue did exactly what to was supposed to do as a zero issue. While not a lot of important information is shown enough is given to create interest in the upcoming issues. If youre a fan of time travel stories or stories with a large cast than this is a perfect issue for you. Though this issue isn't without its faults I still highly recommend it, and can guarantee that this comic is more than worth the price. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 4, 2014

    It'll build hype for sure!This free #0 issue should successfully hook readers into coming back this Wednesday to see what happens next to Terry McGinnis. It doesn't feature a whole lot of surprises if you already knew what the premise of the weekly series is, but it's a quality comic that holds a lot of promise for the weeks to come. If you missed Free Comic Book Day, check out around the 14th for a free digital version, but don't stress out too much. It's a #0 issue so I'm sure everything of importance will be covered again in full in the #1 issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck May 6, 2014

    Futures End #0 is a dark, disturbed comic. It's all action and spectacle, and while imagination is exercised, the premise isn't anything terribly new. Still, it is what it is: a prologue. It's a showing of what this series is about, of what's to come, and what must never come. This is the loss that must be prevented, and although it is joyless, it serves a purpose. This issue gives this series gravity. It gives it a sense of importance. It gives the readers something to root for as this story gets underway. This issue alone is not high art, but it's not trying to be. It serves its purpose, and for the right reader, does one hell of a job of piquing interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Gary Kane May 4, 2014

    After reading this I will probably buy into the series but I expect something a little bit more substantial after this point in the story and with the talent working on the series Giffen, Jurgens, Sciver, Azzarello etc etc" I don't doubt they can achieve that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 3, 2014

    It's a very good thing this issue is free, although that bodes ill for the coming, priced issues of Futures End. Read Full Review

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